#1 9-17-2017 4:06 AM

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Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

The meet-up will be from the 9th to 11th of February. I know for many that was to early,sorry about that. As I've said before I'm hoping not be in Norway the second half of the year.
I will arrive either late Thursday evening or midday/afternoon Friday, leaving on Monday.
Let's hope the weather gods are on our side so we get to see the light show.
The reason for choosing that week is that it's also the Sami week. The Sami is an indigenous group living in the north. Their national day is 6th of February and the celebration goes the whole week ending with a reindeer race down the main street of Tromsø. Lots of things going on and I thought it could be interesting.

https://www.visittromso.no/no

Many hotels to chose from in Tromsø. Here is a good option if several people wanna stay together and save some money. There is also a kitchen in the room
https://www.booking.com/hotel/no/city-living-tromso.no
This hostel also seams nice and they arange tours.
http://tromsoactivities.com


Friday:
We meet for dinner. After dinner if the weather is good we can take "Fjellheisen" the gondola up the mountain. It's a really nice view from the top and we might see northern lights. After that we can go to Ølhallen ( the beer hall). It's a really cool pub,you can't go to Tromsø and not vist this pub. I know beer prices in Norway is not budget friendly so we can do as we normally do in Norway. Have a "foreplay"at home,drink there and go out like 23.30 😂
Another option is a candle light consent in the Arctic cathedral. This will be every evening from Thursday to Sunday.

Saturday:
This will be our tour day
Here are some tour suggestions,some of them are quite expensive.
http://booking.visittromso.no/en/mobile … sorting=sa
Many of the tours starts in the evening so could do some sightseeing during the day.
If we are not that many people we could rent a car and drive around ourselves.

Sunday:
See the reindeer racing and lasso throwing competition. We also need to go to a bakery and eat "fastelavensbolle". This Sunday is traditionally the day before the fast starts (not that many people fast). This day we eat buns with lots of cream and strawberry jam

 

#2 9-20-2017 6:44 PM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Sounds nice!  I'm a maybe at the least smile

 

#3 9-24-2017 6:59 AM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Sounds fun! I'm interested smile

 

#4 9-25-2017 2:44 AM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Cool that you are interested. If you are in TB facebook group you can find more information there

 

#5 10-24-2017 9:08 AM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Seems like a fun idea. Thanks for putting it together.

 

#6 10-24-2017 11:15 AM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Regarding lodging, there also appear to be quite a few nice Airbnb places in Tromso.

 

#7 10-25-2017 2:42 PM

margunn
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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Hope you can make it 🙂
Are you in TB group on Facebook? You can find the meet-up there to

 

#8 11-17-2017 1:40 PM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

I'm interested!

 

#9 11-19-2017 7:01 AM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Cool🙂
But have you set your profile so that only your friends can see it? It's quite empty 😉

 

#10 11-26-2017 4:47 PM

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Re: Tromso northern lights meet-up 9th to 11th of February

Any one up for Thai cooking? big_smile I heard a not so famous Thai chef will be there.

 

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