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... to match. Hit the number on the necklace box to match the number on the walk. If you did you were rewarded with birds a chirping and the soothing voice of a lady explaining the history and etchings on the rocks. It even came with matching pictures to assist you to find the matching rock.
The rocks were carved 7,000 years ago as the ice age retreated. There was originally 3kms of ice above the lake where the carvings are located. As the ice ...
... I can't believe how lucky we have been with the weather. Today the skies are cloudy but the sun keeps peeping through and there has been no rain as yet. The road winds its way around the edges of the cliff face, sometimes high above the waterline and other times along the foreshore. Every now and again we will pass a red painted house or a small fishing village but the landscape is pristine with little signs of civilisation. Often you can see ...
... interrupted by lakes of various sizes. Arrived at the hotel about 2.00pm
At 3.30 we were off to Sorrisniva, site of the world famous Igloo Hotel. It was here that we boarded traditional canoes (with outboard motor) with 8 of us in each. We travelled up the Alta river which in some sections is 25 meters deep and this is where the biggest salmon lurk.
On our return to the Igloo Hotel a hot drink and Norwegian waffles were waiting
Back to the hotel for dinner.
... just past the Norwegian boarder. On the outskirts we stopped at the Sami Museum. Here we learned about the Sami nation of Finnlandia. We had access to traditional housing some with sod roofs
Then onto Lkselv where we started going up the western side of Porsanger Fiord, the fourth largest in the country. The countryside was very eye boggling. With tall, snow capped slate mountains flowing into the huge fiord. ...
... coast. Hammerfest is located on the far north west coast on Kvalsundrbrua, Whale Island, which is accessed by bridge. The Hammerfest area is well known for sea life including seals, dolphins and whales. Apparently Hammerfest's famous inclusion in one of Bill Bryson's books, where he claimed it was the end of the world, is a reason for many tourists visiting the area. In many ways I could understand his comment. This town was built in 1789 and began as a trade route with ...