March 20, 2014

Norway Arctic - mainstreet Tromsø / Tromso

Tour to Norway arctic. Day 04 Tromsø

On this tour I visited Tromsø twice. First for a long stop on tour North with the MS Midnatsol and then waiting 8hrs. for the arrival of MS Nordkapp going south.
The photo of today was taken going north when I was walking around, as displayed here, in the busy main street. These days partly closed for cars to the benefit of the pedestrians.
You can see that the daylight is soon to end, already at 2.45PM. And people are warmly dressed even in just -5C degrees - but it was windy this day and by that it felt more like -10C...
From wiki:
Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway.

It is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, and the second largest city and urban area north of the Arctic Circle in Sápmi (following Murmansk).

Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. Substantial parts of the urban area are also situated on the mainland to the east, and on parts of Kvaløya — a large island to the west.

Tromsøya is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream.

The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789.

The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø.

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