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- There’s really beautiful views and nice hiking trails after your smooth cable car ride up. It’s a great way to see a lot of Tromsø. There’s a touching tradition of people building cairns up there as well; it’s a lovely memory maker.Written 6 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Fjords take your breath away. When they say it looks like a movie, this is it! The scenery is stunning.Written 24 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We enjoyed this museum. Nice information on arctic life and history of the region. Spent about an hour to go through.Written 1 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The staff here in this Tourist information office are very helpful. Full of useful information & helpful assistants. The shop is full of lovely goods,which are of good qualityWritten 16 March 2020
- There is a noble history of arctic exploration by Norwegians, headed by the imposing figure of Fridtjof Nansen. This exhibition tells the story of the expedition of 1893 - 96 on the ship Fram and his travels over the ice with Hjalmar Johansen whose name is now preserved in the address of the museum. Also there is a lot of stuff about the general life that the sealers of old and the intrepid souls who would live the whole season on Svalbard. Worth a tripWritten 5 June 2022
- This wonderful botanic garden is free to enter and open 24 hours. It was a 1.7 mile walk from our Viking ship docked at pier 24.
The gardens meander up a hillside, with displays organized by region. The plantings are among rocks, giving it an authentic look. Everything is labelled. I was quite surprised how many beautiful flowers were on display.
They have a coffee shop that opens at 11:00, but there is no gated entry so the gardens are open 24/7.
I completed my visit, dock to dock, in 1 1/2 hours.
Very worthwhile!Written 24 July 2022
- We really enjoyed this local museum. About a 30 minute walk from town through a residential area. The geology and nature rooms of particular interest to us. Northern Lights film very interesting and different to the one in Polaria. If you go to the Polar Museum as well you can buy a joint ticket or get a subsidised rate if you have your ticket from either museum.Written 23 November 2021
- Learned so much from the movie on the Northern Lights. Wish I could have bought a copy! So much new information.
Fabulous.Written 11 April 2022
- Beautiful view, complete quietness combined with a very good -walking distance from the city centre or easy bus trip. Close to the museum.Written 14 February 2022
- A landmark in Tromsø.
Is nice bridge to view from skylift or other viewpoint, but the view from top of the bridge is not so amazing.Written 23 February 2021
- Beautiful architectural building just off the main shopping street in tromso. Remember everything is pretty much shut on a Sunday though.Written 19 June 2022
- Prestvannet is a scenic area near Tromsø in Norway. Together with the pond and the surrounding wooded area it represents an important natural space, and also a fundamental nesting place for different types of birds. Located a short walk from the center of Tromso on this beautiful lake surrounded by lots of greenery, the locals go for a stroll and relax. Being also a cultural center, it is often full of schoolchildren. I have visited it both in summer and in winter when it is completely frozen. If you are in the area I recommend a visit.Written 20 January 2021
- Kvaloya mountain is located at the north edge of Tromso. We had arranged a guide from the Tromso Outdoor tour company. A tour guide for a hike in such weather is essential. And we also need to arrange our hiking accessories like snowshoes, hiking poles etc. the guide had sent us the starting location. We navigated there on time using Google maps and the drive to this start-point by itself was beautiful. Most of the areas were empty with no houses or shops and no people, just thick layers of snow. We were not able to identify the parking slot at the start point because of the snow. After some time, the guide came with three other people who were going to Hike with us on this trip. Though I had forgotten my jacket, my guide helped me with one. We all found snowshoes that fit us and we were ready to begin. The mountain ahead just seems like layers of snow, with no trees and bushes. Well, it is not so easy to get used to these snowshoes. It's only after about 100m of walk that you get comfortable with them. And besides, climbing ahead was more difficult because of the cold weather and winds. Also considering that we were low on energy,
we requested our guide to break. But our guide would just keep promising that it's only a few more metres every time we asked him and finally after 2hrs, we reached the viewpoint. There was a lake on the other side of this mountain.
The view was so amazing. We felt lucky to have reached there and we sat there in the midst of the cold winds. After taking photos, we began the downward hike. It was easier this way because the wind was blowing in the opposite direction. But I was dying of thirst and we dint have water. So, finally, I decided to eat some ice. I collected some ice from some of the leaves and ate them, it did help me recover. It took almost 4 hours to complete this trek. And it was getting dark already. It was an amazing experience but remember to do some preparations and take enough water.Written 26 February 2022
- Brilliant tour, great guides and stunning scenery. Felt privileged being able to do this tour and see what we saw. Lovely hot chocolate and delicious fish soup as part of this tour. Everyone that owned/ worked as part of this tour were really welcoming. An added bonus was that we were also taken so see and cuddle huskies! My partner left their phone in the thermal suite and the owners/ staff couldn't do enough for us to find it and get it back to us as we were on an early flight the next morning. Recommend unreservedly...thank you so much all.Written 22 January 2022
- Nice wooden church in the middle of the Storgata. Cute Inside with minimal stained glass windows. There was a service going on so we did not take photos inside.Written 28 February 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Tromso
- The best day trips from Tromso according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Arctic Roadtrip: Sommarøy with scenic picnic Ⓥ | Small group 8 max | Sightseeing
- Small-group Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing - With Citizen Science - From Tromso
- Tour of the authentic fjords of Kvaløya to Sommarøy
- Midnight Sun Hiking Tour from Tromso
- Discovery tour of the island of Senja and Kvaløya from Tromsø