Rica Hotel Nordkapp
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... for one hour. Many of us who had "cabin fever" got off the ship. Bob and I followed the crowd, walking towards somewhere or nowhere - there was really nothing on the pier. I mean nothing. We did not walk too far, took some photos, and came back.
Dinner was at 6 tonight (early seating). Tonight was the good-bye buffet - wow quite a spread! All sorts of seafood - crabs, shrimp, mussels, all sorts of cold cuts, salads, cod fish, smoked ...
43 degrees - 2:17 am/10:19 pm
We sailed to Honningsvag today which lies 71 degrees north on Mageroya Island and is pretty much as far as you can go before heading to the icy seas of the North Pole.
We went for a walk in the town along the sea and past the church which was the only ...
... very bleak, cold and windswept.
At 10.30pm, an amazing scene. About 1000 people in winter gear arrived in a fleet of tour buses to witness the Mightnight Sun. Temperature 8 degrees with an icy wind but full sunshine. We joined the throng , took photos of the sun at midnight, and drank red wine to toast our success/ achievement/ endurance!! The crowds dispersed to their buses (probably back to their cruise ship) and we went to ...
Sunshine and beautiful warm day today. Drove along more fjords, outstanding vistas round every bend! Followed along Altafjord. At the Alta Museum, there is a UNESCO site of Stone Age rock carvings, (up to 5600 years old) covering a large area. Walked the site, 3.5 km, and looked at hundreds of carvings; some had been "painted in" to show them better. Current thinking is not to paint them , so they are removing the paint slowly. The carvings are much easier to see ...
... the light! I do have to mention that we are very close to the North Pole and an interesting note is that we actually have Santa Claus on board. Seriously, he is here. I will try and get a picture of him. Anyway, nice to see what he does in the off season and that he does come north to check out his home area! Given the fog and general lack of visibility we chose not to go to the Cape but rather wandered the ...