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A Norwegian Christmas

christmas-candle.jpgNorway enters the Christmas season early.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Tromsø

The lighting of the Christmas tree is a social tradition in every city in Norway on the first Sunday of Advent.  Today was extra special for us as we got to share in Lilu’s delight.  Half way through the celebration I found myself alone in the middle of the crowd and realised how strange everything […]

First Day of Night

The photo above was taken at midday – the sun never made it over the horizon.  Today was the first day of the long night in Tromsø.  This is the beginning of the dark season, or the dark Winter, where we have no sun for two months.  Technically there are no more sun-days until mid-January […]

Last Sun on Kvaløya

This is the last week of sun before the dark season.  As you can tell I’m taking all the pictures I can.  Soon the sun will disappear for two months but even in the darkness we have a ‘bright season’ – Christmas, and not to mention the Northern Lights.  Tis the season to be jolly.

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