Tromso Cruises, Norway
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Discover Tromso, the capital of the North and gateway to the Arctic. Your city tour kicks off at Tromso Museum. There’s plenty to keep you interested here, with zoological and geological exhibitions among those vying for your attention. Don’t miss the section on the life of the Sami people, an ethnic minority living mainly in Finnmark. Your tour continues around the island, stopping at Tromsdalen Church. You might have heard it referred to as the ‘Arctic Cathedral’, an ultra-modern piece of architecture shaped like an iceberg. Head inside and take a look at the stained-glass window – it’s beautiful. Last but by no means least, take a cable car ride to the top of Storsteinen Mountain for jaw-dropping views of the city and its surroundings.
This tour introduces you to Norway’s rich wildlife and incredible scenery. You’ll pay a visit to Kvaloya, which is also known as Whale Island. This mountainous isle has peaks that stretch over 1,000 metres into the sky. Your destination is the island’s Wilderness Centre, a camp that’s home to Tove Sørensen and Tore Albrigtsen, their three children, and over 300 Alaskan huskies. You’ll have time to explore the camp and meet the furry animals, while the family recount expeditions of racing with the dogs in Greenland. Tove Sørensen is, in fact, the only man to have completed the world’s longest dog race with just one animal. Later, after waving goodbye to the family, you’ll drive across to the forest-cloaked island of Troms, where you’ll call in at the Polaria environmental centre. Reminiscent of a cluster of huge ice blocks, the centre showcases the Polar Regions in all their snow-covered glory. You’ll get to peek into the dens of polar bears, and check out the types of fish and seals that call these areas home.
Tromso's affectionately known as the gateway to the Arctic. And the main draw up here is Mother Nature’s lightshow. Seeing the northern lights must be one of the top things to experience in a lifetime. We can’t guarantee the real thing, but seeing them displayed on film in the Tromso Science Centre’s Planetarium is a close second. Here, in the film room you’ll be able to sit back and watch the ‘Experience the Aurora’ movie. Its 20 minutes of dazzling entertainment, all captured in the Tromso region. After the movie we’ll take a panoramic tour of the Tromso - capital of the north. Keep an eye out for an iceberg shaped building. It’s known as the Arctic Cathedral and is the iconic symbol of Tromso.