Port information

View over Tromsø from mount Storsteinen. You can take the Cable Car or walk the Sherpa stairs. (c) Kari Schibevaag / Visit Tromsø


Welcome to Tromsø and the Arctic capital! Located above the Arctic Circle, you will have great opportunities of experiencing the Midnight Sun (from late May till late July) and Northern Lights (from late August till late April). Tromsø is an urban city with a lively cultural scene, busy cafés and restaurants serving world-class food, as well as history and modern art in museums and galleries. In immediate distance to the city center you will find yourself in the middle of nature between majestic mountains and views. Join seasonal activities like dogsledding, whale watching, Sami experiences and more.

Arriving here you will dock at Prostneset Harbour Terminal (Hurtigruten) or Breivika port (larger cruise ships). Prostneset lies in the city center surrounded by mountains on one side and urban city life on the other side. Breivika lies 4 km. north of the centre, and there is shuttle buses and transportation in connection with arrival and departure times. We’re excited to see you here!

Port attractions

  1.  City of sights

    The Arctic Cathedral, the Tromsø bridge, Polaria, the Planetarium and the library in Tromsø are all popular sights. Stand next the Rocket kiosk in Stortorget and you will have views of the Cable Car.
  2.  Great outdoors

    Explore Sami culture, go dogsledding, whale watching, bike around the island, go on RIB-tours under the Midnight sun and more. Nature is only a few steps outside the city and adventures awaits!
  3.  Arctic Lights

    We're lucky to have two natural phenomenons, the Northern Lights and the Midnight sun. Come between September and April to see the Northern Lights and late May till late July to see the Midnight sun.
  4.  Museums and galleries

    Tromsø is called the gateway to the Arctic and you can learn about Arctic explorers in the Polar museum. Visit Tromsø Museum, Perspektivet or Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum for more history and art.
  5.  Wine and dine

    Restaurants like Helmersen, Mathallen, Fiskekompaniet and Full Steam (to name some) serve fresh and locally produced food from the Arctic. Get delicious coffee and drinks in our city cafés and bars.

Port views

Vegard Stien / Visit Tromsø
Vegard Stien / Visit Tromsø
Vegard Stien / Visit Tromsø
Kari Schibevaag / Visit Tromsø
Kari Schibevaag / Visit Tromsø
Gunnar Magne Berg / Visit Tromsø
David Jensen / Visit Tromsø
Vegard Stien / Visit Tromsø
Vegard Stien / Visit Tromsø

Port facts

Nautical information

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Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
We aim to offer Onshore Power Supply in the City Centre at quay 08 during 2023.
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
✔ Road tanker (truck) on the quay
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
OPS (Onshore Power System) - Comments
Yes, but only for smaller vessels, Low voltage up to 1 MVA
Shore power within the next 5 years
Shore power within the next 5 years - Comments
Yes, 2024 & 2027
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1 - Comments
Yes, shore power at quay 8 will fulfill the IEC80005-1 annex C
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection - Comments
Will try to obtain as similar procedure as the other Norwegian SSE ports
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Harriet Willassen, Marketing and Communication Manager
Terminalgata 44
9278 Tromsø
+47 77 66 18 50

Page last updated: 2023-09-01 09:04


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