Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Midnight Jacuzzis in the Arctic Circle on board the Midnatsol
We’re now on the Hurtigruten, originally a mail boat that delivered supplies to the towns and villages inaccessible by land which now also carries tourists up and down the coast from Bergen to the Russian border.
We’re on board for two days, up to the Bodo in the Arctic Circle from where we’re taking another ferry to the Lofoten Islands where we’ll be for the next few days.
Outside the cliffs have got steadily lower and more barren and sparsely populated. On board we’re very much enjoying a little luxury after the tents and hostels of our first week in Norway, especially the dusky midnight dips in the outdoor Jacuzzi at the top of the boat!