Love the light - City Guide Tromso
With local raw ingredients and the friendliest waitstaff in town Emmas Drømmekjøkken is not to be missed. Spread over two floors – Emmas Under on the lower level is less formal. Don’t leave Tromso without trying the fish au gratin here.
Suvi serves up genuine Vietnamese cuisine and delicious sushi. Still somewhat undiscovered, you can usually get a table without an advance booking.
Eat, drink, be merry
Hildr boasts retro decor and modern cuisine. On warm summer days, Hildr opens the courtyard at the back and usually fires up the barbecue at the same time. Even if you’re not hungry, this is also a great place for cocktails.
On the edge
Just a few meters from the waterfront, Clarions the Edge hotel boasts one of the best locations in town. It also offers great views if you take the elevator (or stairs) to the sky bar.
Oldie but a goodie
The Scandic Grand Tromso is one of the oldest hotels in town, despite only dating from 1972. Smack in the middle of Tromso, it has top seminar and conference facilities, and Restaurant Gründer on the first floor serves up delicious lunches.
With a hot tub, a superb restaurant, and Arctic wellness treatments, this converted Arctic sea cutter offers an experience out of the ordinary. Vulkana takes you on a voyage and the hardy can jump into the ice-cold sea.
Pass the pint
You haven’t experienced Tromso till you’ve drunk an ice-cold Mack beer in a sunny spot at Skarven. This outdoor bar is an institution in Tromso, and the views from the terrace are spectacular.
Past and present
Skansen is an important historic area for Tromso as a city. The fortress at Skansen is the only one of its kind in the north of Norway. In addition to wonderful old buildings, you’ll find exciting art galleries and perhaps the world’s smallest photography studio.
Fjellheisen, which reopened earlier this year, offers a cable car that takes you up to Storsteinen, 421m above sea level. From here you can enjoy panoramic views of Tromso. It’s also the perfect place to explore the surrounding mountains.
Who would imagine you could see hundreds of species of plants from different parts of the world in Tromso, above the Arctic Circle? Take a trip to the Botanical Gardens and you can do just that. Don’t forget your camera.
Text: Christine K. Hansen
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Published: July 21, 2016
Last edited: December 19, 2016