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Hammerfest. Farewell To The Polar Sun

Uritsk Andrey • 4 minutes read • April 29th, 2016

In the morning the ship moored in the port of 

Hammerfest

, quite a big town in northern Norway, and one of the centers of the oil and gas industry of the country. The main attractions of the town are located in the central part at the sea, and it is easy to walk them around in an hour and a half. In 2009 we were in 

Hammerfest 

early in the morning, and we climbed to the top of the hill where there is an observation deck. The town is already familiar, and this time I did the same. When I came down from the observation deck, I reached the nice Hammerfest Church, one of the main landmarks of the waterfront of Hammerfest.

On the waterfront, schoolgirls are practicing for some kind of music festival. They are happily rehearsing in front of tourists.

Here is "Costa Pacifica" in the port of Hammerfest:

Soon after departure, the ship passes by the refinery.

Norwegian pilot leaves the ship. We have to overcome 932 miles by sea to 

Bergen

. Unlike ships of the Hurtigruten company that go through straits and fjords along the Norwegian coast making numerous stops along the way, we'll go there the "express" way.

Vessels of the Hurtigruten company overcome the way from Bergen to Hammerfest in 4 and a half days. We will go in the open sea and without stops and complete this way in less than two days.

Today we say goodbye to the night sun. Early in the morning, we will cross the polar circle, and today's night is the last of this cruise when the light won't leave the sky. In total, we spent 9 days in the polar region and had time to get used to the polar day. Now we have to get used to the opposite...

Goodbye, sun! What a beautiful last night in the polar region!

The next day we sailed in the fog. It was so dense sometimes that from the bow of the ship we could hardly see its aft.

Closer to the evening it cleared up a little...

It is the night before Bergen. It's surprisingly dark. We met other cruise ships.

After 10 completely nightless days, the lighting of decks raised eyebrows. Where are we now?

Tomorrow in the morning the ship will arrive in the well-known Bergen, "the second capital of Norway" and one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
Author: Uritsk
Source: uritsk.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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