Oct 26 2011 04:29 pm

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Fjellheisen, Tromsø

Date: 16th October 2011 (Sunday)

 

As mentioned in the earlier blog (about Polar Museum), we decided to walk across the 1km-long bridge.

 

But we were not the only people walking across it:

 

It looked like it is a common family affair  for a Sunday:

 

It was cold and windy, so I walked briskly (as seen in the above pic), while DH took a close-up shot of the housing area at the back:

 

This is the view on our right when we were at the highest point:

 

Zooming into the front view:

 

I turned around and signalled DH to catch up with me:

 

You see, we wanted to get to the foothill as shown  in this pic:

 

We eventually passed the bridge, and came to the Arctic Church:

 

Looking back at the bridge from behind the church:

 

We had to walk for another 10-15 mins, before we finally reached the foothill of the local cable car, The Fjellheisen:

 

Nice timber building:

 

 

Me :) :

 

It’s a rather old cable car house (opened in 1961), which operates with only 2 cable cars, going up and down every 3o mins.

 

Cute models:

 

We had some 15 mins to kill before the next trip up:

 

Finally we were in the car. Here’s the car operator. He looked bored :( :

 

The view down (see the bridge that we crossed earlier and the distance that we walked?) :

 

There’s a wooden-floored observatory deck outside:

 

A shot from the deck:

 

We went out of the building, and what better way to celebrate our achievement (of walking that far) than to do a jump:

 

or another:

 

The hill is really barren, but a nice place for hiking:

 

I went quite far. We didn’t like the look of the weather, and decided to get back to the cable car building:

 

DH asked me to do another jump, which I obliged:

 

and another one with the mountains as the background:

 

 

We eventually came down, and waited for the bus at the nearby stop:

 

Here’s the bus schedule, as posted on the wall:

 

That was the end of that day’s adventure…

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2 Responses to “Fjellheisen, Tromsø”

  1. Astrid on 27 Oct 2011 at 10.49 am #

    Such a pity the weather wasn’t on your side! It’s a lovely place.

  2. smz on 27 Oct 2011 at 6.58 pm #

    Astrid, despite the lousy weather, we had a greatr time. I enjoyed the walk from downtown to the cable car. DH roughly calculated that we walked over 5km that day :)

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