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Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway (Credit: Truls Tiller)


Norway's Arctic capital

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Tromso is one of Norway’s most popular city break destinations. It’s also its largest settlement inside the Arctic Circle and one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights, which regularly appear from November to March. Easy to reach from Oslo or by direct flight from London Gatwick or Luton, a stay here can be combined with a number of wilderness lodges and adventures further afield, which provide the ideal contrast to Tromso’s city centre bars and bustle.

Norway's Northern Lights capital

With its lively bars and first-class restaurants, Tromso makes for a superb winter city-break destination, and a long weekend offers the chance to experience all manner of fun-packed adventures in the snow. There are Arctic classics such as snowmobiling, husky sledding and reindeer sled rides, while the harbour is a haven for wildlife, with everything from humpbacks to orcas feeding in the chilly Artic waters between October and February. Further afield, a trip to the Lyngen Alps offers everything from distillery tours to snowshoe hikes. And, in the evenings between October and March, there's the chance to head out to locations around the city to take in the Northern Lights' brilliant shades of blue, green and yellow, all set against a starry sky.

Beyond Tromso

While weekend breaks remain popular, there are more and more opportunities for longer stays in the Tromso region, and beyond. Perhaps combine your stay in the city with a night at the Tromso Ice Domes – Norway's newest ice hotel – or even set out on a cross-border adventure to Sweden, pairing Tromso's aurora delights with a stay at the original ICEHOTEL in neighbouring Sweden. Closer by, Malangen Resort offers winter trills and a spectacular fjord setting, while in the mountains, the wood-cabin cosiness of Lyngen Lodge provides fireside relaxation and the chance to really get away from it all. Speak to our Norway specialists about the available options.

Ice domes holiday in Tromso Norway
Tromso Ice Domes

Tromso in summer

While Tromso is known as a winter destination, in summer it's just as magical. Visitors can hike in the coastal mountains, kayak inland rivers or among skerries in the Norwegian Sea, and even fish for cod, halibut and salmon. And, between June and July, it's all enjoyed beneath the dazzling beauty of the Midnight Sun.

Tromso holiday in summer Norway
Tromso under the Midnight Sun


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Special offers in Tromso

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,895 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £450 pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

This exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach northern Norway’s historic towns and fishing villages, and enjoy plenty of Arctic fun.

Top itineraries in Tromso

Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway (Credit: Truls Tiller)

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £1,030 pp incl. flights

Our most popular Northern Lights break, this city stay in Tromso, which includes an aurora safari, is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights. Expect wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.

ICEHOTEL 30 | Art Suite Warm up | Design Aleksandra Pasek & Tomasz Czajkowski | Photo Asaf Kliger | © ICEHOTEL www.icehotel.com

Tromso & the ICEHOTEL on Arctic Circle Explorer

5-day tailor-made holiday from £1,320 pp incl. flights

Pair two Scandinavian icons on one unforgettable adventure. You'll begin with Tromso's dazzling Northern Lights displays before a cross-border train ride brings you to Sweden's world-famous ICEHOTEL.

Northern Lights at Malangen Resort (Credit: David González Foto)

Tromso & Malangen Resort

4-day tailor-made break from £1,440 pp incl. flights

With its incredible aurora viewing and setting on the shores of a peaceful fjord, Malangen Resort is a hit with our staff and clients alike. This trip combines a stay here with a night in Norway's capital of Arctic adventure, Tromso.

Northern Lights, Lyngen Lodge, Norway

Lyngen Lodge & the Northern Lights

5-day tailor-made holiday from £2,770 pp incl. flights

This winter break begins with a night in Tromso before a stay at remote Lyngen Alps where included husky and snowmobile adventures are complemented by delicious regional dining and cosy nights spent around roaring fires.

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Top places to stay in Tromso

Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso

Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso

Traditional hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel With is a hotel in central Tromso with magical views over the mountains, offering an experience similar to an Arctic adventure.

Malangen Resort, Balsfjord, Norway

Malangen Resort, Tromso

Contemporary resort

Malangen Resort is also your ideal base for exciting adventures all year-round. Winter or summer, you can relax and indulge yourself at Malangen Resort and also take a day trip or two to other attractions.

Suite, Scandic Ishavshotel (2)

Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso

Contemporary hotel

This contemporary hotel has the finest rooms in Tromso. Situated quayside on the east coast of Tromsoya Island, close to the city’s spectacular wooden cathedral, the Scandic Ishavshotel’s spacious, superior and recently refurbished rooms offer exceptional views of the harbour.

Clarion Collection Aurora, Tromso

Clarion Collection Aurora, Tromso

Traditional hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora is a charming hidden gem with a friendly atmosphere in central Tromso

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