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During the night, no buses operate away from the city. The cable car does not operate at night (except during summer). Bus 100 leaves for Setermoen at 21:00 (arriving 23:25), and you could get off at a dark spot, but a bus back won't depart before the morning, and you'll be very cold. The last public transportation arriving to Tromsø is the southbound ...


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If you are spending any night in a hotel or hostel in Tromsø before your hike, ask them if you can store your luggage there. I've done this several times in several countries and I've never been charged for it. Most recently I did so at a youth hostel in Trondheim, Norway. A friend has also done so at a hotel in Dombås even though he wasn't staying there ...


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First of all, Norway is an expensive country so you should be prepared to pay expensive prices. The cheapest is in the Jekta shopping centre, not far from the airport. The charge is 10NOK for 24 hours and are coin-operated. The opening hours are as follows: Monday – Friday:       10am – 9pm (10.00 – 21.00) Saturday:                    10am – 6pm (10.00 – 18....


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You could try the Frelsesarmeen Tromsø (Salvation Army), Grønnegata 97, 9259 Tromsø, Tel 77 68 31 82, www.frelsesarmeen.no/tromsoe


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You should be aware of the distances involved. By far the easiest way to get there is to fly. Use the travel planner of your choice, and check the websites of Norwegian (a somewhat low-cost airline with less draconian luggage practices than Ryanair) and SAS (the flag carrier) to find out when it is cheapest to travel (apparently there are no direct flights ...


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Ryanair flies to Oslo and Haugesund. From there it is still 1500, respectively 2000 kilometres to Tromsø. Berlin to Oslo is 2000 kilometres as the crow flies and 2700 over land. The fast option is flying. Just have a look at the usual search engines to learn about the options. The train is probably not much cheaper. Only much slower. You will have to ...


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Senorge.no has complete snowdepth information for the entire territory of Norway. They have both present and historical information. Currently, 8 August 2013, there is not much snow: However, it's also possible to obtain historical data, for example, from 1 June 2012: Or, indeed, from 24 January 2012: If you want to go skiing to mountain summits, June ...


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It's probably too late for the OP, but for future visitors this may help. When we visited Tromsø in February 2013 we simply rented a car and drove outside the city to see the Aurora. We were completely at our own leisure. Their is a tunnel on Kvaloya island, west of Tromsoya just a few kilometers (turn south when you get to Kvaloya), and there is a parking ...


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You should probably book in advance, but more than 2–3 days is not needed unless you want an overnight trip. There are two aspects regarding booking tours in advance: Tours might be fully booked Tours might only go if there are enough people The anwer depends on the kind of tour. Tours vary from an extended taxi ride to a dark corner, to overnight tours ...


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If however, you would like to see some scenery on the way, going by a mode of transportation where you can dictate stops yourself is essential. Biking seems pretty popular in Norway, but because that seems tough, I'd just pick car. Doing so means that it will become a multi-day journey, but can be rewarding as well. Note that there is not a whole lot of ...


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I boarded the Hurtigruten at Tromsø and we viewed the borealis from the sea on the way to Kirkenes. It was nice because on the boat we were away from many of the lights of the built up areas. The biggest concerns for seeing the northern lights are 1) to be as far north as possible; 2) for it to be dark; and 3) to be free of cloud. So, Tromsø would be the ...


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This question is opinion-based, but I would certainly go for Abisko. But why not make it a trip and visit all three? Abisko and Rovaniemi are both pretty good but Abisko is in the mountains and near the coast, and has more natural scenery to offer. Rovaniemi has the santa claus village. Tromsø has the prettiest scenery but the least favourable climate ...


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