The spectacular design of the white and ultra-modern Arctic Cathedral is visible from afar, situated on a small hill on an island linked by the spindly Tromsø Bridge. It is an architectural masterpiece, made up of eleven large triangular sections representing the eleven faithful apostles and symbolising northern Norwegian heritage, culture and faith. It bears an interesting resemblance to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, but its colour and shape can also be likened to an iceberg. The cathedral has one of the largest stained glass windows in Europe, and the interior is decorated with grand chandeliers that are made up of many prisms of colour and lights, representing hanging ice formations.
Address: Hans Nilsens vei 41, Tromsdalen
Telephone: 47 68 06 68
Transport: Bus 26 in the direction of Hungeren or bus 27 and 28 in the direction of Sollen
Opening times: Daily 4pm-6pm (mid-April to May, and mid-August to September), 9am-7pm (June to mid-August). Sunday services are held throughout the year; concerts are generally every night at 10pm (July to mid-August).
Admission: NOK 35 (adults), children under 15 free. No admission required for services.