We are near the end of our Arctic Norway series and your most burning questions will be answered, as we spend a day on board the Hurtigruten ship ‘Nordnorge’. Will Nigel have gotten over the burger drama? Will we ever get to see the Northern Lights? How will we cope with the harsh Arctic climatic conditions? Will Nigel miss the boat? How did our encounter with a sperm whale end? Also – a short, 25-minute holiday in the Arctic village of Finnsnes, a Hurtigruten breakfast and lots and lots of unforgettable Arctic scenery.
You know a place is truly spectacular when even the worst of weather fails to spoil its beauty. Well, the arctic fishing village of Henningsvær on the Nowegian Lofoten Islands was determined to prove this. Having been thrown out of our hotel at noon with no roof over our heads until our ferry departure late at night, we had plenty of time to experience it. Do you think it deserves to be referred to as spectacular? You will also find out how Nigel only narrowly escaped starvation and how he nearly pushed Martha into divorce.
We woke early the morning after our slightly chaotic arrival in Lofoten. Correction … Nigel woke early the following morning to the cry of seagulls and bright sunshine flooding through the window. He quickly dressed, left Martha dozing and headed out with his camera into the crisp Arctic morning. We had noticed a distinct aroma of fish in the air when we arrived and sure enough about 50 metres from the hotel were numerous drying racks, many of which were laden with cod drying out. View Post