AT A GLANCE
Climbing towards the top of the world, into the cool clutches of the Arctic Circle is the Norwegian city of Tromsø. The quaint town stirs memories of beautiful hand drawn books that were the wonder of childhood, where pages were filled with charming jewel toned houses, white washed terrain and puffing chimneys. Isolated and enchanting, the cool climate is no hindrance to the adventurous soul who seeks the Tromsø night sky and the utter brilliance of its Aurora Borealis.
Don’t miss the city’s stunning Arctic Cathedral, reminiscent of a fantastical ice tepee. Fondly nicknamed “The Gateway to the Arctic”, Tromsø is one of the world’s best places to view the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights, with planned excursions available. Winter sporting activities, cross country skiing and off- piste skiing are local favorites, or take a cable car to the top of Storsteinen Mountain and experience the region from above. There is an abundance of local shops, numerous festivals, cultural events and an unstoppable nightlife.