The wide array of activities available, combined with relatively mild winters, ensures Tromsø is a compelling year-round adventure destination. Visitors to the city are never short of things to do with a large number of excellent tour providers and cultural attractions. Tourism is well established here and newer trends in sustainable travel and local experiences are well represented.
A population of over 70,000 and the world’s northernmost university means Tromsø is a bustling and cosmopolitan city. There are accommodation options for all budgets, from campgrounds to plush hotels. Minimalist styled cafés serve light roast filter coffee and national pastries. Restaurants and bars highlight seasonal, nordic produce in their menus.
Tromsø makes for an excellent base or starting point for exploring Northern Norway, with Kvaløya Island, Senja Island, and the Lyngen Alps all just a short drive away. A busy airport connects the city to other locations in Norway and beyond.
As with most locations in Northern Norway, unpredictable and changing weather can cause chaos with even the best-laid plans. Flexibility is vital, so consider traveling with a day or two extra up your sleeve.