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Tromsø Map
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Tromsø Harbour
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When Lyra and the Gyptians first land in the North, it is at the fictional town of Trollesund, described in the book as the main port in Lapland.

It is likely that Trollesund is based on the port of Tromsø in our world, as they are both in the same general area (close to Svalbard and north of Norway).

Lyra meets the witch's consul here, as well as Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison.