Tromsø city centre in winter seen from above
©Vegard Stien

General information

Get the perfect combination of a vibrant, urban city in the middle of raw, arctic nature when attending WASC 2023 in Tromsø!

Tromsø is a city with an adventurous history, dating back to the 19th century when it was the starting point for Arctic hunting and expeditions to the North Pole. The city is known as the Arctic Capital and is the main hub for the Scandinavian Arctic. It is home to 78,000 lively inhabitants living in a spectacular setting between islands, picturesque fjords, and dramatic mountain peaks.

Situated at 69 degrees north, only 2000 km from the North Pole, WASC participants will experience that our city has hotels of international standard, busy cafes, restaurants serving world-class food, an active cultural life, active night life, as well as captivating museums and art galleries. Find more information about our hotels and restaurants.

Tromsø has a large spectrum of winter based social side activities that can be indulged by all WASC participants such as dogsledding, Sami experiences, ski touring, northern light activities, fishing, fjord cruising, and many other offers. Read more about activities here.

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