Monday morning we got up bright and early and hopped on a plane to Tromsø, the biggest city in northern Norway, 1600 kilometers north of Oslo. We were going to spend a short week in the north to see nature and (hopefully) the midnight sun.
An early start gave us an early arrival; at 9am we landed and went to pick up our rental car. We were supposed to rent from Alamo but their counter was closed and they took so long to get back that we went with Budget instead, who gave us a cute Toyota Yaris turbo diesel in a great blue color. Off we were!
We drove to the city and were able to check in early to our hotel, the very nice Clarion Bryggen Hotel. Then we did one of Tromsø´s main attractions, the cable car that takes you up to the mountain overlooking the city. From there we hiked for a few hours to a peak. When we got back to the cable car station, a group of paragliders were launching themselves off the hill and naturally lots of people had gathered to watch. What a spectactular sight!
After shower and a nap we drove out to a little beach area and did some more walking around before having lapskaus (stew) at a local pub. Since we had gotten up before 4am for our flight I was unable to keep my eyes open past 11pm so I missed the midnight sun then, but it was definitely still very bright when I went to sleep.