As we journeyed South our next stop was the city or Tromso. Tromso is located at 69°N on a large island in a fjord. This a city of 70,000 that boasts of northernmost university, beer brewery, cathedral, and botanical gardens. This is a beautiful town with its airport supporting commercial jet traffic. We took a cable car ride to the top of a nearby mountain and got a panoramic view of this beautiful city.
Architecturally what I find very interesting is that even in such cold regions apartment buildings have balconies. This is so unlike United States, especially the East Coast.