Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) – Tromsø, Norway - Atlas Obscura
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Tromsø, Norway

Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen)

This functioning parish church is also the site of many concert performances due to its wonderful acoustics. 

Built in 1965, the design of the architect Jan Inge Hovig, this modern church is both a functioning parish church and the site of many concert performances due to its wonderful acoustics. Most famous are the midnight concerts held year around.

Know Before You Go

Small fee for entrance, concerts will have an additional admission charge. You can take a tour from downtown Tromso, walk across the bridge on your own, or take a city bus to get here.