The Arctic Capital Tromso – Hurtigruten land excursion

The Arctic Capital Tromso. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic capital Tromso – Tromso is located by the mighty Arctic Ocean, surrounded by Alpine mountain peaks, islands & fjords

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Not only is it the largest town north of the Arctic Circle, it also has a fascinating history that includes walrus and polar bears hunting in the Arctic Ocean, the transporting of logs from Russian rivers, the Pomor trade, coal mining and sealing. The battle to survive in the hard but naturally resource-rich far north provided hard-earned experiences that, more recently, have turned Tromso into a research and education centre.
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Arctic Cathedral Tromso. Photo by Claus Gundel, Hurtigruten

The Arctic cathedral

During your excursion you will visit the Polaria centre, where you will find an Arctic aquarium, seal pool, educational displays and a panorama cinema. Here you’ll be able to watch the movie “Svalbard – Arctic wilderness”, which will take you on a fantastic journey through Svalbard’s spectacular scenery. After the movie, you will go on an Arctic “expedition”, experiencing a close-up look at natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights and blizzards.
The tour also includes a stop at the famous Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark. Built in 1965, the design of the church was inspired by the beliefs and natural surroundings evident throughout northern Norway, and features northern Europe’s largest stained-glass window.

Hurtigruten in Tromso at midnight. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Hurtigruten in Tromso

Practical info:

Duration: 2 hours 30 min
Transportation: Bus
Available: All year
Land excursion #5A

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights
Norwegian coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights

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