The Arctic Cathedral, Tromsdalen

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.
Create an itinerary including The Arctic Cathedral
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Arctic Cathedral Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,131 reviews
  • 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 »
  • We came and visited for the midnight concert. Started early due to New Years, but the singing was amazing. A pity that they didn’t have any of the music for sale, but having a copy of the programme...  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.
Places to stay near The Arctic Cathedral

Plan your trip to Tromsdalen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Tromsdalen