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... not much to do. Thanks for nothing, Lonely Planet Guide Book, I can't wait to burn you when I get home. So with this, I pass on some advice : if you're going to come to Norway, I highly suggest seeing the Lofoten Islands, because they're beautiful, if nothing else 2) If you're going to come to Norway, I highly suggest having lots of money, like, maybe win the lotto and then come to Norway. Anyways, I decided to stay another night, collect my thoughts, get a good ...
24-05-14 Kiruna (Sweden) to Svolvaer + ferry to Bergen After a rather worrying night's sleep I awoke at 7am and took a look outside. The sun was shining and there was not a single cloud in the sky. The reason I had been worrying all night was for the safety of my m/bike. As I was the only one in the hotel I left her standing out front on the old platform. As someone said to me "don't worry, this is Sweden not UK, it will be fine" and sure enough it was. With boxes ...
... sense, it may have also spurred the Viking forays. It was interesting to learn that only a very small proportion of the Norwegian population were Vikings - in the violence, occupation and pillage meaning of the word. Most Norsemen and women stayed at home and farmed or fished. Only those with an adventurous spirit or the bored or the bloodthirsty - or the olefactorily oversensitive - sought to be a Viking. Perhaps, after all, hundreds of years of bloodlust and conquest were spurred ...
... least his has arrived", her backpack too hove into view.
By now RK has cleared the loo, too. And Jen has retrieved the errant luggage, piled it neatly and is sitting guarding it like mother hen with a hawk overhead. Oh, what joy. Ah, the rapture of being reunited with one's lost baggage. A reward was well due for the surprised look on the "bright and shining" lasses face. And, bless SAS' warm woolly socks, as the bus ...
After dinner we docked in Solvaer, the capital of the Lofoten Islands. In summer, it's the land of the midnight sun and has lots of tourists - Janet came a few years ago. Today it's been dark since 2pm so not quite the same! Tonight we get fish cakes out on deck at 11pm ...