Polar Hotel

Valen 2, Batsfjord, Finnmark, North Norway, 9991, Norway | 2 star hotel
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End of the line

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins


... leaving the ship before the wind arrives here. We are so happy we actually saw the lights. It was definitely worth the wait. Cannot recommend Norway at this time of year otherwise, it is just too dark to appreciate the very beautiful scenery. Now for ...


A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

At 10.30 the Captain announced that the lights could be seen at the front port side of the ship. Everyone rushed out and at first there was little to see, just some thin vertical clouds but they started to turn yellow and snake across the sky in commas and S shapes and straight lines, turning brighter and greener. Then we had to dock at the next port and all the ship's lights were turned on, what timing! They came ...

As far north as you can get ( and then a bit more)

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

Tonight we sailed off the coast of the most northern bit of mainland Europe at 71 deg, 8 mins, so unless you cross to Spitzbergen, this is as far as you can go. They say it's further north than Alaska or Siberia, and strangely its further east than Istanbul. And really it should be a couple of hours further ahead cos the lines of longitude are so close together up here. So far it's been quite mild, around freezing plus or minus a degree ...

Still dark again!

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins


Usually it gets a bit light about 10.30 but today it didn't at all. Heavy black clouds covered the sky, then we were sailing in a thick fog, and by the time we got to Honnigsvarg it was snowing hard. We went for walk in the snow and made our last attempt at souvenir shopping and actually managed to buy some ...

Port Call 14:15 - 15:15 Hurtigruten Museum

A travel blog entry by royston4040

Inger had a walk planned for this stop but we decided on a visit to the Hurtingruten Museum.
A wirlwind tour was very interesting which included a visit to a dry docked 1950's company ship. Didn't have time to find the radio room (where they used Norse Code?) let alone the engine room.

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