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Tromso Fjords
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Guided Snowshoe Walk on Tromsoya Island in Tromso
Ranked #4 of 90 things to do in Tromso
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I thought I had seen it all, visits to Hawaii, Fiji, Paris, Budapest, Switzerland, Greece, Alaska, Antarctica, Prague, China, Argentina, Brazil, all the most incredible places in the world. But then my wife and I explored the fjords west of Tromso. It is now my favorite place in the entire world!!!
If you never venture outside of Tromso island, you've missed the greatest part. If you've come this far to the top of the world, you may as well rent a car or hire a private guide to take you along the road from Tromso to Sommaroy. You will see water as clear and as blue as Fiji with mountains as stunning as Alaska and Antarctica.

12  Thank WilliamWillieWilson
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Our cruise ship docked across the harbor from downtown, which was about 4km (2.5mile) from the Arctic Cathedral across the bridge. Town was another 2km from the Arctic Cathedral, and the cable car was the same distance in a slightly different direction. Shuttles to town center were available for a small charge. The path out of the port and toward town was clearly marked for the first mile...then the bridge was visible enough to guide us the rest of the way. Unfortunately the weather was drizzly all day and the temp never got above 40 deg (F) or 4 deg (C). If there was a dock closer to town, it was not obvious.

We walked to Arctic Cathedral, town, and to the cable car. We wanted to try the brew pub in town, and regret that we opted to head back to the ship to avoid possible weather closing in instead. Tromso is the largest town in the Arctic Circle and the cable car and cathedral were the highlights. There is a fee to go into the cathedral (since we didn't try the brews). We would have seen a lot more and spent more time there if the weather had been better.

There was a botanical garden a few blocks from the port where the ship was docked. It looked nice but the weather prevented us from walking into it. In all, there was enough to do, but the weather didn't do the town justice while we were there.

2  Thank wldtravels
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

From our Princess cruise ship the views where all I imagined, fabulous, and we loved Tromso.
We got a taxi for 6 to the cable car, nearly the first to the top, fantastic views, a lovely restaurant there, we didn't use as to early. After a walk round, need sturdy shoes, we descended just as cruise groups arriving crammed in the cars! Then we did a pleasant downhill walk to the cathedral, cost £4 to go in, so only a couple went in, very plain but lovely window. We then walked over the bridge, and were glad to find a Burger King in the high street! For the free wifi, which worked, had a cold drink. And then looked round the shops. We got the shuttle bus back to the ship, quite happy with our day, took our time , and much cheaper than the ships groups

3  Thank georgiegirl1_11
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Don't bother spending an arm and a leg to see the fjords - a three hour guided trip will set you back about 200USD per person and take you up and down one fjord (about 30km). Take a cheaper option of a ferry - we took the hurtigruten ferry from Tromso to Skervoy and back - five hour sightseeing covering more than 100km of fjords costing about 60USD per person. Also hire a bicycle for the day and cycle to ersfjordbotn for the most beautiful and unspoilt fjord in all of Norway

22  Thank IanSouthern
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We took the ferry to Nord Langenen - we had to pay them extra to stop there on the way to Skjervoy!

They promised they would come back for us 3 hours later - which they did.

It was so beautiful to just walk up the coast of this tiny town. Beautiful seabirds, crustaceans, snow on the top of the mountains.

Incredibly peaceful - what a beautiful place

6  Thank ilovecorndogs
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