Ha Det og Tusen Takk Hurtigruten!
Photo I wished I had taken - Farewell to the Land of the Midnight Sun

Ha Det og Tusen Takk Hurtigruten!

Goodbye Hurtigruten - and Tusen Takk - Thank you very much ! Tourism was always part of the basis for the Coastal Express though with brochures printed in several languages…

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The Lowlight
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have

The Lowlight

The Lowlight - Seasickness on Hurtigruten Gale force winds were blowing all day today meaning that the ship was rocking about a lot leaving many people feeling nauseous - including…

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Day 9 – Vesterålen Hike
Vesteralen Hike

Day 9 – Vesterålen Hike

Yesterday, we made a brief stop at Hammerfest - the Northernmost town in the world.  It is a tiny place, but there is an interesting museum of the restoration there.…

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Winter Nights – Northern Lights
Hurtigruten Cruise Northern Lights

Winter Nights – Northern Lights

What ARE the Northern Lights? The northern lights are a physical phenomenon that occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun hurtle towards the Earth. The light becomes visible when…

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Day 5 – Entering the High North (Tromsø)
Tromsø by night - breathtakingly beautiful .

Day 5 – Entering the High North (Tromsø)

The sunrise was beautiful this morning - a gentle pink light hung over the coastline for quite some time. A beautiful Norwegian sunrise The hike today took us to the…

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Day 3 – It’s time for the Snowshoes!
Snøskoene

Day 3 – It’s time for the Snowshoes!

The Nordlys docked at Trondheim this morning allowing us time to lace ourselves into our snowshoes (snøskoene) for a hike through the deep snow covered forest of Bymarka to a…

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