Northern Lights on New Years Eve

Northern Lights on New Years Eve

We weren’t too sure about doing a post about our New Years Eve experience. Most of it was over before we dared to take any photos. We hadn’t experienced anything like it, and we had no idea that it would be so special.

We had spent the day driving around Kvaløya island, and out to Sommarøy, seeing as much of the beautiful landscape as we could. It was a very big day, and we were totally exhausted by the time we got home. We were staying in a house close to the water, about 15km north of Tromsø, and pet sitting for an adorable Alaskan Husky (Jack). We got home and took Jack for a walk, even though we were tired. The only way to walk a dog in the northern Norway winter is with snowshoes or cross-country skis!

We spent the afternoon slowly skiing along a cross-country ski track behind our house. The track led us up the side of a hill, and it gave us a very beautiful view of the village and fjord. We came home, and even though we wanted to get into Tromsø city for New Years, we decided to stay put. Tromsø is meant to have a very awe-inspiring fireworks and lights display over its beautiful bridges and mountains. It’s meant to be spectacular, and probably worth a look if you end up staying there for New Years.

Cross country skiing!

We spent the night on the couch snuggled up in front of the TV. We planned to climb a mountain on New Years Day, so we wanted to have an early night. Just before bed, I remembered that I had left something in the car. I went outside to the driveway and immediately had to call Malika to come and see. It was -11C and neither of us had our warm winter gear on, but we didn’t notice.

Our quiet New Years Eve drinks.

Above our heads was the most spectacular display of northern lights that we saw for our entire three weeks in Norway! It was the strongest we had seen them, with a thin line of red on the bottom of the lights. There were even some large red flashes when they danced. We stood there dumbfounded, surrounded by snow reflecting the full moon, and watching the shimmering dancing lights above us. The next thing we knew, there were fireworks on all sides of us! The locals of the village started letting fireworks off from every corner. The display went on for over an hour, building and building until midnight, when the sky was filled with the colourful bursts.

We were too busy enjoying ourselves to take photos,
so this was the only photo we captured!

We can’t really explain the feeling of watching the northern lights on New Years Eve, surrounded by the most amazing fireworks display we had ever seen. Unfortunately we were so captivated that we didn’t take many photos to capture the moment, but we’re pretty happy that we took the time to just soak it all in. It’s a memory that we’ll hold dear forever.

We didn’t have a huge party on New Years Eve, which means that we could start the New Year by climbing a mountain in Norway!

We weren’t too sure about doing a post about our New Years Eve experience. Most of it was over before we dared to take any photos. We hadn’t experienced anything like it, and we had no idea that it would be so special.

We had spent the day driving around Kvaløya island, and out to Sommarøy, seeing as much of the beautiful landscape as we could. It was a very big day, and we were totally exhausted by the time we got home. We were staying in a house close to the water, about 15km north of Tromsø, and pet sitting for an adorable Alaskan Husky (Jack). We got home and took Jack for a walk, even though we were tired. The only way to walk a dog in the northern Norway winter is with snowshoes or cross-country skis!

We spent the afternoon slowly skiing along a cross-country ski track behind our house. The track led us up the side of a hill, and it gave us a very beautiful view of the village and fjord. We came home, and even though we wanted to get into Tromsø city for New Years, we decided to stay put. Tromsø is meant to have a very awe-inspiring fireworks and lights display over its beautiful bridges and mountains. It’s meant to be spectacular, and probably worth a look if you end up staying there for New Years.

Photo of Malika and Jori cross country skiing in the snow in Norway.

Cross country skiing!

We spent the night on the couch snuggled up in front of the TV. We planned to climb a mountain on New Years Day, so we wanted to have an early night. Just before bed, I remembered that I had left something in the car. I went outside to the driveway and immediately had to call Malika to come and see. It was -11C and neither of us had our warm winter gear on, but we didn’t notice.

Photo of a christmas tree, some drinks, and candles in a Norwegian house.

Our quiet New Years Eve drinks.

Above our heads was the most spectacular display of northern lights that we saw for our entire three weeks in Norway! It was the strongest we had seen them, with a thin line of red on the bottom of the lights. There were even some large red flashes when they danced. We stood there dumbfounded, surrounded by snow reflecting the full moon, and watching the shimmering dancing lights above us. The next thing we knew, there were fireworks on all sides of us! The locals of the village started letting fireworks off from every corner. The display went on for over an hour, building and building until midnight, when the sky was filled with the colourful bursts.

Travel photo of the fireworks we saw on New Years Eve at our house in Tromsø, Norway.

We were too busy enjoying ourselves to take photos,
so this was the only photo we captured!

We can’t really explain the feeling of watching the northern lights on New Years Eve, surrounded by the most amazing fireworks display we had ever seen. Unfortunately we were so captivated that we didn’t take many photos to capture the moment, but we’re pretty happy that we took the time to just soak it all in. It’s a memory that we’ll hold dear forever.

We didn’t have a huge party on New Years Eve, which means that we could start the New Year by climbing a mountain in Norway!

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