Top things to do in Tromsø

Top Choice Church in Tromsø

Arctic Cathedral

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

Mathallen

With its industrial styling, exposed pipes and open-fronted kitchen, this elegant restaurant wouldn't look out of place in Oslo or Stockholm. It serves some of the best modern Norwegian food in town, majoring in fis…
Top Choice Cafe in Tromsø

Risø

You'll find this popular coffee and lunch bar packed throughout most of the day: young trendies come in for their hand-brewed Chemex coffee, while local workers pop in for the daily specials, open-faced sandwiches a…
Top Choice Cable Car in Tromsø

Fjellheisen

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 terrace and (pricey) restaurant at the top, from where a network of hiking routes radiates. Departu…
Top Choice Norwegian in Tromsø

Kitchen & Table

Combining a touch of Manhattan style with Arctic ingredients, chef Marcus Samuelsson serves up some of the freshest and most original tastes in Tromsø – there's reindeer fillet with mango chutney, reindeer ratatouil…
Pub in Tromsø

Ølhallen

Reputedly the oldest pub in town, and once the hang-out for salty fishermen and Arctic sailors, this is now the brewpub for the excellent Mack Brewery. There are 67 Norwegian ales on tap to try – including a selecti…
Drinks in Tromsø

Kjeller 5

Whether you're souvenir-shopping for a thirsty friend or stocking up for yourself, Mack Microbrewery's shop has plenty of choice for the discerning beer-lover. As you'd expect, it stocks all the Mack brews, and ther…
Seafood in Tromsø

Fiskekompaniet

This long-standing Tromsø fish and seafood favourite has a prime portside site and is a classy dinner option. All starters and mains, subtly prepared and enhanced, are from the ocean – the fish and shellfish soup is…
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…
Museum in Tromsø

Polaria

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