Spend Christmas in Tromso – the Most Nordic-Like City in Norway

Spend Christmas in Tromso – the Most Nordic-Like City in Norway

Tromso, Norway. The city of Tromso is one of the most enchanting places in the Arctic Circle. No wonder it is one of the best places to go on a winter holiday. During the Christmas period Tromso becomes fairy-tale-like beautiful with all those lights and festive mood. In December the town lives in darkness as the Polar Night prevails: not a single ray of Sun reaches this corner of the world. This is why it is also the best time to admire Aurora Borealis – the green lights are the most visible now.

Locals know how to create Christmassy atmosphere and welcome the visitors, who can enjoy their hospitality. Christmas markets offer traditional sweets, handicrafts and special crowberry cordial, that helps to get warm. There are a lot of music venues, including the cathedrals, where carols brighten the dark evenings. And finally the locals and guests gather to celebrate New Year. Flaming torches, fireworks, mountainous background and plenty of champagne welcome the new exciting beginnings.

Why to go there?

A truly beautiful town, with idyllic Nordic houses, great Christmassy atmosphere, traditional specialties and Northern Lights that make it a desirable winter holiday destination.

When to go there?

Christmas fairs are already held in November. However, the most events take place in December. Except for the 24th to the 26th of December when almost everything is closed. After that Tromso wakes up again.

How to get there?

There is an easy access. The best, fastest and relatively cheap way in is getting an international or domestic flight to Langnes Airport. Another option is to get there by train or bus.

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