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Norway - the ultimate nature-based cruise destination


Photo: © Bjørn Jørgensen

Tromsø Cruise Port

Arctic Adventures Powered by Nature

Tromsø is the capital of Norway’s high north and home to 70,000 lively inhabitants living on the edge of the Arctic in a spectacular setting between islands, picturesque fjords and dramatic mountain peaks. Situated at 69 degrees north, only 2000 km from the North Pole, visitors are amazed to learn that our city has hotels of international standard, busy cafés, restaurants serving world-class seafood, an active cultural life, captivating museums and art galleries. Tromsø is a city with an adventurous history, dating back to the 19th century when it was the starting point for Arctic hunting and expeditions to the North Pole. Tromsø is known as the Gateway to the Arctic and is today a centre for educational and research institutes, including the world’s northernmost university. Today, Tromsø is a centre for Arctic knowledge and science, and functions as a natural arena and meeting point in the Arctic. Tromsø - where your arctic adventure begins!

Attractions & Excursions

Photo: © Sørøya Havfiskecruise


Tromsø is the activity capital of Norway and a wide range of activities for individuals and groups are offered all year round.
Summer Activities
Photo:Baard Loeken_www.nordnorge.com_Tromsoe

Summer Activities

The Arctic light at summertime makes most activities possible both at day and night time.
 Winter Activities
Photo:© Tromsø Wilderness Centre

Winter Activities

Tromsø with its exhilarating, safe and well planned activities take you into the Arctic winter landscapes.
The Arctic Cathedral
Photo:Bård Løken

The Arctic Cathedral

The Arctic Cathedral is the iconic symbol of Tromsø inspired by Arctic nature. A wall with glass mosaic “The Return of Christ” dominates the interior. To top the experience an evocative concert in the Cathedral is recommended. Concerts can be booked all year round at preferred times. A captured moment!
Tromsø Lutheran Cathedral
Photo:© Tromsø Domkirke

Tromsø Lutheran Cathedral

Wooden church dating from 1861 The world's northernmost Protestant cathedral from 1861 is Norway's only wooden cathedral. During the summer varied concerts are held at daytime every Monday-Friday.
Polaria – Arctic experience centre
Photo: © Polaria

Polaria – Arctic experience centre

Arctic experience centre with knowledge and fascination. Enjoy an arctic walk and aquariums with fish and bearded seals. A five screen theatre showing two different films. Polaria is housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 13
Tidal movement 1.8 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitation
Maximum number of ships per day in port 5 at the same time (only 2 over 300 m length)
Maximum number of passengers per day in port Approx. 5000 passengers at the same time
Environmental limitations/restrictions
Other Ice free all year

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length Prostneset FO07 - 225 m Prostneset FO08 - 135 m Breivika FO21 - total length of quay 21-24: 410 m Breivika FO24 - total length of quay 21-24: 410 m Breivika FO25 - 300 m (quay length 150 m)
Draft Prostneset FO07 - 8 m Prostneset FO08 - 9 m Breivika FO21 - 10.8 m Breivika FO24 - 11 m Breivika FO25 - 11 m
Air draft Sandnessund Bridge 41,0 m - if sailing from north to the city center (Prostneset).
Beam Unlimited


Available Yes
Pontoons YES, available upon request
Tugboat Yes

Port Services

Bunkers YES, by boat/truck
Supplies Yes
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method Truck
Other The Port of Tromsø has a range of other port services
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Tromsø

Phone +47 77 66 18 50
Contact person Harriet Willassen
Mailing Address P.O. Box 392, N-9254 Tromsø
Visiting Address Kirkegt. 1, 9008 Tromsø
Port control
Charts Norwegian chart no 466
Web site
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 13
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses Yes
Taxi Yes
Shopping Yes 4 km Breivika
Tax refund Yes
Emergency Tromsø University Hospital
Distances - airport 4 km from both city centre and Breivika
Distance to city centre 4 km from Breivika

Attractions/excursions: All close to the city centre or a few kilometres from the port.

Visit Tromsø

Mailing Address POB. 311, NO-9253 Tromsø
Visiting Address Kirkegt. 2, 9008 Tromsø
Phone +47 77 61 00 00
Web site
Contact person
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