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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. Visit Polaria
Troms is one of three counties in North Norway. Troms is known for its rich and varied outdoor life, but it is also urban and has a vibrant cultural life, both traditional and modern. The county comprises 25 municipalities where three different cultures meet: the Norwegian, Sami and Kven cultures.
Troms is situated quite a distance north in the region we call The Green Arctic. Located between 68 and 70 degrees North and would have been tundra if it was not for the Gulf Stream giving it a mild climate
While the term county (fylke) denotes the geographical area, the county authority (fylkeskommune) is the democratically elected body, with responsibilities for public welfare in the county.