TravelPod Member ReviewsRica Ishavshotel Tromsų
Was not happy at all when the bus driver pulled up outside and said "that's your hotel through that walkway" it's a bloody construction site. And the receptionist was the most unfriendly person ever. She barely told us our room number. All we got was "it's on the 5th floor"
Lovely view and hotel serves great breakfast.
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... and disembarked at Tromso.
Peter picked up a car and had some fun getting used to driving on the wrong side of the road. We went out at night to find the northern lights but didn't have much luck.
The next day we took a cable car up a mountain for some spectacular views of the town and countryside. It wasn't too cold ...
... decided to try one of the herring options- I went for curried herring- it was nice but I'm not sure I'm converted so probably won't be having it for breakfast again, we ate until we were almost bursting and then headed out on deck to enjoy the view. You could feel instantly that we had travelled further north- the cold took your breath away! We took some titanic inspired photos at the front of the boat and then dashed back into the warm and found a seat by the window to enjoy ...
... preferred the warm comfort of the heated van, only occasionally wandering outside for some photos or food and drinks next to the fire.
Dan brought along homemade soup and cakes as well as hot chocolate. Everything was, to put it in Dan's own words, AWESOME! We sipped the delicious vegetable soup as he enthusiastically told us what exactly the northern lights are, some of the myths surrounding it, why it is referred to as a lady, etc..
The display was ...
... to our starting point, then our guide, Magne, showed us how to adjust the one-size show-shoes and put them on.
Modern snow-shoes are about 30 inches long by about 10 inches wide and are made of a tough, flexible material like fibreglass. They are very light. The part that your foot goes in is on a pivot, which makes it far less rigid when walking, and allows you to walk more naturally. There are also a series of crampons on the bottom to give you ...
... our way down the gang-plank and gingerly walked on the icy and snowy paths into the main town.
We had a look around the shops and the harbour and watched the lights twinkling in the gathering dusk. Yes, even though it was only 1.30pm, it was getting dark already. Watching the sun setting made it feel as though it was early evening, not the middle of the day!
We went along to the Mack Brewery, which is now really a micro-brewery and visitor ...