April 3, 2014

Norway Arctic - afternoon in Tromsø / Tromso

Tour to Norway Arctic. Day 09 Tromsø

Probably the most remarkable with this photo from Tromsø is the time it was shot: 4.30PM in the afternoon. I think that should illustrate what we talk about when we call this time of the winter for a "dark time".

At day 09 of my travel I was going South with the coastal express, Hurtigruten, and had to wait in Tromsø until midnight before I could board the ship.

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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