WOW!! The sun is out today!!! 54 degrees!!!
Tromso is in the Arctic Region and often referred to as the gateway to the Arctic. From here iconic explorers such as Amundsen and Nansen started their epic journeys. The town is the largest in north Norway with 75000. Today, they have a great University that is focusing on native Sami culture. The Sami are the indigenous people of Scandinavia. Their hospital is the world leader in the study of hypothermia. It is also the town in Norway with the youngest average age. A lot of younger people from all over the world come and stay a while in Tromso due to the easy access to outdoor activities all year round. The last 10 years has seen a huge increase in winter tourism due to smart marketing of the Northern Lights. We won't see the Northern Lights since it doesn't get dark in the summer. They are always there; you just can't see them until it gets dark.
We visited the Polar Museum right by the wharf. You'll see in the pictures some of the history of arctic hunting.
And then we went to the well-known Ohallen Beer Hall. It is the beer pub that is the farthest north in the world. It is a microbrewery with a wide selection of beers. One of our fellow travellers is an official beer taster and she helped us out.