In the Funnark county of Norway, between Narvik and Hammerfest lies a small municipality of Tromso which is known for its impeccable architecture, rich history and an enthralling culture. Squatting in the northern part of the country, the municipality is known to be the 12th largest in the country. What makes the city unique is the fact that it is situated right above the island of Tromsøya, ringed by the most active mountain peaks such as Tromsdalstinden in the east. Norway has always been on the top of the itinerary of every traveller who wants to unfold the raw beauty of nature. Personally speaking, we find no better place than Tromso to spend our serene days in.
During the winters when the city is covered with the beautiful snowflakes, the colours of the street lighten up the mood of every traveller that witnesses it. If you are a fan of the Northern light, you can experience it in Tromso during the winter months. The city might not have as much spotlight as other cities of Europe such as London, Rome and Paris does but Tromso has proved itself to be quite a catch when it comes to attracting true nature lovers. An ideal day out can entertain you in their fishing ports.
Amongst the numerous other things that will dazzle you, the most supreme of them still remains the Norwegian cuisine, although the food is diversified and worth drooling for, it is of no surprise that eateries are quite pricey in the country due to the cranked yo labour cost. Sea food is the primary attraction over here, from smoked tuna garnished with herbs to bacalao, we recommend it all. Sushi lovers can give a try to Ra Sushi which is known to serve the best and an array of sushi in Tromso.
Best Time to Visit Tromso
If you’re a music enthusiast, every year during the months of January/February the city hosts a Northern Lights Festival which lures symphonic orchestras and artists from all around the world. If you want to experience the midnight sun, the best time to visit the city is during mid May to mid July.
Later winter to early spring or the summertime is the best time to pay a visit to Tromso, you can go hiking and trailing during the summer months when the sun is up usually longer than any other time of the month.