Essential Tromso Historical City Walk

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Samuel Arnesens gate 5, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
  • Return Details :
    Strandtorget 1, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


An experienced guide introduces you to the city of Troms and its century long history full of stories and anecdotes. You will encounter Troms's most important landmarks, including several northern superlatives and charming wooden houses from the city's time as central trade hub in the North.
In 2018 the tour will visit Perspektivet Museum, in 2019 we will visit the Polar Museum, which is currently closed for renovations.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All entrance fees included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), Tromso, Troms, Northern Norway

The Polar Museum is closed for renovations for the rest of 2018, and well be back as part of this tour in 2019. In the meantime we will visit one of two other sites.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Perspektivet Museum, Tromso, Troms, Northern Norway

This is one of the museums we may visit, while the Polaer Museum is closed for renovations.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skansen, Tromso, Troms, Northern Norway

Discover the history of Troms's oldest site

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tromso Domkirke, Tromso, Troms, Northern Norway

We stop by outside for a brief history of the churches of Troms.

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: Tromso Budget Tours, Tromso, Troms, Northern Norway

At Troms Budget Tours, we have the ambition to deliver high-quality products to competitive prices. We are a new company, aiming to offer both new concepts off the beaten path, as well as improved variants of classic tours at affordable prices for the budget-conscious traveller. Our guides are certified, resident tour guides, who live and work in Troms all year.


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Entry/Admission - The Polar Museum



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Meet your guide at the tourist information office. The default language of the tour is English.

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

The total rate for this tour includes a commission to TripAdvisor/Viator for their services.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Most of the tour takes place outdoors.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Sep-2022

    Wonderfully informative tour with a delightful guide. We learned a lot about Tromsø and had a really nice time.

  • 28-Aug-2022

    Our guide Astrid was great! Very entertains and knowledgable. W felt we not only learnt about the history of Tromsø but also about the culture and community. Great! Thank you.

  • 26-Aug-2022

    While Tromso is a lovely small city, we got no feel for it as far as the way its history evolved and developed. The guide, who was less than enthusiastic and disinterested in his guests' thoughts, seemed to focus mostly on the arts and music scene. That would be after we started with a long review of Roald Amundsen. We ultimately walked away to enjoy the city on our own.

  • 11-Aug-2022

    Bernhard gave us a fabulous tour of the town, filling in history, chronology, famous personalities and more. It rained most of the time but that didn’t get in the way. Apparently he makes his own beer… and does a beer-fest tour in the winter. All while getting multiple degrees 🇳🇴

  • 26-Jun-2022

    Helen was very knowledgeable and fun to walk around in Tromso. Great experience and would highly recommend it as one of your first tours.

  • 27-Mar-2022

    Very informative tour with an excellent guide. The Polar Museum was particularly interesting. Enjoyed the drinks and food at the bar at the end as we all got to know more about each other. Highly recommended.

  • 30-Jan-2022

    Our guide Astrid was very knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us a lot of interesting and fun facts about Tromso. She also escorted us round the Polar Museum, which was helpful and gave us a greater insight than going on our own. Afterwards she suggested a very good bar to go to, to end the trip. A lovely few hours.

  • 30-Jan-2022

    Very interesting and super nice and gründet guide Astrid! A local guide who can give you an insight in Tromso and Norway history and traditions.

  • 01-Dec-2021

    5/5 —> One of the best historical tours I have been on. Sarah is absolutely incredible. Her knowledge and understanding of the city is incredible. She also made sure that the way she shared it brought so much of this gorgeous city to life. It made me understand why Tromso is the way it is. The influences and the transformations this city has seen. This is certainly a must do tour for anyone visiting. I loved her enthusiasm and ability to bring in so much energy in all the locations and while we walked. We walked around the city and also had a detailed visit to the Polar Museum. It was lovely to be able to learn more about Svalbard as well and the people who took that difficult journey. Loved all the murals and work of art in the areas that we walked through. Loved the wall of women that celebrates the different strong women of Tromso. All in all, one of the best historical tours and would recommend this to everyone. Bring in enthusiasm and you will love learning about this beautiful city.

  • 03-Nov-2021

    Der historische Stadtrundgang mit Bernhard war für uns (Familie mit 13-jährigem Sohn) ein echtes Highlight! Das Wissen unseres Guides zur Geschichte der Polarregion im Allgemeinen und Tromsø im Besonderen hat uns sehr beeindruckt. Unterhaltsam erzählt erfuhren wir viel über die Stadtentwicklung und die besonderen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Auch der Besuch im Polarmuseum war mit dabei und für uns sehr spannend und interessant. Gekrönt wurde die Tour von einem Abschluss bei einem Glas Bier in einem tollen Lokal und einigen weiteren persönlichen Tipps von Bernhard. Eine wirklich sehr empfehlenswerte Tour zu einem sehr fairen Preis!

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