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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

Tromso was my last destination of my solo trip and I absolutely enjoyed this city. I wish i had more time at this place. I enjoyed cycling and exploring this city during summer. Mt. Storsteinen is a must visit.

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Glasgow, UK

A pleasant town on the far northern coast of Norway, the best way to arrive here is on the coastal Hurtigruten voyage. There are a few sights here such as the Arctic Cathedral as well as some shops and restaurants but nothing to keep you more than a day or two.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan

This town has more hair salons that can possibly be supported by a population this small. The tunnels have roundabouts! They play American football here!? Cross country skiing is the national pastime. I was there when the major street in town had booths for all the different clubs and societies in town. It felt like my first day in university. The university keeps the population very young here. If going to the airport the public bus costs 35 NOK and the flybussen is 90 one way and 120 round trip. If you're in a group of three or more taking a cab is cheaper than the flybussen.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Beautiful scenery and quaint village make Tromso a charming place to visit in northern Norway. It's a popular spot to take off for fjord cruises. Whether skiing, sailing, hiking or something else; there's plenty for active individuals.

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New York City, New York State, USA

This little city in northern Norway is beautiful. It sits 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle on the island of Tromsoya. People go to see the northern lights in the winter and the midnight sun in the summer. The Arctic Cathedral, the view from the cable car, and the surprisingly cosmopolitan downtown are must-see spots. Tromso is also home to some of the friendliest people in Norway. But be sure to get out of the city, as the surrounding countryside is even more breathtaking.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Prefer your light show with a soundtrack? Turn up in Tromsø for the annual Northern Lights festival (in 2015, January 24–February 1). The nine-day celebration features more than 40 jazz, classical, dance, and electronic performances, with some events taking place outside, potentially under the aurora borealis. Stop in Emma’s Restaurant to refuel on fresh fish and local delicacies like reindeer meat, then make your way to the planetarium for some perspective on the science behind the lights. Tromsø is just north of the Arctic Circle, near the magnetic north pole, so it sees the lights regularly between October and mid-March.

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London, UK

Quality student town right in the Arctic circle. To be honest there is not a massive amount to do in the town itself, but it is well located for chasing the Northern Lights. Not somewhere to stay too long, as the perpetual darkness can get a bit boring, but defo worth the visit if you're looking to see the Northern Lights or looking for some proper winter wilderness.

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London

A small village north of Oslo. Quaint cabins and inns. The real nordic experience. Good base from which to see the northern lights in the winter.

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Xmas in Tromso.. This town boasts to have the northern most university in the world...can you believe this picture was taken at 2pm

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Not a lot to do here. Except... catching the northern lights! Tromso is a small town in the arctic circle. It's pretty dark here in the winter, which is great for star gazing but not so conducive for a lot of other things. Luckily, the Norwegians are used to this so the city and even the trails for snow sports are clearly lit. Great for a cozy and relaxing escape where you don't want to be bothered.

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