Pictures from Tromso, Norway

Tromso in summer by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic town of Tromso

is beautifully located on the Arctic coast of Northern Norway, surrounded by stunning Arctic scenery. This vibrant town with a population of about 70 000 is Europe’s northernmost university town. During the winter months Tromso is an ideal Northern Lights destination, whereas you can enjoy the never ending, bright nights & the Midnight sun in summer.
Read about Tromso, the Northern Lights destination


Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway. Photo by Bard Loken, Innovatioin Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso

Tromso is located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone, and is one of the best places in the world to observe the aurora borealis. Because of the Earth’s rotation, Tromso moves into the aurora zone around 6 pm, and moves out again around midnight.
Travel tips to see the Northern Lights

Midnight Sun in Tromo by Knut Hansvold, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Midnight sun in Tromso

Due to its northern latitude, Tromso is lucky to have the midnight sun during the summer, and the amazing Northern Lights from October through March. The midnight sun occurs from May 21 to July 21. Due to Tromso’s latitude, twilight is long, meaning there is no real darkness between late April and mid-August.
Midnight Sun trip to Tromso

Winter in Tromso. Photo by Baard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter in Tromso

The mean temperature in Tromso in January is approx. -4º Celsius. Heavy snowfall is a normal feature, even in late spring. The all-time record for snow depth was set on 29 April 1997, with 240 cm (94.5 in) of snow on the ground.
Visit Tromso in winter

Arctic twilight in Tromso by simone55445, Foap, Visit Norway

Arctic twilight in Tromso

In Tromso you can experience the amazing, blue, Arctic twilight, like in late winter and early spring, when the mountains & islands are still covered with snow.

Tromso on a summer day by Pixabay

Coulourful harbour in Tromso

Wooden wharf houses in Tromso harbour. The main town center is located on an island, with 2 bridges connecting it to the mainland.

Arctic Cathedreal Tromso By Niel Goslett, Hurtigruten

The magic church in Tromso

The Arctic Cathedral in Tromso, a famous landmark in Tromso because of the church’s distinct look and situation. It was built in 1965, inspired by the stunning Arctic scenery surrounding the town.

Beautiful Tromso By Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter in Tromso

Beautifully located Tromso covered with snow. The long winter, often with heavy snowfall, makes Tromso an ideal destination for winter activities such as Dog sledding, Snow mobile, Skiing & Reindeer sledge

Downtown Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnordk Reiseliv

Wooden houses in Tromso

Old, wooden houses: Tromso contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating back to 1789.

Northern Lights illuminating the sky in Tromso by Gaute Bruvik, Visit Norway

Northern Lights over Tromso

Experience the breathtaking Northern Lights in Tromso! The magic lights can be seen in the town itself, or even better, in the darkness outside the lights of the town.

Reindeer Sledding Tromso By Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Reindeer sledge in Tromso area

You can experience an adventurous Reindeer sledge trip in Tromso area.
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