The university city of Tromso is often dubbed the ‘gateway to the Arctic’, and on this tour you’ll get a close-up of life in this beautiful part of the world. We’ll head for the Polaria – a polar environmental centre – which focuses on the Arctic islands of Svalbard. Check out the exhibitions, take a seat in the 5-screen cinema for a spectacular wildlife film, or stroll beneath seals in the aquarium tunnel. There’s also an Arctic walkway, where you can experience a snowstorm, howling winds and the Northern Lights. You can even peek inside a polar bear’s den. Across the harbour on the mainland, we’ll stop at the Arctic Cathedral, an ultra-modern building whose quirky design mirrors the look of pack ice in the Arctic Ocean. Inside, the main attraction is the stained-glass window that covers the eastern wall, depicting the Return of Christ.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.