The city of the midnight sun and northern lights
Tromsø, Norway’s northernmost city, is widely referred to as the gateway to the Arctic. Located near the North Cape, it is an ideal starting point for Scandinavian adventures – in summer and in winter. The chance to see the famous Northern Lights is greater here than anywhere else in the world. From late November until late January, the sun never rises. This is when the dazzlingly beautiful Northern Lights dance in the polar night.
Among the highlights in Tromsøs are the Arctic Ocean Cathedral, the Polar Museum and a ride on the cable car Fjellheisen on the Storsteinen. For all adventurous people, a sled dog ride should be at the top of your "bucket list" - an adrenaline kick is guaranteed. Those eager to travel further afield can board a “Hurtigruten” ship in the port of Tromsø. This traditional Norwegian postal ship line connects the towns along the country’s western coast that stretches for almost 1700 miles.
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Edelweiss tips for Tromsø
Sightseeing in your Tromso holidays
A trip in the Fjellheisen cable car to the top of “Storsteinen“ (Tromsø’s local mountain) at 1378 feet should not be missed. Magnificent views of the city, the fjord and the surrounding landscape are to be had from this mountain ledge. Of course you can also hike up, if you want it a bit more active. View in maps
One of Tromsø’s most famous sights is the Arctic Cathedral, which also happens to be the world’s northernmost cathedral. This strikingly modern building is home to Europe‘s largest stained glass window. View in maps
If you love the thrill, book a sled dog ride through the snowy landscape of Norway. sled dog ride