Articles about Tromsø

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Kvaløya: 9 things to do on Whale Island

Kvaløya, or “Whale Island”, is the large island just to the west of Tromsø island. The two islands are connected by a bridge and many of the activities organised in Tromsø take place on Kvaløya. There are plenty of things to do all year-round, from hiking and snowshoeing to relaxing […]

Man sitting on bench with a view over Tromsø

How to get to Tromsø, Norway

Getting to Tromsø is quite easy as the city has its own airport. Tromsø is a great base and starting point for exploring Northern Norway, with bus and boat connections to destinations including Senja and the Lyngen Alps. Oslo to Tromsø Lofoten to Tromsø Traveling to/from Tromsø airport Traveling to […]

View of the northern lights over Tromsø, Norway

What’s the best time to visit Tromsø?

The best time to visit Tromsø is in summertime or late winter/early spring. Long summer days provide the best conditions for hiking while February and March are most likely to deliver a winter wonderland for enjoying the northern lights and snow-based activities. Located far above the Arctic Circle in Northern […]

Woman snowshoeing near Tromsø, Norway

6 best places to go snowshoeing in Norway

Snowshoeing in Norway is one of the easiest ways to get outdoors and active in nature during the winter months. Most Norwegians prefer to ski, but for many of us that seems a bit daunting. Instead, strapping on a pair of snowshoes and setting off across the powder is a […]

Lyngen Alps

Lyngen Alps: 10 things to do in summer and winter

The Lyngen Alps are a stretch of peaks along the Lyngenfjord in Northern Norway, wedged between Tromsø and the Finnish border. The area is very popular with backcountry skiers and is also a worthy hiking destination. Limited light pollution makes it an excellent location to view the northern lights. The […]