Tromso is ideal for seeing the northern lights and has a modern mix of outdoor activities, a vibrant nightlife, and places to eat local food. European tour packages to Norway with european tour operator offer visit to Tromso if you choose this visit in your european tour. In this modern city in the Arctic, nature and culture go hand in hand. Tromso has many activities on offer, from an aquarium and several quality museums to the world’s northernmost botanical garden. The city is also a popular place to observe the majestic phenomenon of the northern light. Tromso is located 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in Northern Norway. From September to March many people come to Tromso to see the northern lights. From 20 May to 20 July the midnight sun makes it possible to do as the locals and participate in various activities around the clock. In general, Tromso has a mild climate for such a northerly destination because of its seaside location and the warming effect of the Gulf stream. It is easy to get to Tromso from other Norwegian cities and abroad. If you want a cultural holiday, Tromso hosts the Tromso International Film Festival and the Northern Light Festival, both of which attract visitors from all over the world. At Northern Norway Art Museum you can explore art and crafts with ties to Northern Norway from the 1800s up until today. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Tromso city centre is conveniently located just around the corner from seemingly untouched wilderness, which offers many opportunities for activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. The city is known for its lively night scene and a range of restaurants specialising in the fresh ingredients of the Arctic. Tromso’s multi-cultural community, featuring more than 100 nationalities, does its very best to whet local palates, and there is no shortage of new eateries based on local food. Tromso is in the process of being certified as a Sustainable Destination, a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, Tromso wishes to preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit. Human settlement in the Tromso area dates back thousands of years, though the city itself was founded only about 200 years ago. Tromso soon became the centre for trapping in the Arctic region, and in the early 1900s it was the starting point for expeditions to the Arctic. Hence its nickname: “Gateway to the Arctic”.