Northern Lights in Tromso
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 3, 2013 4:59 AM Last Post By: xochitecatl
Feb 14, 2013 1:48 PM
Northern Lights in TromsoI've just spent 4 nights in Tromso and had great views of the lights at (1) the frozen lake a 30 minute walk from the centre of town and to which your hotel will be able to direct you and (2) at a dark and quiet area at the base of the ski lifts which you can reach using bus 24 from the city centre. Ask to be dropped off at the bus stop by the school (large brown building) and walk behind the school on the path of cleared snow until you leave the lighted area. If you cant afford/don't want to go on an excursion these are places to go to hve a chance to see the lights quite well.
Feb 24, 2013 11:45 AM
1Thanks for sharing!!! It seems that you had a very nice time in Tromso. I'm planning to be there in May and would like to ask you a few questions:
-Is there a hotel/B&B in Tromso that you could recommend?
-Did you rent a car to get around? and if so, with which car company?
-How did you get to Tromso? Did you fly or took the train?
-If you spent sometime in Oslo, could you recommend a hotel?
Feb 26, 2013 1:40 PM
2Hi, I had a great time in Tromso. Very friendly and attractive place with plenty of stuff to see and do in the area.
I stayed in the Viking Hotel Apartments which were excellent - but we had the top floor one so if you were above 6ft the sloping ceilings might be a bit low. The apartment was v comfortable and the breakfast, taken in the hotel next door was good and the staff friendly and helpful.
I didn't hire a car. We got around by bus and walking - you can get a 24 hour ticket on the bus for NKr 90 which is good value as most rides around town cost Kr40 at least.
We flew SAS from Heathrow via Oslo but in summer I think there may be some direct flights. Didn't stay in Oslo.
Enjoy your trip.
Mar 3, 2013 4:59 AM
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