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Tromsø

Tromsø is a city in northern Norway, located in the county of Troms og Finnmark. It is the largest city in the region and the ninth largest city in Norway, with a population of around 75,000 people.

Tromsø is located on the island of Tromsøya, which is surrounded by the waters of the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. It is situated about 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and is known as the “Gateway to the Arctic”. The city is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, with its rugged mountains, fjords, and glaciers.

The city of Tromsø has a long and rich history, with archaeological evidence suggesting that it has been inhabited since the Stone Age. In the 19th century, it was a major center of whaling and shipping and was a key port in the Norwegian fishing industry. It was also an important base for the Norwegian military during World War II.

Today, Tromsø is an important cultural and educational center in Norway, with two universities, the University of Tromsø and the Arctic University of Norway. It is also home to the world’s northernmost cathedral, the Arctic Cathedral, and the world’s northernmost brewery, Mack Brewery.

In addition to its cultural and educational attractions, Tromsø is also a popular tourist destination, with a wide range of activities and attractions. It is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants. It is also home to the world’s northernmost aquarium, the Polaria, and is a popular spot for whale watching.

Tromsø is a beautiful city with a rich history, stunning natural beauty, and plenty of activities and attractions to explore. It is an ideal destination for those looking to experience the unique culture and beauty of northern Norway.

Excursion tips for a day in Tromsø

1. Visit the Arctic Cathedral – located on the island of Tromsøya, this iconic landmark is a must-see for any visitor to the city.

2. Take a tour of the Polar Museum – learn about the history of the Arctic region and its people at this fascinating museum.

3. Enjoy the views from the Fjellheisen Cable Car – take a ride on the cable car for stunning views of the city and surrounding area.

4. Explore Tromsø’s Old Town – wander the streets of this historic area, with its 18th century wooden buildings.

5. Visit the Polar Zoo – see polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeer and more at this unique zoo.

6. Take a boat trip – explore the stunning fjords and islands of the area on a boat tour.

7. Visit the Tromsø Museum – learn about the city’s history and culture at this museum.

8. Stop for a meal at one of the city’s many restaurants – sample some of the local cuisine.

9. Go shopping in the city centre – browse the shops and pick up some souvenirs.

10. Enjoy a night out in Tromsø – visit one of the many bars and clubs for a night out.

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The climate in Tromsø

Summer (June-August): During the summer months in Tromsø, Norway, the temperatures range from 10-15°C (50-59°F). The days are long and sunny, with up to 19 hours of daylight. Rainfall is moderate, but the occasional thunderstorm can occur. Autumn (September-November): The temperatures during the autumn months in Tromsø range from 3-8°C (37-46°F). The days are shorter, with up to 8 hours of daylight. Rainfall is more frequent, and there is a greater chance of snow. Winter (December-February): During the winter months in Tromsø, temperatures range from -7 to -2°C (19-28°F). The days are very short, with only 4-5 hours of daylight. Heavy snowfall is common, and the region is known for its spectacular Northern Lights displays. Spring (March-May): The temperatures during the spring months in Tromsø range from 0-10°C (32-50°F). The days begin to get longer, with up to 16 hours of daylight. Rainfall is more frequent, and the snow begins to melt.

Cruise weather for Tromsø

Our weather forecast for Tromsø helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 11.2 °C
9.4 m/s
16.6 m/s
99.3 %
3.1 m
87.5 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 10.6 °C
6.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
95.7 %
22.8 m
85.1 %
1,013 hPa
00:00:00
00:23:08
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 10.9 °C
9.0 m/s
12.2 m/s
63.7 %
22.2 m
72.9 %
1,009 hPa
01:19:13
00:06:03
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 11 °C
7.9 m/s
7.9 m/s
95.0 %
12.9 m
88.3 %
1,013 hPa
01:36:23
23:53:31
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 12.2 °C
min: 10.6 °C
7.2 m/s
7.6 m/s
99.6 %
5.9 m
95.6 %
1,014 hPa
01:48:54
23:43:01
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 10.4 °C
min: 8.8 °C
19.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
100.0 %
2.1 m
97.8 %
1,010 hPa
01:59:22
23:33:43
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 8.9 °C
min: 8.7 °C
24.8 m/s
29.9 m/s
100.0 %
5.3 m
97.4 %
1,014 hPa
02:08:37
23:25:14
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 12.2 °C
min: 8.6 °C
13.1 m/s
16.1 m/s
87.7 %
17.9 m
90.7 %
1,018 hPa
02:17:02
23:17:20
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 16.0 °C
min: 8.8 °C
10.4 m/s
9.7 m/s
95.4 %
23.8 m
78.1 %
1,017 hPa
02:24:50
23:09:53
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 10.6 °C
9.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
60.6 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,013 hPa
02:32:10
23:02:48
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 7.7 °C
7.2 m/s
7.2 m/s
85.1 %
13.3 m
86.9 %
1,013 hPa
02:39:07
22:56:00
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 12.4 °C
min: 7.7 °C
6.1 m/s
5.4 m/s
86.6 %
14.7 m
85.8 %
1,016 hPa
02:45:46
22:49:27
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 9.6 °C
10.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
47.2 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,016 hPa
02:52:09
22:43:05

Cruises to Tromsø

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Scheduled ship calls in Tromsø, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 AIDAbella 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 MS Amadea 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 09:30 am 07:30 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Costa Favolosa 12:30 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 AIDAluna 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 MSC Preziosa 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 09:30 am 07:30 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 MS Sirena 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 09:30 am 07:30 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 AIDAbella 10:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 MSC Preziosa 02:00 pm 08:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Vasco da Gama 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Costa Favolosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 AIDAbella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 AIDAbella 12:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 AIDAbella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 AIDAbella 12:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 MSC Preziosa 02:00 pm 09:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Caribbean Princess 09:00 am 11:59 pm
Oct. 7th 2024 Monday, 7th of Oct. 2024 AIDAbella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 AIDAbella 12:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 07:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 AIDAbella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 AIDAbella 12:00 am 07:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Queen Anne 09:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Queen Anne 12:00 am 02:30 am
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 P&O Aurora 09:00 am 11:59 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Queen Mary 2 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Queen Mary 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 Queen Mary 2 12:00 am 01:30 am
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 AIDAmar 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 AIDAmar 12:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 P&O Aurora 09:00 am 11:59 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 AIDAsol 07:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 04:30 pm 12:00 am
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 12:00 am 01:00 am

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