Welcome to the 20th Nordic Congress on Cerebrovascular Diseases!

About Tromsø

The congress will take place in Tromsø, the modern city in the Arctic where nature and culture go hand in hand.

Tromsø is located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in Northern Norway. Human settlement in the Tromsø area dates back thousands of years, though the city itself was founded only about 200 years ago. Tromsø soon became the center for trapping in the Arctic region, and in the early 1900’s it was the starting point for expeditions to the Arctic. Hence its nickname: “Gateway to the Arctic”

Tromsø has many activities on offer, from an aquarium and several quality museums to the world’s northernmost botanical garden. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Tromsø city Centre is conveniently located just around the corner from seemingly untouched wilderness, which offers many opportunities.

The city is known for its lively night scene and a range of restaurants specializing in the fresh ingredients of the Arctic.

During the program we will also visit lovely Sommarøy who is a natural gem by the ocean, at the outer coast just outside Tromsø.

Experience Tromsø’s best view!

The cable car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen (421 m above sea level) in just four minutes. The two gondolas, known as Seal and Polar bear, each have a capacity of 28 passengers.

From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords.

At the fully licensed Fjellstua restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious dinner based on local produce or select light meals from the café menu, while you take pleasure in the view. You will find more information at the web-site www.fjellheisen.no

Polaria - an Arctic Experience!

Housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic, you will discover Polaria, just five minutes walk from the centre of Tromsø. Polaria has an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits, a panoramic cinema, and a gift and souvenir shop. In our panoramic cinema, you can look forward to the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness"and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway". Please read more at: www.polaria.no

Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden

A fantastic experience!

This is what the Swedish King said after a visit to Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden a few years ago. He is not the only one enjoying a visit to our small, but very diverse botanic garden. It is so different that it has been included among 10 top gardens in the world, e.g. by the BBC and The Guardian.

Flowering normally starts in early May and continues until snow arrives in October. The Garden does not have any gates, admission is free, and access is 24 hours a day. You will fin more information at https://en.uit.no/tmu/botanisk