A Trip Past the Arctic Circle #2

Our visit corresponded with Stinker’s (and my brother’s) birthdays (both on the same day) and we travelled up Fjellheisen (a mountain overlooking Tromsø) to celebrate and enjoy the midnight sun.

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One of the first things to greet us on arrival at the lodge at the end of the cable car run, was a stuffed lynx.  Stinkers really wasn’t very sure about this…

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The view from Fjellheisen is beautiful and we spent a little time outside before retreating inside for coffee and waffles whilst we awaited the midnight sun.

The staff found out that it was Stinker’s birthday and they kindly appeared with a slice of cake and a song for her (we were sworn to secrecy regarding my brother).

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Enjoying cake and icecream at 23.17

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Watching the post boat head south

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We headed outside to see the midnight sun

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23.23 – almost the midnight sun

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0.00 – the midnight sun – so very beautiful!

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The obligatory Tromsø tourist selfie on Fjellheisen, under the midnight sun

What a wonderful way to spend a 2nd (and 35th) birthday!

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