Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Arctic Circle with Hurtigruten

Continuing Steve Newman's 'live' blog on the classic Norwegian coastal cruise with Hurtigruten

Well, what a fabulous walk around Trondheim yesterday. The amazing cathedral and the old wooden houses of the old town; the vivid colours of the warehouses now converted into restaurants or studios along the river. Bit of a skating rink with the snow but that just added to the fun! 

Loads of Norwegian school childen got on the ship this morning and they are all desperate to practice their English!

Today we are going to cross the Arctic Circle, marked by a globe on a small islet  near Nesna, and now we're getting into serious Northern Lights country! After a stop at Bodo, we're striking out deep into the Arctic ocean to the Lofoten Islands.

We are due to arrive at Stamsund about 7pm and are then off to a real Viking feast ashore. When we leave the islands, we navigate through the narrow Raftsund Strait and the Troifiord, where we are going to get traditional fishcakes on deck!

For booking details, be sure to check out this link with the UK's luxury cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.