Top Choice Church in Tromsø

Arctic Cathedral

The 11 triangles of the Arctic Cathedral (1965), aka Tromsdalen Church, suggest glacial crevasses and auroral curtains. The glowing stained-glass window that occupies the east end depicts Christ descending to earth.…
Top Choice Brewery in Tromsø

Mack Brewery

This venerable institution merits a pilgrimage. Established in 1877, it produces 18 kinds of beer, including the very quaffable Macks Pilsner, Isbjørn, Haakon and several dark beers. At 3.30pm Monday to Friday year-…
Top Choice Cable Car in Tromsø


For a fine view of the city and the midnight sun, take the cable car to the top of Mt Storsteinen (421m). There's a restaurant at the top, from where a network of hiking routes radiates. Take bus 26 to get here.
Top Choice Museum in Tromsø

Polar Museum

Fittingly for a town that was the launch pad for many pioneering expeditions to the Pole, Tromsø's fascinating Polar Museum is a rollicking romp through life in the Arctic, taking in everything from the history of t…
Top Choice Museum in Tromsø


This Arctic-themed attraction provides a multimedia introduction to northern Norway and Svalbard. Kick things off by watching the two films In the Land of the Northern Lights and Spitsbergen – Arctic Wilderness, the…
Museum in Tromsø

Tromsø University Museum

Near the southern end of Tromsøya, this museum has well-presented and documented displays on traditional and modern Sami life, ecclesiastical art and accoutrements, and a small section on the Vikings. Downstairs, le…
Gallery in Tromsø

Tromsø Kunstforening

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


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.
Historic Building in Tromsø


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

Tromsø War Museum

The cannons of a Nazi coastal artillery battery and a restored command bunker form the basis of the Tromsø Forsvarsmuseum. It also tells of the giant German battleship Tirpitz, sunk near the town on 12 November 1944…