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Arctic Cathedral

Hans Nilsens veg 41, Tromso 9020, Norway
+47 476 80 668
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The entry fee is considerable, given the time most people actually spend inside the cathedral. It's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Spectacular architecture inspired by the arctic

A must see in Tromsø Something entirely different from the cathedrals found further south in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Are S
Oslo, Norway
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Hans Nilsens veg 41, Tromso 9020, Norway
+47 476 80 668
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Reviewed yesterday

The entry fee is considerable, given the time most people actually spend inside the cathedral. It's an interesting place and has real beauty, but the interior isn't as stunning as the exterior of the building in the landscape, which anyone can enjoy for free!

Thank cazanny
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see in Tromsø Something entirely different from the cathedrals found further south in Europe, but mind blowing in its own pittoresk and minimalist way. If you have the opportunity to attend a concert here, you should definitely do so. The acoustics here can...More

Thank Are S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unique architecture. New church on an old site overlooking the city. There is a charge to cover the cost of current repairs. Note to the tourist: WC is free. Church itself is very peaceful.

Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 2 days ago

Some refer to the Cathedral as the "Sydney Opera House" of the north. It's outside shape is the only comparison. Inside it is mainly an empty shell with a large stained glass window at one end and a pipe organ at the other. The chandeliers...More

Thank Barheat
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is on the opposite side of the long bridge (if coming from the Clarion Hotel or city centre), it is a long walk so I suggest to get a ride to get here. This is in fact a parish and not really a cathedral....More

Thank DuchessDiaz
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't miss this landmark from anywhere on the islands. It's huge and beautiful. I was able to walk all around it and get some great photographs, however, I wasn't able to go inside. If the inside is as stunning as the outside, I can't...More

Thank Jalain O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The situation is magnificent overlooking the Center of Tromso. A bit difficult to get to if walking and unfortunately the bridge had some heavy traffic. Better take the buss.

Thank limpan1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting architecture. Great views from above across to the islands. 30 minutes should do it to visit, take pictures and move on.

Thank almasst
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here to attend a concert at midnight, and we were amazed by the acoustics! I love looking at this structure from afar at night. It's so symbolic of Tromso!

Thank ttc_8
Reviewed 6 days ago

This ultra simple A frame ,open cathedral is a delightful vision from a great distance or right inside. Wonderful stained glass windows behind the altar. Simple Scandinavian furnishings and organ of 3,000 pipes.

Thank larry m
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Amanda H
18 June 2016|
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Response from Pamela T | Reviewed this property |
I believe the port for the larger cruise liners is a short distance away, but not far enough to be a problem. I think there is a small fee for The Arctic Cathedral and the Cable car is not that much further on from there... More
2 March 2016|
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Response from Pål H | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays there are three masses per day. Go to the tourist information in the city centre, and they will advise you. The bus boes from centre over the bridge to the Cathedral. Pål
20 February 2016|
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Response from susborg | Reviewed this property |
I found this to be an easy walk. It is maybe 30 minutes one way. If its cold be sure to have a scarf and hat. It is pretty windy at the middle of the bridge. As an alternate it is also super easy to catch the bus on each... More