Day 5: Friday, October 9, 2015
Cruising — Tromso Polar History Walk
The largest city in northern Norway, Tromso is alive with history. On disembarking from the Nordnorge, enjoy a guided walking tour that takes you past the statue of Roald Amundsen (Norway’s most renowned polar explorer), as well as the monument to Arctic hunters and the town’s market square, which offers wonderful views of the famed Arctic Cathedral. Then it’s on to the Polar Museum, located in an old customs house from the 1830s and featuring exhibits from Norway’ s proud polar history, including artifacts from many landmark expeditions. Another of this fine museum’s highlights is a film of the Arctic experience featuring traditional hunters.
Your walking tour continues along Tromso’s main street, Storgata, to the Olhallen, the city’s oldest pub and long a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters, and polar explorers. Try a beer from the world’s northernmost brewery as locals share stories, old and new, about life above the Arctic Circle.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner