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Tromsø Domkirke (Cathedral) during polar night
Thursday, 05 March 2009 19:17
Tromsø Cathedral (Domkirke) during polar night - 360 degree panorama

Domkirke - (Tromsø Cathedral) is the seat of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland, the only Norwegian cathedral made of wood, example of wooden Gothic revival. It is world northernmost Protestant cathedral.

Roald Amundsen statue in Tromsø
Thursday, 05 March 2009 15:28
Roald Amundsen statue in Tromsø during polar night - 360 degree panorama

Roald Amundsen - (Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen)(born 16 July 1872 – died c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first in history antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He was also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles in hes life. He is known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage from Svalbard (Spitsbergen) to canada. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission for Italian explorer Umberto Nobile. Afterwards, a pontoon from flying boat he was in, improvised into a life raft, was found near the Tromsø coast. It is believed that the plane crashed in fog in the Barents Sea, and that Amundsen was killed in the crash, or died shortly afterwards. His body remain until today in the water/ice of arctic...

Quay 11 during polar night
Thursday, 05 March 2009 15:25
Kaia 11 Tromsø during polar night - 360 degree panorama
Storgata (Main Street) during polar night
Thursday, 05 March 2009 14:55
Storgata in Tromsø during polar night

Storgata Most Norwegian towns seem to have a street called Storgata ("the big street") - and Tromsø is no exception...

Hakoon VII statue in front of City Hall
Thursday, 05 March 2009 14:34
Statue of Hakoon VII in front of City Hall in Tromsø

Hakoon VII Haakon VII (born August 3, 1872 death September 21, 1957) was king of Norway from 1905 to 1957. He was baptized Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel, but went under the name of Carl and the prince of Denmark. He married 22 July 1896 with his kusine Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland (born November 26, 1869, death November 20, 1938). He belonged to the first house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Prince Carl was the son of King Frederik VIII of Denmark and Princess Lovisa of Sweden, brother of Christian X of Denmark, the son of Christian IX of Denmark. He changed its name to Haakon when he was elected king of Norway after the union. Haakon VII was the king before the father and the older brother became kings of Denmark. He was succeeded by his son Olav V after his death.


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