Arctic Cathedral (Tromsø, Norway)

Arctic Cathedral (Tromsø, Norway)

December 2021 Issue

Arctic Cathedral (Tromsø, Norway)


Located in northern Norway, over 215 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the city of Tromsø, is a landmark known as the Arctic Cathedral, also called Tromsdalen Church. Completed and consecrated in 1965, the church — shown in our October mystery photo — was built with cast-in-place aluminum-coated concrete panels that were based on a design by architect Jan Inge Hovig.

Rosemary McDaniel of Trenton, Florida, who submitted the photo to ITN, shared, “The interior of the church could be considered plain, except for the magnificent stained-glass window at the east end and the huge silver metal organ taking up most of the west end window.” The window was added in 1972, and the organ was added in 2005.

Fifty-two correct answers were submitted naming the location in the picture, and ROSALIE TABOR of Carlsbad, California, won the drawing.

Correct answers were submitted by:

Lisa Anway, Pebble Beach, CA; Steven Beningo, Derwood, MD; Sally Bingley, Richmond, VA; Maria Cueto, Weehawken, NJ; Don Eager, San Jose, CA; Laurel Glassman, Chevy Chase, MD; Peter Gold, Buffalo, NY; Mary Lynn Green, Cumming, GA; D. Sue Hardy, Manchester, CT; John Haseman, Grand Junction, CO; Sidney Haugen, San Carlos, CA; John & Sandy Hicks, Tehachapi, CA; Jane & Clyde Holt, Hinesburg, VT; Susan Jacobi, Pipersville, PA; Scott Jones, Larchmont, NY; Karyn Kandell, Kyoto, Japan; George C. Kingston, East Longmeadow, MA; Mary Lao, San Francisco, CA; John & Shirley Lester, Tempe, AZ; Sylvia Levi, Sherman Oaks, CA; Margo Linn, Arlington, VA; Phil Lutzi, St. Pete Beach, FL; Betsy Mahoney, Hulett, WY; James McGee, Sun City, CA; Bennetta McLaughlin, Dallas, TX; Hildy Mignone, San Diego, CA; Steve Milbeck, Dearborn, MI; Robert Morton, St. Louis, MO; Margaret Norman, Gurnee, IL; Arne Pedersen, Little Silver, NJ; Carol Peim, Hendersonville, NC; Edward Pinsky, Montrose, NY; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Betty Pugh-Zaleski, Surprise, AZ; Donna Pyle, Boulder, CO; David Quinones, Sacramento, CA; Hugo Riffel, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Dennis Rompasky, Kula, HI; Pamela Ross, Louisville, KY; Gary Salk, Powell, TN; Arlene Schreder, Fullerton, CA; Jennifer Schultz, Northbrook, IL; Dennis Sherwood, Gig Harbor, WA; Sherry Sturges, Williamstown, NJ; Arlene Swinford, Sequim, WA; WINNER: Rosalie Tabor, Carlsbad, CA; Teresa Thorpe, McKinney, TX; Claire Troop, Wernersville, PA; Mary Turney, Fair Play, SC; Norma Williams, Fresno, CA; Sandra R. Yon, Virginia Beach, VA; John Zimmerman, Benson, AZ.