Close to the Tromsø Bridge, the church is in an ideal setting, centrally located in Tromsdalen and on a slight hill. It's location makes it visible from the island itself and from the housing areas on the mainland. Whether travellers come by boat or by car, the church is easily seen and found.
The Arctic Cathedral is a name often given to the church. Perhaps because it has become a major tourist attraction in Tromsø? The large, angular formation and the light colour can easily be associated with an iceberg.