Tromso, Norway, a former whaling station 720 mi/1,160 km north of Oslo, has a population of more than 70,000 and is home to the world's northernmost university. The compact city center has a large concentration of historic wooden houses that coexist with modern architecture.
With an active cultural scene and buzzing nightlife, Tromso is sometimes referred to as "the Paris of the North." The city offers many activities, including museums, hiking, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safar... 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) 2018 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.