We were in Tromsø after our weekend in Olso where we had flown up with my aunt, uncle and cousin. It was my first time above the Arctic Circle and it was quite simply spectacular.
Tromsø is a well-known northern Norwegian destination, offering the chance to see the midnight sun in summer where darkness never comes as the sun never sets, and, in winter, one of the world's most magical phenomenons: the aurora borealis or the northern lights.
One of the other main highlights of Tromsø is the nature and wildlife in the Norwegian fjords. There's loads of tours offered - you can book them online through popular platforms such as Get Your Guide, or you can stop in at the Information Center and take your pick there.
Since it wasn't quite yet whale season, we decided to spend our money on a nature cruise instead which promised a wonderful and icy cold day out in the fjords, trying to spot as many animals as possible with chances of eagle, reindeer, fish - and, if we were lucky, perhaps a whale or two. A delicious soup was also provided for lunch, as well as unlimited biscuits, tea, hot chocolate and coffee. Plus, most importantly, they provided extra warm thermal suits for us to wear so we could stay outside in the 0° temperatures for the whole five-hour cruise without getting chilly.
We LOVED our cruise - the crew was brilliant, full of knowledge and tons of fun. The food was delicious and the itinerary was wonderfully planned. And, best of all, within the first half hour we came across a pod of orcas just south of Tromsø who apparently pass through the fjord here just once a year. I feel beyond lucky to have witnessed such majesty.
If you want to book your own tour through the fjords of Tromsø, I can wholeheartedly recommend Polar Adventures. We paid 1500 NOK (~127 EUR) per person at the time of writing.