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Tromsø

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  • Day6

    Juhu :)

    February 28 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -4 °C

    Erstes Highlight des Tages, die Ausländische ADAC Wagen, ich hatte uns ausgeschlossen 🙈😬
    bzw der Bus hat sich selbst abgeschlossen😫

    Aber Chance genutzt Frühstück geholt und noch ein landschaftliches Bild geschossen 🔫

  • Day6

    City lodge Tromsø.

    February 28 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -5 °C

    Yesterday night we could have seen the northern lights. Shame on you the clouds above Tromsø!

  • Day3

    She's More Subtle Tonight

    March 1 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    It was a miracle that after such a cloudy day the clouds began to part as I arrived back at the hotel. I could see the sky was clearing but my first thought was that it'd be temporary, but it wasn't. So, once again after the meal I undertook the ritual of climbing into clothing layers with double socks, mittens, etc and headed off into the night in search of those mysterious lights and some serious deja vous visits. The temperature was the same ad yesterday too at -10c or thereabouts.

    First stop was the beach from this morning and when I arrived the Aurora had beaten me to it. Tonight the display was ood for a while but very erratic and then it died down to almost nothing. The German couple were here too but soon they left, probably because like me they felt there may be other locations which might offer a more interesting composition. The problem here was too wide a vista, just a view out to sea, and there were street lights here too which was a nuisance.

    About half way back to the hotel there was a really dark section compared to the beach area and I decided to stop and wait a while to see if the Lights would return, which they did. They were nowhere near as bright as yesterday and were very much more subdued in tone, but in the darkness and with patience I managed the first photo you see here. It's definitely a more subtle photograph but I'm quite pleased with it all the same.

    The final location for the evening was to return to Tunganeset and the Devil's Teeth. I stayed here taking photos until 1am and the second photo in this footprint is just one of them.

    I packed away my gear at around 12.45am and just as I finished and zipped-up my camera bag, I happened to look up to see an explosion of activity and undoubtedly the best show of the evening, a last burst so to speak. It all happened really fast and I had no time to set up my camera so I chose to be an observer and simply enjoy what I was being given. It lasted only a short time with the Aurora appearing to surge from the top of the mountain across the fjord, sending a ribbon of green and red across the sky and over my head to behind me. It was truly wonderful and a brilliant end to the day - I think I got to sleep just after 2am and this meant I'd not get much sleep before the next event.
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  • Day2

    A Morning in Tromsø

    February 28 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -4 °C

    The hotel where I was staying is called the Smarthotel and one thing that's smart about it is it provides a constant supply of free tea and coffee 24/7. That's why I knew I'd get that coffee when I got back so after the warm drink and a bit of a chill out it was time for bed. Ok, I know, coffee's not for bedtime but hey, the hotel wasn't quite smart enough to include hot chocolate in the deal and I was happy, so there you go.

    After an excellent night's sleep, despite that coffee of course, I woke to find it snowing. I had a four hour drive to get to get to Senja and the weather forecast was for snow, so I wasn't pleased to wake to white flakes gently falling past my window. Oh dear!

    The breakfast buffet was excellent and I was joined at the table by a Swiss couple who were in Norway for photography but for a couple of weeks, and had seen the Northern Lights for the first time the previous night, when I got snowed upon. They were trying their luck about 45 minutes drive away and had (sort of) clear skies. We compared our Aurora photos (I had a couple on my phone from Iceland) then went our separate ways. It all made breakfast really enjoyable and was a great start to the day.

    I decided to spend a little time in the city before I began my journey because while we ate our breakfast and chatted the snow had stopped, the clouds parted and it had become a lovely day. Having packed-up and checked-out I decided to take a stroll in the sunshine, pick up a few supplies and only then retrieve my trusty steed from the underground nuclear bunker .... err, I mean car park, of course. I must say though, it did look as though it might double-up for use in times of Armageddon.

    The panorama in this footprint was taken before I had a coffee (yes, more of the stuff) and if you zoom in near the other end of the bridge you can see the triangular church which Tromsø is known for. Soon I'd be driving across that bridge on my way to Senja but at the back of my mind I wondered if the weather would actually be okay and if I really should have left sooner, because snow was forecast after all. Too late to worry about that now!
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  • Day1

    Tromsø

    February 27 in Norway ⋅ 🌬 0 °C

    The plane landed in Tromsø pretty much on time, perhaps even a few minutes early. As the plane descended through the clouds the surrounding air was full of snow rushing by and my first thought was the weather down there must be horrible. The pilot announced the landing could be bumpy due to strong winds then the plane descended to its destination. On final approach there was a good deal of buffeting, then the wheels touched the ground and all that was now needed was to stop. But each time the brakes were applied you could sense the wheels were skidding along due to the runway being covered with snow and ice. Engine breaking did the trick however and soon I was picking up the keys to the car - a Skoda similar to the one hired in December but the next model up: four wheel drive automatic with winter/studded tyres and heated everything. Just the ticket, so eight minutes later I was parking the car in the underground car park beneath the city and five minutes after that I was checking in to the hotel.

    Dinner was at a very nice pizzeria 50m from the hotel and afterwards I took a stroll through the streets to take in the air which was .... cold! Was that a hint of the Aurora just then? Indeed it was, but only the merest trace through a gap in the clouds and only for a moment or two. Soon it was snowing quite hard and the wind bitingly cold which meant it was time for a coffee back at the hotel to warm up.
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  • Day5

    Die Brücke die uns nach Tromsø führt

    February 27 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    Durch unser "big Problem" fahren wir nun über diese tolle Brücke zu unserem Ersatzteil 😍

  • Day5

    Back on the Road!!

    February 27 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    2h Arbeit in der Waschstraße...
    zum Glück gab es den Querlenker in Tromsa auf Lager jetzt 400€ ärmer aber wieder on Road

  • Day5

    Abendessen :)

    February 27 in Norway ⋅ 🌬 0 °C

    Heute mal nicht im Bus schlafen 😴
    Dank AirBNB, dem Team Fish & Chips und Slowteam, haben wir ne Ferienwohnung und warmes Abendessen 🥘

  • Day6

    Fast wie in den Alpen...

    February 28 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ -4 °C

    Nur schöner.... 😉. Wir sind hier vor Tromsö in den Norwegischen Alpen...
    Schönstes Wetter.... und endlich kalt! 😁

  • Day6

    Goodbye Tromsø

    February 28 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    Wir haben Tromsø verlassen und weiter gehts mit Volldampf gen Norden 💪🏻
    Next stop Alta, Autobahn 🛣 kann jeder wir haben die Landstraße gewählt und uns kam ein Elch entgegen 😊

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Tromsø, Tromso

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