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  Tromsø: Tromsdalen Kirke / Ishavskatedralen
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  • Tromsø: Tromsdalen Kirke / Ishavskatedralen - Norway
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  • Tromsø: Tromsdalen Kirke / Ishavskatedralen - Norway
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This is the most famous church of Tromsø: Tromsdalen Kirke / Ishavskatedralen /
Artic Cathedral / Eismeer-Kathedrale, and all of these names are for for this most spektacular churche in Norway ! Some people think it is a tourist-trap but I think it is worth seeing from outside and that it is also worth to take a look inside, although it is just a modern church. From outside it looks a bit like an iceberg or maybe like a whale and it is interesting how the windows were made between the rips of that whale.
Ishavskatedralen was built in 1965 by the norwegian architect Jan Inge Hovig .Get inside and have a look,the church is mostly open for a few hours daily, whenever the Hurtigruten-ships are in Tromsoe ! The interior is simple but also interesting and the large window facing the port has the largest glass-mosaique in Europe. There is a small entrance-fee to be payed there and they have a souvenirshop there as well.

The Arctic cathedral is open for visitors:
from Aug 16th till Sept 15th : daily 03.00-06.00pm
from Sept 16th till May 31st: daily 04.00-06.00pm
from June 1st till Aug 15th:daily 09.00am-07.00pm
sundays only from 01.00-07.00pm
churchservice : every sunday at 11.00am

Directions: You can walk easily from your cruiseship over the bridge to the cathedral, it will take around 25 minutes, or you can take bus #28.
Phone: +47 476 80 668
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/33699/

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  • Written Oct 17, 2011
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