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Tromso, Norway

Tromso is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) inside the arctic circle. The island is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge.

The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in North Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø. The city is a cultural centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer.

Things to See & Do

* The Arctic Cathedral
* The Cable Car
* The Tromsø Museum
* Polar Museum
* Botanic Garden

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 2,519 km²
Population – 65,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 47

Port Location – The Port of Tromsø has 8 main quays. 2 are in Prostneset (the city centre) and 6 in Breivika.

Transport Links – All international and domestic flights land at the small, modern Langnes Airport (TOS). There are about 10 daily departures to Oslo, by SAS ] and the low cost Norwegian. There are flights to Svalbard (Spitsbergen), and the city also has connections to Murmansk and Arkhangelsk (Arkhangelsk Airlines) several times a week. In summer, there may be flights to Stockholm as well. The low cost airline Norwegian has a direct route to London/Stansted, going through London may be the cheapest option for getting to Tromsø.

There is one daily bus to Alta, leaving at 16:00, and arriving at 22:30. If you intend to go on by bus to the North Cape, you have to spend the night in Alta. There are three daily buses to Narvik, the first one at 06:20 (not week-ends), corresponding with Narvik-Kiruna-Luleå train. The second ones, at 10:30, corresponds with an onward bus Narvik-Fauske, from where you can take the night train to Trondheim. It also corresponds with a train to Sweden.

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