Tromsø lies in Northern Norway. It is the 21st largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. It has a population of 77,544. It is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the third largest north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world. The city center is actually located on the island of Tromsøya. The city doesn’t stop there though, as the area also encompasses part of the nearby mainland and part of the island Kalyan.
The city is 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Tromsøya is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge.
It is a city that truly has capsulated the magic and beauty of northern Europe. Nestled among serene fjords and soaring mountains, this enchanting destination is a must-see for anyone visiting Norway, and we loved our brief time there,
Thanks to its location within the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is one of the best places in the world to witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights., and boy did we see them!
In addition to its natural beauty, Tromsø is also home to a lively cultural scene, boasting a wide range of museums, galleries, and music venues. One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the architecturally stunning Arctic Cathedral, which offers an unforgettable acoustic experience thanks to its unique design.
Exploring the city
Even though it there was snow everywhere, it wasn’t actually that cold when it went darker. There was no bitter wind as there had been during the day, and I think that may have had to do with how protected we were. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t warm enough for shorts, but you didn’t need 3 scarves and a hot water bottle to walk the streets.
Some more photos of our trip:
Overall, Tromsø is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list and has been knocked off mine. Whether you’re seeking adventure, culture, or simply a chance to take in some of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, you won’t be disappointed by what this charming city has to offer. So why not plan your visit today? There are plenty of local hotels to stay in, and I am sure if you look online you will find unique places to stay!
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