Happy December! While this December certainly feels different, I’m still so excited for Christmas in Tromsø, especially now that we are in polar night. The sun won’t return to Tromsø until mid-January, so I’m extra excited to see all the Christmas lights go up around the city.
This is my first Christmas in Norway without the sun, as in Mosjøen we did still get a couple of hours of sunlight in December. This is also my first Christmas on the coast, which means a lot more kinds of weather than the snow we had in Mosjøen and Telemark. Yesterday it snowed all day and today it’s raining. I do wish it were colder here right now (I know, roll your eyes), but then I guess the northern lights are a good consolation!
I decided to do Vlogmas this year to document my first Christmas in Tromsø, partly to keep me in the festive spirit and partly to share the holidays here when people abroad aren’t able to visit. This means that I’ll be vlogging every day this month up until Christmas. I’ll be sharing the videos on my YouTube channel, but I’ll also try to share them here when I can.
Yesterday was the first day of Vlogmas, and I celebrated by picking up some traditional Norwegian Christmas decorations at a couple of secondhand shops downtown and then decorating my apartment:
At the end of the video (which I realize you might not make it to since this one is quite long!) I ask if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see from Tromsø, or if you have any questions about life in Tromsø or Norway, or just life in general. Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions and I’ll try to include them in future videos.
Noemi Pino says
Keep doing about Norway, I found out about you in these days and I love Norway and how you explian the life there. Tusen Takk! I will follow on youtube and I already follow you on Insta yay 😀
Would you put the following in future videos if possible
1. Show us around the town center and the harbour
2. Visit the backpackers hostel and interview them about the facilities and the tours they offer. It is called the ‘activities hostel’. You can find it on booking.com
3. Go to the prettiest cafes and tell us what christmas treats we could order if in Tromso in December and what they will cost us
4. Suggest some cool souvineers we can buy to take home to remember Tromso
5. Show us the northern lights if it is possible to video them.
Keep telling us about Norway and show more of where you are living. Also is there a Nordic type Santa Claus figurine apart from the usual ones wearing a red suit. I am in the UK and would love to visit Norway when possible.
The whales might be nice to see. Was up north in February, but they had already left the area.
You can make herbal tea with the cloves.
I put them in a teapot along with orange peels and other spices and peels that are in the kitchen when I am making the tea.