04.07.2011 - 04.07.2011 11 °C
Nothing really to report today as today has been our transit day! Had a very leisurely start to the day and then bought a couple of souvenirs in Longyearbyen before boarding the plane for Tromso.
Tromso is a really interesting town, all of the buildings look to be quite old and are the colourful, timber type. Really nice to look at. We spent the afternoon trying to find the Europcar rental place (where we need to go first thing tomorrow to pick up our car). Couldn’t find it and eventually had to call the company to ask if they could pick us up in the morning.
Our looking for Europcar took us down and along the waterfront which is an interesting mix of Ikea-esk Scandinavian modern architecture with old type buildings.. Quite nice.. We spent the evening shopping at the local supermarket and cooking dinner as the prices here in Norway are absolutely ridiculous (assume aussie prices and then at least triple the cost and you’ll be close to the Norwegian price)… Only come to Norway after you’ve won lotto as any normal human being cannot afford to stay here for extended periods!
After dinner we spent the evening (well conductor did anyway) doing our laundry downstairs.. I think conductor had finally finished the laundry at just before 1am! To say that he wasn’t super excited is probably an understatement (bookie and I managed to fall asleep during the process so it was all left up to conductor).