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... found their way down the mountains and running into the water of the fiord.
We stopped at Russenes for sweet potato soup and bread.
Continued our journey passing through 5 tunnels, last one from the mainland to Honningsvag was over 6 kms, the largest in the world.
After arrival Yolande and I had a quick wondered around the harbour and withdrew yet another currency from the ATM.
We bussed our ...
... the sea. This tunnel replaces the old ferry which used to be the only way to reach North Cape, unless you came by ship. We are staying in the town of Honningsvag on the island of Maderoya.This is our base for the trip up to Cape North tonight to watch the midnight sun on the day of the solstice ( longest day of the year). It is quite a celebration in Scandinavia with parties and bonfires across the north. Arrived in Honningsvag at 5.30pm just in time ...
... 3and a half hours to get to Nordkapp and back before departing again. It only does this on the way to Kirkenes, not on the way back.
After this the road starts to really climb up to the bare wind swept plateau and out to Nordkapp.
It is ...
... for one hour. Many of us who had "cabin fever" got off the ship. Bob and I followed the crowd, walking towards somewhere or nowhere - there was really nothing on the pier. I mean nothing. We did not walk too far, took some photos, and came back.
Dinner was at 6 tonight (early seating). Tonight was the good-bye buffet - wow quite a spread! All sorts of seafood - crabs, shrimp, mussels, all sorts of cold cuts, salads, cod fish, smoked ...
... the port includes a statue of a St. Bernard who is credited with saving at least two lives during WWII. There were troll statues and an ice bar.
We sailed past the North Cape which has a visitor center and world globe. It is at 71 degrees 10' 21". It is considered the top of the world.