Tromso Shore Excursions
The Polar Museum, or Polarmuseet, chronicles the history of Norway’s hunters and explorers. The museum is atmospherically set in an old 1830s customs house. Located by the Tromso end of Bruvegen bridge.
Mack’s Brewery claims to be the Northern-most brewery in the world. Join a brewery tour, or just sample one of the many fine beers at the bar. Don’t forget to have your picture taken as you stand next to the enormous stuffed polar bear! The brewery is half-a-mile down the coastline from the Polar Museum.
The Arctic Cathedral is a stunning piece of contemporary archictecture, designed to echo the nature, culture and faith of the far north. The east wall is decorated with one of the largest stained glass windows in Europe. The Arctic cathedral is located in Tromsdalen, across the Bruvegen bridge from Tromso. The number 26 bus connects Tromso with Tromsdalen.
Fjellheisen cable car
The exciting Fjellheisen cable car whisks you to Storsteinen (Big Rock) on mount Floya, 420 meters above sea level. From the viewing platform an amazing panorama across mountains, islands and fjords unfolds in front of you (on a clear day!). After enjoying the magnificent view, stop at the restaurant/café for a bite to eat. Enthusiastic hikers can continue along the mile and a half mile path following the ridge up to the summit of Mount Floya (671m). The cable car base station is a half-mile walk south from the Arctic Cathedral.
Tromso’s excellent Botanical Gardens, or Botaniske Hage, are located just inland from the Breivika docks. The gardens present a wide range of cold-climate plants from the Artic and Antarctic, set in a natural landscape of terraces hugging the hillside.
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