There’s no disputing the northern-ness of this vibrant Norwegian town - the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, and Polar Nights are familiar features of Tromsø’s Arctic landscape. It’s also an incredibly old city, inhabited as far back as 10,000 years ago but with Scandinavian roots originating in the 4th century. Known as the “Paris of the North,” Tromsø prides itself on being modern and fashionable, trumping any claims of being simply another freezing Nordic city. A number of churches and museums, like the famous Arctic Cathedral and Polar Museum, show off the Tromsø’s long history and effervescent charm.
Written by Sarah Clise.
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