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Tromsø, is the largest ur­ban area in North­ern Nor­way and from here sev­eral tours are avail­able to view the Aurora Bo­re­alis, or the North­ern Lights, per­haps the most spec­tac­u­lar nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­non one can see. While one can book one­self on a tour, prov­i­dence plays a role in whether you ac­tu­ally get to see it. We were out of luck in this re­gard, but with some amount of pre-plan­ning, you may just get to wit­ness this ce­les­tial show. Tromsø also has some of the old­est wooden houses in Nor­way, with the old­est go­ing back al­most three hun­dred years. A walk down the streets view­ing th­ese her­itage struc­tures is an ex­pe­ri­ence in it­self. We ended our Nor­we­gian jour­ney with an ed­u­ca­tional trip to the Po­lar Zoo – which par­tic­u­larly em­pha­sizes on dis­plays for chil­dren. Most of the dis­plays fo­cus on the Northerly is­lands of Sval­bard. If you like seals this would be a good place to visit when in Tromsø. The main at­trac­tions in the aquar­ium are the bearded seals. Due to their quiet dis­po­si­tion and in­tel­li­gent na­ture the bearded seals are very pop­u­lar among chil­dren and adults alike. Also, if you get hun­gry the café has de­li­cious eats! Peo­ple some­times give Nor­way a miss be­cause a va­ca­tion here can get a tad ex­pen­sive. But the sheer nat­u­ral beauty of the land and the awe inspiring com­mu­nion it af­fords you with Na­ture makes it worth ev­ery penny. Next sum­mer, plan a trip to the land of the Vik­ings. It will stay with you for life!

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