Tromso- The City of Northern Lights and also know as the Paris of Norway! A small lovely town islandwhere you cannot just ever get bored. The city has so much to offer whether its summer or winter, day or night. I went for the Aurora Chase tours for 3 consecutive evenings and on my last visit, it was the first time I saw the Northern Lights- The Aurora Borealis with my own eyes which I had always seen in photos! The feeling is just inexpressive. Thanks to Northern Shots Arctic Guide Services & Green Fox Guiding for offering us an unforgettable Aurora chase experience. I also took a dog sled ride and visited a husky farm where there are more than 300 husky dogs and some pups as well. Tromso Villmarksssenter is the best to have your husky sleds. Also, if you want to enjoy the stunning views of the whole town just take the cable car all the way up and you can see a spectacular view!
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First morning look out of the hotel window and my boiler suit. It was a day trip to ride the cable car up to Fjellheisen. The tramway is particularly busy in the summer months, when it is popular with cruise-ship passengers wishing to get a good view of the midnight sun. In winters, the cable car operates from 12 pm till 10 pm if weather conditions are not too rough for comfort. Down when we came, by this time, the snow had come down hard, so we headed to Egon, the restaurant next to my hotel and had a discussion over the Aurora chase and the Fjord over lunch. Geologically speaking, a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. Tromso is packed with culture and history and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. The weather was snowing light flurries, but eventually it really got heavy. But it was worth the ride to see the view and visit the various fjords.
Tromsø University Museum
One of my favorites has been always to study the history of its people and the lay of the land. The largest museum inside the Arctic Circle offers comprehensive displays on the Sami culture past and present. Unique interactive exhibition on the Northern Lights – make your own in our plasma chamber. Large exhibitions on nature and man-made changes in nature. Stone age exhibition, Viking longhouse and medieval church-art. Sami turf hut outside open during summer. Also has a Café and well-stocked museum shop
Housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed upon land by the rough seas of the Arctic, you will discover Polaria, just five minutes walk from the center of Tromsø. Polaria has an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits, a panoramic cinema, and a gift and souvenir shop.
The Polar Museum
The Polar Museum tells the exciting story of risky Arctic trapping and courageous polar expeditions. Tromsø was the center of seal hunting in Northern Norway, and the town was established at the “Gateway to the Arctic” in the late 1800s. Tromsø has long been an important base for many polar expeditions, and the Polar Museum exhibits and presents this polar seafaring tradition. At the museum you will meet the courageous men and women and the ships and equipment that were essential for life both on the sea and in the Arctic.