Norway
Karlsøy

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  • Day13

    Me and the lights

    January 29 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -8 °C

    So I saw the lights. Guide rated the sighting as a six.
    But heres the thing - you don't see the colours unless its a really good sighting so what you see is a very light mist like cream cloud like thing. Who knew.
    Underwhelming

    You only see the colours when you take a photograph.

    So this year aside from the lack of snow in europe and the higher temperatures there has been alot of clouds and rain in the north making aurora sightings hard.

    Anyway I have seen them and the photos are cool.

    And it was -28c as we watched the lights so the hot choclate was very welcome!
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  • Day12

    Roadtrip rund um Tromsø

    October 22, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Wieder mal ein regnerisch verschneiter Tag im Norden 🇳🇴. Wir haben uns für einen Roadtrip der Sonne entgegen entschieden, aber ohne Erfolg. Dafür haben wir verschneite Fjorde und Berge gesehen. Irgendwie richtig passend für Nordnorwegen. Und funny fact am Rande... Es gibt hier Kreisverkehre in Tunnels und sogar Tunnels, die unter Fjorden durchführen.Read more

  • Day13

    Chasing the lights from Tromso

    January 29 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -8 °C

    So tour company running this lights chase was 15 minutes late. Then the seatbelt on one seat wasn't working. Driver tour guide everyone tried to get it working.

    Driver was grumpy.

    Then alot of phone calls and we were told the managers were trying to sort it out.
    Then driver says we will swap buses into a big tour bus.

    This is when I think no way.
    First its completely different driving a large tour bus to a mini van in icy and windy conditions.
    Is the driver skilled in this?
    We have already hit a reindeer and seen an over turned bus.

    Then we are traveling 2 plus hours but a large bus will take longer.

    Next if the weather changes the large bus won't be able to go to the alternate sites.

    Then we hear the managers nixed the large bus thank god for safety reasons.

    Next more stuffing around and they start taking about taxis. WTF!!!!!

    Thankfully our tour guide gave up her spot.
    So not impressed with this company - they obviously don't check the seatbelts.

    We finally set off and the van is shit - its too small for people wearing lots of gear and the back row which I am in is very uncomfortable.

    The lights guide is very upbeat and does a good job with the commentary.

    So did we see the lights?
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Karlsøy, Karlsoy, Gálssa suohkan

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