Hotel Accommodation in Tromso, Norway
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in Northern Sami and Tromssa in Kven) is a city and municipality in Troms
county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city
of Tromsø. Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in
Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population.
It is the largest city and the largest urban area in North Norway, and
the second largest city and urban area in Sápmi (following Murmansk).
The area has been inhabited since
the end of the ice age, and the Sámi culture is the first known
culture of the region. Speakers of Norse, the ancestor of Norwegian brought
their culture to the area during the migrations of the Vikings before AD
890, when Ohthere's settlement existed to the south of today's Tromsø.
The first church on the island of Tromsøya was erected in the 13th
century, and the area one of Denmark-Norway's very northernmost territories
not contested by Russia. During the 1600s, Denmark-Norway solidified its
claim to the northern coast of Scandinavia and during this period a redoubt,
Skansen, was built. Tromsø was issued its city charter in 1794 by
King Christian VII. The city was established as a municipality 1 January
1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipalities of Tromsøysund
and Ullsfjord, and most of Hillesøy, were merged with Tromsø
on 1 January 1964. The population of Tromsø municipality is 63,596,
and the urban area, Norway's ninth most populous, is home to 53,622 people.
Most of Tromsø, including
the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the
county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) inside the arctic circle. The
island is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the
Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund
Bridge. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude,
due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. The city centre of Tromsø
contains the highest number of old wooden houses in North Norway, the oldest
house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965,
is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø. The city is a cultural
centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer. The
largest football team in the city, Tromsø I.L, plays in the Norwegian
Blu Hotel Tromsø
The Radisson Blu Hotel is
a modern, seafront hotel, with mountain views, centrally located in downtown
Tromso, two kilometres from the Arctic Cathedral. The hotel offers many
dining options; the Grillen Restaurant serves an extensive range of continental
and international cuisine, including an arctic menu, in a traditional Scandinavian-style
setting, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; The Skaidi serves
light snacks and a wide range of coffees and drinks in the lobby bar, with
a Sami-inspired theme; Yonas Pizzeria and Catering has a cellar setting
and serves a delicious range of pizzas, with a children's play area; and
The Rorbua Pub, as featured on national TV, serves soups and stews in a
fisherman-style shack, with live entertainment and a friendly atmosphere.
After a day exploring the beautiful surrounding area, guests can unwind
in the sauna, and relax with a drink in the hotel's bar.
Rica Ishavshotel features
eye-catching modern architecture in steel and glass and enjoys a fine position
on a quay with views over the Tromso harbour and bridge. The Polaria Aquarium
is one kilometre from the hotel, and the Ishavskatedralen Arctic cathedral
is 2 kilometres away. A complimentary buffet breakfast, featuring traditional
Norwegian delicacies, is served each morning. The Rica Ishavshotel's Brasserie
Restaurant offers traditional cuisine and specialities from the north of
Norway in a contemporary setting, and The Gallionen Restaurant serves both
à la carte and café-style menus and features an open fire
and spectacular sea and mountain views. The Galleriet Whisky Bar and the
Skibsbroen Cocktail Bar both feature stunning views over the Arctic cathedral
and Tromso Bridge. Take the Fjellheisen Cable Car from the town, which
travels the 420 metres to the summit of Storsteinen in 5 minutes, where
the views across Tromso and the surrounding fjords and islands are breathtaking.
The Scandic Tromsø
is a modern hotel set on the west side of Tromsø Island with views
of the Kvaløya mountains, three kilometres from the town centre.
Guests can relax with drinks and snacks in the Pelikan Lobby Bar or unwind
in the sauna. The Restaurant Maken is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
and serves al la carte international dishes with a taste of the Arctic.
There is a playroom for children, available during the summer months, and
for guests arriving by car there are 200 complimentary parking spaces next
to the hotel. Multilingual staff at the front desk can advise on local
sightseeing hotspots. Nearby attractions include the botanic gardens one
kilometre from the hotel, and the Arctic Cathedral, four kilometres away.
Tromsø-Langnes Airport (TOS) is one kilometre from the Scandic Hotel
Tromsø, around five minutes by car.
Viking Hotell Tromso is
located in the centre of Tromso, Norway, on the main shopping street, Storgata.
The Polar Museum is 100 metres away and Tromso Cathedral is 500 metres
away. Tromso - Langes Airport is four kilometres away. Multilingual staff
can offer tour advice and a safe-deposit box at the 24-hour front desk,
and 24-hour room service is available. Parking is provided nearby. Traditional
Nordic dishes are available at Viking Hotell Tromso's restaurant, and a
complimentary breakfast is served each morning in the hotel breakfast room.
Viking Hotell Tromso offers discounts for a nearby fitness centre. Activities
available nearby include cross- country skiing, ice fishing, and island
excursions. The 25 guestrooms all have air conditioning and amenities include
complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite television, minibars,
and hair dryers.
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