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Tromsø, a northern Norwegian city, is an important cultural center above the Arctic Circle. It is popular as a point of view for dazzling Northern Lights that light up the night sky occasionally. The historic center of the town, on Tromsø Island, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The Arctic Cathedral of 1965, with its distinctive towered roof and stained-glass windows
Tromsø offers many events, from an aquarium and many professional museums to the northernmost botanical garden worldwide. The city is also a famous spot for witnessing the magnificent northern lights phenomenon. Tromsø is today branded a sustainable destination,
Tromsø hosts the Tromsø International Film Festival as well as the Northern Light Festival, both drawing tourists from around the world. You will discover art and crafts with links to Northern Norway from the 1800s till today at the Northern Norway Art Museum.
The city is renowned for its vibrant nightlife scene and a range of restaurants specializing in Arctic fresh ingredients. Tromsø's multi-cultural population, with over 100 nationalities, does its best to whet local palates and there is no shortage of fresh local food related eateries.
One of the best places to see the spectacle in Tromsø is the Storsteinen mountain ledge from here you can see the sun hovering north over the horizon behind the Soltindan peak on the island of Ringvassøy.
In the winter, people come to Tromso to see the beautiful northern lights in the dim winter nights that scatter through the sky. Surrounded by unspoiled fjords and mountains on all sides Tromso is a wonderful place to witness some of the wonders of nature such as the spectacular Northern Lights!
The summer is mostly about the midnight sun and the long, bright days, cycling, fishing and simply just enjoying the beautiful nature Tromso has to offer.
Tromso is also, unexpectedly, popular for its party life and pubs, for such a small town. The city has more pubs per resident than any other city in Norway and on Friday and Saturday nights the main street, Storgata is filled with happy drinking people.
You can go on your own cable car ride either. And you can book a tour through Fjellheisen's rental car company where you can see all the famous mountains and sights you see. And you'll know why Tromso is named "North Paris" and "The Arctic Gateway"
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Everything was great, with no hidden extras. Car rental service (Hertz) was also great, car was in the ramge I've expected and everything went fine.