Welcome to Tromsø
Citybreak or the outdoors? Why choose when you can have both? Tromsø offers a vibrant city centre, surrounded by raw nature. Here you can be enchanted by the northern lights in autumn and winter, and enjoy long days in the summer when the sun does not set.
On our webpage you can find information and inspiration in addition to book activities and accommodation, for the best stay in the Tromsø-region. All profits go into destination development. We continuously work to develop the Tromsø region in a sustainable direction, in harmony with nature and the local community.
If you wish to get more information or have a chat with us, you’re welcome to stop by the official Tourist Information office at the 2nd floor of the Harbour Terminal Prostneset.
Seasons in Tromsø
Tromsø experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own unique characteristics.
The winter is glittering with snow-covered landscapes, polar nights, and mesmerizing northern lights display. When spring arrives, the days get longer, and the temperature rises. The long-lasting snow and many surrounding peaks make Tromsø and the region paradise for ski touring enthusiasts.
The summer brings the midnight sun and 24-hour daylight, giving perfect opportunities for hiking and exploring the fjords, even in the middle of the night. Autumn in Tromsø is a time of transition as the days shorten, and the landscape transforms into a kaleidoscope of red, orange, and golden hues, not to mention, autumn marks the start of the magical Aurora Borealis season.
Tromsø offers a diverse range of outdoor activities, city life and cultural events throughout the year, making it a captivating destination for all seasons.
Read more about our seasons below.
Tromsø offers a wide range of activities for you to enjoy and is one of the best places in the world to witness the northern lights. From September to early April, you can join guided tours to catch a glimpse of the colorful dancing lights in the night sky.
Did you know that going on an organized northern lights tour increases your chances of seeing the amazing Aurora Borealis? Or that autumn in Tromsø is ideal for northern lights viewing? It's a great time to experience the city's unique offerings before the winter season sets in.
Among the most popular winter activities you will find Sami cultural experiences and reindeer sledding, dog sledding, northern lights tours, skiing, whale watching tours and much more.
Summer brings great opportunities for among other kayaking, fishing, and fjord excursions. Not to mention experiencing the midnight sun, casting an ethereal glow over the landscape throughout the night. There are organized midnight sun tours that you can join.
Find more information and tours in the in the articles below.
Spend the night in city hotels, live like the locals in apartments and holiday houses or combine fun activities with spending the night in adventurous options.
Arctic gear, local handicrafts, fresh seafood, Scandinavian design, Norwegian clothing. Tromsø has it all!
Wine and dine
Enjoy everything from local delicacies, international kitchens, fresh brewed coffee and new food experiences in Tromsø.