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The Arctic Cathedral, Tromsdalen

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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For a taste of modern northern architecture, visit The Arctic Cathedral, one of Tromso's important churches. Built in 1965 and partially inspired by Sydney, Australia's famous opera house, the church showcases a triangular construction and a glass frontal facade. Though the main structure is concrete, it's covered by aluminum sheets. Explore the interior of the church, which, though mostly minimalist, boasts an intricate stained-glass window on one end (as well as an organ with nearly 3,000 pipes). Be sure to bring your camera and get a shot of the cathedral from a distance or across the water, as the peaked structure stands out starkly against the mountainous backdrop. Put The Arctic Cathedral into our Tromsdalen attractions tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tromsdalen.
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  • It’s a pretty building from the outside, I love the concept of blocks of ice being pushed together to create the shape. Personally wouldn’t recommend paying to go inside as it seems basic. 
    It’s a pretty building from the outside, I love the concept of blocks of ice being pushed together to create the shape. Personally wouldn’t recommend paying to go inside as it seems basic.  more »
  • We have been here before but didn't go inside. This time we went in. The cathedral is beautiful, serene and we were lucky enough to hear a pianist who was superb as were the acoustics. We lit a... 
    We have been here before but didn't go inside. This time we went in. The cathedral is beautiful, serene and we were lucky enough to hear a pianist who was superb as were the acoustics. We lit a...  more »
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  • A wonderful church situated on a small hill. Although the church was not built in a typical Norwegian design, but it fits perfectly into its surroundings. the beautiful glass window alone is an eye-catcher. Admission per person NOK 70 - relatively cheap for Norway. You should definitely visit this church when you are in Tromsø.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Lots of information inside. Fair price, 55nok entry. Can stay as long as you wish, but does close to the public at 5pm. Easy access by local bus (20nok 1 hour use) from city Central.

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