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Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) during midnight sun period June 2008
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Friday, 20 March 2009 16:59
Arctic Cathedral(Ishavskatedralen) during midnight sun period - 360 panorama Arctic Cathedral - The Tromsdalen Church (Tromsdalen Kirke), commonly known as The Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen - "The Cathedral of the Arctic Sea"), is a church built in 1965. It is a parish church and not, strictly speaking, a cathedral. Due to its shape like ice hill it got its famous nickname. With Tromsø Bridge and Tromsdalstinden it became a most recognizable landmark of Tromsø. With its sharp form it create very interesting composition with mountains in the background. The church was drawn by Jan Inge Hovig, and its build mainly of concrete. Because its distinct look and situation, it was often called "the opera house of Norway" (allusion to famous Sydney Opera House). Tromsø have another church of interest, the Tromsø Cathedral (Domkirke), which is probably the only wooden cathedral in Norway.

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Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) during midnight sun period June 2008