Where To Stay In Tromsø, Norway: 3 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2023

where to stay in tromso

World-famous for being the iconic viewing point of multi-hued northern lights, Tromsø is a fascinating city standing in the Scandinavian country of Norway. Perched above the Arctic Circle, this port city boasting northern lights draw tourists worldwide to watch the unique phenomena annually. It’s also a prominent cultural hub with centuries-old wooden abodes dotting it. Visiting the globe’s northernmost aquarium, Polaria, offers you glimpses of incredible underwater life, while nature lovers will enjoy exploring the scenic landscape at Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden. To make your excursion in this Scandinavian city comfortable, read on to know more about where to stay in Tromsø, Norway, including the best neighborhoods.

1. Downtown Tromsø (from USD 175)

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Whether you are a vacationer or leisure traveler, downtown Tromsø is a fantastic place to relax. It spans around the scenic harbor on Tromsøya Island. Downtown Tromsø has abundant restaurants, cafes, theaters, and pubs, including Storgata, a well-known main shopping street. Watch amazing marine life at Polaria, and get an insight into the history of the city and the Arctic Circle at the Polar Museum. You can also visit the nearby Tromsø Museum.

A 7-minute drive to the north from downtown Tromsø takes you to Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden, where you can commune with nature. At the same time, a drive to the south leads you to Tromsø’s southern beach, known as Telegrafbukta, where you can watch the northern lights and enjoy a coastal retreat.

Thon Hotel Polar

Wifi Available

Address: Grønnegata 45
Accommodates: 2

Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

Scandic Grand Tromsø

Wifi Available

Address: Storgaten 44
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø

Wifi Available

Address: Sjogata 7
Accommodates: 8

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

2. Kvaløysletta

Kvaloysletta kvaloya tromso
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About 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) northwest of Tromsø, Kvaløysletta is a pleasant urban neighborhood. It lies on the eastern coast of Kvaløya, which is the fifth-biggest island in the country. Guests need to cross Sandnessund Bridge to get here from Tromsø. While in the area, visit Kvaløysletta Shoreline Park for breathtaking views.

If you are looking for some adventure, you can enjoy mountain climbing at Store Blåmann. Embarking on a road trip will offer you the best views of the fishing villages and scenic fjords that indent Kvaløya. In the winter, the majestic northern lights here will delight your eyes.

3. Tromsdalen

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Lying on the mainland, Tromsdalen is a beautiful destination along the shore, about 4.1 kilometers (2.5 miles) to the east of Tromsø. Tromsøysundet strait connects it to Tromsø.

At the eastern tip of Tromsdalen is Tromsdalstinden, where you can enjoy mountain climbing. Check out Arctic Cathedral, or go for an exciting aerial ride in the tramway Fjellheisen. This neighborhood is also near Tromsdalselva river.

Tromsø Lodge & Camping

Wifi Available

Address: Elvestrandvn 10
Accommodates: 5

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

The cozy apartment centrally located in Tromsdalen
Tromsø, Troms, Norway
7 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Spacious Studio Apartment in Tromsø, Tromsdalen
Tromsø, Troms, Norway
65 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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nice and cozy place with all the amenities
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Enjoy tranquil holidays in Tromsø

Tromsø is a beautiful Norwegian city known for its phenomenal northern lights. Fjords, beautiful beaches, and alpine gardens will enrich your travel experience. Set off on an exciting vacation, choose one of these best neighborhoods, and finalize where to stay in Tromsø, Norway.

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