From Bergen passing the Artic Circle to the North Cape and Russia.
Bergen's Bryggen, oldest part of Bergen. Red building on left is our hotel.
Bryggen's alleyways are filled with craft shops and artists.
Bergen from the tram up to Mount Floyen. It is a rainy city.
Our Hertigruten ship, Kong Harald, named after the present day king.
Norway's coastline is scenic
Snow dusted the mountain tops.
But there was some Fall colors.
One of the trip's goal was to see the Northern Lights.
They danced and whirled in the night sky.
We pass the Arctic Circle coming and going.
A tour of Alesund, a town of Art Nouveau buildings.
Lovely architectural touches everywhere.
Majestic Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway's 3rd largest city.
To visit the North Cape we had a long but beautiful bus ride.
This is the photo op at the North Cape.
Cross if you have the proper papers for Russia. Otherwise I wouldn't suggest it.
At the Loften Islands we had a lovely day which included a visit to a medieval church
and a World War II bunker used by the Nazis.
The Loften Islands are beautiful, filled with mountains, farms and rivers.
The ship had a couple of places for casual food including ice cream. How about tasting some fish or cheese or beer flavors?
We often passed other Hurtigruten ships or docked next to one. This is sunrise.
The scenery continued to impress.
Often we would see individual homesteads.
The captain took us down a short, narrow fjord.
We traveled inland passages, protecting us from the open ocean.
Clouds began to move in as we headed south.
Sometimes we docked in large cities, medium-size towns or small villages.
This is a hole-y mountain. Can you see the hole?