Tromsdalen

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Tromsdalen
Tromsdalen (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°38′39″N18°59′57″E / 69.6442°N 18.9992°E / 69.6442; 18.9992 Coordinates: 69°38′39″N18°59′57″E / 69.6442°N 18.9992°E / 69.6442; 18.9992
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms og Finnmark
District Hålogaland
Municipality Tromsø Municipality
Area
[1]
  Total5.01 km2 (1.93 sq mi)
Elevation
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47 m (154 ft)
Population
 (2017) [1]
  Total16,787
  Density3,351/km2 (8,680/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9020 Tromsdalen

Tromsdalen (Northern Sami : Romssavággi or Sálašvággi) is an urban neighborhood in the city of Tromsø which is in Tromsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located just to the east of the city centre on the mainland along the coast of the Tromsøysundet strait. The 5.01-square-kilometre (1,240-acre) urban area has a population (2017) of 16,787 which gives it a population density of 3,351 inhabitants per square kilometre (8,680/sq mi). [1]

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Tromsdalen viewed from the island of Tromsøya
Tromsdalen viewed from Radisson Blu hotel in winter around noon time View of Tromsdalen from Radisson Blu hotel in Winter around noon time- 2013-12-05 23-24.JPG
Tromsdalen viewed from Radisson Blu hotel in winter around noon time

The urban area encompasses a good portion of the valley in which it is located. Tromsdalen, which literally means Troms valley, is connected to the island of Tromsøya by the Tromsø Bridge. The European route E8 highway runs through the northern part of Tromsdalen. The Tromsdalselva river flows through the valley. The Arctic Cathedral is located here.

Popular attractions in Tromsdalen are the Arctic Cathedral and the Fjellheisen aerial tramway to the top of a nearby fell; the tramway ends at an elevation of 420 metres (1,380 ft) where the view is stunning. The mountain Tromsdalstinden is located at the eastern end of Tromsdalen and reaches an elevation of 1,238 metres (4,062 ft). The climb to the top of this mountain is very popular with the Tromsø residents, since mountain climbing equipment is not needed. [3]

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