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Breakfast in Sweden, lunch in Finland, and dinner in Norway..... What a well travelled day! Started with cheating out of a hike, once realising skippy could do the work for us and drove up to the Dundret summit over looking the national park. Took in the view then it was more driving north. Crossed over to our tenth Europe country - Finland, finding a lovely spot for lunch. Shortly later back on the ...
We left Alta last night at 6pm. We had noticed some ice in Alta harbour but thought nothing of it. Then 20 mins later we went through an enormous Arctic ice flow. Sharp, thick sheets of glasslike ice banging against the hull of the ship for about 15 mins. Took these photos through our cabin window ... Very glad on Russian ice breaker, not Butlins-on-sea liner! Very exciting, though perhaps the only slightly worrying moment in the whole journey so ...
Today we visited the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. The Igloo was Norway's first, and is its biggest, ice hotel. Every year, and for the last 15, it has been constructed in a different style and layout. It takes 4-6 weeks to build at the start of winter and melts the following spring. We were shown round by the architect and this year's theme is 'literature'. Ice sculptures are the highlight, but ...
Good morning! We're approaching our most northern point (or as predictive text added 'most northern pint'. Hopefully one of those later!) 8.20am. 70deg21.59N, 021deg34.76E So this morning we're travelling across the roof of Norway on a NE course to top slot Alta, 42nm away. It's lovely and warm in Alta, about minus 20 today. ...
... that if they empty themselves in the first half hour then she will have a more fragrant ride when Rob steered! We realised that they tell you to take a balaclava, not because of the cold, but because of the aroma! They are, however, very sweet dogs and they only get excited for 2 reasons, 1: being a pack animal they are so desperate just to follow each other and do what they are trained to do - run and run and run. When the first dogs are harnessed it's a crescendo ...
Other places to stay in Alta
Lokkeveien 61, Alta | 4 star hotelfrom $183
Bekkefaret 3, Alta | 3 star hotelfrom $170
Markedsgata 6, Alta | Hotelfrom $137
Fogdebakken 6, Bossekop, Alta | Hotelfrom $162
Kvenvikmoen, Alta | Hotelfrom $103