Two weekends ago (yes these posts are getting out of order) we attended an Alpha Course leaders course in Tromsø. A great weekend of teaching and fellowship, but unlike the last trip, no sign of north lights this time.
Sadly, staying in a city centre hotel on 31st October meant there was quite a bit of noise from Helloween revelers. This is not a festival which used to be celebrated in Norway (all souls and all saints however were), but sadly as the country becomes more Americanised, it’s gaining popularity. There is a sort of non-religious push by some to replace it with Hellovenn (Hello = hello, Venn = friend): still in costume but trick or treating is replaced by shaking hands and exchanging bucket loads of sweets. Hmmm . . . .
Just as we were leaving Finnsnes to travel, we were treated to a beautiful views over Senja: