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May 11, 2017 - Hammerfest
We are running late with our Blog. When we have time we have no wi-fi and when we have wi-fi, we have no time. The vast sea and snow-covered mountains are awe-inspiring. We sailed west up over the top of Norway stopping at 6 small villages - 15 minutes each. On the second day of our voyage we stopped at Hammerfest (1789) Europe's most northernmost city,(World) where the midnight sun shines May to late July. We had 45minutes, so we walked up through town to the only building left standing after the German occupation. The Germans occupied...Jump to full entry
Dec 25, 2016 - Hammerfest
We have started travelling back down Norway. We stop at different ports to those visited on the way up. 'Energy drink' up outside on top deck - YUK! This was with a passing look at 'Melkoya' the northern most natural gas terminal. AHammerfest - world's northern most town. We went to a Xmas service at the cathedral. Wander around town on the snowy paths. Back on board and went to learn to tie knots - 75% pass.Jump to full entry
Jun 5, 2015 - Southbound
Friday, June 5 I felt better today, and the seas also calmed down a bit. It rained for much of the day, though. We got off at Hammerfest, and visited the Royal and Ancient Order of the Polar Bear. They had exhibits on the history of the area and on polar expeditions. We also walked around town just a little. We had less than an hour in port. Spent most of the afternoon taking a nap. Some more rough seas. I’ve found just rolling doesn’t bother me too much. Rocking is another story. And sometimes the motion just seems chaotic. Up and down...Jump to full entry
Jun 5, 2013 - Day 8 Hammerfest
Hammerfest is the northernmost designated Town in Norway. 70 degrees 39”48’ North It is the centre for the Norwegian North Sea oil and gas. Lots of new buildings. On land we had a quick look at the Polar Museum. There were some interesting looking films, which I didn’t have time to have a good look at. It has two main areas of focus. One is the polar exploration, unfortunately I did spend a bit of time on the internet so only saw a part of this section. lots of blizzard sound effects so that you get the feel for what it must...Jump to full entry
Jun 26, 2006 - passed the arctic circle, yikes!!
This will be a very fast and furious and misspelled entry, because it is a rainy horrible day in Hammerfest and we had to take a taxi into town, and the only internet in the whole area are these two crappy terminals at the public library and I only have 15 minutes for my slot. So I can't split this into two entries like I wanna, so I can properly cover Mo I Rana and Hammerfest/Nordkapp separately, dang it. And this computer is old and I can't get to recognize my camera, so no photos. Double dang it!! So to get to Mo I Rana, we had to pass...Jump to full entry
Jun 15, 2005 - The Norwegian Narrative Part 1.
The Norwegian Narrative Part 1 Monday 13th June - Across the Arctic Circle - and North in brilliant sunshine and us wearing shorts and tee shirts!! And after seeing umpteen warning road signs about the dangers of wandering Reindeer - we eventually meet some on the road - then a few miles later more - then one big beast with fantastic horns, just wandering down the middle of the road - and this is not a little back road - it is the main road North - so everyone just slows right down and waits for the beast to decide which way to go off the...Jump to full entry