The 15 Best Things to do in Tromsø, Norway

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Start your Arctic adventure of a lifetime in Tromsø! A hidden gem tucked away in the north of Norway, Tromsø is a magical place full of natural wonders.

With such a fantastic selection of things to see and do, it can be difficult to know where to start. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a list of the absolute best things to do in Tromsø.

Tromsø is known for its fantastic cuisine, which includes a number of dishes you may find unusual. If you’ve never had it before, one of the must-do things in Tromsø is to try reindeer meat!

Find out if you like reindeer meat

Storgata Street is Tromsø’s main pedestrian street that’s lined with every kind of store you can imagine. It’s a wonderful place to pick up gifts for friends and family back home.

Go shopping on Storgata Street

Seeing the Northern Lights is one of the coolest things to do in Tromsø. Because of its unique location (Tromsø is 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle), it’s one of the top places in Norway to catch a view of the Aurora Borealis.

Witness the Northern Lights

If you’re planning on visiting in March, one of the best Tromsø activities is to try all the different foods available at Spis Uka. A popular foodie event that’s been held every year in the city since 2016, Spis Uka isn’t like any old food festival.

Check out Spis Uka on an empty stomach

For a unique way to explore Tromsø and the surrounding areas, hop on a sled and let some strong reindeer or high-energy huskies race you to your destination.

Enjoy a reindeer or dogsled ride

You may think not much grows in Tromsø, but the Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden will show you the truth. This sprawling garden covers almost five acres and is home to thousands of different plant species which have been rounded up from all over the world.

Explore the Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden

Image courtesy of Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden

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