Articles with tag: north europe & baltic cruises

It was the fifth day of our cruise. In the first part of the day we had a long stop, spending the rest of our evening onboard. Hurtigruten cruises offer a mix of stops, so passing time is very dynamic. At 8:15 a.m., the MS "Midnatsol" docked in the harbor of  Trondheim . The beginning...
Having left  Trondheim , our ship sailed through the Trondheim Fjord (by the way it is the third fjord in Norway). An hour later, our ship turned right, to exit the fjord. This is where it became narrow, and on the right we passed the small town of Rissa. This is where the Fosen...
There are a lot of beautiful places and geographical objects on Earth – the highest mountain, the deepest oceanic hollow, the longest and deepest river, a pole of heat and a cold pole, the most extreme points of continents etc. There's an interesting situation with the most northern point of...
London has a great many interesting museums, so it is impossible to see them all in just one day! While planning this trip, I had initially decided to not to visit any of the museums and focus solely on the beauty of the city as I walked through the quaint streets and grand capital. However, I...
After  Honningsvag,  MS "Midnatsol" continued its way along the most northern edge of Europe, sailing now in the Barents Sea (the conditional border between the Norwegian and Barents seas passes in the area of  North Cape ). On the right side, you can see the coast and...
Around noon our ship approached the northernmost tip of Norway. We're already familiar with the place which we visited in 2009 during our cruise on one of the ships of the Hurtigruten company from Bergen to Kirkenes. The most northern point of continental Europe is Cape Nordkinn (7108'02'')....
Early in the morning “Costa Pacifica” moored in the port of Reykjavik , the capital of the small island country, and a great space for exploring the southern part of Iceland. We were not alone on the berth, as 20 meters from the bow of our ship, two our former Caspian trawler ships were...
If a big part of Iceland is well-known for its volcanoes, then a little isolated northwest part of the country is a kingdom of fjords. Icelanders usually divide the Western fjords into three main areas – central with the capital in  Isafjord , southern, and the tremendous northern coast of...
The day before we left to go home, it was warm and mild. During the morning, I wandered through the center of London , taking photos of the beautiful morning scenery. After 10 a.m. I arrived at Waterloo Station and bought a ticket to Salisbury, 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of ...
Reykjavik , the capital of Iceland is a small and predominantly low-rise city, a major seaport and an international airport (by the way, ironically, it was almost the only airport in Western Europe that was not closed in 2010 during the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull located only in 50...

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