Friday, July 22

Visiting Tromsø

Tromsø lies in Northern_Norway The municipality has a population of (2015) 72,066, but with an annual influx of students it has over 75,000 most of the year. It is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the third largest north of the Arctic_Circle(following Murmansk and Norilsk)
  Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island Tromsøya 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

We visited Tromsø in the middle of July.

 People from Tromsø likes to tell that wild animals are walking in the city streets, and some of them can be found. The reindeer and Polar Bears are not wild anymore, but interesting decorations outside and inside various spots.

This polar bear can be found at the famous "Ølhallen" where they have 67 taps of different beers.
I did not taste all of them.

At restaurant Skarven this bird is welcoming you at the entrance  Great food is also served there.

In Tromsø they have made an adventure center where you can experience the polar area and watch the seals to be feeded and trained.

There is one thing that have to be mentioned about Tromsø. Although the city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789, somebody must have forgotten everything about aesthetic then developing the city.

Bunkers among the old wooden houses. No more comments from me. 

However there is one building that must be added as an example  of beauty. Tromsdalen church or "Ishavskatedralen"

A spectacular building outside and inside.

 Close to the cathedral you can also find the cable car that brings you up to the view point where I took the first photo in this blogpost.
On the bus trip  to the plane bringing us back to Oslo, my last image was taken towards north.

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