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Honningsvåg

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  • Day43

    Kirkenes, a beautiful walk in the snow

    October 11 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    This morning we arrived at Kirkenes at about 9am. During the night there was quite a swell and rocking of the ship in the Barents Sea, but rather than feeling queasy we slept well. On arrival at Kirkenes there was an enormous low grey cloud hanging on one side, and semi brightness on the other...we feared the worst, but amazingly we were lucky again. The rain was actually a dusting of snow, and it had obviously been snowing overnight, but when we disembarked it was fine and remained bright for our hike to the Russian border.

    We were so glad to do this hike. Partly because it’s so nice to get off the ship to exercise, and also we now know the guides a bit, and they are funny, informative and friendly...and helpful if anyone needs it walking in the sometimes tricky conditions. The small amount of snow made it easier walking in a way - it firmed up what would have been sloshy mud, though there were many hazardous parts, but not any steep climb, just a bit of gradual uphill.

    We were taken by bus (about 15 of us this time) for a short distance, then walked along a mountain track to the border. But this was not the part of the border that another group who took a totally bus tour - they went where there are tourist shops and an official border area. We got to a high point, and there was a yellow post which marked the end of Norway, and another green and red post a metre or so further on, and if you went beyond that post you would get fined (better than shot!)...there was no barrier and nothing to stop you walking right into Russia. But they showed us a tower on the opposite mountain that has a camera and it watches the border, and people straying actually get identified and fined!! So that was lots of fun and we didn’t stray, and got back to the ship before it left at 12.30.

    There was something funny about the time as the photos I took (till my phone’s battery died, it is in a serious condition) had a time that was an hour ahead, and I think we strayed into the next time zone. The ship didn’t change time, and I find it hard that a small section of Norway would have a different time, but we are far East. In fact, after we left Kirkenes and started the return journey we stopped briefly at Vardø which is the easternmost town in Norway, and is further east than St Petersburg and Istanbul. Weird to think about.

    I am going to post a photo of the northern lights we saw last night (again - we have been so lucky, and they say tomorrow night is another good possibility). The photo was taken by someone else with a new iPhone with a better camera that you can adjust, and it shows the green that is hard to see with the naked eye. At least it confirmed that I was looking at the right thing, but it looked like a light part of the sky, not really colourful.

    So now cruising and relaxing till dinner, sipping a Portuguese wine. And I think it’s reindeer for dinner tonight!
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  • Day42

    Reaching our northernmost point

    October 10 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    A fairly quiet day today. After breakfast Amr went for his ritual sauna and walk round the deck. On deck 5 you can walk right round the ship - he says 5 laps is just over a km! It is always nice to get out there and watch if it’s not too cold or breezy! At 11.15 we docked at Honningsvåg which is where some people went on an excursion to the North Cape marker. We contented ourselves with a wander through the town which did not take long...we did go into the North Cape museum though which was interesting and well displayed. This place, like so much of the coast of Norway, was burnt to the ground by the Germans when retreating, so it also is rebuilt, and quite pretty and neat. Of course, it is basically just a fishing town. We are way above the tree line now, and the land we see is just rocky crags. Any trees in the town were planted, and probably have trouble thriving.

    Since leaving Honningsvåg we have been going out in the open sea and have to take care walking around, quite rocking! And I think this will continue as looking at the map we are out in the Norwegian Sea till we reach Kirkenes tomorrow morning. At the moment we have just pulled in to a fjord so it’s relatively calm, but we’ll be out in the open again soon, and continuing north till we reach our northernmost point before turning southeast to reach Kirkenes. There will be a few offload stops during the night, but for passengers that is the next port.

    Kirkenes is the end of the voyage for quite a few people who just do the northern journey, though quite a lot of people are, like us, continuing on the southward journey back to Bergen. So tomorrow there will be the bustle of people disembarking and others embarking.

    And today we did see rain for the first time!! There wasn’t much, and although it is quite cold, it wasn’t snow, so not that cold. By the time we walked around the town this morning it was quite bright, and though clouds are about there is also quite a lot of clear sky. I looked up the weather for tomorrow in Kirkenes and supposedly there will be snow overnight, but cloudy and little chance of precipitation in the daytime. That is so good as we have signed up for a walk to the Russian border! We do go part of the way in a bus, but then have a 4 km hike, which they have already warned will be wet underfoot. Glad I haven’t cleaned the mud off my shoes since the last muddy walk!

    Now sitting quietly - Amr got us prime position chairs at the front - which is good for now. There are many sitting places and chairs and it is usually easy to find a cosy place to sit and read etc. with a view looking out at the passing spectacular scenery. It is getting too cold to sit outside for too long, although there is one outside place that has heaters and is partially glassed in. There are 2 “public” decks where you can find places to relax - 4 and 7. The other decks are just cabins. 4 and 7 have bars, the dining room, lots of room for everyone, although I don’t think we are filled to capacity. Let’s hope for anther fine day tomorrow.
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  • Day8

    Zum Nordkap 2

    March 2 in Norway ⋅ ❄️ -6 °C

    Moin Ihr Lieben,
    wir haben hier anscheinend total Glück.
    Wir haben das beste Wetter, gestern eine schöne Feier gehabt,und Polarlichter gesehen.
    Heute fahren wir gemeinsam mit den Schneeräumer zum Nördlichen Punkt. Dann geht es weiter nach 🇫🇮 Finnland, und genießen den Polarkreis.

  • Day8

    Fehlersuche mit dem Werkstattteam

    March 1 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -5 °C

    Ohne funktionierende Heizung wäre zwar möglich 🤪 aber je nach Wetter brauchen wir die Lüftung für die Windschutzscheibe, sonst wird’s gefährlich 😲.
    Da alle Sicherungen in Ordnung waren, war die Suche mühsam! Nach nur 3 Stunden in der Kälte war es dann erledigt und Teile neu verkabelt.
    👍 DANKE an Sebastian vom Werkstattteam 😍
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  • Day7

    Donate please support our projects

    March 1 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -6 °C

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  • Day7

    Honningsvåg

    March 1 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -6 °C

    Noch 33 km bis zum Nordkap. Ich wiederhole mich, aber es ist unbeschreiblich schön die Landschaft das Licht die Luft die Kälte

  • Day7

    Aufn Weg zum Essen

    March 1 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -5 °C

    Heute mal ausnahmsweise Übernachtung im Hotel, konnten den klassischen Norwegischen Schlitten 🛷 testen und damit zum Essen gefahren, geiles Teil.

  • Day7

    Aangekomen in Honningsvåg...

    March 1 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -6 °C

    Na een schiterende maar stormachtige en sneeuwige rit, met afgesloten wegen toch aangekomen in Honningsvåg..
    Morgen de laatste 30 km naar de Noordkaap.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Honningsvåg, Honningsvag, Хонингсвог, هنینگسواگ, HVG, ホニングスヴォーグ, Honingsvogas, Хоннингсвог, Honnesváhki, 洪寧斯沃格

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