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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A safari in Denmark: Knuthenborg Safaripark

When you think safari, Denmark certainly isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Little did I know, the Knuthenborg Safaripark is just a 1.5 hour drive away from Copenhagen – where we could get up-close with animals like zebras, donkeys, even camels (protected by our car windows of course hahaha).

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LARGEST WILD ANIMAL PARK IN NORTHERN EUROPE

The largest wild animal park in Northern Europe, the Knuthenborg Safaripark is a wildlife drive-through, where you get to drive your car within the various zones, where you get to interact with the free-roaming animals!

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A view of Bergen from Mt. Fløyen

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Bergen, you should head up Mt. Fløyen (320 metres above sea level), which is only 8 minutes away on the Fløibanen funicular.

Mt. Fløyen is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bergen, and was one of the top recommendations we got at the tourism office. I suppose you understand why when you find yourself at the peak.

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