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

Fjord Cruising, Norway style

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 After spotting the ability to… View Post

Tromso wandering, Norway

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

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… View Post