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Svolvaer / Day 9

Written on March 15, 2018 in Norway

Our ship pulled into  Svolvær, the biggest city on the archipelago and de facto capital of Lofoten around  6 pm. We then boarded a small van for about a 45 minutes ride to Hov Hestegård Riding Centre located in Gimsoysand Norway. When we arrived at Hov we were greeted and were chosen an Icelandic horse for us to...

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Kirkenes and the Russian Border/ Day 8

Written on March 13, 2018 in Norway

Kirkenes is the only town in Norway where East meet West.  Kirkenes had more than 300 bombing raids from Soviet airplanes. More than 1000 times during the war years, the Air Raid alarms were sounded. This was because Kirkenes was one of the most strategic places in Europe during the war. Due to its geography...

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North Cape Norway / Day 7

Written on March 12, 2018 in Norway

Our Ship arrived at Honningsvag Norway and we had enough time to take a tour of Norway’s northernmost city. Photo taken by Mandolyne Photo taken by Mandolyne Photo taken by Mandolyne After a tour of Honningsvag we headed to North Cape, the outermost point of Finnmark.  No point farther north is inhabited by people. Just the drive to...

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Getting to our Ship the MS Richard With – Hurtigruten

Written on March 5, 2018 in Norway

We will be visiting around 34 ports, most never visited by commercial cruise liners, our ship delivers freight, mail and passengers to remote communities, some of which are home to just a few hundred people.  Day 1, March 5 2018 – arrived in Bergen.  We flew out of Boston Logon airport 5:30 pm EST stopping...

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