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Tromso, Troms Fylke, Norway

How much does it cost to travel to Tromso?

You should plan to spend around $116 (kr1,235) per day on your vacation in Tromso. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 (kr431) on meals
  • $29 (kr313) on local transportation
  • $113 (kr1,203) on hotels

A one week trip to Tromso for two people costs, on average, $1,627 (kr17,285). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Tromso cost?

A one week trip to Tromso usually costs around $814 (kr8,642) for one person and $1,627 (kr17,285) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tromso on average costs around $1,627 (kr17,285) for one person and $3,254 (kr34,569) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Tromso will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tromso on average costs around $3,487 (kr37,039) for one person and $6,973 (kr74,077) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Tromso has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Tromso expensive to visit?

Prices in Tromso are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Tromso is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Evora or Figueira da Foz.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Tromso Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Tromso?

The average Tromso trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Tromso travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,203 ($113)
Local Transportation 1 kr313 ($29)
Food 2 kr431 ($41)
Entertainment 1 kr184 ($17)
Alcohol 2 kr46 - 137 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Tromso
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tromso is $57 (kr601). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tromso is $113 (kr1,203). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Tromso

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Tromso based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $109. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Tromso
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tromso is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $29 (kr313) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tromso.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Tromso
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tromso can vary, the average cost of food in Tromso is $41 (kr431) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tromso should cost around $16 (kr172) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tromso is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Tromso
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  • Entertainment and activities in Tromso typically cost an average of $17 (kr184) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Tromso
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  • The average person spends about $8.61 (kr91) on alcoholic beverages in Tromso per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Tromso On a Budget
Tromso Tromso, NOrway
The city of Tromso, in northern Norway, is named after the island of Tromsoya, on which it stands. Tromso is located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in Northern Norway. From September to March many people come to Tromso to see the northern lights. From 20 May to 20 July the midnight sun makes it possible to do as the locals and participate in various activities around the clock. In general, Tromso has a mild climate for such a northerly destination because of its seaside location and the warming effect of the Gulf stream. The area has a modern mix of outdoor activities, a vibrant nightlife, and places to eat local food.
Tromso has several churches and old homes that are interesting and well worth visiting. There is also museum and the northernmost botanical garden in Norway, but the main reason to visit Tromso are the spectacular natural vistas and phenomenon's that northern Norway is famous for.

Tromso is ideal for seeing the northern lights in Norway. This beautiful display is one of the main reasons that many people make the journey this far north, and Tromso is a great location for seeing this natural phenomenon. A tour to see the northern lights is an easy way to do it, too. It is often said that the northern parts of Norway is the best places in the world to see the northern lights, because few other countries where the lights can be seen can rival the vast selection of activities, tours, cruises, restaurants and hotels which all play an important part in this arctic experience.

Being so far north, visitors can experience the day that never ends, another phenomenon and popular reason for many tourists to visit Tromso. The earth is rotating at a tilted axis relative to the sun, and during the summer months the North Pole is angled towards our star. That's why, for several weeks, the sun never sets above the Arctic Circle. Like a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once, the midnight sun colors heaven and earth in a reddish yellow light.
The city center is the ninth-largest urban area in Norway, with a population of about 60,000. The city is home to the world's northernmost university and also houses the northernmost botanical garden and planetarium. It is the main neighborhood of interest to tourists. The compact city center has the biggest concentration of historic wooden houses north of Trondheim, and they co-exist with modern architecture. The houses date from 1789 to 1904, when building wooden houses was banned in the city center, as in several other Norwegian cities. The oldest house in Tromso is Skansen, built in 1789 on the remains of a 13th-century turf rampart.

Kroken is located along the Tromso strait and is across the strait from the city center. It is a large residential area in the city of Tromso. It has two schools, Kroken Church, the Ishavsbyen FK association football club, and the Krokensenteret shopping mall, where Norway's largest Coop Prix is located.

Tromsdalen (English: Troms valley) is connected to the island of Tromsoya by the Tromso Bridge. The Tromsdalselva river flows through the valley. Popular attractions in Tromsdalen are the Arctic Cathedral and the Fjellheisen aerial tramway to the top of a nearby fell; the tramway ends at an elevation of 420 meters (1,380 ft) where the view is stunning. The mountain Tromsdalstinden is located at the eastern end of Tromsdalen and reaches an elevation of 1,238 meters (4,062 ft). The climb to the top of this mountain is very popular with the Tromso residents, since mountain climbing equipment is not usually needed.

Tromso has many activities on offer, from an aquarium and several quality museums to the world's northernmost botanical garden. The city is also a popular place to observe the majestic phenomenon of the northern lights. And of course, don't miss out on a chance to go whale watching in Norway while you're here!

Tromso also has several festivals and celebrations to enjoy. Both the Tromso International Film Festival and Nordlysfestivalen (the Aurora Borealis Festival), a classical music festival, are arranged in January. The end of that month is marked by the Day of the Sun (Soldagen), when the sun finally appears above the horizon after the Polar Night, which is celebrated, mainly by children. The International Day of the Sami People is celebrated at the University of Tromso and the city hall on 6 February every year. Tromso's Latin American Festival, No Siesta Fiesta, is held at the end of February. It started in 2007 and showcases the best of Latin America in Northern Norway with film, dance, music, art, seminars, debates, markets, and a street Samba parade. Every autumn the Insomnia Festival for electronic music is hosted. It is one of the largest and most important festivals for electronic music and techno culture in Norway.

The Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival, held in June and July, is a popular music festival. The Bukta festival is mainly a rock festival, but also features other kinds of modern music. The festival takes place in Telegrafbukta, a park on the south-western part of the Tromsoya island. Other popular cultural summer events among the population of Tromso is the Karlsoy festival and the Riddu Riddu festival, both held in the region surrounding the city.
Food and Dining
Aunegarden is a cafe and bakery dating from 1830. They've been cooking food for over 130 years, and today serving the food they themselves call the taste of Northern Norway.

Vollan Gjestestue, a cafe and restaurant, that prides themselves on serving great local food all made from scratch.

There are many daily domestic flights to Tromso Airport Langnes. Most international flights to Tromso require changing planes at Oslo Airport. There is no train service to Tromso. You can take the train from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim to Fauske, where you must transfer to a long-distance bus to Tromso via Narvik. Long-distance buses connect Tromso with Alta, Narvik, Bodo and Fauske all year round. If you're going to the Lofoten Islands, transfer in Narvik. A 1600-kilometer long highway, which remains open all year, connects Tromso with Oslo. Driving time is approximately 30 hours from Oslo. For getting around once you're there, Tromso has an extensive local bus and ferry network.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.