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New Year's Eve in Tromsø

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New Year's Eve in Tromsø

Hi,

I will be visiting Tromsø for the new year this year, and saw some suggestions from tourist websites that visiting Storsteinen via cable car will see all the great fireworks welcoming the new year. Will the cable car be running though? Someone managed to take the cable car up the mountain for the fireworks but I'm not sure if that was true.I would love to be able to take photos that night (and try not to forget to celebrate the new year at the same time).

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Joe

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1. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

I think it's only open for some special invitations that night, but it's better to see it from the city since you will get greater pictures of it all from the city.

Since you can move you little bit around and include the bridge, the cathedral, the mountains and the surrounding on your pictures...

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2. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

That's a shame.

Where do they usually do their new year fireworks? Is there any official fireworks organised by the City, or the residents just do their own?

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3. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

What's shame..?

They shoot up the big fireworks show from the cable car mountain, and it's best to see it from the city..;)

And the private shot also up theirs own fireworks...

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4. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

Thanks for that. I saw a photo somewhere on the internet seeing all the fireworks from the mountain, that gave me some ideas. But then if I can find a good spot to see the fireworks from the city then would be great too.

On the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, do most of the things shut on these two days? I'm trying to plan my trip to fit everything in.

Also, I saw a lake called Prestvannet on the map. Is it accessible if I use public transport?

Thanks :-)

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5. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

Most things will be shut from around midday on New Year's Eve through New Year's Day including cafés and restaurants. Some restaurants will offer a special New Year's Eve supper, but you need to make reservations well in advance.

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6. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

I see, does it mean public transport will be shut as well?

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7. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

Not shut, but limited - probably running on Sunday schedule.

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8. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

Thanks for the info.

Do you know if it is possible to visit a lake called Prestvannet by bus?

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9. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

Try and compare the route maps with google maps/street view

www.tromskortet.no/busser/category23.html

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10. Re: New Year's Eve in Tromsø

The lake is close to the city, so you can also walk up there...