Norway’s capital Tromsø deserves a place at the top of every travellers’ bucket list. With unparalleled landscapes, natural scenery and endlessly fascinating history and museums, it is the ideal cruise destination. An adventure as far north as a liner can take you to view one of the great wonders of the world, the Aurora Borealis, is an opportunity that cannot be missed. The itinerary also includes a great variety of entertainment to keep you busy during the day while you wait for the night time show to start.
As with all big nautical adventures, be sure to invest in cruise travel insurance so that your trip goes as smoothly as possible.
The Northern Lights
The city’s remarkable proximity to the Arctic Circle makes it incredibly likely that cruising travellers will be able to view the striking Northern Lights during their visit. They are the incredible reaction of solar particles hitting the Earth’s magnetic field, producing magnificent colourful lights which appear to dance across the sky. Of course, visitors should prepare for a degree of flexibility when cruising to Norway, as the natural phenomenon cannot be strictly scheduled. With next to no light pollution disturbing the night sky out at sea, aboard a ship is the perfect location to watch the light display take place before your eyes.
The City of Tromsø
As if a high chance of seeing one of the spectacles of the natural world wasn’t enough, there are many other excellent activities on offer during a visit to the wonderful Norwegian capital. It has dedicated itself to preserving the country’s impressive polar past within its museums and architecture, so spend time observing the original nineteenth-century wooden buildings and gorgeous stained glass that can be seen in the city centre. The Arctic Cathedral is a must-see, for its astoundingly beautiful architecture.
The Polaria Science Museum is endlessly fascinating; you’ll learn more about ice and snow than you could have ever imagined! Save plenty of time for your visit here because you will want to get stuck into the interactive experiences, such as the Arctic snowstorm simulation, the virtual wilderness and the aquarium.
Shake off your sea legs during your adventure into the city and test out the breath-taking 480-metre cable car journey from your cruise port to the centre, and enjoy glorious views over Tromsø and its mountainous backdrop along the way.
Before You Go
As tempting as it seems to set sail on your Norwegian adventure as soon as possible, make sure you take the necessary precautions and invest in cruise travel insurance. For a big adventure away from home, set your mind at ease so you can get the most enjoyment out of your cruise. Travel insurance can cover every eventuality, such as health problems, cancellations or lost or damaged personal effects, so it’s always worth it.
To cross a fantastic phenomenon off your bucket list, enjoy a relaxing and awe-inspiring trip to Norway via a smooth and relaxing cruise.
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in single trip, annual and cruise travel insurance. The company offers great deals for various travel insurance policies, so clients can always rest assured that they’re fully protected no matter where they travel.