Top tips for chasing the Northern Lights – Tromso, Norway

A few years ago for my birthday, Mr Kiwi and I boarded a plane up into the Arctic Circle. Thanks to the joys of social media and bloggers, we had been tipped off that one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights was Tromso in Northern Norway. We were lucky enough to not only see their elusive shimmers but also spend time under a sky where we could just about touch… View Post

Experiencing the Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway

Gathered around a Norwegian campfire, 350km into the Arctic Circle, huddled from head to toe in exploration overalls and snow boots we had one of those life-affirming moments. Occasions when you really feel alive. We only had to stare into the clear pinpricks of the Milky Way, spread across the night sky in a haze of primordial luminescence, whilst our tour mates clanked about with torches and cameras attempting to capture the faint Aurora Borealis… View Post

Tromso tastebud travelling (aka Norway rocks)

We were so busy exploring in our arctic gear that my normal zeal for tastebud travelling was a little subdued – our itinerary is normally heavily influenced by a desire to try everything that country is famous (and infamous for) with thoroughly researched restaurants and supermarket sweeps. This time, not so much due to time restraints and a rather awesome hotel deal. (As an aside, what is it that’s so fascinating about other countries’ Supermarkets? Everywhere… View Post

Tromso wandering, Norway

Chasing the Northern Lights was our main reason for exploring Tromso, but it’s a pretty city all in it’s own right. Blessed with clear blues skies for most of our trip we. couldn’t. stop. taking. photos.   Literally just sat at the window sill with a chair pulled up to the prettiest view from our waterfront hotel room, we spent a lot of time just watching the port boats slip in and around. Cup of tea… View Post

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. The view from our Tromso hotel. Not so bad eh. Our seatmate giggled at our flurry of photo taking, pausing from her book to say “oh, is this your… View Post