Roald Amundsen Statue


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

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tromsø attractions

1. Art Museum of Northern Norway

0.02 MILES

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

2. Domkirke

0.08 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…

3. Bibliotek

0.22 MILES

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

4. Blåst

0.23 MILES

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.

5. Tromsø Catholic Church

0.27 MILES

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

6. M/S Polstjerna

0.28 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…

7. Perspektivet


Dating from 1838, Perspektivet houses a permanent photo exhibition illustrating Tromsø's history and mounts quality temporary displays too.

8. Polar Museum

0.31 MILES

Fittingly for a town that was the launch pad for many pioneering expeditions to the North Pole, Tromsø's Polar Museum is an old-fashioned romp through…