Thon Hotel Harstad
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... world. Anyway, back to the story With the British off back to France the Norwegians did not have enough fire power to resist the invasion from Germany for long just a couple of months and spent the rest of the war occupied. There are some horrid stories about evacuees, prisoner of war camps which I will not go into here but Narvik is definitely worth a visit. So another full day. Tomorrow we are off to bodo so off to sleep now another 300 kms. More amazing scenery and twisty mountain ...
We stayed up to try and catch the lights, but the sky never really cleared in the north. We sailed up through a long narrow fjord, with black mountains and rocks on either side, covered in snow. Sometimes so narrow it seemed that the ship only just fit. A few little villages could be seen by their lights, and some houses by the side of the fjord away even from ...
Early breakfast so we could see 13th centry church on the way out of port. missed it!
10:20 Video in bar on "Tromso capital of the north" interesting. Getting increasingly foggy.
Moved to viewing lounge, only there is no view, it's now foggier and snowing.
... town. It has some beautiful wooden houses built in the beginning of the 1900s, and surprising not burnt down by the Germans in the war. It's an area with extensive history from the stone age, to the Vikings to War occupation. It's also known as the Viking coast, or part there of.
Our first proper stop was at Trondenes Church. A medieval stone church dating back to the 1300s, but originally there was ...
... to see.
We set sail from Harstad at 3pm and at about 6pm we hit what I guess is the end or beginning of this hurricane. it is very very very VERY rough right now. A minute or two ago, the ceiling above us actually fell down!!!!! Not filling us with confidence!!
Just spoken to Nigel who is very knowledgable and sat beside me....he reckons ...