tromsø norway midnight sun marathon diary

Midnight wanders at Tromsø, Norway

tromsoø norway midnight sun marathon diary

Travelling Norway on a cruise allowed us to explore multiple cities along its coast, at any time possible – even midnight. Since the Hurtigruten also functions as a cargo operator ship, they make stops for varying amounts of time, so we made a point to alight for an explore whenever the stop lasts more than half an hour!

tromsoø norway midnight sun marathon diary

Tromsø, norway

I know the sky still looks like it’s 7pm in Singapore, when it was in fact almost 1am. We were expecting the streets to be dead and quiet, but we were surprised to witness the Midnight Sun Marathon.

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I can’t even get myself to run a 2.4km these days without stopping for a breather, much less running over 42km in a marathon. AND much less in that kind of weather. AMAZING how people can run a marathon in sub-zero temperatures, while we stood there watching, all layered up and still feeling the shivers.

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It was pretty interesting, I suppose it’s quite a big marathon during the summer months in Norway. What’s more eye-opening was the number of people lined up along the street to watch and cheer on the remaining runners. Everyone looked like a real trooper at 1am in the morning.

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More snippets of our trip coming up.

Read more: Why cruising is the best way to travel Norway

With love,
jtwong


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