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Arctic Cathedral

Hans Nilsens veg 41, Tromso 9020, Norway
+47 476 80 668
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Pretty church

It's a really pretty church and the inside is so different from other churches in Norway. You also... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Irene B
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Lovely concert in iconic cathedral

We were lucky enough to be offered an excursion to this lovely place for a midnight concert whilst... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hans Nilsens veg 41, Tromso 9020, Norway
+47 476 80 668
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a really pretty church and the inside is so different from other churches in Norway. You also get to see the view of Tromsø!

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be offered an excursion to this lovely place for a midnight concert whilst travelling on the Hurtigruten line with a tour group. The cathedral itself is interesting, but I would not have gone out of my way to visit it...More

Thank JJ-Whippet53
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) in Tromsø is famous throughout the country so when in the northern city waiting to board the Coastal Express Ship (Hurtigruten), we took the short bus trip across the city bridge to visit it. The church is more beautiful when viewed...More

Thank MargretEA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, our visit occurred while there was maintenance/construction taking place so the lighting fixtures were removed and there was a lift standing in the center aisle. I thought that the interior of the church was rather stark but I'm sure that was the result of...More

Thank RetColonel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could see the Arctic Cathedral from the harbour front in the city, so decided to have a look. A lot of the public buses run past it, so it was easy to access. The building looks quite interesting, though stark from the outside. There...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Cathedral stands out from many parts of Tromso and has become iconic. It is worth a visit. It is, in many ways, quite sparse in decorations, though three is a huge stained glass window on the east end with a rather strange representation of...More

Thank Paulandjean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral stands out near the modern bridge, both striking features. An architectural delight with huge stained glass window attracting the sun. Inside it is stark but that adds to its charm. We were there at a midnight concert so dim lighting, however it would...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral looks really good from across the fjord, and fits in well with its surroundings. It is not especially interesting inside, however. Best visited from a distance!

Thank WinchesterExplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our family went for 2 visits and both times it was closed because of activity, the 3 time it was open , but to expensive I feel for a quick visit..and to crowded also, I think people don`y need to go inside since the architecture...More

Thank john_s190479
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Arctic cathedral is modern architecture meet religious art, the triangular shapes making the outer shell resembles an iceberg. At the altar end a huge glass relief fills the triangle. The interior is somewhat anonymous.

Thank Niels L
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Amanda H
18 June 2016|
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Response from Pamela T | Reviewed this property |
I believe the port for the larger cruise liners is a short distance away, but not far enough to be a problem. I think there is a small fee for The Arctic Cathedral and the Cable car is not that much further on from there... More
2 March 2016|
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Response from Pål H | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays there are three masses per day. Go to the tourist information in the city centre, and they will advise you. The bus boes from centre over the bridge to the Cathedral. Pål
20 February 2016|
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Response from susborg | Reviewed this property |
I found this to be an easy walk. It is maybe 30 minutes one way. If its cold be sure to have a scarf and hat. It is pretty windy at the middle of the bridge. As an alternate it is also super easy to catch the bus on each... More