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Tromso Sights and Landmarks Guide, Norway

Tromso is also known as the famous Gateway to the Arctic. This marvelous city experiences 2 months of Midnight Sun, plus it has the majority of Northern Lights in the world. Along with these natural phenomena, Tromso is also a city set in the beautiful Lyngen Alps. This city of nature and culture should be on the list of the must-visit tourist destinations.

Tromso Sights – Churches

The city’s churches are some of the tourist attractions visitors should not dare to miss when at Tromso. These churches add to the city’s historical and cultural appeal. Look into this list of Tromso Sights.

The Tromso Cathedral. This is the sole cathedral in Norway that is made of wood. Tromso cathedral is the northernmost Protestant church in the world and the biggest wooden church in Norway.

The Arctic Cathedral. Also known as the Tromsdalen Church, this was constructed in 1965. This cathedral is probably the most recognizable landmark in the city. The church’s design was created by Jan Inge Hovig, and the materials used for building it are mostly concrete. Due to the similarity of the church’s appearance with the Sydney Opera House, it has frequently been dubbed as “Norway’s Opera House”. The original glass mosaic of the cathedral is what makes it very notable.

Tromso Sights – Museums

Several of the most visited tourist attractions in Tromso are its museums. Each museum is distinct with regard to the type and genre of collections it exhibits.

Polar Museum. The museum focuses on the explaining and showcasing of the city’s 18th century history in Arctic expeditions and trade. It is located in an 1830 warehouse.

Tromso University Museum. This is recognized as the oldest technical foundation found in Northern Norway. The museum was founded in 1872 and integrated in the University of Tromso in the year 1976. It is consisted of six departments: Sami Ethnography, Archaeology, Botany, Cultural History, Geology and Zoology.

Tromso Sights – Outdoor Sites

To truly enjoy a stay in the city, tourists should visit the different outdoor Tromso Sights. Here, they will experience the beauty and serenity of the natural scene of Tromso.

Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden. Known as the northernmost botanical garden in the world, this small but gorgeous garden has many fascinating elements. The Himalaya portion of the garden has many beautiful blue poppies. Other plant and flower species found here came from countries such as China and Russia and countries from the southern hemisphere. The traditional garden is a sanctuary of plants used as aphrodisiacs and used in magic and traditional medicine.

Kongeparken. Also known as the Royal Park, Kongeparken is located a few blocks from the main street. This amusement park is perfect for visitors travelling with kids. It has many different rides that both children and adults will enjoy. Not to mention, the visitors will also take pleasure in the panoramic view.

For people who are visiting this side of the country, more tourist destinations can be explored via the neighboring cities of Tromso. One may always look into the splendor offered by Pori Sights and Vaasa Sights in Finland.

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