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Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke)

This 19th-century wooden Protestant cathedral is highly regarded for its Gothic Revival architecture, imposing bell tower and striking interior artwork.

Notice the exquisite stained-glass windows as you enter the beautiful Tromsø Cathedral. Admire the open wooden interior and the stunning replica painting of Christ’s resurrection by Norwegian romantic painter Adolph Tidemand. This great church is one of the largest wooden cathedrals in Norway.

The site of the Tromsø Cathedral has hosted multiple churches, with the first dating back to the 13th century. The present structure was built about 150 years ago and designed by notable Norwegian architect Christian Heinrich Grosch. This historic building still operates as a Protestant church; however, it is open for the public to visit and pray.

The Tromsø Cathedral is a short walk from the center of Tromsø and is also near a number of other attractions, including the Arctic Cathedral. This parish church is about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the Tromsø Cathedral. Admire the Arctic Cathedral’s revolutionary architecture, inspired by the Arctic wilderness.

Modern Norwegian architect Jan Inge Hovig designed the Arctic Cathedral, regarded as his most famous work. See the 11 aluminum-coated concrete panels that form the church’s arcs. Admire the glass mosaic on the eastern side of the church, added after its completion and depicting God’s hand and Jesus Christ. Stunning prism chandeliers and rich oak pews adorn the interior. View the church’s organ, built in the French Romantic tradition.

The Tromsø Cathedral is a short walk from Polaria, an aquarium and marine education center. Watch a bearded seal feeding session, led by the center’s trainers. Polaria also features a panoramic cinema, showing short films on the northern lights phenomenon and the remote glacier terrain, Svalbard.

Find both cathedrals just a short walk from the center of Tromsø. The Tromsø Cathedral and the Arctic Cathedral are working churches, so may not accept visitors during special events, such as weddings. Visit the official websites to request tours.

Tromsø Cathedral is one of the northernmost Protestant cathedrals in the world and is remarkable for its largely wooden construction and beautiful interior design.


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Lodging Near Tromso Cathedral

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$91
Smarthotel Tromso

Smarthotel Tromso

Vestregata 6, Tromso
3.9
of 5, from 660 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tromso Cathedral and Art Museum of Northern Norway. Mack Brewery and Polaria are also within 10 minutes.

$95
Enter Backpack Hotel

Enter Backpack Hotel

Parkgata 4, Tromso
3.5
of 5, from 189 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mack Brewery, Tromso Cathedral, and Art Museum of Northern Norway. Polaria and Polar Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$106
Enter Viking Hotel

Enter Viking Hotel

Gronnegate 18, Tromso
3.7
of 5, from 449 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mack Brewery and Polaria. Tromso Cathedral and Art Museum of Northern Norway are also within 10 minutes.

$161
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso

Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso

Sjogata 7, Tromso
4.1
of 5, from 1,290 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Tromso, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Art Museum of Northern Norway and Tromso Cathedral. Mack Brewery and Polar Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$102
Enter Amalie Hotel

Enter Amalie Hotel

Sjogata 5B, Tromso
4.2
of 5, from 384 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is steps from Art Museum of Northern Norway and Tromso Cathedral. Mack Brewery and Polar Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$93
Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso

Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso

Gronnegata 35, Tromso
4.2
of 5, from 794 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mack Brewery, Tromso Cathedral, and Art Museum of Northern Norway. Polaria and Polar Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$186
Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Kaigata 6, Tromso
4.5
of 5, from 600 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is steps from Art Museum of Northern Norway and Tromso Cathedral. Mack Brewery and Polaria are also within 10 minutes.

$157
Scandic Ishavshotel

Scandic Ishavshotel

Fr. Langesgate 2, Tromso
4.2
of 5, from 655 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is steps from Art Museum of Northern Norway and Tromso Cathedral. Polar Museum and Mack Brewery are also within 10 minutes.