Northern lights over Tromsø city
©Vegard Stien


WASC 2023 logistics

Q: How can you get between the airport and city centre?

A: It takes 10-15 minutes to travel between the airport and city centre. You will find the Airport Express Bus and taxis right outside the terminal. Read more here.

Q: How do we get between the city centre and arena?

A: All hotels are situated in our compact city centre, and the arena for all races (Tromsø Alpinpark) is a 15 minute drive away. There will be free shuttle buses every day operating from 07:30 am departing from Tromsø Port Prostneset "Havneterminalen", Samuel Arnesens gate 5. There will be shuttle busses throughout the event days running every 15 minutes in the morning and evening, and every 30 minutes mid-day.


Q: Where is the accreditation office?

A: The accreditation office is in Tromsø Tourist Information at Tromsø Port Prostneset "Havneterminalen", 2nd floor Samuel Arnesens gate 5. The accreditation office will be open for the team captains to collect their team badges.

Opening hours:

Saturday 11th March: 09:00 - 20:00

Sunday 12th March: 09:00 - 20:00

Monday 13th March: 09:00 - 16:00


Ski rental, storage and waxing

Q: Where is the ski rental?

A: You can rent skis and other equipment at Tromsø Alpinpark (click here for more info), or from Tromsø Outdoor in the city centre (click here for more info).


Q: Is there a ski storage at the arena?

A: Yes, there will be a container for ski storage for those wanting to leave their skis at the arena. The container will be open from the morning and for the duration of the races on the given day. This is a free service. 


Q: Where can I wax my skis?

A: There will be a self service waxing station at Radisson Blu Hotel. Please contact the reception to access this. This is a free service.


Q: What are the lift ticket prices at Tromsø Alpinpark?

A: The lift ticket prices are discounted for the WASC event.

  • 1 day: 320 NOK
  • 3 days: 800 NOK
  • 4 days: 1000 NOK
  • 5 days: 1200 NOK

All teams are asked to send their request for lift tickets prior to arrival to ensure an efficient pick up. Tromsø Alpinpark will pre produce your teams' requested amount of key cards for collection. Please note that the payment has to be made in total.

Requests can be sent to [email protected]   


WASC registration

Q: What does the registration fee include?

A: Race organisation, administration fee, welcome party, theme party, final banquet (One unit alcohol included in each social event).


Q: Who do I contact with specific questions about the event?

A: You can reach out to the local organsing committee via email: [email protected]
For any urgent questions, please call +47 901 73 461


General questions about Tromsø

Q: When can I see the Northern Lights?

A: There are good chances of seeing the Northern Lights here from early September to late March. Tromsø is situated in the middle of the aurora oval, which means that it’s possible to see the Northern Lights here even if the activity is low. This natural phenomenon is both unpredictable and surprising, with everything from hour-long shows to short performances and from a streak along the horizon to a dance across the sky. Read more about the Northern Lights here.

Q: What should I eat in Tromsø?

A: Tromsø has many good restaurants with something to suit every taste and budget. It’s virtually impossible to give a specific recommendation. Tromsø has a vibrant food culture, and you will find everything from Norwegian dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients to more international flavours Tromsø. It’s often a very short distance from farm to table! To put it simply, Tromsø is a mecca for foodies! Read more here.

Q: Which attractions and museums should I visit in Tromsø?

A: Experience magnificent views from the upper station of the Cable Car and visit the distinctive Arctic Cathedral. There is also a wide range of museums, such as the Science Centre of Northern Norway, the Polar Museum, the Arctic University Museum of Norway and the North Norwegian Art Museum. Explore the history of polar explorers, taste local beer at Mack or experience the seal feeding at Polaria. You will find more information here.

Q: What sort of activities can you do in Tromsø?

A: The Tromsø region is an Eldorado for nature-based experiences. This scenic region offers raw nature and unique wildlife. Regardless of which season you visit, there is a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from. Check out the “Caribbean” beaches and magnificent mountains literally right outside the city centre. There are hundreds of peaks to climb, from easy walks to more demanding hikes. Activities on offer include sea kayaking, fishing, dog sledding, Northern Lights hunting or what about a whale watching safari in the archipelago off Skjervøy? Many of the activity providers will gladly tailor tours for groups.

Q: What is the climate like in Tromsø?

A: Tromsø has a subarctic climate with long winters and short summers. Winters are cold and have heavy snowfall but, owing to warm ocean currents, the temperatures are much milder than elsewhere at similar latitudes. In summer, the Midnight Sun can cause temperatures to reach 30 °C on some days but the July average is considerably lower at 13 °C.

Q: How do you get around in the Tromsø region?

The Arctic Route takes you to various arctic destinations in Norway, Sweden and Finland all year round.

The district buses run to most places in the Tromsø region, departing from Prostneset, the main bus terminal in Tromsø city center. Tickets can be bought on board (cash only), or you can easily download the “Troms Ticket App” and buy a ticket anywhere and anytime. This is the easiest and cheapest way to purchase a ticket.

Bus 420 Tromsø - Hella - Brensholmen - Sommarøy
This route offers a short excursion from Tromsø around the southern part of the island of Kvaløya. Same day return to Sommarøy is possible from Monday to Friday during the summer.

Bus 425 Tromsø - Ersfjordbotn
Ersfjordbotn offers fantastic views of fjords and steep mountains.

Bus 450 Tromsø - Tønsvik - Oldervik
Take this route for clearly marked hiking trails and fantastic views of the sea and the majestic Lyngen Alps.

See timetables and more information here.