The Best Time to Visit Tromso: Broken Down by Season [Weather, Activities + More]

Tromso in the fall with foliage colors

From midnight sun and never-ending daylight to Northern lights and snow-coated landscapes, Tromso is a unique destination that feels like many different places at once as it changes drastically with the seasons. From the endless summer sunshine to the spectacular beauty of the few hours of winter light you get each day during the polar … Read more

How to Plan a Winter Tromso Itinerary for 1 to 5 Days (2024 Update)

The lit-up Triangular architecture of the Tromso Arctic Cathedral against a mountain backdrop in the snow in winter.

If you’re planning your Arctic Norway itinerary, congratulations: you’re in for a bucket list worthy experience of a lifetime! A trip to Tromso, nicknamed “The Paris of the North” for its important role in Northern Europe’s culture, is a must on any visit to Northern Norway.  This beautiful city serves as the gateway to all sorts … Read more

The 4 Best Tromso Whale Watching Tours, Ranked (& Key Things to Know!)

tale of a whale diving in norway

In Tromso, you’ll see the flashing aurora in brilliant hues of lime and fuchsia swirling overhead at night. By day, you can visit glistening blue ice hotels by day, dog sled through frozen landscapes with fjords in the background, or meet Sami reindeer herders. I’m ready to re-book another ticket to Tromsø just writing that. … Read more

13 Best Northern Lights Hotels in Norway (in Tromso, Alta, Lofoten & Beyond!)

View from a window of an aurora camp in Tromso

Seeing the Northern lights is a true bucket list must, and the part of Norway north of the Arctic Circle is one of the best places in the world to tick it off your list! You can just as easily see the Northern Lights elsewhere in Northern Europe, like Swedish hotels or Finland glass igloos … Read more

The Most Magical Glass Igloos in Norway: Watch the Northern Lights in Bed!

View of the Northern lights above

There are many ways to see the Northern lights in Northern Norway: going on a husky sledding tour under the aurora, snowshoeing in the wilderness, taking a minibus Northern lights tour in search of the perfect place to spot the Northern lights. But perhaps the best and most interesting way to see the Northern lights … Read more

What to Wear in Norway in Winter: Your Norway Winter Packing List

Allison in an ice hotel in Tromso

If you’re planning a trip to Norway in the colder months, especially coming from a warmer climate, you’re probably a little nervous about what to wear in Norway in winter. I’ve just returned from a winter trip to Norway and while I was a bit concerned about the cold, I found that with the right … Read more