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The Arctic Cathedral, Tromsdalen

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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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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  • sorry but it’s a tourist trap, for that price... beautiful from the outside, also pretty from the inside, bu I would not recommend paying the 110kr per person. You can see it from outside for free... 
    sorry but it’s a tourist trap, for that price... beautiful from the outside, also pretty from the inside, bu I would not recommend paying the 110kr per person. You can see it from outside for free...  more »
  • That's very beautiful from the outside. The inside is very simple and doesn't deserve what it cost to enter. The way to go if you walk on the bridge is great with nice view. 
    That's very beautiful from the outside. The inside is very simple and doesn't deserve what it cost to enter. The way to go if you walk on the bridge is great with nice view.  more »
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  • Must pay 5 euros to get in? No worth it!
  • Modern cathedral (that is actually a church 😊) with impressive organ. Remember to go round the back when dark for the best view of the stained glass.

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