Northern Lights Tromso Norway Tromso Church Scene Northern Lights over Tromso

01865 567 243

Contact Us | Email Us

FacebookGoogleplus

Tromso and the Lyngen Alps

Tromso is an Arctic city perched on its own island at the most northerly point of the Northern Lights Route. Accessed by a bridge stretching from the mainland, the island is situated in the middle of the fjords, surrounded by the imposing, snow-topped peaks of the Lyngen Alps. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Paris of the North’, the city oozes Scandinavian chic and style; there is a rich heritage and Tromso is renowned for being the gateway to the High Arctic for Polar explorers, who often embarked on their adventures from here.

Lyngen Alps Northern Lights Holidays

The Lyngen Alps

Access to the city of Tromso from Lapland is only possible by going through the Lyngen Alps. The majestic mountains are a worthy of a visit in their own right; the jaw-dropping spectacle is a sight to behold. The mountain peaks are up to 1,000 metres above the level of the fjords which run through them and feature cascading waterfalls, gleaming mountain lakes and deep ravines. It is sometimes possible to see the Aurora Borealis whilst journeying through the mountains, but you should remember that the Arctic climate is particularly unpredictable and this area is often susceptible to snow storms (during which time the Northern Lights will not be visible).

The journey through the Lyngen Alps is available on our Tromso and Lapland tour.

Tromso Street

Tromso

Tromso is located on an island in the Arctic fjords. Whilst renowned for its modern style and Scandinavian chic, the city has also managed to preserve some of its traditional Norwegian charm: the city centre has the largest number of wooden houses in Norway, the first being built in 1789. There are an abundance of boutiques and quaint shops as well as some more familiar Norwegian favourites. On the mainland, a cable car often runs to the top of the cliff giving panoramic views over the city, the fjords and the surrounding mountains. Other notable attractions include the Polaris (a museum dedicated to polar expeditions and wildlife) which hosts daily seal shows, the Botanical Gardens, and world-famous Mack’s Brewery. The city’s most iconic building is Tromsdalen Church – more commonly known as the Arctic Cathedral, which was modelled on the Sydney Opera House and was consecrated in 1961.

Aurora Hunter Trips

Aurora Hunter

Seven nights, £959

This week-long holiday offers the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights in the Arctic......More >

Northern Lights Holidays

Northern Lights

Three and four nights, £699

A three or four-nights holiday in the Arctic wilderness, packed with exciting activities...More >

Tromso Lapland Breaks

Tromso & Lapland

Seven nights, £1,149

Combine a stay in the Arctic city of Tromso with a stay in the wilderness of Lapland...More >

Christmas Northern Lights

Christmas Lights

Three nights, £989

This four-night break is the perfect way to enjoy the festive season in Lapland...More >