This was our route, from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the north (both marked with a red star) and back again. Eleven days in all. We made 67 ports of call, some just to pick up passengers and cargo and other longer stops in order to do some side trips. We cruised up the coast, exploring fjords, coastline and even made several stops in the Lofoton Islands. We travelled further north than iceland, Siberia and mid - Greenland. We sailed in the Arctic Oceans and the Barents Sea.
The cabins had everything a normal cruise ship has, even though it was smaller than some. The beds folded up into seats and there was a surprising amount of storage space.
Waterfalls and Waterfalls and more Waterfalls
A few little known facts about Bergen and Norway:
1. The June temperature averages 62 degrees F in Bergen
2. Only 50% of the people in Bergen own cars. They LOVE walking.
3. Hotels and cruise ships do not provide face cloths!
4. Edvard Grieg composed much of his music in a beautiful home and grounds just outside Bergen.
5. Norway has the highest cost of living in the world. A cup of tea on the first day in the town cost me $4.60