The Northern Lights south of Rørvik

And last but not least – The Northern Lights

Hurtigruten commit to giving you another trip (half-a-trip actually) if you don’t see the Northern Lights on the 12-day voyage. Well, they didn’t need to worry on this trip. We saw them twice. The first time was the evening after we’d visited Trondheim and the lights were probably more spectacular on that occasion. It has …

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MS Polarlys arrives late into Sortland in the snow

Nordland – crossing the Arctic Circle

Travelling north through the evening and night we saw the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – but you’ll have to wait for those images – and we entered Nordland from Trøndelag. We travelled past Rørvik and Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen and Nesna in the dark and sometime before 10:00am (local time) we crossed the Arctic Circle. The photograph …

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Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, Trøndelag


As we travelled north from Trondheim we enjoyed the winter sun and the wide open seascapes. The Norwegian coast is protected by hundreds of small islands, some of them large enough to have summer cottages on them. These, we were told are only occupied for a few summer months but the lighting and heating (electric) …

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The old bridge, Gamle Bybrua - Trondheim


What a change in the weather greeted us as we stopped in Trondheim. A walk through the town led us to the Old Bridge and the Nidaros Cathedral. Opportunities by the waterside to see some beautiful reflections. The rose window inside the cathedral is spectacular. The cathedral has a reputation for being very dark inside …

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