22 November 2014

Fjord Cruising, Norway style

Hopping out of our hotel, we walked approximately 15 feet and boarded the boat that had been cheekily winking to us from the window corner of our hotel for 3 days. We then glided around the breadth and length of Tromso's main island, mentally checking that it really was 

a) actually Monday morning 
b) we weren't dreaming & 
c) we were gliding around arctic seas 350km into the arctic circle

Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso


Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso

Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso

Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso

After spotting the ability to catch a more sea-based view of the stunning Tromso on Van's blog, we had hunted around until we found one that suited our non-committal hearts - we didn't fancy being stuck onboard a massive ship rammed with people, though on reflection it probably would have been nothing like this - so we booked a 3 hour leisurely punt.

Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso

Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso

Fjord Cruising, Norway style - Tromso

Our only regret was not being brave enough to hire a car (I'm such a wuss when it comes to driving) and drive right up to the Fjords, so beautiful in the distance; or step onto a longer cruise to explore more places indepth. There are 50 minute busses to the Fjords from Tromso, but we hadn't quite left ourselves the breathing time to do it the next day before flying home, dragging our sad suitcases behind us...

14 comments :

  1. What an amazing experience! Lovely photos!

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  2. Days always feel much more special when you get to go on a boat. Is this just me? Boats feel like living. There are no wasted days when boats are involved.

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  3. I love going on boat trips, they are the best. The views look stunning. x

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  4. So gorgeous! I love a good boat.

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  5. Ahhh! I love the photo of the two of you on the boat! x

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  6. So lovely Emma - that shot in the distance of the green grass and red house - that's exactly what I expect from Norway!!

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  7. Beautiful pictures, Emma! I love the one of the two of you on the boat! A fjord cruise is something Cory really wants to do one day. I'm not the hugest fan of boats, but if I can get pictures of scenery like this, maybe it will be enough to distract me from my fear of sinking...and spending the whole cruise vomiting over the side of the boat. ;)

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  8. I took that especially for you & my Dad! It is beautiful - and you're so busy being wowed by the view you don't have time to feel gross - just stay upstairs!

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  9. It was breathtaking. I kept saying 'how can this he a Monday?'

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  10. Boat trips are such a great way to see another angle of a country.

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