TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, has voted Tromsø the world's third-best destination for adventure travel. No city in Europe achieves a higher rating.
"We are incredibly proud that our great city has been voted one of the top three adventure destinations in the world. I think it’s the combination of culture, history and nature that draws people here and makes their visit complete,” says Linn Rafaelsen Alexandersen, Hotel Director at Thon Hotel Polar.
The TripAdvisor ranking cites the fjords, reindeer feeding and the Northern Lights as the best experiences. Tromsø was only beaten by La Fortuna in Costa Rica and Kauai in Hawaii.
There is no doubt that Tromsø is well worth a visit. See our list of favourite places and recommended activities in Tromsø. There are lots of tips, including dog sledding, chasing the Northern Lights, reindeer feeding, off-piste skiing, a spa boat, and tips for restaurants and cafes.
Mathallen (the food hall)
Northern Norway’s best chefs prepare meals from scratch with local produce. The Delikatessen sells fresh fish, local cheeses, cured meats and "everything you need for a delicious dinner in your own kitchen". Mathallen is open for both lunch and dinner. They also organise wine-tasting sessions. The address is: Grønnegata 58/60.
Located at Skippergata 11, Hildr Gastro Bar is famous for its cocktails and creative snacks. This intimate gastropub is located in a timber building with a garden, where you can sit outside on in good weather in the summer.
Do you like spas and boating? Vulakana combines both. Vulkana is an old fishing boat converted into a spa with a wood-fired sauna, Zen lounge, restaurant and diving tower. Good food is served on board and you can warm yourself in the hot tub on deck. Various rental packages are offered at the vulkana.no website for groups and individuals.