Troms is a county in northern Norway. Its main city, Tromso, is set 400 kms deep within the Arctic Circle. Despite being so far north, the Gulf Stream warms the area, making both Troms and Tromso popular tourist destinations all year round. Plenty of holiday homes in Troms can be found in the lively city of Tromso itself. Other Troms accommodation can be found set deep within the forests of Senja or beside crystal clear lakes.
The town of Tromso has plenty to offer the visitor, starting with the beautiful Tromso Cathedral. The 11 soaring arches which make up this distinctive building were designed to mimic the landscape and suggest glacial crevasses. The excellent Polaria Museum is a multimedia introduction to northern Norway, where the whole family will find plenty to see and do with its entertaining interactive displays.
If you are looking for holiday homes in Troms hoping to enjoy the outdoor life, you will have made the right choice of destination. Hiking, cycling, kayaking and fishing are all popular activities during the summer months, especially in the Reisa and Dividalen National Parks. When darkness falls during the long Winter, you can enjoy dog-sledding, fast snowmobile safaris and skiing.
For an unforgettable experience try a Winter whale safari and scan the waters for a pod of the magnificent humpback whales. Excursions from your Troms accommodation can be made to the traditional homes and camps of the Sami reindeer herders. These tours will take you through stunning scenery and introduce you to the history, lives and culture of the Sami people as they follow their reindeer across northern Scandinavia. Troms accommodation also provide the perfect base for exploring the rest of the country. They are, for example near to the regions of Lofoten and Finnmark so you can really make the most of your holiday in Norway.