Norway: chasing the Northern Lights #photosabroad

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1st Nov 2018
Photo of Norway: chasing the Northern Lights #photosabroad by Karishma Shaikh

Arrival at Tromso, Norway

Northern lights are on everyone’s list. All of us have looked at those videos and images with awe and said “one day I will see them for real”. That was the motivation to book my tickets to the magnificent Scandinavian country of Norway. Tromso is the Norther lights capital and we drove from Oslo to Tromso. We drove through, Sweden, Finland and Norway in the span of 5 days.

Tromso was everything that a Scandinavian fjord had to offer us. Colorful houses, sloped roofs and beasty mountains protecting the city.

We decided to live at the Tromso Lodge and Camping. The cabins reside in the heart of nature and are the perfect definition of cozy!

Day 1

Exploring the fjords

Photo of Tromsdalen, Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

Vandalism at it's best

Photo of Tromsdalen, Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsdalen, Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

We decided to live at the Tromso Lodge and Camping. The cabins reside in the heart of nature and are the perfect definition of cozy!

Cabins with the backdrop of the fjords

Photo of Tromsø Lodge & Camping, Arthur Arntzens Veg, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

A stream running right next to our cabin!

Photo of Tromsø Lodge & Camping, Arthur Arntzens Veg, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

Who wouldn't want to live here?

Photo of Tromsø Lodge & Camping, Arthur Arntzens Veg, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

The sun sets at 3.30 pm and we started our journey towards the Northern lights chase. On our first night we saw the sky light up in hues of green and witnessed this amazing phenomenon.

A faint capture of the lights

Photo of Skulsfjord, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Skulsfjord, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Day 2

The Arctic cathedral showing us exactly what the Scandinavian architecture looks like.

Isn't it gorgeous?

Photo of Arctic Cathedral, Hans Nilsens vei, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Arctic Cathedral, Hans Nilsens vei, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Arctic Cathedral, Hans Nilsens vei, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

view from the Cathedral

Photo of Arctic Cathedral, Hans Nilsens vei, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

Taxi?

Photo of Arctic Cathedral, Hans Nilsens vei, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

Arriving at the highest point of Tromso to soak in the beauty of this city from a bird's point of view

Photo of Tromsø Cable Car, Sollivegen, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsø Cable Car, Sollivegen, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsø Cable Car, Sollivegen, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsø Cable Car, Sollivegen, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

The restaurants specialty: Reindeer soup!

Photo of Tromsø Cable Car, Sollivegen, Tromsdalen, Norway by Karishma Shaikh

Finally witnessing the full fledged beauty of the Northern lights. The sky was awake and dancing for us. Freezing outside in the cold seemed worth it.

A cup of hot cocoa, a secluded place and music are the perfect way to see the Northern lights

Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Grøtfjorden, Tromvik, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Day 3

A drive around the fjords before bidding good-bye!

Photo of Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
Photo of Tromsø, Norway by Karishma Shaikh
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