All you need to know about the Arctic Cathedral

The Arctic Cathedral, also known as Tromsdalen Church, is in fact a protestant parish church and not a cathedral. It was designed by Jan Inge Hovig and built in 1965, and has attracted tourists from all over the world since then.

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Many people claim that the church reminds them of icebergs, the traditional fish-drying racks or even Sami tents, yet it remains unclear what the architect had in mind when he designed the building.

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Concerts are held at midnight in the church which are especially popular among cruise tourists. You can visit the church in summer between 9 am and 7 pm and in winter between 2 pm and 6 pm (unless there's a service going on).

Entrance costs 50 NOK (180 NOK if you'd like to attend the midnight sun or Northern Lights concert). 

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You can get to the Arctic Cathedral by walking over the Tromsø bridge or by taking bus 22 or 24 from the city centre.

The Arctic Cathedral is a landmark of Tromsø and one of the most popular sights. You can't (and shouldn't) miss it if you ever visit the city!

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