Travel Blogs from BodÝ
... pitching in every direction, casting me around like a lifeless rag doll that lacks even a shred of autonomy. I wonder how I do not fall out of bed and start to feel a little sick. Last time I experienced this level of boat-related fear, I was on a small passenger craft to some Thai islands surrounding by puking tourists, while I, recovering from food poisoning, had with out-of-character forward planning consumed some sea sickness tablets and ironically didn't feel sick at all. ...
... Our summary of the first town north of the Arctic Circle - grim!
The dark nights are setting in sooner, and as we leave Bodo's harbour at 3pm it is almost dark. Hunting the Northern Lights is getting ever more exciting as we head into the green band in the forecast (see diagram below) that represents the area of aurora activity.
... and discusses this with the pursar and we are reallocated to another room on a higher deck that has a partially obstructed view and is a little bigger. We go out and explore the ship and get a coffee from the cafe. They have a coffee special that provides a nice coffee mug and endless coffee and tea for 240NOK that we think is a good deal so we buy one (we always share coffee drinks rather than having one each - which tends to be too much for us to drink comfortably). ...
Wednesday, we had time before our overnight train to Trondheim. so we hopped on the bus to Saltstraumen to visit the world's strongest maelstrom (not sure how they measure strength???). I could copy and paste lots of stats about how much water flows through, at what speed, blah, blah, blah...or I could just upload video and pics of this impressive natural phenomenon ...
... we awoke the next day for breakfast and some shopping in this tax haven.When you can buy cigarettes for £3 a packet and not the £11 on the mainland get stuck in.So we piled into the minibus for the short trip to the airport.Now Longyearbyen airport had one of the most amazing views an airport lounge can offer.Just stunning.The flight to Tromso was pretty much spent in a slumber by both of us,lovely.We then ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking