The capital of northern Norway
Tromsø is the number one hub if you travel to northern norway. More then 100 providers of adventures are ready to share their local knowledge to give you a memorable visit.
Tromsø is one of the best places to visit if you want to experience northern lights or go on activities like dog sledding, reindeer sledding, snow scooters, kayaking, mountain hikes and much more. According to local taxi drivers it´s also the city with the most hair dressers, restaurants and undertakers (!) compared to population.
With activity providers on each corner there is always a local expert to help you. Even though the winter nights are long (no sun between 27th November to 15th January), and the summer nights never ends with the midnight sun (18th May to 25th July) you will always find things to do.
The city is packed with students from the northernmost university.
Tromsø is the biggest city in Northern Norway with a population of almost 77.000. The city center is located on Tromsø Island but the area around («Kvaløya» and «Tromsdalen») is also included when you say «Tromsø». People who lives here (called «Nordlænding» or «Tromsøværing») is known for their hospitality and «HEIA» is the local «Hello». You are most welcome to reply with «HEIA»!
Tromsø´s history goes way back and according to experts it has been inhabited since the ice age. You can even find proof just outside of Tromsø in «Tønsvika» where remains of buildings and artefacts estimated to be up to 10.000 years old. Of newer history explorers like Roald Amundsen used Tromsø as their hub for extreme adventures. There is of course a statue of him in the city at Roald Amundsens Plass.
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You don't have to go for the north pole like Amundsen — but the city is a perfect hub for your next memory. Facts Tromsø City - established 1st Jan 1838