Tromso is among those very amazing places that every tourist should experience. Perhaps this is the best place in the world to view the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern lights. You should also remember to visit Tromso between November and March so as to experience this spectacular sight. With the warm Noth Atlantic current, an extension of the Gulf Stream, Tromso stays remarkably temperate in winter for a place which is so close to the North Pole.
You’re going to experience an endless winter night that time of year, the same as you would experience an endless summer day if you came in the other half of the year. But once you get used to the twilight, there are many winter sports to be enjoyed, such as skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Tromsø features beautiful mountain and coastal scenery, which can be fully enjoyed with a cable car ride up to Mount Storsteinen, where you get a panoramic view of Tromsø.
For a city in such a remote rugged spot, Tromsø is abundant and culture and sophistication. In fact, it became known as “the Paris of the North” starting in the 19th century. The city is also known for the biggest concentration of old historic wooden homes north of Trondheim. These are juxtaposed with an abundance of modern architecture, constructed to meet the demands of a city which has grown considerably since World War II.
One of Tromsø’s interesting museums is the Polar Museum, set in a 1837 wharf house. There you’ll learn about Tromsø’s history as a starting point for Arctic expeditions, as well as a center for hunting throughout the centuries.
As noted earlier, there is an abundance of culture, and that’s another reason to visit Tromsø. Shopping, restaurants breweries, botanical gardens, universities and much more set in such a charming setting make a visit to Tromsø even more enjoyable.