Official language: Norwegian
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
During the Second World War, when Germans too over the area of Norway, its government has premises in the town. Thanks to the fact that waters of the Ocean do not freeze there, the port could operate the whole time.
The town boasts that is has the furthest located to the north university, protestant church, botanical garden, and even brewery, producing beers like Mack Pilsner, Haakon or Isbjørn.
At Kirkegata 6 there is a resale shop Tromsø Bruktbokhandel, one of the most popular shops in the town. In this original spot, you can get books and games, and most of all feel the city’s vibe.
Tromsø is the biggest town in the northern Norway. Even though it is situated above the Arctic Circle, climate there isn’t so harsh as it may seem. Perpetual Night lasts in that place from the end of November to the middle of January, whereas day – from the mid-May to the end of July.
Tromsø, called a gate to the Arctic world, is a perfect spot for admiring the marvellous phenomena, which are Northern Lights. You can observe them between September and March, though sadly you can’t preview its appearance, as it depends on many factors, including changing weather.
Around four kilometres from Tromsø there is situated a hill Storsteinen, which you can climb, if you want to admire the city’s panorama. Operates there a cableway Fjellheisen, which you can go all way up to 420 metres, from there you will see the town, surrounding mountains, and – if you are lucky – also mentioned before Northern Lights and white nights.
If you are fan of spending time in the open air, in Tromsø you will find everything you need. Organized there are canoe rafting, you can fish (which in arctic circumstances of nature is a great experience, even if you are not a fan of fishing on daily basis), walk, and even take a ride on dog’s rig! It is especially worthy to use opportunity to admire one of the most marvellous natural treasures of Norway – fjords. Every day from an urban port set off ships, it is worth to go on a cruise to see them.
Thanks to the fact that in the city live people of more than 100 nationalities, you can try there great dishes of cuisines from all over the world. Where to go for dinner or supper? One of the most eagerly visited places is Mathallen at Gronnegata 58/60, famous for Scandinavian cuisine. For quick lunch step by Huken Pub at Strandgata 22. When you fancy seafood, choose Emma's Drommekjokken – an immensely popular restaurant, whose address is Kirkegata 8 or Fiskekompaniet, located at Killengrens gate.