The Tromsdalen Church (Tromsdalen Kirke), which is more commonly known as The Arctic Cathedral is a church in Tromsø, Norway, built in 1965. The church is a parish church and not, in fact, a cathedral.
The church was designed by Jan Inge Hovig, and its building materials consist mainly of concrete. Because of the church's distinct look and situation, it has often been called "the opera house of Norway", likening it to the famous Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The church is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø, although Tromsø does have another church of interest, the Tromsø Cathedral, which is noted for being the only wooden cathedral in Norway.
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katrinh (581) 2010-09-16 12:42
a beautiful shot of this exceptional church. I´ve also visited it in winter and remember the warm light illuminating the surrounding snow.
I would have liked to see a bit more of the sky above, it seems a bit cut off.