Before our hike we had a day to explore Tromsø. We used part of the time to visit the Fjellheisen, from where you have a really nice view over the city. There we unpacked our walking sticks for the first time to practice handling them before the heavy backpack would be added. We had some fun and were glad not too many people could see us. At the end of the hike back to the city, however, we felt sufficiently practised for the big adventure.