Rica Arctic Hotel
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- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
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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 ...
... was lovely to see them again on such a lovely day, pity we only had ½ an hour, as you can appreciate we did not want to miss the boat.
Another sunny day for our outing at Honningsvag, About once a day on the trip we stop for 3-4 hours at a major town and the ship runs tours for the tourists. On this occasion we chose to do a bird safari for a couple of hours. The alternative was a trip the North Cape which is the ...
... and to the wooden church facing the other side of the peninsula on which the town is located. The large white round ball shaped buildings on the hill intrigued us, radar or Nuclear? Then back to the ship and sailing on the the next two port stops today, Batsfjord and Berlevag where cargo will also be loaded/unloaded. Before dinner at 8.30pm we decided to try out the swimming pool and ...
... currents. In fact, in the areas we've been, the average winter temp only gets down to about 10 degrees F. But it stays pretty overcast, damp and dismal, and really dark. This time of year the sun rises about 2:00 a.m. and sets about 11:00p.m., which kind of plays with your sleep cycle.
We have 4 more nights on the ship. It's been fun, but I have to say I'm looking forward to living on dry land ...
... have a cafeteria open 24 hours a day. We can use that too but certainly don't need to. We are eating very well with a buffet breakfast and lunch then a 3 course set menu with set seating for dinner at night. Some of the food is a bit different for us. We have had reindeer stew, whale meat and lots of different seafood. There are plenty of salads and vegetables and a lot of lovely berry desserts.
We were assigned a table with two ...