Did you know that Visit Tromsø is the official tourist information for the Tromsø region? You can find them right in the city centre, on the second floor in Prostneset Harbour Terminal. You can get local brochures, maps, advice and help planning tips from their skilled and experienced team. They also help you find and book exciting activities and experiences that will make your Arctic Adventure unforgettable. The tourist information has the largest assortment of activities available in the area, and they can guarantee you will find what you are looking for with us!
Visit Tromsø’s Visitor Centre is worth visiting itself! In the development of the new space the focus is on sustainability. They have used local entrepreneurs, “Ekte Furniture” (Real Furniture) to make the interior, and much of the material is sourced locally. For example, the support beams are hand-made by “Skjelter Sag og Høvleri” (Skjelter Saw and Planing) from wood that is collected via horse from the forests in Målselv (a town approximately 2 hrs drive from Tromsø). Real craftsmanship! Another interesting fact is that the wood that covers the information and sales desks in the tourist information are from an old “fjøs” (cow shed) in Lyngen.
In the shop, you will find many quality local and Norwegian products. They focus on local food, and you will find the best-selling smoked salmon and trout, hot-smoked whale, dried fish and sausages from “Eide Handel” – a privately-run supermarket outside of Tromsø city, that has a large focus on locally produced products. You will also find “berry syrup” from “Nordlysmat og Molta” (Northern lights food and cloudberries), reindeer snacks from local meat provider “Mydland” and “Real Turmat” (Real Hiking food) – a dried “meal in a bag”, where you just add water to re-hydrate. Perfect for a hiking or camping trip! You can also find clothing from “Rein Love”, handbags from “WayaWaya” and shopping bags and t-shirts from “Austad Austad”. In addition they have glass art from “Blåst” and beautiful jewellery from “Wabi Sabi”. An exciting assortment for both local people and visitors alike!