Svolvær – Capital of the Lofoten Islands

Hurtigruten Boat at Port

A Gateway for Tourism on the Lofoten Islands: Day 9: Tromsø – Finnsnes – Harstad – Risoyhamn – Sortland – Stokmarknes – Svolvær – Stamsund. Today traditional Norwegian “Julegrot” – Christmas porridge will be served and in the bar. Find the almond in the porridge and you win a prize! Together with fellow passengers and […]

Tromsø – Capital of Arctic Norway

Tromso Ishavskatendralen Cathedral

This Gateway to the Arctic is also known as the “Paris of the North”: DAY 5: Stokmarknes – Sortland – Risøyhamn – Harstad – Finnsnes – Tromsø – Skjervøy. You awake to find the ship sailing between Norway’s two largest islands, Hinnoya and Senja. Or perhaps, earlier still, in Harstad. Finnsnes is reached late morning, […]