Tromsø – the Arctic Capital – offers a huge variety of activities to accommodate anyone and everyone. In this city, you get to experience the best of both worlds – a vibrant city life and Arctic wildlife just around the corner. Located in the heart of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is one of the best places in the world to catch the Northern Lights & the Midnight Sun, and every year people from all corners of the world travel to Tromsø to take part in the Arctic adventure of their dreams.
Whether you want to join a snowmobile safari, try dog sledding, go whale watching or take part in various Northern Lights tours, there is something for everyone in this region. Dubbed the “The Paris of the North'', Tromsø is a national treasure offering modern and traditional experiences, exquisite restaurants, a bustling nightlife, and varied cultural activities.
Just outside the city you will also find Tromsø Ice Domes – a beautiful ice hotel inviting you to experience a magical winter kingdom. Every year the hotel is rebuilt for the winter season – each year with a new theme to ensure a unique experience every time it’s built. The bar, cinema, bedrooms and restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful coloured lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. All carvings are made to represent the local wildlife, culture, and history of the region and each year, a story is told through these carvings.
Every year you can take part in Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) and there are numerous music festivals happening almost every month. Tromsø Skyrace has taken place since 2014 allowing participants to run through rough tracks in the wilderness with beautiful fjord views while still being relatively close to the city of Tromsø.