17 November 2014

Tromso, North Norway

We fell in love with Norway from a height of 30,000 feet. Flying from Olso to Tromso, a small island city 200 miles into the Arctic circle, we couldn't believe our eyes as volcanic plateaus, fjords and deep green ocean unfolded from our small aeroplane window.

Our seatmate giggled at our flurry of photo taking, pausing from her book to say "oh, is this your first time then?" before welcoming us her favorite city in the world.

Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi
The view from our Tromso hotel. Not so bad eh.
Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi
 
Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi
Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi
  Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi

Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi

All of these photos are SOOC (straight out of camera) and I haven't touched a thing on them (bar a touch of judicious cropping). The quality and changibility of light in the Arctic Circle was simply incredible.

Tromso, Norway - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi

Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi

And these don't even scratch the surface of a surprising holiday...

33 comments :

  1. Oh wow, I have a serious case of holiday envy, this is somewhere I really want to visit and can't wait to hear more about your trip!x

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  2. It's so exciting that you went to Tromso! :D And flying over the mountains in Norway is always the best thing - how can a country be so stinking gorgeous? Can't wait to read more! :)

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  3. Wow! All beautiful shots! Waiting for more on Norway.

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  4. Oh my - can't wait to see more, how gorgeous!

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  5. Incredible photos! It looks stunning.

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  6. Just beautiful. My favorites are the fourth one down and the second from last. What time of day was that second to last one taken? I love the shadows against the golden light on the right.

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  7. Utterly, utterly breathtaking! Wow - you got some amazing shots there! Fun to hear about Tromso from a different perspective to Van's too!

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  8. Yay! Can't wait for more posts! These plane pics are awesome!

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  9. Beautiful, I can't wait to see more.

    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  10. Haha, so I guess I am that Tromso chick then?! :D

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  11. Yay for your first Tromso post! Can't wait to see the pictures from that fjord cruise!

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  12. Beautiful! Looks crisp and cold and lovely.

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  13. Absolutely stunning - and apparently once the snow has fallen it's even more beautiful!

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  14. It was luscious - well worth the ruddy cheeks!

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  15. It's really strange as I've had trouble writing this up - not because we didn't love it, but because I didn't want to sound like a lovesick calf...!

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  16. It was lovely (and yes Van, you're definitely that Tromso chick :D)

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  17. We took so, so many photos. Around 12pm, 3 hours from sunset.

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  18. It's an incredible place to visit - and to be so lucky with the weather...

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  19. It's so lovely blogging as it means I can re-meander through the photos :)

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  20. We lit off the plane already knowing we wanted to re-visit - a friend of our goes to a scandanavian country at least 3 times a year to the exclusion of everywhere else - and now I understand why!

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  21. It was beautiful - and in summer there is loads of hiking!

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  22. I love the colors in the sky here in Iceland as well! The winter sunsets, even thought they are early, are oh so beautiful!

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  23. Ha - 12pm, 3 hours from sunset. :) It's a whole different world up north, isn't it? We have our flights booked for Sweden in February! Can't wait!

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  24. It was astonishing. We would love to pop over to Iceland as well. One day, one day!

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