We had some wonderful food in Tromso. Breakfast at The Ishavs Hotel was probably the best and most extensive that we have ever seen, although we did not fancy the head cheese!

The dinner that we had there was expensive but I suppose we did not have to drink the bottle of red! However, these experiences were priceless [literally] and we tried and enjoyed food that we have never had before.

I am writing this piece a few years after our visit so my memory is a bit fuzzy. I do remember an excellent meal at Fiskekompaniet where I was given a generous dollop of cod liver as a side dish. This came with the offer [or should it be ‘threat’] of free refills! [I tried my best and was told I did really well but thankfully I did not qualify for the refill – shame].

We also had a great meal at Emma’s Drommekjokken but sadly what we actually ate there evades me. [Although it may be salmon, if the photo below was snapped at that establishment].

Dinner at Emma’s- possibly.

We also managed to visit a couple of bars in Tromso:

Olhallen- Mack’s Beer Hall

Tromo’s oldest pub is owned by Mack, Tromso’s own beer company, who claim to be the World’s most northern brewery. The selection of beer is extensive. It had a great atmosphere and the room was dominated by a large stuffed polar bear near the entrance. You can take a tour of the beer factory if you want.

Bastard Bar

Live sports are shown at this bar by day but we went for the live jazz on a Friday evening. The entrance fee was about a tenner which was OK, the band were great and we had a lovely time depite being exaustified [sic] from a day of exploring and the very fresh air of husky sledging that evening.

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