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Paris of the North
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe. Most visitors come here to observe the northern lights and find that Tromso, located nearly 400 km (250 mi) north of the Arctic Circle, offers a surprising mix of tourist attractions including lively nightlife and an eclectic restaurant scene. Home to the world's northernmost university, the city boasts a diverse population of young students and highly skilled professionals staffing the region's research institutes. Surrounded by a pristine natural landscape of snowcapped mountain peaks, Tromso provides easy access to some of Norway's top hiking and skiing areas. Plan your vacation with our Norway attractions planner and discover the best things to do in Tromso.
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Top Tromso tours
Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $216
Duration: 8 hours
Northern Lights Chase by Bus from Tromsø BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $117
Duration: 6 to 10 hours
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