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  • Feb25

    Trip to Bodo

    February 25 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -8 °C

    Today we entered the polar circle, the destination was Bodo in Norway, where we will take the night ferry to the lofoten. A wonderful trip, blue skies and icy roads. Especially when we approached the Norwegian border, what a huge mountains. Dirk & Peter thanks for monitoring us from Germany much appreciated but we took a more safer route to Bodo.Read more

  • Feb26

    Arriving at the Lofoten

    February 26 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    After a challenging seatrip where a number of people needed puke bags (heavy sea) we arrived early this morning at the lofoten. I travelled a lot but never saw such a massive island. Thousand words are not enough to give a proper descriptionRead more

  • Feb26

    Landed in Narvik

    February 26 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    Today we experienced the Lofoten area, for me one thing is sure ‘I certainly will return’ one day is just to short to experience this beautiful area. My GoPro camera made overtime today. The road conditions were difficult mainly icy roads but all the credits to Rob for the excellent driving. Tomorrow we are going further North again.Read more

  • Feb26

    Challenge of the day

    February 26 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    The challenge for today is to make picture with a least 10 Asian people, due to safety reasons we found 9 other foreigners who wanted to make a team picture with us. Just kidding, amazing how easy it is to make new friendsRead more

  • Day40

    Across the Arctic Circle

    October 8, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Now we are officially in the Arctic. We crossed the “line” at 8.03 this morning, and you pass an island with a globe on a stand that is the marker! Everyone out with cameras. We are again amazingly lucky with the weather, and so far our Arctic experience has been a beautiful sunny day, and not all that cold (when you’re in the sun, or not in the wind!). We keep passing stunning rocky crags, and mountainsides covered in autumn colours, just stunning and not possible to capture in photos.

    There were many stops during the night, but the first one where people could disembark was Bodø, a small town and not cute and historic as it had been bombed and burnt down in WWII and rebuilt in the 50s and 60s. However, not as ugly buildings as some from that time! We didn’t go on any of the excursion but had a walk to the town, had a coffee and hot chocolate, and came back to the ship and tried the jacuzzi! Lovely to be in the hot steaming bubbling water when the air outside is so cold...we sat in it till we pulled out of port and watched Bodø recede!

    Now having the quiet time before out 8 o’clock dinner, watched the sunset and passing islands. It is getting quite rocking as we go into the open sea for a while. When going down to our cabin a little while ago it was hard walking steadily along the corridor...hopefully not enough to get seasick...all Part of the adventure.
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  • Day46

    Monday - no longer within Arctic Circle

    October 14, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Sitting sipping a wine glass of Tempranillo before dinner, trying to remember what happened today while watching an amazing sunset. Each day is so memorable, but all I can say is we passed yet more glorious scenery. No serious ports till 3 pm, but a few stops during the day when the usual handful of people got on and off and goods were loaded and unloaded. These stops range from 10 minutes to half an hour. During the morning there was a leaving the Arctic ceremony, and later there was a Norwegian folk dancing lesson. I didn’t think I’d participate, but couldn’t help myself - it was such fun, and our guides/leaders Nicklas and Sven are so funny and it was irresistible! Amr gave up after the first one, but I stayed on for the 3 different moves we learned. It is all a group thing, either in a circle holding hands, or one complicated one was in groups of 3. Anyway, lots of fun, but you probably had to be here!!

    Then we had lunch, and arrived at Brønnøysund at about 3. We didn’t go on a tour, but had a walk around the town. It is another perfect cloudless day....can’t believe it! The notable thing we saw was that the houses are not the rectangular shapes that we have got so used to - these ones had extra gables, a wing out to the side, and most noticeably they often had verandas or balconies. Also some of the leaves on the trees are still green and just getting their autumn colour. Obviously we have reached a more temperate climate, and in fact it was pleasant walking round without gloves or hat. We did however suddenly find we were walking down a shaded road that turned out to be icy, and VERY slippery. So not totally warm! But we had a nice wander. This town is the mid spot in Norway from north to south, and there is a stone proclaiming it.

    Will finish the day’s account after dinner. It is the second last night, but they are having a special farewell one, probably as tomorrow they will be getting all ready for the big departure of everyone and the turnaround or the ship at Bergen. We hear it has been raining all week at Bergen! Our luck continues.

