Photo of Tromsø at night. The vibrant city lights are glowing

Arctic Capital Tromsø (Ishavskatedralen, Polarmuseet, Fjellheisen)

Surrounded by towering mountains, Tromsø is nicknamed Paris of the North. This remarkably cosmopolitan city in the Arctic has a fascinating history.

  • Ride the cable car up a mountain for spectacular views over Tromsø and its environs
  • Admire the city’s iconic Arctic Cathedral from both inside and out
  • A guided bus tour around Tromsø
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes

  • Max. passengers

    180

  • Booking code

    E-TOS6

It has been the starting point for numerous polar expeditions in the Arctic Ocean, it served briefly as Norway´s seat of government in 1940, and has been a destination for timber transport from Russian rivers. Today Tromsø is a vibrant small metropolis with a rich cultural life. It is also the centre of research and education in the North.

Our tour begins with a ride with the city´s famous cable car up to the mountain ledge, Storsteinen (421 metres/1,377 ft above sea level). From here, you can marvel at spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. Take a short walk around the mountain plateau, or enjoy something to eat or drink at Fjellstua restaurant. We also visit the Polar Museum The Polar Museum preserves and conveys stories related to this aspect of the history of Tromsø and the Arctic. The Polar Museum’s permanent exhibitions deal with sealing, overwintering trapping, the stories of famous trappers such as Henry Rudi and Wanny Wolstad, the expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Lovely situated in an 1830s warehouse on the seafront. Museum shop.. The tour also includes a stop at the famous Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Available period: All year
  • Language: English, German, Norwegian
  • Transportation: Bus and gondola
  • Walking information: In and out of the bus. In the museum
  • Included: Shuttle, Guide, Entrance Fee
  • Wheelchair accessible: The Polar Museum is not equipped for wheelchairs. There is no ramp or lift to access the second floor. The Cable Car and the Arctic Cathedral are wheelchair-friendly.