Tromso, Norway, a former whaling station 720 mi/1,160 km north of Oslo, has a population of more than 60,000, making it the largest city above the Arctic Circle. (It also has the world's northernmost university.) With an active cultural scene and buzzing nightlife, Tromso is sometimes referred to as "the Paris of the North."
The main attraction in town is a historical museum that houses the largest exhibition on Sami culture in the world, as well as excellent exhibits on Arctic exploration. O... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.