Reasons To Visit Tromso
Tromso is located in the heart of northern Norway and offers many exciting things to do with its vibrant cultural scene and interesting works of architecture. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions around the city such as Polaria and the Polar Museum, so travelers with kids can find fun for all the family. One of the main draws of the city is its location above the Arctic Circle which makes it a fantastic place to experience the famous aurora borealis lights. Make sure you had some of the city’s excellent museums and art galleries to your itinerary such as the Tromso Museum and the Northern Norwegian Art Museum, or you may consider venturing out into the wilderness with the mountainous terrain in the region perfect for hiking and camping.
Arriving In Tromso
Tromso Airport is located just 5 km from the center of Tromso and handles a range of domestic and European flights, many of which are on a seasonal basis. Those wishing to fly from the UAE to Tromso will not be able to catch any direct flights, but the airport has decent connections which enables UAE-based travelers to get to Tromso with only a single stopover.
At Tromso Airport there are two passenger terminals and all of the amenities and services you would expect. Alongside a few fast food outlets and cafés, the airport offers duty-free shopping as well as a selection of travel shops to pick up any last-minute essentials. Getting from the airport into the city is possible by public transport, with bus routes available for those who don’t want to pay for a private taxi. Alternatively, you could consider a rental car in Tromso if you want to explore the country at your leisure.
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Norway is a part of the Schengen Area which means UAE nationals can travel to the country visa free for up to 90 days. In Tromso you can expect subzero temperatures and plenty of snowfall if you visit during the winter, while its summers are relatively mild with average highs of around 15 degrees between July and August. Don’t forget that in Norway the currency is the Norwegian krone and not the euro, while the country is three hours behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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