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Tromso in winter. Photo: Shutterstock
Tromso in winter. Photo: Shutterstock

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Cross country skiing in Tromso

Through winding valleys and over high mountain terrain. Gliding in the well-groomed ski trails is something really special for every ski fanatic. SAS is flying to some of the best long ski destinations in Scandinavia. Like Tromsø.

Tromso is the world's northernmost metropolis, a small city on the Arctic Ocean shore. In winter you can expect loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and of course – great cross country skiing. The city offers around 71 kilometer of ski trails in a spectacular nature. Tromso Outdoor rent out outdoor equipment like a complete set with ski, boots and poles to go out and cross-country ski on your own in Tromso. 1day (24h) cost 280 NOK.

Tromso is compact and is easy to discover on foot or by using the well-organized city bus system. The airport is only 10 minutes from the center and is well-served by the airport express bus and taxis.

Many ambitious quality restaurants in Tromso make use of the exclusive raw ingredients of the Arctic, but they also search for inspiration from other cultures. RÅ Sushi & Bar on good example of this kind of combination. Måken Restaurant is another restaurant in Tromso with a welcoming menu. It has an astonishing breakfast, lunch and dinner to their guests with a la carte courses can be found in the cozy Pelikan lobby bar.

The lively city center offers great shopping with all from Tromso's locally made specialties to global and Scandinavian brands. The shopping mall Nerstranda is located in the center of the city and has three floors where you can browse around for gifts, fashion and home decoration items, among other things.

Tromso has a wide range of housing. Clarion Collection Hotel With is a nice leisure hotel in central Tromso. For a slightly higher price range there is the Scandic Ishavshotel. It’s a first class hotel with 180 rooms with modern facilities and beautiful sea view. Tromso offer more than 3,000 hotel rooms in the city and maintain a high global standard. Most of the hotels are located in the city center, and has a good range of options that fit any budget.

Tromso Outdoor
Sjøgata 14
tromsooutdoor.no

RÅ Sushi & Bar
Skippergata 16
raasushi.no/tromso

Måken Restaurant and Pelikanen lobby bar Scandic
Heilovegen 23
scandic-hotels.com

Nerstranda
Nerstranda 9
no.club-onlyou.com/Nerstranda

Clarion Collection Hotel With
Sjøgata 35/37
hotelwith.no

Scandic Ishavshotel
Fredrik Langesgate 2
scandichotels.se/Tromso

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