Vikings & The City

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View from our hotel room

We love Vikings...  The hotel that is! We checked into the 2nd hotel in as many days after returning from the dog sled trip and there was nothing around that gave us the impression we would need to move on. The staff are superb and really friendly, there were no building works, the bathroom floor is heated and most importantly not too many questions were asked when we kept asking for pots of hot water! There is a simple explanation for this.. as we were on a budget, and I am a vegetarian we came up with a genius plan of taking cup-a-soups with us for our lunch and dinner... the 4 day soup diet is highly recommended!

Once we had unpacked and checked that we had all our thermals, hats and gloves on we headed out into the city to see what it is all about.

We left just after 2pm by which time it was completely dark (and I did actually feel like having a nap.

...!) We wandered round the city which has a really christmassy feel to it... loads of snow and twinkly lights everywhere, candles / candle lanterns outside practically every shop and a massive christmas tree! Considering there are only 60,000 or so people that live in Tromsø there are loads of hairdressers (I'm not sure why we noticed this..!) we must have seen at least 20 just walking round!

We walked down to the harbour near the Radisson SAS to get some photos of the Arctic Cathedral before deciding we needed warming up. We found a bar called Solid in the centre of the city that as well as doing (reasonably priced) cocktails did hot chocolate with cream... LUSH! Needless to say we would be returning to this place.

After the hot chocolate it was back to the hotel for an evening of cup-a-soups, odd Norwegian TV (lots of animal planet...) and lashings of vodka!

sylvanito says:
That looks really cool, cold but cool ;-)
Posted on: Dec 06, 2008
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View from our hotel room
View from our hotel room
Best souvenir shop in town!
Best souvenir shop in town!
Ishavskatedralen
Ishavskatedralen
Ishavskatedralen
Ishavskatedralen
Jude - not cold at all
Jude - not cold at all
Ishavskatedralen
Ishavskatedralen
Christmas tree in town centre
Christmas tree in town centre
Christmas tree in town centre
Christmas tree in town centre
Library
Library
Tromso
photo by: Biedjee