Yesterday I published some of my flower photos from southern Portugal. One couple (Inger and Rolf) friends and colleagues from many years during my career in DNV, was in Portugal together with us. Last month they made a voyage with Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Express) on a return trip Bergen / