Essential Tromso: Historical City Walk

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Wednesday 10:30am , Saturday 3:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    Tourist Information Office
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

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. During our walking tour in the city centre, we will visit the Polar Museum, one of Norway's two most significant museums on the subject, and lhallen, Troms's oldest and most authentic pub.

Highlights

  • 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

Know More about this tour

In this walking tour, you will get acquainted with the city of Troms and its century long history. On the first leg of the tour, we will see the remains of medieval Troms, the market place with a monument to the fishermen that lost their lives at sea, and relics from the city's time as the central trade hub in the North.

A guided tour at the Polar Museum is included in the price of the tour. The Polar Museum hosts a number of exhibitions on polar history, which is closely intertwined with the history of Troms. Your guide will lead you through exhibitions on Svalbard, sealing, well-known polar heroes such as Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, as well as lesser-known polar heroes from Troms, such as the polar bear king Henry Rudi and Wanny Wolstad, the first woman to hunt on Svalbard.

After our visit to the museum, we will walk along the city's bustling pedestrian street, on which we will also encounter the spot with the highest density of sights in all of Troms. On this part of the tour we will not only see all of Troms's Art Nouveau buildings (both of them), but also the world's northernmost Catholic and Protestant cathedrals. There we will also learn about the historical significance of the site of the Protestant cathedral, and about how its history is intertwined with that of the Mack Brewery and Troms's oldest pub lhallen, the next place we will visit on our tour.

lhallen used to be the gathering point for the Arctic hunters and fishermen and the centre of social life in Troms. The spirit of this time can still be felt in its halls today. Nowadays lhallen is the place in Troms with the largest selection of Mack beer from the world's northernmost brewery on tap, and they are also serving 50 different craft beers from Norwegian microbreweries on tap! Their draught system is the largest in Europe.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Meet your guide inside the tourist information office. The default language of the tour is English. Please provide a comment in the reservation form if you require another language.