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... music. In bed by about by about 1:50am! We made breakfast at 9:30am with ½ an hour to spare.
Another brilliant day clear sky and about 22C.
The morning was very misty with a sea 'fog' till it burnt off late morning, there was blue sky above with the water covered by a fog which appeared only to be metres thick.
The first highlight in the afternoon was a stop at Stokmarknes home of the Hurtigruten Museum, it close to where the ship ...
The ship (NordNorge) was built in 1997 and can hold 623 passengers and 35 cars. Surprisingly it only has 451 berths which means I guess (623-451) passengers sleep in the lounges! Meals are buffet style
We are on the ship for 12 nights, the SJR mob leave us at Trondheim the day before Bergen.
Day 1 was a trip up a fjord starting at Alesunde which is famous for its Art Nouveau buildings there was major fire ...
... by the rather hum our tour director, who kept us entertained, if not all that much informed about safety, other than where to find the lifeboats. At about 4.30pm we sailed into Vardo, the mostly easterly point on the Norwegan coast, for a 45 minute stop. We walked into the sizable village, set in a nice harbour, with lots of colorful wooden houses in the hillside. We walked past the an 1500 ...
... it sure seemed like it. The day we were there it was overcast, rainy, not too cold, but it sure seemed isolated and remote. Which, I guess, it is!
Noe, on Day 7, our end point of the north bound trip was a town called Kirkennes. We took a river boat ride up the Pasvik River, which actually originates in Finland, then runs through Russia and Norway before it empties into the Arctic Ocean. ...
An early start to the day with a 7.45 departure. Passed through very picturesque undulating landscapes with pines flowing down the hills to drink in the vast number of lakes.
Just out of town we passed the turnoff to Murmansk. Russia. This town was of strategic importance for the allies passing around German forces to bring vital supplies to the Russians
We turned back our clocks an hour as we passed ...