August 2007

Day 113 Bergen, Norway Warm sjokolade & wi-fi

August 25, 2007

A little rain isn’t stopping us from enjoying Bergen, Norway.  We  are in a cafe with comfy couches, free wi-fi and warm sjokolade  (incredible hot chocolate made from melted bars.)  Galleri Bryggen is the perfect spot to update our blog.  We are on the ms Veendam on the 18-Day Northern Isles Adventure cruise sailing from […]

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The most beautiful fishing village –Ballstad, Lofoten Islands, Norway

August 7, 2007

  Leknes was another maiden port for Holland America. We didn’t book a tour but took the city’s $10 round-trip bus shuttle into the town on Leknes. It is a small community with a tourist office, a souvenir shop, a bakery and gas station, and not a lot more. Although Leknes was a short port […]

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Climbing through the hole in the mountain –Brí¸nní¸ysund, Norway

August 3, 2007

The maiden port of Brí¸nní¸ysund, Norway was quite an adventure, starting with the scenic cruising before arrival. We sailed by Torghatten Mountain, known for a distinctive hole straight through its center. Seeing it from the distance was intimidating, as we had signed up for the ship’s Torghatten Mountain Hiking tour that mentioned that we would be […]

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