Discovering the Past
If a medieval fortress is what piques your interest, you should visit Skansen, which translates to ‘entrenchment’, in the centre of Tromsø. Skansen and part of the bay in the strait have been listed since 1978. The round fortress measures 50 metres across and four metres high, and stands on an artificial plateau. The cluster of buildings is the oldest in the city and the ramparts are the only surviving structures that date back to the Middle Ages. Nowadays, Skansen is a literary and exhibition venue with a gallery and a festival centre that organises, among other things, the Northern Lights Music Festival (Nordlysfestivalen) in January/February.
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