Rica Arctic Hotel
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
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... helpful and just all round a fantastic person to help us get to know the North.
Our room for the night was #16 - themed with an elephant motif. Fitting for the two smallest members of the tour? The sleeping bags were soooooo warm, in fact a little claustrophobic and Lars had trouble getting his boots on the next morning as they had frozen to the floor!
... hot chocolate in the cafeteria I took in two excellent exhibitions of Norwegian art, and a very good exhibition about life in occupied Norway during WWII. The local kindergarten meets at the museum and it was lovely to see mums and toddlers sensibly dressed to enjoy playing in the snow. Skis and walking poles are just normal accessories to your average Norwegian. Jason the bus driver who took me back to ...
... we saw a nice display of Northern Lights which we unsuccessfully tried to photograph. Saturday, 9/20, we docked at Honningsvag for a bus tour to the North Cape, billed as the northernmost spot in continental Europe, even though it misses that distinction by a few meters to a nearby small peninsula. The Cape has a history of settlement by the Indigenous Sami people, exploration by English sailors and occupation ...
... late so we don't get too much sleep. Maybe that's why we all doze in the chair during the day.
We have done one excursion to the Geiranger Fjord. We left at 1.30pm and got back to the ship at 9.30. It was a long day. It is a beautiful fjord with very high cliffs. We drove down a road with big switchbacks in it that took 10 years to build. It was all a pretty spectacular day. The ship dropped us off and we met up with it again further up the ...
... Cruises. This repetitive cruising and a healthy tipping regimen made them very popular with the crew. It was like hanging out with the coolest kids in school, some of their popularity rubbed off on us!
Barb and I took advantage of several shore excursions during our trip. The first was a bus trip from Harstad to Sortland, with a stop at a 13th century church where we were subjected to a Lutheran prayer service, including ...