The newspaper Nordlys (printed edition) reported Monday 17 January, that the first ever bus load of tourists from China visited Tromsø Villmarkssenter (Tromsø Wilderness Centre) with great success.
The bus load came from a Hurtigruten ship. Hurtigruten has noted the increased desire to travel from the Chinese. Information Officer of Hurtigruten, Stein Lillebo, says the company has seen increasing numbers of passengers from China. "They are fascinated by the winter, northern lights and our nature, and are not scared of travelling the long distance from China to Norway to experience this."
Hurtigruten has long seen the potential in China and has sales agents in Beijing and Hong Kong.
(Picture taken from http://www.hurtigruten.com/)