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Tromsø Villmarkssenter – «Wilderness in Tromsø»

Tromsø Villmarkssenter – «Wilderness in Tromsø»

Tromsø Villmarkssenter offers various kinds of dog sled exhibitions (short and long), reindeer sledding, shoe trekking and Northern Light trips during the winter season. In the summer they offer many various kind of summer activities, such as hikes on glaciers and mountains, kayaking at the sea and during the night to watch the midnight sun….

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Arctic Cruise in Norway

Arctic Cruise in Norway

Arctic Cruise in Norway offers many different kind of tours by boat and car, depending on the season and request from the guest. During august – mars, the Northern Lights shows itself very often. Hence to the pollution from the city lights it’s preferred to get outside the city, to get the nicest view, and…

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Nordnorsk kunstmuseum – «The Art Museum of Northern Norway»

Nordnorsk kunstmuseum – «The Art Museum of Northern Norway»

This is the the northernmost art museum in Norway, and was established in 1985. The museum focuses on art from the northern part of Norway, from the 18th century, such as paintings, sculptures, graphics, photos, videos, textiles and crafts, ranging from Romanticism to Modernism. There’s also temporary exhibitions with varying themes. The museum has the…

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Ishavskatedralen – «The Arctic Cathedral»

Ishavskatedralen – «The Arctic Cathedral»

Tromsdalen Church, also known as Ishavskatedralen (The Arctic Cathedral) was dedicated on November 19, 1965. Architect Jan Inge Hovig succeeded in creating a masterpiece. The cathedral is a landmark visible from the Tromsø Sound, the Tromsø Bridge and when landing in Tromsø by aircraft. The 11 aluminum-coated concrete panels on each side of the roof…

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Arktisk Botanisk Hage – «Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden»

Arktisk Botanisk Hage – «Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden»

The arctic-alpine botanic garden is the northernmost botanic garden in the world. It was opened in 1994, by University of Tromso, The Arctic University of Norway, and have 3 employees in permanent positions. The garden reflects the flowers and stones that is from the arctic area, and you will therefore find this botanical garden very…

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Bardus bar and bistro

Bardus bar and bistro

Bardus (originates from the dutch text Baduff, meaning «that which comes suddenly») bar and bistro is an newer establishment in Tromsø, opened few years ago. Their bistro concept serves a variety of local food, including seafood, prepared as both lunch and dinner. Bardus Bar is located in the next building, and is an intimate and…

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Emmas Under and Emma’s Drømmekjøkken – «The Dream Kitchen»

Emmas Under and Emma’s Drømmekjøkken – «The Dream Kitchen»

Emmas Drømmekjøkken was opened as one gourmet concept, but in 2008 they opened up a dining place in the ground floor called “Emmas Under” (means both «below» and «miracle») which serves both lunches and dinners. The main concept has focused on fish and local food, and been known for its dishes internationally, and have been…

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