Tromsø is the capital of the Troms region and the biggest town of northern Norway. Although it does not have any train connection, Tromsø is easily accessible by plane from Oslo or by bus from other towns in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Tromsø is one of the most septentrional towns in the world. It is therefore a great destination if you want to hunt the Northern Lights. In addition, the mountains and sea that surround the island of Tromsø adorn it with fantastic fjord-like landscapes. Real fjords are also located nearby and well deserve a visit when traveling to Tromsø, such as Balsfjord, Ullsfjorden, Malangen or Lyngen.
Overall, Tromsø is a great location to start a long trip around northern Norway or Lapland. If your time is limited, this is also a good destination where you will find a fair amount of activity options. However, if you want to stay in one location only, we would recommend Rovaniemi (or other inland destination) as the continental climate in Lapland offers more opportunities for snow-related activities from winter to spring.