Our english written and more to travel related page here is a little in hibernation mode as we are currently remodeling our house that takes time and money. However, we decided to take 10 days off and travel to Tromso which is approximately 350km north of the arctic circle and well know for their culture, landscape and of course being within the belt where northern lights (Aurora Borealis) show up very often.
Getting there was kind of challenging but we managed to get to our hotel only one day and almost six hours later than planned. It’s winter there and we have a nice car with spikes that makes driving on the snow and ice covered roads much safer.
We decided to use the few hours of daylight to get familiar with the surrounding areas and best places to take pictures and then return at night to see whether we will see the magical and colorful northern lights that if you have seen the once will be remembered for life.
The pictures below where taken near Sommaroy
Our car covered with snow:
The weather currently is a mix of heavy clouds, heavy snowfalls and some spots with clear skies. We were lucky last night so see a light green northern light before it disappeared and clouds moved back in.
Hard to see but the greenish cast is the actual northern light:
Higher resolution images could be found here: Norway Gallery