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Suggestions for our trip to Tromsø/ Scandinavia

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Suggestions for our trip to Tromsø/ Scandinavia
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My wife and I have already booked a ticket to Tromsø which was all of a sudden without any planning. We have time to plan as we booked for December 2021. First in the list is to experience the Northern lights. What are the other things to do in Tromsø or other places in Norway/Scandinavia? Is celebrating Christmas in Tromsø a good idea? You are welcome to post your suggestions. We are planning for about 10-12 days trip not just in Tromsø and here is where I want your suggestions

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Tromso, Norway
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Tromsø is a lovely place for your Christmas celebration..;) with a lot of restaurants to join local dishes, but please book your table in good time... some, of the hotels have nice restaurants too, for example Clarion the Edge and Scandic Ishavshotel...

For activities you can everything in Tromsø, since there's about 140 different companies with this activities; NL tours, dogsledding, snowmobiles, whale watching, Sami Experience & reindeer sledge, skiing, snowshoes, Ice Fishing, Ice hotel, and more...

Welcome to Scandinavia, Northern Norway and Tromsø..;)

Oslo, Norway
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https://www.visittromso.no/

Harstad, Norway
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For the actual Christmas; Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Hurtigruten cruise ferry would also be a good way to celebrate Christmas in a more local way than among fellow tourists in Tromsø. Locals stay at home with family and friends during Christmas. In Tromsø certain establishents will stay open to cater for tourists, but will depend on the number of tourists this year. There may be a real tourist boom or a limited number of tourists, time will show.

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Thank you for your reply. What are the chances of seeing Northern lights in December. We are now planning to stay only 4 nights at Tromsø

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Chances are as good as any other month with dark nights. You need clear skies and solar activity, so always the luck of the draw. Taking tours and be mobile will increase your chances of finding those all important clear skies.

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