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Norway – Velkommen Til Tromsø.

1st April 2016
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After writing about Paris recently I wanted to continue with some posts about the other places I’ve been to in the past two years.

Northern Norway was the first Nordic country I visited -also the first trip Aaron and I took together- and where I fell completely in love with the Arctic. Nothing makes me dream more of travel than looking through the photos I took whilst there, it was truly an adventure from start to finish which rarely went to plan, but that I’ll never forget.

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I visited at the end of November, during the dark polar night when we only had four hours of daylight each day. We had annual leave to use and wanted to travel together so picked Tromsø, Norway’s most Northerly city which sits 217 miles North of the Arctic Circle in the hope of seeing whales in the wild and the Northern Lights.

My trip coincided with the release of OPI’s Nordic collection, which I naturally adored. I had my nails done with Thank Glogg It’s Friday before we went.

We landed to snow and freezing temperatures, catching our first glimpse of the Northern Lights as we queued to get off the plane, I was beyond excited but it was such a faint tinge, I felt almost panicked that we wouldn’t see them again.

We managed to get lost for an hour driving around the tunnels which sprawl under the mountains in the centre of Tromsø, before having some very hairy moments on the extremely narrow and icy roads. It’s fair to say that despite feeling excited to have arrived, it felt slightly over-whelming!

As we arrived in darkness it wasn’t until the next day that I saw the huge mountains surrounding everything, which dwarfed the city.

Having safely found our hotel, we spent our first full day in Norway finding food -I have no idea what these cakes were but they tasted amazing- and seeing Tromsø from above, via the cable car. The sun set as we explored the snowy mountain top, so we went back to our hotel to kill some time before setting out on our first Northern Lights hunt.

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  • Hannah
    1st April 2016 at 5:42 pm

    omg that cake drew me into reading this post haha, i hope you had a fab time!

    Hannah at WRITTEN BY HANNAH

    • Amy
      2nd April 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Haha it was sooo good. Thanks Hannah! x

  • elizabeth
    1st April 2016 at 9:12 pm

    The experience sounds unforgettable! I can’t imagine seeing the Northern Lights, I would probably be doing cartwheels inside haha 😀 Norway sounds so magical! Entered your lovely giveaway too and congrats on a month to go!! xx

    elizabeth ♡ “Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • Amy
      2nd April 2016 at 8:26 pm

      It was such an amazing trip. Ah it was so incredible, I have some photos of them to share soon, I hope I get to see them again! Yay, good luck 🙂 x

  • Christina Marie
    3rd April 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Lovely photos! I SO want to see the Northen Lights. What an amazing experience! x

    Xtina G Says..

    • Amy
      5th April 2016 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Christina! <3

  • TheStyleRawr
    7th April 2016 at 9:32 pm

    We’re totally thinking of going to Tromsø! Wah!

    T x

    • Amy
      7th April 2016 at 9:38 pm

      I’m so excited for you! We’re planning to return briefly next year, whilst doing a little Arctic circle trip. I’ve only been in Winter and it was unreal, but apparently it’s gorgeous in Summer too so whenever you go I think you’ll have an amazing time. I’ve got a few posts about my time there planned for the next couple of weeks, let me know what you end up planning .. Exciting <3

  • Elese
    3rd January 2017 at 11:10 am

    BEEEEAUTIFUL pics – it sounds as amazing as the cake xx