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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Tromso - Share My Snaps!









Given that I don't have a lot of snaps to share that are of interest at the moment, I'm sharing some of the pictures from our trip to Norway that we were lucky enough to complete without incident (other than with a polar bear).









Open flames light the streets








Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island of Tromsøya, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle in the newly established county Troms og Finnmark (1st Jan 2020).
 

There is a cable car lookout which has stunning views across the city. If you walk back, you get a lovely view of the picturesque houses and their hygge window displays.


 
 Tromso has a mix of very old buildings and wonderful modern ones. It's a beautiful and easily accessible city, though very slippery with hard ice in the streets!



It is a base for the Northern Lights, when in season, though we didn't see them. It is also a good spot to see Orcas, however you now need to travel a few hours (by boat or car) to find them, due to climate change and the herring moving north. The Arctic Fjords are a stunning back drop if you make the excursion by boat.
Look closely and see an Orca.





We were there for the International Film Festival, which alas was sold out when we attempted to attend, but there were screenings in the street as well, and a tipi to warm up in.

Known as the tiniest bar in the Universe
Even in the cold weather, the tiny bar was very popular. 

  Are you thinking of faraway places and wide open spaces?


Also note, #SundayCovers linkup is live if you have a post about a musical cover to share.




29 comments:

  1. Oh wow. I recall seeing some of these pics on Instagram but wow. I hadn't heard of this place until I saw it on your 'gram. We were looking at a Northern lights cruise on the Queen Victoria out of Southampton next October (2021) for my husband's 60th that also goes here. Who knows if borders will be open again then.

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  2. Very nice photos. I was hoping to visit Norway this year. Thanks for sharing Tromso with us. #lifethisweek

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  3. It looks amazing. I used to follow a blogger who was based in Tromso and it looked amazing. I have no idea when we'll be free to adventure again so thank you for the virtual travels from my sofa!

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    1. I remember her pictures well - that in part was how we ended up in Tromso...

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  4. Wow, it looks amazing. It's not a part of the world I'd ever really thought of visiting but when I see (and saw) pictures like yours and others who've travelled through Norway and neighbouring countries I'm far more tempted!

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  5. I love your photos and I would love to go there one day!

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  6. Amazing photos and you did well to see the orca and to snap that picture!

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  7. Loved all the photos and tour :-)

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

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  8. Beautiful images and I learn from your post. Here's to us all making our travel dreams come true when this challenging time is long gone #GlobalBlogging

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  9. Wonderful photos and a lovely place to have visited. We did a Baltic cruise in 2017 and loved Norway but didn't get to Tromso. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

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  10. Norway! Seeing your photos makes me want to go there more than ever. I was thinking Trondheim. What do you think about that city?

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    1. We didn't go there but I think we sailed past the Fjord there. But it was dark...I think anywhere in Norway will be stunning, picturesque and fabulous. Just be warned that getting around takes longer than the distances imply. There's not a lot of straight direct roads between places as you have to drive around the fjords...

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  11. Yay for sharing these snaps. A teacher friend and his wife did the Northern Lights tour recently and of course, back in Australia had to self-isolate for 14 days.
    The world, as we KNEW it, has changed. It will be interesting to see how history tells about it.
    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is 16/51 I Heard 20.4.2020 ...hope to see you there too. Denyse.

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  12. Wow! I have always been fascinated by that part of the world so your photos are a happy sight for me! Thanks for the great photos and all the information about this little town :)

    I'm so happy that you joined us over at at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  13. Love the pictures and sound of the Film Festival! Sounds also very cold and adventurous with that polar bear encounter, I mentioned to my boys and they'd also love to go now! Thank you so much for the #CulturedKids inspiration and daydreaming, much needed atm! X

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  14. This looks a stunning place to visit. Great mix of architectural styles. #KCACOLS

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  15. Great shots of this amazing place, Lydia. Looks like we're all raiding the archives nowadays...
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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  16. Stunning photos, what a pretty part of the world! Thanks for sharing with us at #globalblogging and hope you can get back on your travels soon!

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  17. Beautiful! I've been dying to get to Tromso ever since following the blog "Snow in Tromso." These photos only made my wanderlust more intense :)

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  18. I so want to visit Tromso - it's been on my list for years. Looks beautiful... #CulturedKids

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  19. Wow what a place to adventure once this is all over. I bet there are so many adventures waiting to be discovered. Thank you for linking up with us for #kcacols and we hope to see you next time.

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  20. Looks beautiful!! Norway is definitely on my list for when it's safe to travel again. #KCACOLS

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  21. Thanks for sharing your photos.
    It makes me want to visit there even more!
    My Geography of Polar Regions Prof told us we should visit if we ever got the chance.

    #KCACOLS

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  22. It really looks stunning. My husband has been to Norway 3 times and I have yet to go. #KCACOLS

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  23. wow, this looks such a beautiful place. we visited iceland many years ago now and i'd love to visit more countries where it never gets light during the winter months ! #KCACOLS

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