View off Deck 8 Aft at Docking
View from Aft-Deck 8
Wild Flower Known as "Fire Weed
Meadow Sweet, A Weed that is so popular it has become the symbol of Tromso
One of the oldest wood houses in Tromso. They used to be on stilts to deal with the weather (snow).
Typical Garb of sailor working in the crows nest on a ship sailing in the Arctic
Example of Hacker Pick tool used to kill the seals (have been outlawed because they were not human way to kill animal)
Bait in the box polar bear comes to eat, trap door opened at other end and the bear is shot (rifle in the box)
Wanny Woldstad, first woman polar bear hunter
Henry Rudi, the polar bear king, killed 700 polar bears in his lifetime Amassed huge wealth for his family
Supply Dog Sled
Example of boat used to hunt seals
Newer boat with a motor
Getting Very Daring
Going back for more sand-pebbles
Throwing them back into the water
Old Tax Office. In 1794 Tromso was allowed to collect and distribute it's own taxes.
Local family owned brewery
Beer Tasting at Mack Brewery
Beer lasts 6 months in old metal keg beer. It last 1 year in the new plastic ball lined with aluminum and placed in card board packaging for shipping (white octagonal object).
Old soda/water battles in left hand and new bottles in the right hand. New bottles are heated, air is pumped into the plastic while in the mold for the type of soda being bottled.
Only beer brewed in the Arctic
More beer tasting in Mack pub
Luthern Church, the official church of Norway. This is an original wooden church.
View of Luthern Church from the side
The Arctic Cathedral built in shape of a glacier as a symbol of the culture and nature of North Norway. It features the largest stained glass painting in Europe.
Sign of the times crowds gather at Visitor Information to get free internet
Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso
Memorial to Jews of Tromso who lived here and died in Auschwitz
Reader in the park
View from Deck 8 Aft during Sail Out
Tromso "metro" area seen during Sail Out
Scenery along the fjord during Sail Out
This island was seen during Symphony's sail out of fjord. There was a single house, a single church, a cemetery and a light of sorts on the island along with at least 3 people (seen in the picture).