Norway Day Eight: Tromso: Two More Lakes And A Botanical Gardens
After returning to my hotel I had breakfast and decided to visit Tromso’s famous Botanical Gardens. In reviewing the maps I also noticed a couple of lakes in the area. So I was off to explore some more of the arctic city of Tromso.
I had no Norwegian currency so I had to purchase a bus ticket which was a little harder than I anticipated. They first two locations were closed or moved and, after roaming around the downtown, I finally was able to obtain a day pass and board bus 22.
I found a trail and followed it. I soon came to a small lake. It had stopped raining on my bus ride to the trail. It started again, this time it was only a light shower. Fortunately I had worn my rain gear.
I am guessing it was part of a Arctic University research facility. I watched the reindeer for a while. Here is a link to some more photographs of the reindeer. Norway Day Eight Tromso afternoon lake hike Reindeer June 7 2018.
I next followed the trail onto the campus of the University. I was also greeted by some more passing showers. Here is a link to some more photographs from my afternoon hike. Norway Day Eight: Tromso aternoon hike June 7 2018.
I once again had far too little time to roam the gardens and observe and learn about the many beautiful plants and flowers gathered from around the globe. Here is a link to some more photographs from my visit to the Botanical Gardens. Norway Day Eight. Tromso Botanical Gardens. June 7 2018.
This time I was dropped off only a block from my hotel. This was convenient since I wanted to eat an early dinner and try to sleep a few hours before my next, adventure a midnight photography tour. The fellow at the desk of my hotel told me the best restaurant in Tromso was Emma’s. He said the King of Norway dines here when he is in Tromso. Hearing this I had to give it a try. I walked over to the restaurant, located about a block from my hotel. He was right. I had a truly amazing dinner beginning with a remarkable fish stew.
I would have loved to try their desert but I was full from the meal. It was now 6 p.m. and I also wanted try and sleep a few hours before my next excursion which began a 9 p.m.. Once again sleep eluded me. I tossed turned for two hours and finally gave up .
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai