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Best things to do in Troms

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Biggest mall in Tromsø. It's quite big and should fulfill your shopping needs. ”
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Science Museum
“Tromsø's Arctic Aquarium and Experience Centre. It's main attraction is the trained seals, but the large centre also features plethora of exotic arctic species of fish and other sea creatures. An uniquely Norwegian attraction and a memory for life. ”
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Museum
“The Polar Museum is a museum in Tromsø that takes care of and communicates stories related to Norwegian hunting, Arctic science and polar expeditions. The museum was opened on June 18, 1978, exactly 50 years after Roald Amundsen left for his last and fateful flight of the Latham airboat.”
43local recommendations
Church
“Take a nice walk from the city center over the Tromsø bridge to look at some modern church architecture. The Arctic Cathedral is a daring piece of architecture built in 1965, inspired by Arctic nature. The "Return of Christ" glass mosaic window dominates the interior. There are midnight sun concerts at midnight during the summer.”
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Museum
“The museum gives a good and complementary impression on Northern Norwegian cultural heritage. From the Stone Age, to the Viking Age and to more modern households. Should be seen!”
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Park
“During the summer this is an excellent place to chill out and get some sun. Also possible to take a bath, or just take a small bbq. ”
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Natural Feature
“Its frozen in wintertime and an excellent place to see aurora for free due to not so strong citylights. You will also meet othes looking too. ”
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Church
“The Arctic Cathedral, one of Norway's most famous structures, and Tromsø's most revered building. A must-see.”
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Recreation Center
“Polar Zoo with moose, bear, reindeer, lynx, wolves and more. The drive is approximately 2,5 hours from my apartment.”
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Restaurant
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“Another restaurant on the more luxurious side, Emmas is a highly regarded local favourite, many Tromsø natives save up money to go here for anniversaries and special birthdays.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Tromsø Wilderness Center do guided trips such as dog sledding, reindeer sledding, whale safari (if correct season) and northern lights chasing. They also serve great local food. Beware, you probably need to book in advance, as it's quite popular. ”
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Sushi Restaurant
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“Despite being on the opposite side of Japan, Tromsø has an impressive array of sushi restaurants, all of high quality. Chief among them is "Rå", with their exotic range of fish, in a very convenient locale by the city square.”
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Science Museum
“Chasing the northern light, visit : www.tromsoguide.no Whale safari in Skjervøy, visit: www.wildseas.no ”
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Restaurant
“Try Grillet tørrfest (fish) an traditional fishmeal. Probably the best i Norway!”
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Natural Feature
“Drive in a loop starting and ending in Eidkjosen, either clockwise or anti-clockwise (driven non-stop about 100 minutes). Make a stop wherever you like, but make sure you have plenty of time to explore the beautiful, scenic fishing town of Sommarøy by the open, ocean! Plenty of sand- and coral beaches for swimming, beautiful walking, a local café, fishing from shore or by rental boat, kayaking/canooing, camping, ...”
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Café
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“Fantastic Cafe and small store with a large selection of bits and bobs. A beautiful view out the fjord.”
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