Tromsdalen

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Tromsdalen
Tromsø in midnightsun.JPG
View of the valley
Tromsdalen is located in Troms
Tromsdalen
Tromsdalen
Tromsø, Troms, Norway
Long-axis direction NW - SE
Long-axis length 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Width 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
Geology
Type River valley
Geography
Coordinates 69°39′N 19°01′E / 69.650°N 19.017°E / 69.650; 19.017Coordinates: 69°39′N 19°01′E / 69.650°N 19.017°E / 69.650; 19.017
Population centers Tromsø

Tromsdalen (Northern Sami: Romssavággi or Sálašvággi) is a valley in the city of Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. It is located just to the east of the city centre on the mainland along the coast of the Tromsøysundet. The 5.13-square-kilometre (1,270-acre) village area located in this valley has a population (2013) of 16,071; giving the area a population density of 3,133 inhabitants per square kilometre (8,110/sq mi).[1]

Tromsdalen viewed from the island of Tromsøya
Tromsdalen viewed from Radisson Blu hotel in winter around noon time

Tromsdalen (English: Troms valley) is connected to the island of Tromsøya by the Tromsø Bridge. European route E8 runs through the northern part of Tromsdalen. The Tromsdalselva river flows through the valley. The Arctic Cathedral is located in the valley.

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.[2]

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