Be in the Arctic Circle? Check!
Go Snowboarding with Mattia? Check!
Go on a cruise, even if just for 4 hours? Check!
See the Northern Lights? Check, check, and check!
Mattia and I have been back for a while but I only now got around to write this post.
Our trip was wonderful, Norway is beautiful, with incredible scenery, and the Northern Lights are breathtaking. Although the weather was terrible for the first half of our vacation (think snow, freezing cold wind, some rain at night, never ending clouds and fog and some more snow), the second half was beautiful and lived to its fullest. We got to see the northern lights for 3 nights in row, we went snowboarding and on our last day we went on a round trip Tromsø – Skjervøy – Tromsø: a 4 hour bus drive to Skjervøy through mountains and fjords ( I wish I had pictures of this trip because it was truly breathtaking, but it isn’t easy to take good pictures form a moving bus!) and a 4 hour trip back to Tromsø at night-time on a cruise ship through utter darkness, so the possibility of seeing the northern lights is higher. lets just say we had quite the show that night!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few pictures of our trip!