Tromsø Norway by nightWhy is Tromsø called Paris of the north? 

The Paris of the North

Tromsø is called Paris of the north. Why?

Travelers in the nineteenth-century were blown away by the women, fashion, food and culture. In admiration they dubbed Tromsø the Paris of the North. Today Tromsø have more restaurants per head than any other Norwegian city. There are festivals going on almost all the time. From international film festivals to a Sami festival including the wild, entertaining reindeer street-race and several music-festivals. The poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, who wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of Norway, told his wife that Tromsø is all champagne and spectacle. This was around the year of 1900…

Tromsø Library

Tromsø Library is a city landmark, especially in the winter

All champagne and spectacle?

The late nights are your choice, but feel sure to have a choice - because in Tromsø we have more restaurants per capita than any other Norwegian city. There are festivals going on almost all the time. From international film festivals to a Sami festival and several music-festivals.The poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, who wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of Norway, around the year of 1900 told his wife that Tromsø is all champagne and spectacle. 

"The place to be"

If you ask our specialist in Tromsø, Latvian-born Liga Sirava it is no doubt this is the place to be. "I believe Northern Norway is totally irresistible and could not imagine a better place to travel", she says. Liga is definitely more passionate about the nature than the city-life. She enjoys the cold and being a photographer she loves the light. "I could never be in a warm place. Not the Caribbean, not the Indian Ocean." Liga gets lost in the snow-covered trees and hills. Admiring the unspoiled nature. Feeling alive.

Liga Our Product specialist

"...Nicknamed "Paris of the North", Tromsø is a national treasure offering modern and traditional activities, exciting restaurants, varied nightlife and bustling cultural activity..."

Tromsø Library
Tromsø Library in winter