For a taste of modern northern architecture, visit The 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. Put The Arctic Cathedral into our Tromsdalen attractions tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tromsdalen.
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The Arctic Cathedral Reviews
Visited the Arctic Cathedral for a choir performance, which was impressive. Most of the service was in Norwegian but that didn’t bother me. The church itself is beautiful. A must do if there’s a... more »
Expencive but nice. Nice building seen from the outside, but it costs 6 euros to go in. Rip off. Plenty to see from the outside more »
Beautiful building. When coming from the bridge there is an illusion and you can see straight through it. Very clever. Wanted to fo in but 50Kr so peeped through the window. Much more impressive from outside.
A beautiful cathedral but honestly nothing else. It's beautiful but only to see and take pictures maybe but there is not much else to do. Then again it's a cathedral.
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