Tromsø audio tour: Tromsø: The Paris of the North

Tromsø: The Paris of the North

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the Tour

Welcome to Tromsø, where I'll take you along the seaside and the main street, telling you the story of the city and showing you the highlights. The tour will take about 30 minutes without stopping, but feel free to stop and inhale the arctic air in Tromsø.

You will be walking along the seaside, where you'll experience a magnificent view of the Arctic Cathedral, and later find yourself at the Polar Museum, where you may learn about famous Polar researchers like Fritjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Later, you will walk along the main street, and take a stop at the main city square, before you continue to the Tromsø Cathedral and finally end the tour by the Hurtigruten port.

Tour Producer


Lars Engerengen

I was Born in Lillehammer in 1968, and have for the last 20 years been living in Finnmark - the northernmost county of Norway. I work as a senior executive officer within public transport at the county administration. I Have a great passion for sharing local history with visitors. My hobby is nature photography and writing. I have published a book about the ships in the "Hurtigruten" line, and am a permanent contributor to the largest Encyclopaedia in Norway.

Major Landmarks

  • The Polar Museum

  • Tromsø Cathedral

  • Roald Amundsen statue and a view against The Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) and the cable car

Directions to Starting Point

You should start the tour in the parking lot in front of Scandic Ishavshotell, at the port. You can reach the starting point by using bus 20, 21 or 34 to bus stop "Fredrik Langes gate", and then walk about 100 meters against the port/Scandic hotel.

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Places to stop along the way

The Polar Museum, Roald Amundsen statue, The port, The main city square, Tromsø Cathedral.

Best time of day

Anytime of day is fine.


As you are in the far north, you may experience all four seasons within the 30 minutes this tour takes, so it's recommended to check the weather prognoses, and dress after it.

The tour is possible also for users with wheelchair.


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Tromsø: The Paris of the North