VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"about Tromso, Norway" Top 5 Page for this destination Arctic Favorite Tip by call_me_rhia

Arctic General: 37 reviews and 41 photos

  tromso from the nearby fjell
by call_me_rhia
 
 

Favorite thing: People call Tromso in 2 different ways: the "Gate of the Arctic" and the "Paris of the North". While the first definition seemed obvious to me, I did not understand the reason of the second until i got there. No, it doesn't look like Paris at all - no imposing buindings, no fancy boutiques - but hey, so much life! People (not tourists!) crowd the streets day and night, there's plenty of pubs, clubs, discos, performers... everything. I was meant to stop for a night only on my way to the North Cape and I found myself stuck there for ages, eventually missing the Cape and with no regrets. I found so much to see and do, and I met such lovely people, that continuing up north was no longer a priority or something desirable .

Fondest memory: The Polaria exhibition - really good, and then the Arctic Cathedral, the Polar Museum, the buzzing High Street, the Harbour and its own buildings, and the absolutely superb Mack's Brewery and beer!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Nov 20, 2002
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

call_me_rhia

“... traveling is not a destination ...”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 3 8
Forum Rank:
0 0 7 8 4

Have you been to Arctic?

  Share Your Travels