Travel Blogs from Tromsų
Luckily by coming to Tromsø in mid February the polar days (when the sun doesn't rise) are well and truely over! Prior trip internet searching had informed me that there would be a wacking 7 hours of daylight. To me, that didn't seem to bad at all :) and to put this into perspective; Zürich is getting approximately 10h 15mins and where I come from back home - my little rainy island is a little over 10 hours! Being British comes hand-in-hand with ...
... members being only a few days old.
We were taken to the sleds and given instructions on how to drive them. The most important part is the break; a metal strip you put your foot on. As you go around corners the only way to direct the sled is to lean into the direction of the curve. It is important that you don't allow the rope to the dogs to become slack as the sled could go into them but we never had that problem as ...
... has a population of around 70,000 people and is the largest Nordic City North of the Arctic Circle. It also has the most northern university and brewery in the world! It has the nickname 'Paris of the North' as the rich women of Tromso were known to wear the latest fashions from Europe, particularly Paris.
We walked down to a local pub called Rorbua and had our first drink of Mack lager before returning to the hotel for an early ...
aurora ring right over the ship, but it looked more grey than green.
We were expecting it to brighten up which it did briefly at time but
on the whole nothing much happened. We gave up at about 3:30am and
went to bed. Fortunately we found out the next day that nothing much
more happen after we turned in. This was rather frustrating as the
previous night it was a really good aurora but we could only see the
odd brief bit of it during breaks in the cloud.
Carried on into town and headed straight to the bridge to walk over to the cable car. When we saw this last it was a ski run. Of course when we got to the top we wanted to get to the very top and so started to walk up the hill. We passed a Inuit camp which is one of the trips offered by the cruise company so we looked in (and used the ...