Friends in kayaks
©Frida Xiang

Autumn in Tromsø

Bring your favorite group of friends and visit Tromsø in autumn. Explore our regions many mountains or enjoy the citylife with shopping and magical food experiences. Remember that the two can easily be combined in the Arctic Capital!

Rent bikes or kayaks and go on an adventure around the Tromsø island. We suggest checking out Telegrafbukta on the southside where you can BBQ your own lunch, or enjoy the view of Tromsdalstinden mountain as you go biking around Prestvannet on top of the island. If you like the sea, our suppliers have several options for refreshing boat tours. On Kvaløya, only a 10 minute drive from the city centre, you will find mountains and hikes that fit all levels. Go on a chill hike up to Nattmålsfjellet, or do the more advanced hike to Buren on the opposite side of the road. When you’re finished there’s no better feeling than the taste of fresh cinnamon buns and coffee at Bryggejentene in Ersfjordbotn. Close to the city centre you can hike the Sherpa stairs up to mount Storsteinen and get one of Tromsø’s best views.  

The term «Nighlife city» emerged in the 1970’s and there’s a lot of history in Ølhallen Brewpub at Mack. You can also join guided tours in the brewery. Every year, new cafés and restaurants pop up in Tromsø. We suggest bringing your friends for breakfast or brunch at Selfie café or Helmersen, and have dinner with local ingredients and flavors at Fiskekompaniet or Mathallen. End the night with drinks at Bardus or at the winebar Amtmandens. 

Relax and let your shoulders down in the Arctic spa boat Vulkana or in the jacuzzi on the roof of Clarion Hotel Aurora. Cool down with a refreshing dip in the harbour and climb onto Tromsø’s new floating sauna Pust.

Tromsø has it all, and in addition to cool nature experiences, we also have a cool culture scene. In Perspektivet museum you can visit visual stories from Tromsø’s past and present, or join the makerspace and exhibitions at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Learn more about the history of Northern Norway and Tromsø at Tromsø Museum and Polarmuseet.  

If you’re spending a few extra days in our city, we suggest renting a car and go on a roadtrip in the region. The Lyngen Alps are waiting and offers spectacular experiences. If you follow the National Tourist Route on the fairytale island of Senja you will see everything from white sand beaches to Instagram-friendly mountains.   

Welcome to Tromsø!