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W1610 - On Safari

In my previous post, W1610 – Tromsø Trek I described my nature walk near Tromsø. After leaving Tromsø we sailed around the Northern Cape to Honningsvåg, where we arrived late morning the following day. 752 more words

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NORWAY (Part 2) - June 2011

Shades of Russian Grey

After several picturesque ports along the Norwegian coast, our vessel docked in the Russian port of Murmansk.

Reputedly the largest city north of the Arctic Circle, Murmansk is set amongst a beautiful natural landscape which includes a deep harbour and wooded hills which roll away to the south. 1,602 more words

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Beautiful landscape, quaint fishing villages and a Christmas house

Today we docked at Honningsvåg, Norway located on the southeast coast of the island of Magerøya.

We were up early and stepped out onto the balcony to choppy seas below and dark skies above. 1,167 more words

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Honningsvåg, Norway

I loved the brightly painted wooden buildings scattered throughout the town, all bathed in the mysterious summertime light of the Midnight Sun. Surrounded by breathtaking fjords and waterfalls, and areas of dense forest,  Honningsvåg is the gateway port for travelers visiting the almost legendary Nordkapp (North Cape), second most northerly point in Europe.

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The little fishing village on the top of the world

There is a bleakness about the approach to Skarsvag, the fishing village on top of the world, that is both beguiling and intimidating. The fjords are thunder grey. 538 more words

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Heading East (and a bit of South) on Nordkyn

The morning of the august 17th started sunny, although wind had picked up. This day we would have the Nordkyn plateaus (300m+ above mean sea level) to cross. 359 more words

Olderfjord to Nordkapp.........

Olderfjord to Nordkapp

The ride to Nordkapp from Olderfjord split into two parts – the mainland section and the island. The former is a stunning run along a rocky shoreline with very little change in altitude. 1,112 more words