Located north of the Arctic Circle, Troms is a former Norwegian county merged with neighbouring Finnmark in 2020 to create Troms og Finnmark. It centres around the city of Tromsø and encompasses the spectacular landscapes of Øvre Dividal National Park and the Reisadalen valley.
Things to do in Troms
Architectural icons and breathtaking wilderness areas - Troms is a spectacular region of Norway that’s not to be missed.
Sightsee in Tromsø. Centred around the island of Tromsøya, this cultural hub is an ideal place for viewing the Northern Lights. The cityscape is dominated by the striking peaked roof of the Arctic Cathedral, which incorporates stunning stained-glass windows into its design. Delve into the local history at the Polar Museum and admire the hardy species that are planted throughout the Arctic–Alpine Botanic Garden.
Explore Øvre Dividal National Park. Studded with lakes, Øvre Dividal National Park is an untouched wilderness of snow-capped alpine peaks and wildlife-filled marshes that provides a habitat for one of the highest populations of wolverines in Europe. Keep your eyes peeled for Arctic foxes, Eurasian lynx and wild reindeer while exploring its trails, together with a variety of birdlife.
Hike through Reisa National Park. Tackle the 50-kilometre-long trail through Reisa National Park, taking in the scenic valley of Reisadalen. Cascading falls pepper the route, with the 269-metre-high Mollisfossen falls the most spectacular. The remains of historic tar kilns can also be seen along the way, as can herds of semi-domesticated reindeer.
Dog sled along the shores of Lyngsfjord. Experience the whitewashed landscapes of Lyngsfjord during a dog sledding adventure along its shores. Led by energetic huskies, you’ll be whisked through a forested landscape fringed by mountains before visiting a traditional Sami herdsman’s tent.
Getting around Troms
Tromsø Airport is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Tromsø and has flights to destinations across Europe. Buses are the main means of getting around the region, although having your own car gives you greater freedom to explore the national parks. The centre of Tromsø can easily be navigated on foot.