AT A GLANCE

Tromsø, Nor­way.

DRIFT Travel magazine - - Inside This Issue - BY: ELIZ­A­BETH DEAN

Climb­ing to­wards the top of the world, into the cool clutches of the Arc­tic Cir­cle is the Nor­we­gian city of Tromsø. The quaint town stirs mem­o­ries of beau­ti­ful hand drawn books that were the won­der of child­hood, where pages were filled with charm­ing jewel toned houses, white washed ter­rain and puff­ing chim­neys. Iso­lated and en­chant­ing, the cool cli­mate is no hin­drance to the ad­ven­tur­ous soul who seeks the Tromsø night sky and the ut­ter bril­liance of its Aurora Bo­re­alis.

Don’t miss the city’s stun­ning Arc­tic Cathe­dral, rem­i­nis­cent of a fan­tas­ti­cal ice te­pee. Fondly nick­named “The Gate­way to the Arc­tic”, Tromsø is one of the world’s best places to view the nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­non of the North­ern Lights, with planned ex­cur­sions avail­able. Win­ter sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, cross coun­try ski­ing and off- piste ski­ing are lo­cal fa­vorites, or take a ca­ble car to the top of Storsteinen Moun­tain and ex­pe­ri­ence the re­gion from above. There is an abun­dance of lo­cal shops, nu­mer­ous fes­ti­vals, cul­tural events and an un­stop­pable nightlife.

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