Pass by the world's most northerly glass-blowing workshop to see the young team puffing their cheeks and perhaps to pick up an item or two.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tromsø attractions

1. M/S Polstjerna

0.09 MILES

Between 1949 and 1981, this historic seal-hunting ship killed (or 'brought home', as the literature euphemistically expresses it) nearly 100,000 seals. It…

2. Polaria


This Arctic-themed attraction provides a multimedia introduction to northern Norway and Svalbard. Kick things off by watching the two panoramic films:…

3. Tromsø Kunstforening

0.12 MILES

The Tromsø branch of this national contemporary art foundation makes the most of its late-19th-century premises and promotes rotating exhibitions of…

4. Roald Amundsen Statue

0.23 MILES

This statue to Norway's most famous polar explorer sits just uphill from the tourist office.

5. Domkirke

0.23 MILES

Domkirke, the Lutheran Church of Norway's cathedral, is one of Norway's largest wooden churches. Its opening hours are erratic, but you can take a photo…

6. Art Museum of Northern Norway

0.25 MILES

The Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum displays mainly 19th-century to present-day sculpture, photography, painting and handicrafts by artists from northern Norway.

7. Bibliotek

0.36 MILES

Tromsø's library is a wonderful example of contemporary Norwegian architecture, airy and streaming with light. There's also free internet access here.

8. Tromsø Catholic Church

0.44 MILES

The Tromsø Catholic Church was built in 1861 and is the world's northernmost Catholic bishopric.