An oasis in the Arctic wilderness, Tromsø is a major cultural hub where you'll have a high chance of witnessing the Northern Lights, and with the sun never rising above the horizon in the heart of winter, it’s a truly magical experience.
Situated 350km inside the Arctic Circle, Tromsø strikes the perfect balance between cultures old and new. It plays host to the northernmost gay pride parade plus numerous rock and food festivals. In addition to the lively nightlife, there's an abundance of dining options; from cod, halibut and red bream from the most bountiful sea in the world, to reindeer, elk and goats from the Northern Norwegian forests, mountains and plateaus, plus an equally impressive array of international cuisine.
The city also remains closely linked to the Sami reindeer herders, the Polar Park separating visitors from the wilder Arctic animals including bears, wolves, musk oxen and lynx. There are numerous options for you to indulge your inner Arctic explorer with an overnight husky sledding tour or kayak trip into one of the spectacular fjords, and of course, the chance to witness the most timeless of wonders - Tromsø experiences some of the highest levels of northern lights activity on earth.
With a very short transfer from the airport – just 15 minutes - and a direct flight to London, Tromsø is the best way to combine skiing and the northern lights without leaving Europe.