    ...Just back from dinner. Dinners are always special, almost fine dining of special Norwegian ingredients, delicate portions - which is just as well after buffet breakfast and lunch. Tonight we had a pea soup, cod with fried kale, beetroot risotto and cloudberries, and an ice cream cake with meringue. All the staff lined up and they made a speech in Norwegian, English and German, a complimentary glass of bubbly (that is special, very little is complimentary in Norway!) and it was lovely. We have got very fond of these people...they are a team who work and live together - the same people make up the rooms (if you put a sign that you would like it done), wait on tables, and generally do many things, and the expedition team not only lead excursions but do a lot of entertainment and talks and general factotum stuff. This will be the end of a wonderful 12 days (but we still have one full day left!).
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  • Day5

    Still going strong

    June 10, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Dag 5:
    Gisteren vertrokken vanaf de wild kampeerplaats tussen Hoting en Vilhelmina richting Bodø in Noorwegen. Ook vandaag trekken we weer op met Tom en Robert Jan van team 53. Eerst stoppen ergens boven op een berg voor mooi uitzicht en vervolgens volgas richting de Noorse grens. Onderweg een van de tentjes verloren die van het dak was gevallen, gelukkig op tijd gezien en was deze nog te redden uit de berm. De opdracht van de dag is om een Zweedse lekkernij open in je auto te vervoeren, het betreft intens stinkende ingeblikte vis. Wij besluiten dat onze eigen aroma's na +24uur zonder douche voldoende zijn en laten de opdracht voor wat het is.

    Via mooie wegen door de bergen met veel Elanden en Rendieren bereiken we Noorwegen. Na het passeren van de grens, gaan we richting de poolcirkel. Onderweg vinden we de Artic Cirkel Raceway, het circuit is nog gesloten maar van de eigenaar mogen we wel even spelen, als we maar niet harder gaan dan 100km p/u. Absoluut het hoogte punt van de dag, beetje racen en mooie beelden maken met de drone van Tom.

    Na ons speelkwartier van een uur, zijn we doorgereden naar de poolcirkel en daar stonden we in de sneeuw. De kou is toch wel wat intenser dan we verwacht hadden en we moeten nog naar de Noordkaap🥶. We rijden snel door naar Bodø, onze eindbestemming. Vanavond een huisje gehuurd via Airbnb. Lekker een bed, douche, stroom en vooral gordijnen tegen het eeuwige daglicht.

    Vandaag met de ferry naar de Lofoten en in de avond het eerste tussen feest vanuit de organisatie. Wij hebben hiervoor vast bier ingekocht vanmorgen, €20 voor een sixpack😩.
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  • Day4

    4. Tagesaufgabe erledigt

    June 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Surströmming 200 Kilometer mitgeschleppt. ✔ Damit sich das auch richtig lohnt, haben wir gleich nochmal probiert. Beweisvideo liegt vor. 😉 Susi findet ihn extrem salzig. Doreana, das Nordsee-Kind, findet ihn gar nicht mal so schlecht und nascht gleich den Rest weg.Read more

  • Day4

    Vierter Tag, Slussfors - Lofoten

    June 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Unser vierter Tag startete mit schönem Wetter und wie immer früh. Ein kleiner Kaffee aus Christians und Steffis Italo-Maschine und zack ging es los. Die Fähre um 15 Uhr war reserviert. Da wir ja nicht wirklich viel dabei haben, geht das Loskommen morgens immer flott.
    Der Weg dorthin, knapp 390 km durch die Berge Lapplands war unfassbar schön.
    Schneefelder, karge Tundra Böden und in den Tälern urwüchsige Wälder und kleine Ortschaften wechseln sich ab. Ungezügelte Flüsse rauschen überall. Das Schmelzwasser des letzten Winters läuft nach wie vor ab.
    Wir haben den Polarkreis überschritten!! Am nahezu höchsten Punkt des Passes mit 650 m ü NN ist im Grunde nichts mehr, außer die Geröllfelder, der sich im Winter schiebenden Eismassen und ein paar Seen. Dazu wir und knapp 100 Wohnmobile auf dem Parkplatz des Arctic Circle Centers. 🙈
    Die Fähre haben wir gut erreicht und tuckern nun 4 Stunden gen Osten nach „Å i Lofoten“ ins Brygga.
    Heute Abend gibt’s mal wieder ein Hotel.
    Der Verwahrlosungsgrad steigt.
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  • Day4

    Lofoten erster Teil

    June 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Wir sind auf den Lofoten angekommen und sind überwältigt von der mystischen Stimmung und der Schönheit. Selbst jetzt bei tiefen Wolken wirkt es wie ein Bilderbuch.
    Das Hotel Brygga ist übrigens richtig hygge.
    Morgen hat das Auto Pause und wir Wandertag.
    Abends ist Party mit allen Teams. 🙈
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