Tromso is a beautiful city located north of Norway. It's part of the Arctic Circle, a well known place to view the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. We spent two nights there and absolutely loved the vibe! The people we encountered were really friendly and helpful, especially the taxi driver who went out of his way to make sure we saw the lights.
On Wednesday 27th Februrary 2019, we went to a reindeer camp to feed the little cuties and learn about the Sami culture. More details HERE
The next day, we walked around and explore the scenery and shops. It was a still-coldness and our fingers were freezing up after a few minutes of photo taking. The good thing about travelling in Winter, however, is no crowds! It felt really peaceful to wander around aimlessly.
The bad thing about Tromso? Everything is expensive, especially the unique experiences like the reindeer experience, Aurora Borealis tours and dog sledding. There is also a 25% VAT fee, meaning you are paying a lot of tax on your meals. Our lunch at Art Cafe was more pricey than we predicted.
Taxi is the best way to get around Tromso so to save money after lunch, we walked along the harbours to soak in the landscape views. You can see the cathedral on the other side of the bridge.
On the evening of Thursday 28th Februrary, we had dinner near Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso and were lucky to catch a glimpse of Aurora Borealis. More details on light hunting for cheap HERE.
We flew out of Tromso on Friday 1st March at 7 AM. Lesson learned, do not book an early flight unless abosultely neccessary. We were beyond exhausted. If time and money was not an issue, we would have spent another day or two in Tromso. Hopefully we can go back and visit in the future.
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