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Tromso (Tromsø) is in the very northernmost part of Norway. It is north of the arctic circle and is one of the best places to view the spectacular Northern Lights.

Weather in the summer is highly variable: overcast, chilly, drizzly days are interspersed with beautiful warm, sunny days.

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tromso Travel Guide :

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Understand

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History

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Orientation

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Get in

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By plane

All international and domestic flights land at the small, modern Langnes Airport (TOS).

The cheapest public transport option to the town center is public bus 42(?), from across the airport parking lot. The busride is about 20 minutes, and will set you back approximately 25 NOK. There is also a dedicated "Airbus" (Flybussen) that will take you straight into the town centre, only stopping at a few hotels along the way. Taxis are also available, for an unknown price.

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By train

There is no train. Unless you go to Narvik, and take the bus from there to Tromsø (2 hours).

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By car

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By bus

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By boat

The Hurtigruta Cruise ship stops in Tromsø.

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Get around

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By tram

There is no tram.

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By bus

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By taxi

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By train

There is no train. Although there is a train station, Jernbanen.

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By metro

There is no Metro.

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By ferry

There are boats for going to some of the surrounding islands and other remote areas.

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See

  • The Northern Lights.
  • The Midnight Sun.
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Islands

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Parks

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Churches

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Museums and galleries

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Other

  • Mack Brewery - offers guided tours of the worlds northernmost brewery.
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Do

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Winter

  • Dogsledding at the Villmarkssenter.
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Summer

  • On a warm summer day, visit the beach Telegrafbukta near the Tromsø Museum. Bring a picnic or barbeque (small disposable grills, available in grocery stores, are popular here). If you dare, take a dip in the water--it may just have reached 10C/40F.
  • Watch a soccer (football) match. Tromsø's team is at the bottom of the Tippeliga (the highest division, and will probarly go down to the next highest division in 2006.).
  • Go fishing! You can try from the shore or even better from a boat. There is less variety of fish than in southern Norway, but the amount and the size is much better. Common fish are coalfish, cod, halibut
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Learn

Most locals will be happy to teach you a few norwegian words and phrases over a few beers at one of the many pubs and bars.

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Work

The University of Tromsø (UiT) (http://www.uit.no/) and the nearby University Hospital of Tromsø (UNN) (http://www.unn.no/) is situated at the northern end of the Tromsø island, and are the two largest workplaces in Tromsø. The Norwegian Telemedicine Centre (http://www.telemed.no) at UNN is a WHO (http://www.who.int) collaborating centre.

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Buy

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Department stores and shopping malls

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Design

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Markets

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Eat

If you like seafood, restaurants don't get much better than Store Norske Fiskekompani on Storgata. Also, Peppermøllen, with one of northern Europe's largest menus and delicious food, is to be recommended.

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Budget

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Mid-range

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Norwegian

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International

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Vegetarian

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Splurge

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Drink

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Cafes

  • Meieriet
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Bars and pubs

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Nightclubs

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Sleep

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Budget

  • Tromsdalen Camping
  • The Right to access means you can camp mostly anywhere (outside the city centre) for free!
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Mid-range

  • SAGA hotel
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Splurge

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Contact

There is a free wireless zone at Peppes Pizza. It's also possible to access internet from the library and from the university library.

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Stay safe

Norway is a fairly safe country in general, and Tromsø is no exception.

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Get out

If Tromsø isn't far enough north for you, it's only a short flight up to Longyearbyen on Svalbard.

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