Tromso city is the capital of the municipality of Tromso, in northern Norway. The centre of this city, which is the third largest city inside of the Arctic circle, has the charm of being located on the island of Tromsoya. Even in the winter months, visitors stand in little danger of freezing, since the average temperature is only about minus five degrees – but it is a good ideal to include a cosy hat, scarf and gloves in the travel kit. After all, warmth and comfort are essential while touring the many wonders of this extraordinary place.
Tromso airport is located at Langnes, on the west side of Tromsoya island. On arrival, visitors can go shopping and enjoy meals at one of its cafes or restaurants. Later, it is a good idea to travel to Tromso city center on a Cominor coach, which is only three miles away. Alternatively, visitors can hire a car or take a taxi.
At least thirty flights leave London Heathrow airport daily for Tromso airport. Passengers can choose between a Finnair, SAS or Lufthansa flight. SAS passengers change at Oslo, Finnair passengers change at Helsinki, while Lufthansa passengers change at Frankfurt and Oslo. Flying time is between five and twenty hours, depending on the number of changes, and tickets are bookable on the Omio website.
Just imagine flying over the extraordinary sub-Arctic landscape of Tromsoya island! In addition to seeing this unforgettable sight, passengers have the comfort of being able to relax on the journey, enjoy meals and sleep. At the end of the journey, passengers can use the time saved to explore Tromso city center and make excursions the islands that surround it.
In Tromso, it never gets really dark between the end of March and the middle of September, so passengers should remember to include eye-masks in baggage to ensure a good sleep. And if travel dates are between the end of November and the middle of January, visitors stand a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Hopefully, it won’t rain all of the time. Whatever the time of year, visitors should not miss seeing Tromso Cathedral in the city center, Norway’s only wooden cathedral, among the many other wooden houses and buildings there. And Arctic Buses run routinely between Tromso and Narvik, the launch-pad for many an icy adventure.