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Tromsø in winter

Everyday Life in Arctic Norway

Vanessa is a 25 year old German who decided to move to the Arctic in 2014. She now lives in Tromsø and has also travelled to Iceland and Greenland. She is fascinated by the High North,...
Tromsø in winter

Celebrating Winter in Tromsø

Winter in the Norwegian Arctic is a very special time, and there's nowhere better to experience it than Tromsø. You could be forgiven for thinking city life in Norway shuts down during the winter. City streets...
Tromsø in winter

11 Reasons to Visit the Norwegian Arctic

Recently I published an article proclaiming now as the ideal time to visit Norway. The exchange rate movement, driven by the rapid decline in the oil price, means Norway is much cheaper to visit than this time last...
Trine Tromsø Friluftsenter

Chasing the Northern Lights

An Interview with Trine Risvik, Tromsø Friluftsenter If and when I leave Norway, I know for sure what my most enduring memory will be: my first and (still to this day) most spectacular sighting of the...
Mack Brewery sign

Raising a Glass to Ludwig Markus Mack

Tromsø is famous for its cultural scene, the northern lights, and its nickname “the Paris of the north”. But did you know Tromsø is also famous for its beer? Way back in 1877, Ludwig Markus Mack founded the Bavarian-influenced Macks Ølbryggeri (Mack Brewery)...
Aurora Borealis Norway

The Night The Northern Lights Came Out To Play

When friends and family from the UK ask me about life in Norway, they don't ask me how I cope with the winter, or how I cope with the cost of living. The first question is...
Eastern Oslo

The Skies of Norway

Magnificent fjords, vast mountain ranges, blue ice glaciers, old wooden houses – Norway sure is a beautiful country. But sometimes, all you need to do is look UP…               No...
Röyksopp band photo

Discovering Norwegian Music – Röyksopp

One of the best known electronic acts in Europe formed in Arctic Norway. After discovering Datarock, Erlend Øye, Sondre Lerche and Team Me so far, I thought it was time to write about an act I...

Tromsø Arctic Cathedral – Day and Night

This is the third and final part of the series about my first visit to Tromsø. Check out my posts about my winter weekend and the music scene in Tromsø, if you haven't already – thanks!...

Tromsø: Nighlife, Music and Culture in the Arctic

During my first weekend in Tromsø, I was determined to get under its skin. For a town of just 69,000 people it punches well above its weight in musical and cultural circles and I wanted to...