Entries for the ‘Tromsø’ Category

Whale Invasion

On Nov 14, two herring fishermen spotted a pod of whales close by and so they stopped their engines. They got a mighty surprise as the whales chased the school of fish under their boat:

Sommarøy: Tromsø’s Best West

Summer Island is a beautiful little coastal town in Tromsø’s west. It’s one of my most favourite hideaways as the ocean views are spectacular. Because of the coastal weather the panoramas change constantly in colour and atmosphere. Every visit brings a new perspective of the beauty and majesty of Tromsø’s best kept secret. Sommarøy is […]

The Best Ugliest

Norway has some pretty interesting competitions, like the Ugliest City (always a tie between Drammen and Hammerfest), the Ugliest Train Station, the Ugliest Port, the Ugliest Dialect (Bergen won last year), and, of course, the Ugliest Dog. Here is one from Tromsø: The Ugliest Building.  I wonder who would want to win that title?  Some […]

Sami Week in Tromsø

Sami Week in Tromsø happens around early February every year.  The International Day of the Sami People is celebrated on the 6th of February.  There are seminars and meetings in connection with Tromsø university and the City Council that discuss the Sami culture.  Concerts by Sami artists are held as well as exhibitions around town. […]

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