Explore the remarkable polar heritage, modern culture and extraordinary panoramic views of Tromsø, ‘Paris of the North’, in winter.
Get to know this cosmopolitan Arctic city through three of Tromsø’s key sights
Ride the cable car up Mount Storsteinen for spectacular winter views across city and sea
See the Arctic Cathedral light the winter’s nights – and days. It’s a daring architectural masterpiece and city landmark
Visit Polaria and learn all about life in the Arctic, from wildlife to polar research
Autumn, Winter, Spring (01 October - 30 April )
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
3 hours 30 min
Over the centuries, Tromsø has been the starting point for numerous polar expeditions, served as Norway’s seat of government, and been a destination for timber transport from Russian rivers. No wonder it’s now a vibrant hub for culture, research, and education.
Your tour begins with a ride on Tromsø’s famous cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen (1,377 ft above sea level). Get your bearings as you take in the spectacular wintry views across the city and the fjords, mountains, and islands all around. Take a short walk on the plateau or warm up with hot chocolate as you admire the snow-dusted views from Fjellstua restaurant.
After, we stop at the Arctic Cathedral. Dominated by glass mosaic windows, its structure was inspired by Arctic nature.
Next is Polaria where you can watch Arctic Bearded and Harbour Seals swimming around the underwater tunnel, glimpse life in the Arctic Sea in the aquariums, and experience Arctic phenomena in the panoramic cinema. We finish our tour with some sightseeing around the island on our way back to the pier.