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…

Brim in Tromsø

The amazing Brim Explorer by Arctic Travel Company docked outside The Edge. 

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.

"...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

The rich cultural
Northern life

When you think of Northern Norway and Tromsø, your thoughts might go to raw nature, the northern lights and dog sleds, but Tromsø is much more than that. Nicknamed "Paris of the North", Tromsø is a national treasure offering modern and traditional activities, exciting restaurants, varied nightlife and bustling cultural activity. When you visit Tromsø, you get the whole package. If you are curious about what you can find in Tromsø in the way of exciting events, you have come to the right place.

Tromsø is an active cultural city with major, interesting events almost every month. In addition to the international film and music festivals – the attractive cinemas Aurora and Verdensteateret, Tromsø's Kulturhus (cultural centre), the many fine museums such as the Polar Museum and Perspektivet, along with the lovely churches Arctic Cathedral and Tromsø Cathedral are all open year round and can be visited at any time.

Tromsø is a culture city and
hub for adventure on land and sea.

There are thousands of fantastic images from Tromsø - just make a search at Instagram.

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