Tromso is famous for being one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights is sometimes so strong that you can even see it in the downtown of Tromso or from your hotel window. High in the Arctic Circle, the city is on the island of Tromsøya, ringed by forbidding mountain peaks like the famous Tromsdalstinden to the east. You’ll be tempted to spend all of your time on excursions witnessing these phenomena, traversing fjords and spotting whales. But when you’re in town, Tromsø has a young, fun-loving personality, with bars and nightclubs aplenty in its centre. Most of the restaurants, bars and nightclubs are located along the main street, Storgata, making it easy to check out several places in one evening. Shopping in Tromsø, you will find everything from local produce and delicacies, to souvenir shops or high fashion. Nerstranda shopping centre is in the middle of the city centre, and Jekta shopping centre is not far from the airport.