Storsteinen


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1,381ft (421m) Mt. Storsteinen dominates the skyline east of Tromsø. An easy half-hour walk from the guest harbour leads to the cable car Fjellheisen, where we rode to the top for sweeping views of the area.

Below are trip highlights from June 13th, 2018 in Tromsø, Norway. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at mvdirona.com/maps

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Bridge South

Looking south across the Tromsø commercial port from the Tromsø Bridge on a walk over to the mainland side. Dirona is at the far right of the picture.
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Bridge West

The view eastward from the Tromsø Bridge to the Tromsø waterfront with snow-covered mountains peaks visible beyond. Dirona‘s stack is just visible behind the large white powerboat.
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Queue

In the queue to ride the cable car Fjellheisen to the top of 1,381ft (421m) Mt. Storsteinen.
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Cable Car East

The view looking east as we ride up the cable car.
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Cable Car North

The view north from the cable car.
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Lunch

Lunch outside at Mt. Storsteinen with 4,061 ft (1,238 m) snow-covered Tromsdalstinden providing a fabulous backdrop.
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Storsteinen Viewing Platform

Looking down on Tromsø from the Storsteinen viewing platform.
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Cathedral from Fjellheisen.

The Arctic Cathedral viewed from Storsteinen.
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Waterfront Development

The waterfront development that we walked through yesterday.
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Alfheim Stadion

Alfheim Stadion is home to the professional football club Tromsø Idrettslag.
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Ski Jumps

Tromsø’s popular skip jumps, just north of the city, were built in 1993. The Norwegian government rejected the cities request to bid for the 2014 and 2018 games.
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Library

The Tromsø library viewed from 1,381ft (421m) Mt. Storsteinen.
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Cliff

Cliff with snow in front at Storsteinen. It was pretty cold up top compared to the Tromsø waterfront.
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Harbor from Storsteinen

The Ishavshotel and guest harbour. Dirona is just off the right end of the hotel.
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Trampoline

We’re not sure if trampolines are just a popular form of entertainment, or if some use them to train for freestyle sking, snowboarding and other aerial events. But there are an amazing number of them. In the two-block walk through the residential area on the way to the cable car base, we saw eight trampolines. And for fun, we shifted a block over on the way back and counted another twelve.
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Magpie

Eurasian Magpie on our walk down from the cable car.
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Nordkapp

The Hurtigruten Nordkapp just arrived into Tromsø.
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Arctic Cathedral

Outside the striking Arctic Cathedral, dedicated in 1965.
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Organ

The Arctic Cathedral’s organ was built in 2005. It has 2940 pipes ranging in size from 0.2 inches (5mm) to 32 feet (9.6 m).
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Glass Mosaic

The spectacular glass mosaic on the eastern side of the cathedral was added in 1972.
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Shelter

When the cathedral was built, all public buildings in Norway were required to have an air-raid shelter. These are the two large steel doors enclosing the shelter in the basement of the cathedral.
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Bunker Oil

A Russian fishing vessel arriving at the Bunker Oil dock, about where we moored a few days ago. The facility seems to do an excellent business.
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SAR

Norwegian Search and Rescue (SAR) Service boats moored at their Tromsø base.
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Fiskekompaniet

An excellent seafood dinner at Fiskekompaniet with a view to Dirona moored in the guest harbour.
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Evening Drink

Enjoying a warm evening on the back deck.
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Evening Light

The view to Tromsdalstinden at 10:40pm. The sun doesn’t set in Tromsø between May 20th and July 22nd.

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