Tromsø is located 350 km north of the Arctic Circle, or 2200 km south of the North Pole. It is the largest town in Arctic Norway, a communication hub, an administrative centre and historically also the point of departure for Polar expeditions, sealing and whaling vessels en route to the seasonal hunting grounds and for hunters and trappers embarking on an isolated winter in the Spitzbergen archipelago. Today, Tromsø is a thriving modern town of over 75,000 inhabitants, supplemented by about 9,000 students.

Visit Tromsø and Destination Tromsø both have a number of links for you to explore if you are interested in seeing more of the town and its surroundings.