Norway is blessed with some of the most pristine and remarkable wilderness I have ever seen. The best way to see the best Norway has to offer is to take a boat out onto the fjords. In my opinion, it would be an egregious error if you visited Tromsø and did not explore the arctic fjords.
A fjord boat tour had the added appeal of requiring very little walking, for my [very sore] post-marathon knees. Even though it was the end of June, it can still get a bit chilly at the 70° parallel. Usefully, the tour has a stack of cozy parkas which allowed us to enjoy the perfect views from the outer deck.
There were moments which felt like we were in an untouched world. We had thought the crew were joking when they said we would have vegetable soup, unless someone caught a fish. However, as the soup was bubbling away on the stove, we were handed fishing poles and within a few minutes, three fish were caught! Including one by a very excited Lisa!
How Norweigan is this photo? Even his sweater is the knit Norweigan flag. Later in the day, after watching eagles swoop in to feed on fish, we watched as a pod of dolphins played around the boat.
IS THIS REAL LIFE!?!
Excitement overload. I will just pop a few more pictures for your eyes to snack on because it is truly astonishingly beautiful. 😍