221104-N-TC847-1145 IONIAN SEA (Nov. 4, 2022) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits the Ionian Sea, Nov. 4, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied, and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christine Montgomery)

The Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrived in Tromso, Norway for a regularly scheduled visit September 14, 2023.

While in Tromso, USS Florida will host distinguished visitors for a tour, further strengthening the U.S. and Norwegian partnership. This marks the first visit made by a SSGN submarine to Norway.
“We are grateful to Norway for allowing USS Florida to conduct a port visit to Tromso. Stops like these ensure that the submarine and her crew are able to continue their mission of promoting security and stability in the region,” said Rear Adm. Stephen Mack, director of Maritime Operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa. “We are excited to welcome distinguished visitors aboard while in Tromso, as a visible demonstration of the strength of the U.S.-Norway partnership, and we look forward to continuing to operate with our long-standing NATO Ally as we work together towards our shared goals.”
Prior to Tromso, Florida conducted a regularly scheduled visit to Naples, Italy in August 2023.
While in port, Florida’s crew will have the opportunity to experience the rich culture of Tromso, and build relationships with the local population.