So it begins… another day and another adventure…
Somewhere wild and untouched, the trees grew recklessly on gravelled paths as I began my journey… first steps and many that followed as if I was on a walkabout.
The rockiest roads, I was not skipping my way through this one. It was well balanced beneath my feet. Like toddler’s first steps until I discovered the stream. The glacier flows all this way not just to fill my cup but my heart with the joy of transcendence.
The journey continues, for the best is yet to come…
This looked like a bad construction site! I climbed to rocky hills to get to the most beautiful sight.
Blåvatnet or Blue Lake named for ( can you take a guess…? ) being the bluest lake! So rich in minerals, the water that flows from the glacier. And freezing cold! That 4 kilometres walk was so worth it!
En route Kvaløya and Brosmetinden, a short detour found this lovely beach.
Fascinated by the rocks.
My first hiking experience. Mt Kvaløya and Brosmetinden Peak. Highest elevation 1,044 m. All of a sudden, life is presented in a whole different meaning.
Just over a month ago, I visited Norway.
It all began with me Google-ing away adventurous holidays – hiking adventures, mountain climbing and polar bear encounters, whale watching and all the crazy fun stuff!
Since looking up places for an adventurous holiday was in the cards for me, I wanted to make sure I did it right, do my research and homework. It’s got to be something a little different, something a lot more unusual to the normal holidays that I am accustomed by.
I read blogs and articles, reviews on Tripadvisors, checked for holiday packages within the budget because I want a holiday that does not break the bank. This was my responsible duty for the next few days – just reading! Not complaining about it as I love reading.
Only when I stumbled upon an incredible blog by Silvia Lawrence ( the link below ), on Norwegians and the country, Scandinavian culture and architecture, the breathtakingly beautiful sceneries of the Fjords, that intrigued me to further my research on Norway.
Please check in her blog — https://www.heartmybackpack.com/norway/helpful-norwegian-scandinavian-habits/
I was enjoying my read so much and it made me very excited that I knew that instant, my next holiday had to be – Tromsø, Norway.
Tromsø – situated at the north most of Norway and close to the Arctic Circle, is and has been a major tourist attraction for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and hunters of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights in winter and also the Midnight Sun during summer.
So, holiday and apartment booked along with a long list of to-dos!
I can tell you about the adventures that brought me a new perspective on life and the way it opened new opportunities. But then, where is the fun in all that without some visual actions? See, you smile and agree.
Go on. Check in to the photographs of my panoramic adventures; a 5-hour Fjord cruise and wildlife watching, my first ever mountain climbing experience in Kvaløya, hiking and a rocky climb to the Lyngen Alps and Blåvatnet ( Blue Lake, which lived up to its reputation).
It has been weeks since I came home from Tromsø this summer, yet the memories are as ethereal and bright as the midnight sun which I enjoyed day and night.
I still have more of Norway to explore. And I will go back again and again. Till then, these photographs will capture its beauty in my memory.
Tromsø is a city in the north of Norway. It is located in the Arctic Circle and is popular among tourists for the spectacular sightings of the Northern Lights during winter and the Midnight Sun in summer.
The Port and Mainland in Tromso from the City Centre.
A walk to the park near the apartment led me to this beach. The view was breathtakingly beautiful.
I love boats and ships and yachts.
A 5-hour day trip – Fjord Cruise Arctic Wildlife.