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Tromsø Cruise Port

Where your Arctic adventure begins

Tromsø is considered the Arctic capital of Norway and is home to 70,000 lively inhabitants. Located on the edge of the Arctic, Tromsø has a spectacular setting between islands, picturesque fjords and dramatic mountain peaks. Situated at 69 degrees north, above the Arctic Circle, you will get to experience both the Northern Lights (from late August till late April) and the Midnight Sun (from late May till late July). The nature experiences are never ending and most popular is dog sledding, whale watching and Sami culture experiences. Tromsø is an urban city with hotels of international standard, busy cafés, restaurants serving world-class seafood, an active cultural life, as well as captivating museums and art galleries. You will also experience our 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. Welcome to Tromsø - where your arctic adventure begins!

Attractions & Excursions

Into the wild
Photo Vegard Stien

Into the wild

In Tromsø you will find over a 1000 mountain peaks for hiking under the Midnight Sun or ski touring and snow shoeing during winter. Beautiful nature experiences awaits right on your doorstep and the landscape extracts from everything to white sand beaches and crystal clear water, to deep forests. Explore the surrounding region of Tromsø including Kvaløya, Sommarøy, Senja, Lyngen and Målselv.
Culture and locallife
Photo Vegard Stien

Culture and locallife

Tromsø is a lively city with a rich cultural scene, museums and art galleries, and high quality food and drink experiences. The local coffee bars and eateries are usually busy with people from all over the world enjoying local fish dishes, or picking up fresh coffee to take for a walk around the city exploring street art and unique architecture.
Tromsø region
Photo Gøran Mikkelsen

Tromsø region

Visit white sand beaches and hike scenic mountain peaks on Kvaløya and Sommarøy. If you are feeling adventurous we recommend exploring the Lyngen region with the Lyngen alps, go bungee jumping from the Gorsa bridge or enjoy cultural events like the Riddu Riddu festival. The fairytale island Senja offers great views and experiences from mountains and national tourist roads.
The Tromsø pass
Photo Kari Schibevaag

The Tromsø pass

The Tromsø pass is your ticket to experiencing Tromsø. It gives you entry to several of Tromsø’s museums and attractions, as well as bus tickets. Choose between a variety of passes suited for your needs. Stop by the Tourist Information at the Harbour terminal to buy your Tromsø pass.
Summer Activities
Photo Vegard Stien

Summer Activities

Under the Midnight Sun, providing daylight 24/7, you will be able to join activities day and night. Read more:
 Winter Activities
Photo Arctic Adventure Tours

Winter Activities

Step into the cold and crisp Arctic winter landscape and join a wide range of activities. If you are lucky you will be accompanied by the Northern Lights. Read more:

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 Samuel Arnesensgt 5, 9008 Tromsø
Visiting Address POB. 311, NO-9253 Tromsø
Phone +47 77 61 00 00
Web site
Contact person
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