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Arctic Cathedral, Tromso

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Architectural Building Religious Site
For a taste of modern northern architecture, visit Arctic Cathedral, one of Tromso's important churches. Built in 1965 and partially inspired by Sydney, Australia's famous opera house, the church showcases a triangular construction and a glass frontal facade. Though the main structure is concrete, it's covered by aluminum sheets. Explore the interior of the church, which, though mostly minimalist, boasts an intricate stained-glass window on one end (as well as an organ with nearly 3,000 pipes). Be sure to bring your camera and get a shot of the cathedral from a distance or across the water, as the peaked structure stands out starkly against the mountainous backdrop. Use our Tromso tour planner to visit Arctic Cathedral on your trip to Tromso, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Arctik cathedral in Tromso is accross the bridge which connects the two parts of Tromso. It provides a very pleasant view when one is on the other side. When inside, OK it is interesting especiall...  more »
  • Great design perfectly located slightly above the city and facing the bridge. Around xmas there is also some action in there.  more »
  • Very busy place with tourists if a boat is in. But you have to respect some nice architecture & stained glass....they charge though to go in & even the booklets, they charge more for the English versi...  more »
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  • A wonderful building to look at and around. I would have rather the back wall were a clear window which looked up the valley (as I believe it used to be) and not blocked by white screens from a previous sermon, and it would have been nice to go upstairs or hear the organ play.
  • Very quiet humbling place in middle of nowhere Fisherman's grave on voyage
  • Went to a midnight performance of Norwegian songs and music. Lovely acoustics and a good trio of singer, Cello, and piano/organist.
  • Beautiful glass window and a great view of Tromso.
  • Tis pl is beautiful but very sml hence not worth paying nok50 to enter when upstairs is off limits to visitors Somore. Da postcards ere are nok0.1 more xpensive than the post office lol but they Hav some amazing 3D ones ere which cost nok35!