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Travel Blogs from Kirkenes
... was having trouble walking. Stopped at the Polar Bear Club shop where there was a display of the local wildlife and they raise funds for conservation. It was very cold with misty rain and this is still summer!
We returned to the ship after about 40 minutes and hopped in to lunch before the crowds. Tonight we land in Tromso at 11-45pm and we are going to a Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral there. Really looking forward to that. More to come in the next three days!
... the scenery is certainly spectacular, weather permitting. ( See some of photos). The weather turned bad only on the last couple of days of our trip, making it very difficult to appreciate the landscapes, but overall it was very enjoyable. I have included a photo of a glacier along the coastline up north. - the people/staff on board and in the towns were very friendly, helpful and most speak basic English. The staff seem to speak many languages on board, including French, ...
... for the hunt. Nonetheless, if you want to have more to eat (lesser people to share), then come in winter!
Activity: King Crab Safari with Snowmobile
Cost: NOK 2190/pax (approx. SGD$481)
Package: Includes transport to/fro Thon Kirkenes Hotel and all gears/clothes
Booked: Direct from http://www.barentssafari.no/
... time of the day. Thirdly, all activities gather and depart from Thon Kirkenes so there is no need to travel at all. Lastly, the restaurant at Thon Kirkenes serves DELICIOUS gourmet. Their Reindeer Steak is a MUST HAVE!
After we checked in and got all settled, we got changed and headed down to the lobby to kick start our first activity scheduled - Snow Hotel & Gabba Park.
We initially wanted to book ...
... see it, but not the case. It's literally pot luck. So I continue to cross my fingers in desperate hope I will experience these Northern Lights. We only got a wake up call once at 12am, but it was so quick that by the time I made it to the top deck it was over.
Sleeping is the biggest hazard because I feel like doing it all the time. The rocking of the ship and the many hours of darkness has a very calming effect. Need lots of coffee to stay alert.