27th November 2022. Our last night in Tromso, so we’re going out with a bang. The last two (2) craft beer bars on the list, excluding the ones that only open on the fifth Thursday in October. Vertshuset Skarven (Skarven Kro) is the big multi-roomed white-timbered place next to the harbour which you return to… Continue reading Saving the 16% Nøgne Ø Nordic Noir till last
27th November 2022. You only come to Tromso for three things. The lights, the joy of paying £20 a pint, and of course the Troll Museum. The Troll Museum was closed, so we had to go Whale Watching instead on this boat. That’s Tromso harbour at 8am. Everything we ate, drank and did in Tromso… Continue reading WHALE WATCH
So, is Tromso really that expensive to drink in ?
Right, enough pandering to “tradition”, let’s get back to the blog, in the vain hope we can get up-to-date by year-end. 26th November 2022. After getting back from the Light show well after midnight, we slept in till 1pm, by which time it already getting dark. With an early start on Sunday to spot whales,… Continue reading So, is Tromso really that expensive to drink in ?
CHASING THE LIGHTS
25th November 2022. Ever since Joanna Lumley discovered the Northern Lights in 2009, Mrs RM has wanted to see if the BBC’s editing made them look. That evening we were heading to one of the darkest places on earth (ignoring Maidenhead) to find out, but it was vitally important that, having done the culture, we… Continue reading CHASING THE LIGHTS
A TOURIST IN TROMSO
25th November 2022. (Look ! only a month behind with the blog now). The only things I could have told you about Tromso (pop. 68,577, bigger than I thought) before we landed were a) It’s at the top of Norway, b) You’re perilously close to Russia, c) It’s an unlikely home to a hideously expensive… Continue reading A TOURIST IN TROMSO
STANSTED, GDANSK, TROMSO
Mrs RM had decided she was going to see the Northern Lights, whether I came or not. “Oh, won’t it be cold there” I said. “And the Chinese takeaway scene is pretty ropey“. But then James said he’d come too, and I realised Mrs RM would have a better Instagram than me, and I relented.… Continue reading STANSTED, GDANSK, TROMSO