Tromsø is situated about 1400 miles south of the North Pole, the same latitude as Alaska and Siberia. Flight time from the capital Oslo is just under two hours; sailing time from Bergen is four days. Tromsø is known as the gateway to the Arctic, a university town and the largest city within the Arctic Circle. It is also the capital of a vast region spanning three cultures, four large fjords and hundred of islands. Not to mention thousands of impressions.
The city is surrounded by untouched nature, beautiful scenery and high mountains covered with snow during the whole year. In addition to this Tromsø is considered a modern and trendy city, with many coffee shops and exclusive restaurants. Because of the Gulf Stream our harbours are ice-free all year. The average temperature in January is 26 degrees Fahrenheit. Lowest temperature ever measured is minus 1 degree Fahrenheit. These factors combined with the spectacular Northern ights makes Tromsø an interesting cruise destination during the winter as well.
3 hours sailing from Tromsø ships can visit the Lyngen fjord, where the majestic Lyngen Alps is the main attraction. To visit the municipality of Lyngen it is possible to dock in the fjord with your ships.
Tromsø is already one of the largest cruise ship harbours in Norway with around 90 ships docking every year. VISIT TROMSØ coordinates everything from sightseeing to turnarounds, and Tromsø has all the necessary facilities to make the best turnarounds possible. The airport is situated only 10 minutes drive from the city centre and the piers. Good supply opportunities are offered for your ships in Tromsø.
We can offer the passengers excursions that include museums, attractions, shopping, Sami wilderness visits, authorized guides who speak 12 different languages, among other things.
We cooperate with professional cruise agents throughout Norway, which will provide you with shore excursions program in Tromsø.
Crusing sesons: all year
Average temperature (C): 2.5 degrees C. (11,8 degrees C i juli)
Sea temperature: ca. 4 –5 degrees C in winter, ca. 10 – 11 degrees C in summer
Warmest recorded temperature: +30,2 degrees C. (1972)
Coldest recorded temperature: -18.4 degrees C. (1966)
Latest frost: May 25
Midnight sun: May 21 - July 21
Polar Nights: November 21 - Janary 21
Snow record: 240 cm ( April 27, 1997)