In northern Norway, Tromsø is a city that can’t be compared to anywhere else in Europe. High in the Arctic Circle, the city is on the island of Tromsøya, ringed by forbidding mountain peaks like the famous Tromsdalstinden to the east. In winter Tromsø is the place to come if you want to watch the Northern Lights, and there are guides and tour operators to help you see and photograph the Aurora. At that time of year, Tromsø is in the midst of the Polar Night, a far cry from the summer when the city gets two whole months of Midnight Sun. You’ll be tempted to spend all of your time on excursions witnessing these phenomena, traversing fjords, and spotting whales. But when you’re in town, Tromsø has a young, fun-loving personality, with bars and nightclubs aplenty in its center.
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