Monday, 29 February 2016

Touring the Norwegian Fjords

As we booked our Northern Lights hunt with Arctic Explorers they offered us 10% off of their fjord tour. The trip therefore worked out at 1,050 NOK per person.

We were collected promptly from our apartment and jumped into a minibus of only eight people. If you needed warm gear or snow boots you could pre order your sizes in advance for the guides to bring along on the day. We went in our normal cold weather outfits and walking boots and were fine as you are in and our of the car all the time.

The trip begins at 10am and you will be back in the city by 3pm latest. We simply drove around the stunning scenery stopping at several points along the way to take photos. My future brother in law is really into photography so had a field day with the locations. The guide was really knowledgeable about the area and helped us capture the best shots.

We also stopped off to visit some wild reindeer and to play on a frozen solid lake! Our guide pointed out bars and restaurants for the rest of our trip too. At lunchtime we were served tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as a variety of Norwegian pastries. I had a chocolate chip brioche bun, which was delicious! There was also fruit on offer. A toilet stop in both directions was also included.

The fjords in Norway are incredible, every view will take your breath away. I can thoroughly recommend this slow paced and relaxing trip whilst you are in Tromso as it's a perfect way to see the scenery in the warmth and with the ability to ask questions.

Just in case you need anymore encouragement check out what we saw: