Posted: 19/01/2017 at 15:25
I ran this race with some friends from this forum last year.
The weather last year was cool/cold. The conditions suited me just fine. I think warm weather would be more unusual that far north. It'll most likely be colder than what you train in leading up to the event.
Food wise there are a few Italian restaurants in the town where you can get lunch. Tromso isn't large and a quick bit of googling should be able to get you websites, or phone numbers to check that they cater for GF diets. There's no language barrier, they all speak perfect English.
Pre-race fuelling and getting it right is possibly more a case of trail and error. A group of us had an early pasta lunch and most felt fine that night. On the other hand I had my stomach churning for the opening few miles. That may have just been a coincidence though.
After the event last year there is a small event area at the finish with beers and some other offerings. There isn't a huge amount of things open at that time of night, but a few hotel bars and bars will be open.
On the Sunday there is a prize giving event if you want to attend. Last year a few of us went for a walk and took the cable car to the viewing area at the mountain overlooking the town. There's a nice little restaurant/bar up there is you want some drink/food and a view.