Polaria & the Arctic Cathedral

  • Port

    Tromso, Norway

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD80 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    2.5 Hours

  • Meals included


Discover the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ at Polaria, and visit the Arctic Cathedral, on this city tour of Tromsø.

Sit back and enjoy your ride through Tromsø as you pass the northernmost university in the world, the Northern Lights Planetarium, Sandnessund Bridge, and the Island of Kvaløy.

At the Polaria Centre, which is dedicated to life in the polar regions, you’ll find a series of exhibitions, an aquarium, and a spectacular film. Strolling along the ‘Arctic Walkway’, you’ll experience simulated elements the Arctic – a snowstorm, dozing polar bear, and Northern Lights. The aquarium’s main attraction is its arctic bearded seals.

Then you’ll cross the Tromsø Bridge, linking Troms Island with the mainland, and visit the Arctic Cathedral. The ultra-modern architecture of this cathedral symbolises the immense strength of the Arctic Ocean pack ice. The interior is dominated by the beautiful stained glass-window depicting the Return of Christ.