We know today that the aurora borealis, commonly called the “northern lights” occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun zoom into Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is most commonly witnessed during fall and winter months at high-latitude locales.
People believe that, if you see the Northern Light, Aurora will blessing you forever for your live. that why I am coming to Tromso ( a small town in Norway. which lonely planet descript it as the window to the northern light . one of the best palace to see the Northern light in world, and 2016 had a very high chances to see the lovely light.
No direct flight from Singapore and I need to Transit in Doha and Flight Over to Oslo ( Capital of Norway) and took a domestics flight to Tromso .
Day 2 arrived Oslo
Norway consist of a lot of beautiful natural reserve, this mean a lot of mountain and a lot of lake. Not very possible drive from Oslo to Tromso.
I checked in to – City Box Oslo , this is a machine self check in hotel. No one can help you, only one machine in front of me, oh my god!! I gonna to read the check in instruction and follow strightly .
This was the room, small but nice .
We walk to the Main Street, and we saw the younger ski at the Garden. And really felt good ..
From Oslo Airport Gardermoen to town
Flytoget airport express train services for 20 minute ride will be Nok 180 ( expensive ) I suggested you to take NSB ( Norwegian State Railways) for Nok 92 for 30 minute to town. This is the cheaper way to the town. The last method will be Flybussen bus, the cost will be Nok 180, and take longer time.
My hotel was near to OSL Center, their location was stategic, and I suggested you the first thing u need to do is go to Visit Oslo ( inside Main station) ,winter usually closed early.
I need to buy Train Ticket to airport for tomorrow domestic flight to Tromso and Oslo Pass ( transport pass for Zon 1 and Zon 2 ) .
Moreover you can get help for planning your itinerary and buy package and ticket at Visit Oslo too . But we just a stop over hence, we do not need that, but they provide excellent services, and help you to check a lot thing that u will not idea, but at the end you will find very useful .like tramso weather, the northern light forecast etc
We Walk along the street and had our dinner at MacDonald, in Norway event MacDonald with Dine price and take away price.
for a such population, Norway has an incredibly rich and generate the higher domestic income in the world. but their local resident living style will rather simple, no luxury goods but love natural reserve and transitional culture.
can you imagine, this is the palace of Norway, one if the richer country in the world. this culture was crash my mine ” if you are real rich person, you are not main to show off”
Day 3 we arrived Window of the Northern light （Tromso）
Out from Airport from Public Transport w, No 40 & 42 will be Nok 50, if you buy ticket from news paper agent in Airport only Nok 36.
Taxi to town will ne NoK 200, my recommended Flybussen Express bus with Nok 90/pac , they sent me to my hotel.
u need to buy ice gripper from amazon before you go, else very expensive .
Currency SGD to Nok , 1 SGD = 6 Nok
Smarthotel Tromso , SGD 107/night for a double room , Free Cancellation, at Town . small but complete.
The breakfast was good, with just a small fee.
The first thing we did was go to Visit Tromso ( their Tourist information centre ) to book tour, I want to book northern light hunting tour.
Tromso, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometime light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic center, on the island of Tromso, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses.
Visit tromso will be the first place that we Visit ,a small white color house,we booked for Tromso 5 days pass for transportation. And 12 person MPV northern hunting tour . @ Nok 850/PAC Free point until u see the light. So must bring your passport because, they will event drive to Finland until u see the light, will be more expensive with small group, but is flexible and increase the chances to see the light .the more north u go, the less for the air pollution.
There are many type of northern light tour, like coarch , Minibus and MPV , take Cruise to the middle of the sea, actually is quite easy to see northern light, by condition – no light pollution , clear sky and u will see the light .
A Dagon AS at town, with a big aquarium at the center of restaurant . Seafood fresh and nice .
My diner – fish burger nok 69
After dinner will be dessert time,curturb danish with ice cream.
Europa Cheaper if you compare with other super market like Kiwi and Coop.
The habour just pure white. The floor very slipy u need to wear snow shoes or at least buy anti slip shoes cover.
Arctic Cathedral – Bus 28 from Sentrum. Tromso Iconic Buiding. You may pay few Nok when u want to enter.
The Art Museum of Nortern Norway , you need pay for go to toilet, if u see Museum with free entree mean free toilet over here, we come for toilet .
The funny thing is the picture nearer to the toilet will be a toilet picture. I am thinking toilet is a art ?
Day 4 ( Tromso)-we had abundance buffet breakfast at hotel and start for our journey today .
Tromso Museum , above picture will be Part of the Tromso Museum, this 1949 ship documents the life of its former crew of seal hunters.
Friends keep asking me at Facebook cold at Tromso , and I told them, if u can see ice statue in road site and yet melt , how u think?
We had our lunch at Paper Pizza , while the pizza was so so , but consider quite cheap , so a lot of customer.
We having a late lunch , after lunch we went to meet up point for today northern light hunting .
Wow !! I can stop my excited, we come to early , and I we walk around, we have 12 companion and later I will show our group photo later.
our team leader Peter who from Poland is a very experience northern light hunter. He need to check every hours for the light movement and also weather forecast, and flexible change the driving direction.
We are simply lucky, we saw the light at 7pm via camera, and we felt that we are not hunting the light,but the light follow us.
The he light show from 7pm to 1.30am unstop, even Peter told us that, this is very amazing , not often phoneme..we even saw the ” green lady” at 12am .
Wow! I saw the ion of the light move over the sky, and the stars was blue in color .
Peter prepare some snack for us like brownie , Cookies ,hot chocolate , tea , coffee , we even grill Solmon fish at the here .cool!!
Our group photo, 11 of us …
Remember to bring Tripod this is very important . Image stabilization for camera not good enough for light shoot , the hand will shake for long hours shoot .
We reached hotel at 3.30am , but I cannot sleep , I’m too excited to post my picture at Facebook . I slept at 5.30am till noon.
Day 5 (Tromso)
My primary intension to Tromso was northern light hunting . And we conpleted our mission, it seen like nothing to do today but surfing at tromso street.
We went Nersyranda – the only shopping center at Tromso .
Trip advisor highly recommended Ra Sushi is a must try restaurant.
Nerstranda 9 Nerstranda Kjoepesenter,Tromso
nok179- value lunch , the sashimi was so freah and tasty
2 Ra sushi at Tromso, another was Bistro only open at night ( 7pm ) and you need to have reservation.
Jordbaer e Nerstranda As,
We had our sweet ending -with Jordbear cake, wow they make cake !! Delicious and make my journey memorable !!
Tromsø Cathedral is a cathedral in the city of Tromso in Troms county, Norway. The cathedral is the older Cathrdral in Tromso. free entry.
Tromso University – we back to sch.
Oh my god , that my lonely back !
Verthuset Skarven AS
This was the highly recomaded Restaurant . Reservation to avoid disappointed .
Torrfish-，Grillet is a local delicacies, they dry the cod with herb for 2 WKs and pan fried it . This is secrect recepit of Arctanadria.
helt Set – consist of 3 type of meat ( sew , reindeer and Whale ) the tast really suck !! I don ‘t like this.
My last day at Tromso, had breakfast at hotel , and went to the meet up point . We went show shoes today .
Show shoes price ：Nok550/pax
Special shoes for snow mountain jungle tracking ..
Little kid ski
Jekta Storsenter a shopping center near airport
We came for A。Dragoy As market , not restaurant the price will be cheaper .
Cod fish and chip only Nok109
Coconut curry fish soup at Nok99, inside with cod and Salmon
After dinner we back hotel to rest, we need to wake up very early and flight to Iceland .