Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

Today the delegation traveled across Norway by land, sea, and air!

The day began with a flight from Trondheim to Bodo. Bodo is well above the Arctic Circle and quite lush although snow is visible on the surrounding mountains. Just outside the city, we visited the world's strongest malestrom (no ships were lost during our visit).

From Bodo we took a 3 hour ferry ride to Moskenes. The ferry negotiated outcroppings and sheer cliffs of granite that appear to just  shoot out of the sea. In the distance, a whale briefly kept us company.

After disembarking the ferry, we took a two hour motor coach ride along coastal roads with hairpin turns to our hotel in Svolvaer. Although we drove from 9-11pm, we had complete sunlight to enjoy the breathtaking scenery--it truly is the land of the midnight sun.

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