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The Arctic Cathedral, Tromsdalen

#1 of 60 in Historic Sites in Northern Norway
Religious Site · Architectural Building
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.
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  • A landmark building in Tromsø. The church feels unloved, dull and in need of a facelift. Every tourist pays 55.00 NOK to enter, doesnt look as if this entry fee is spend investing in the building...  more »
  • Really rather beautiful! It was lovely to visit and take a moments quiet. The architecture is amazing and it sits so proudly where it’s located. Lovely in daytime and nighttime.  more »
  • Really beautiful and outstanding. I love the fact that it’s visible from all around Tromso. It’s worth stopping by and taking a few close ups on the way to the cable car. I haven’t been inside so I cannot comment on that.
  • Beautiful church. Walked over the Tromsø bridge and it was definitely a fun walk and exciting to see the close getting closer and close as you battled the wind to get there. Lovely stained glass window inside the church, not much else to see on the inside but a beautiful building well worth making an effort to see.

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