As I promised in yesterday’s post, I will now tell you more about why I am really here, 350 km above the Arctic Circle, because everyone who knows me probably knows I always prefer to travel to lower latitudes. So, as I’ve mentioned before I am employed as a fulltime School photographer by Fotonorden for three months, and I was sent up here to shoot for two weeks. Like I said, this is not really a place I’d decide to travel to by myself, so I feel very lucky to get the opportunity to travel around this region as a part of my job!
I have been in Tromsø since Sundaynight, and these days have passed by so quickly. I have been shooting at a school beautifully located by the sea all week, and I’ve spent the nights having dinners with my colleagues whom are also here, and I’ve been catching up on a lot of work for my own business in my hotelroom. I have not really been exploring too much, mostly because it has been raining like crazy most of the time here unfortunately, but I’d also like to say I have seen quite a lot of this town before. You see, when I worked in Hurtigruten (a cruiseship along the Norwegian coast) in the summers of 2013 and 2014, we anchored in Tromsø’s harbour every 11 days, always at the same time that I had my break from the hard work on the ship. So I always went around with colleagues, one time also on a motorbike. So yeah, I just have not felt a big urge to explore the surroundings too much in the rain. I also prefer to explore nature more than cities in most cases.
But the weather was actually beautiful on Monday though, and I had a walk with my camera along the harbour just before sunset (which by the way is already at 5.15pm over here right now). And in the night I witnessed what could be the most intense Aurora Borealis I’ve ever seen.. I was also lucky enough to get the opportunity to get out of town to photograph it in front of a lake with a colleague who is also a local Northern Lights Photographer. So I got me some really nice pictures as you can see below!
I just wanted to share these photographs from Tromsø with you before I go to sleep. Tomorrow I have another long day of shooting ahead, before the real adventure in the north begins, when I start my little solo roadtrip down south. I promise I’ll keep you updated along the road.
Goodnight dear friends and readers!
The really intense Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky above Prestvannet, just outside of Tromsø
And this has been my view back from the school all week 😉 Even if I prefer clear skies and loads of colours in my surroundings, I have to say this dramatic skies still blows my mind a little! Not to mention THOSE MOUNTAINS..