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This is without doubt the most famous landmark in Tromsø. Just across the water from the city centre you can already spot this modern and unique piece of architecture that resembles the landscape of a glacier. 11 white concrete panels form this modern church since 1965. The inside is beautiful with its 2940 pipes that make up the organ and its 23 meter wall of glass depicting the resurrection of Christ. The cathedral is open to visit, but can be closed for services. Check with the tourist information in town what the schedule is that day. The cathedral is wheelchair accessible.
Hans Nilsens vei 41, 9020 Tromsdalen, Norway
Did you know the city of Tromsø is actually partly situated on the island of Tromsøya and partly on the mainland? If shows pretty clear on the picture that the largest part of the town is on an island. Your ship will also dock on this island.
In this old red wharf house from the 1830’s you will find the Polar Museum. Inside you will find a superb exhibition about the risky Arctic trapping and courageous Polar Expeditions. It pays special attention to the history of Arctic hunting and also to Roald Amundsen, the first men to reach the South Pole n 1911.
Søndre Tollbodgate 11B, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
An easy way to experience the nature and landscapes of the area is to go by cable bar to the top of mount Storsteinen. At the top you will find breathtaking views over the city of Tromsø and the surrounding islands. Either go for a drink or go for a hike. Reach the cable car with bus 26 or check at the tourist information if they have their shuttle bus running that day.
Sollivegen 12, N-9020 Tromsdalen, Norway
The eye-catcher of the city centre would be the cathedral. This is the world’s northernmost Protestant cathedral from 1861 although the former building most likely dated back from the 13th century. It is also Norway’s only wooden cathedral, which in an environment like this is pretty unusual. It is only open upon request or for concerts. It is wheelchair accessible.
Sjøgata 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
This bridge connects the island of Tromsøya where the city centre is located on with the main land. To get across to the Arctic Cathedral of Cable car for example you need to take public transport across or you need to walk across (20 minutes).
Bruvegen, 9020 Tromsø, Norway
Sailing in the area is absolutely spectacular. In our opinion ships often do not spend enough attention to the sailing route in and out of Tromsø. Did you know there are specific areas to spot whales and puffins and that your ship will come across glaciers? Cruise Crocodile will soon upload a scenic cruising map with the details.
Tromso offers 2 cruise docking locations. This is the dock that can only be offered to smaller cruise ships. If your ship is able to dock here you will enjoy the most convenient docking location. From here it is a short walk into the city center of Tromso. Read our full Tromso cruise port guide for all the informatino you need during your cruise.
Tromso offers 2 docking locations for cruise ships. Larger ships will have to dock at Breivika. This dock is located about 5 km from the city center. Most cruise ships offer shuttle busses to the Tromso’s town center. Read more about this docks locations and facilities in the full Tromso cruise port guide.