Essential Tromsø: Historial City Walk - Tromsø Budget Tours

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350 NOK

per adult

Have you ever wondered why Tromsø is called the Paris of the North? And what is it, that makes this place so special?

General information

Join our Historical City Walk to discover the secrets of the City of Tromsø and its century long history! On this tour, we cover the area of Tromsø within the original borders of 1794, from Strandtorget in the south, to Skansen in the north. Already before the city was formally established, there has been centuries of human activity in this area. Especially the last 230 years made Tromsø to what it is today.

In addition to a wealth of historical sites, we will also encounter statues, busts and murals, telling stories of people who crafted their destiny in the Arctic. Tromsø has been significant for the biographies of world-famous characters such as Roald Amundsen, as well as local heroes such as Wanny Woldstad and the polar bear king Henry Rudi.

A visit to one museum which brings their stories even closer to us, is included in the tour, and we will finish at one of the oldest and most authentic bars in town, which reflects the maritime heritage of our city. We might even see a polar bear, or two. But don’t worry, they won’t be hungry – in fact, they are quite stuffed.

This tour is compatible with most Northern Lights tours and on Saturday also with Hurtigruten's schedule.

Contact us by email for group bookings and private tours.

Departure time and place: Wednesday 10.30am (10:30) or Saturday 3pm (15:00) from the tourist information Visit Tromsø at Samuel Arnesens gate 5.

- Guiding
- Admission to Polar Museum

Number of participants: 2-15
Duration: 2,5 hours

Prices from

350 NOK per adult


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About Tromsø Budget Tours

You are walking in the footsteps of the Arctic explorers. Come and discover their frontier town! 

All year: Historical City Walk with guided tour at the Polar Museum, Tromsø Beer Safari with brewery visit, samples and Arctic tapas. We also offer a spooky ghost walk, as well as seafood tour.

By employing only experienced resident tour guides, and through cooperation with other authentic local businesses, we are able to provide unique, top-rated experiences at the lowest rates in Tromsø.

Contact us for more information, online booking, or to request a custom tour.

All languages available on request, for private tours.

Visit Tromsø
Phone: +47 776 10 000
Email: [email protected]
Tromsø Budget Tours
Phone: +4794207508
Email: [email protected]