Prestvannet in Tromsø

Right in the middle of Tromsø city, you will find Prestvannet . It is the perfect place to spot the Northern Lights in the Arctic night during the winter.

Prestvannet is a small lake on the highest point on the central part of the island of Tromsøya in the city of Tromsø.

Prestvannet was built up as a reservoir in 1867 and continued in that function until 1921. 

Today, many locals like to go here to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, walking their dogs or feed the ducks in the lake.

Excellent location to spot the Northern Lights

During the Northern Light season, Pressvannet is a perfect place to explore the amazing lights on the clear sky during the night.

You can take bus 40 from the city centre to Pressvannet.



9011 Tromsø
Tromsø, Northern Norway

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  • Lattitude: 69.658822
  • Longitude: 18.935568