Troms is of course most famous for being home to the city of Tromsø, which is most people’s go-to for watching the Northern Lights in Norway. If you come to Tromsø in the summer you should be sure to also visit the island of Sommarøy, which has the most beautiful beaches in all of Norway.
You can read my guide to Tromsø and Sommarøy here.
Or if you really want an in depth guide to Tromsø, my friend Vanessa used to live there and wrote an incredible guidebook for the city – one that I always look back to whenever I’m in Tromsø! It includes tips for places to stay, places to eat, and places to see in Tromsø, itineraries, and special tips for the budget traveller, the Northern Lights hunter and families. You can buy the ebook here.
I also moved to Tromsø in August 2020, so now I’m learning more about the city!
But my favorite place in Troms is the Lyngen Alps – some of the most beautiful mountains in Norway. They’re under two hours from Tromsø, so if you fly into Tromsø you can easily get to Lyngen. Read my guide to the Lyngen Alps here and read about stay at a glass igloo in Lyngen here.
Senja is another beautiful place to visit in Norway – it’s a bit similar to Lofoten, but less touristy. I visited in the winter and it truly was a real-life winter wonderland. You can read my guide to Senja here, and my guide to the nearby (and still quite undiscovered) island of Dyrøy here. I saw amazing Northern Lights on both islands!
I’ve also included Senja, Dyrøy, and Tromsø in my Northern Norway itinerary here.