Tromsø: A Magical Arctic Experience

Tromsø: A Magical Arctic Experience, Tromso, Norway (B)

I started my day in Tromsø, Norway on Mt Fløya looking down on the city as the sun rose and it was bathed in a pink and pale blue hues. Magical.

Tromsø is reputed to be one of the best places to view the Northern Lights and every evening fleets of vehicles head out into the surrounding countryside in the hope of seeing them. During the day ships sail off to view the rich wildlife in the sea around it. The city, one of the largest in Norway, is on the rugged coastline of Northern Norway inside the Arctic Circle. It has a rich history as a result of its Pomor Trade with its neighbour Russia and its popularity as a starting point for polar expeditions. Today, this history is reflected in its historic buildings and an interesting variety of museums and attractions. I started my day with a ride on the Fjellheisen Cable Car.

During the winter the sun does not rise in Tromsø until mid-morning and coincides with the first journey of the Fjellheisen Cable Car to a viewing point on Mt Fløya at 10 am. This is the best time to ride this very popular cable car. Beyond the viewing platform there are walking trails to the top of Mt Fløya. Refreshments are available in the Fjellstua Café, which serves hot beverages and food including reindeer burgers and reindeer stew. It is a pleasant walk from the city centre, across the Tromsø Bridge to the bottom of the cable car. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tromsø: A Magical Arctic Experience
Guide Location: Norway » Tromso
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mt Fløya
  • Fjellheisen Cable Car
  • Fjellstua Café
  • Tromsø Bridge
  • Tromsøysund Tunnel
  • Arctic Cathedral
  • Tromsø Cathedral
  • Polar Museum
  • Troll Museum
  • Polaria
  • M/S Polstjerna
  • sculpture of Helmer Julius Hanssen
  • Torget
  • Music Pavilion
  • Rocket Kiosk
  • Fangstmonument
  • Bardus Bar and Bistro
  • public library of Tromsø
  • Tromsø Tapas