Where to find it

Known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso the northernmost city in Norway, lying 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

What makes it special

Surrounded by mountains, and boasting an incredible view of the Northern Lights for those lucky enough to see them, Tromso is a gem in Norway's crown. Step out of the city and you'll find an extensive untouched wilderness ready to be explored by foot, kayak or dog sled.

How can I experience it? 

A select few Arctic cruises that run from Norway to Svalbard will also stop at this fascinating modern Arctic city. Stop here to soak in the culture before heading on to less explored waters further north.

Map of Tromso

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Tromso

Svalbard, Jan Mayen & Iceland Luxury

Sailing on board the luxurious Silver Cloud you will explore Svalbard keeping your eyes peeled for polar bears before heading south to the beautiful Jan Mayen Islands. You’ll then have time exploring Iceland’s dramatic coast.…

  • 14 Days
  • $13,112
Iceland and Svalbard in Luxury

Explore the mystical shores of Iceland spotting puffins as you go. Then you head north to Svalbard, the land of the ice bear, this trip even takes in Jan Mayen Island making it one serious…

  • 14 Days
  • $17,868
Scottish Highlands to Norwegian Fjords and onto Svalbard

Set sail from Edinburgh and explore the Highlands and Orkney before delving into the fjords of Norway as you head north across the Arctic Circle. Stopping at the Lofoten Islands you'll be following whales and the spring migration north all…

  • 18 Days
  • $6,169
Across the Arctic Circle: Scotland to Svalbard

Join this spring journey from historic Edinburgh in Scotland all the way north to finish in Svalbard, deep inside the Arctic Circle. En route explore in depth Norway’s dramatic glacially sculpted coastline, UNESCO sites and the charming villages of the…

  • 15 Days
  • $5,141
Snorkelling with Orcas

Norway is the only place in the world where you can safely snorkel with orcas following the herring migration. This boat-based trip is ideally suited for wildlife enthusiasts willing to put up with a bit of hardship for spectacular one-off…

  • 6 Days
  • $3,621