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FAQ about Tromsø

How can I travel around Tromsø and the city center?

At  Troms Fylkestrafikk you will find info about tickets and bus routes in Tromsø. You can buy single tickets, tickets for 24hours, 7 days or 30 days within a specific area.

Where should I stay during my visit in Tromsø?

Visit Tromsø lists most of the  hotels, Apartments, camping sites and other accomodation info HERE. Please note that even though almost all the hotels are located in the city centre, you should always check the location before booking. The hotels in the city centre are all within walking distance from the start- and finish-area of Midnight Sun Marathon, Polar Night Halfmarathon and the reindeer racing and lassothrowing during Samí Week.

How can I travel to Tromsø?

If you are travelling from outside Norway to Tromsø, you have to fly to Oslo and take a connecting flight to Tromsø. The flight time from Tromsø to Oslo is approximately 2 hours and there are several daily flights.

If you wish to travel by sea, the Coastal steamer Hurtigruten arrives in Tromsø daily, and travelling within the region you can board the express boats from Harstad and Finnsnes. There are also bus Connections from the surrounding cities, such as Narvik, Bardufoss and Alta. Se more info about travelling within Troms region at the regional traffic site, Tromskortet.

What should I do or see when visiting Tromsø?

Visit Tromsø has info on all activities, attractions, accomodation, restaurants/cafes and shopping. Visit their homepage HERE. You can also download their app, Tromsø Official City App, so you can access all the information while you are on the go!

How far is it from the airport to the city center?

Tromsø is a small island, measuring ca 10km from north to south. The airport (Langnes) is located at the island itself, and with the airport Shuttlebus or taxi, it takes 10-15min to get to the city centre (some more during rush hour) . The airport Shuttlebus also stops outside most of the city hotels. Ask the driver and he will tell you which stop to get off at. All the city hotels are located in the city centre within walking distance from each other.


Information for your trip to Tromsø

Is it your first time in Tromsø? Welcome! We have gathered some info about what you can get up to (while you are not running) in our city, traveling to and around Tromsø, and of course – the weather.

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About MSM

The Midnight Sun Marathon Foundation (MSM) was established in 1989 and organized the first Midnight Sun Marathon in 1990. Since then, MSM has become an organization that organizes various sports and cultural events in Tromsø.
Behind the MSM Foundation stands Mack Ølbryggeri, lokal newspaper Mediehuset iTromsø, the TUIL Tromsdalen Friidrett, Sparebanken Nord-Norge, Troms Kraft as and Tromsø Municipality. MSM aims to plan and conduct sports- and culture events in Tromsø, thereby make Tromsø and The Arctic known worldwide. The foundation will also work to ensure that the event gives the greatest possible financial contribution to sports and humanitarian purposes.

The MSM Foundation organizes Polar Night Halfmarathon in January, Sami Week in February, Arctic Snowshoe Race in March, Midnight Sun Marathon in June and Tromsø Mountain Challenge in August

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