March in Tromsø gives hope of the coming of spring and the possibility of summer here in the far north of Norway, well within the Arctic Circle.
I have been here several dozen times in summer when the sun never fully sets and the mountains are mostly green with a bit of white fringe on top. On this visit, we blew in with a snowstorm but by early morning it was a glorious day with blue skies and the whitest, cleanest snow imaginable.
Here is some of what we saw:
Clearing the aft deck of the ship and building a snowman, near the infinity pool which was unsurprisingly not in use.
Inside, looking out at breakfast.
The morning light in Tromsø.
Across the harbor to the mainland of Norway.
Viking Sky at the dock.
A statue of the great arctic explorer Roald Amundsen, who used this port for many of his expeditions, checks on shipping traffic.
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