Island View

“Island View” evokes images of tropical sand beneath my toes, a slight warm breeze blowing off pristine turquoise water, rustling the palm leaves above me. It´s odd, actually, as I’ve lived on the island of Magerøya, Norway´s 11th largest island for 9 years. And we’ve recently moved to the tiny island of Tromsø (approx. 10 km long from north to south). But I still think tropical, not arctic.

Tromsø Island, 10 km in length.

Tromsø Island is connected to the main land by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund tunnel. The Sandnessund Brigde connects it to Kvaløya, the island located in the backdrop of the photo.

For this lovely bird´s eye view, I recommend taking the cable car/fjellheisen, located on the mainland, Tromsdalen.

The cable car ride is quick, and the views spectacular. (There is also a trail for trekking up the mountain…. stay tuned for a future post!)

The city of Tromsø includes Tromsdalen, Tromsø Island, and the area closest to the bridge on Kvaløya. The population is around 72,000, making it Norway´s 9th largest city. It´s a beautiful area I’m looking foward to exploring.

My current island view: A cool breeze blows off the water, turquoise water highlights the coastline, and the wind rustles the carpet of moss, wild blueberries and lingonberries. Arctic, not tropic.

3 Replies to “Island View”

  1. Lovely views, Erica. I think you will all enjoy exploring this area. Your flowers are gorgeous! We took our first Caribbean cruise back in February. Your sense of the feeling on the islands is right on!
    Were you able to find housing and jobs in Tromsø easily? How are the children adapting to a very new school system?
    Best wishes to you and your family.

  2. Wonderful pictures – the cable car wasn’t working during our brief visit but I can see that is a ‘must do’ activity if.. no when.. we come again.

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