The Norwegian municipality of Tromso lies in the north of the Nordic country, located in the county of Troms. Tromso has a population of approximately 76,000, making it the largest urban area in Northern Norway. Its name derives from the main island of Tromsoya which is stands, given that the municipality stands on many small islands that are populated with high mountains.
The region holds a subarctic climate with a short summer and long wintry conditions. Yet it is warmer than other regions of a similar latitude because of the warmth of the Gulf Stream.
Visit between the months of April and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
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