Gateway to the Arctic
Location : Tromsø, Norway
Tromsø is the gateway to the Arctic. When polar explorer Roald Amundsen recruited members for his famous expeditions more than 100 years ago, he went to Tromsø. This was the only place he could find men with navigational experience from polar seas. He needed men who knew how to survive with minimal means in the Arctic, men who had survived in Svalbard by trapping and hunting. Today, Tromsø is still home to people with the most experience andcompetence in polar operations and the academics who investigate global warming in the Arctic. It is also a melting pot with indigenous people, local people, and people from all over Europe. Tromsø is a natural starting point for several expeditions heading north – just like the one you are about to experience.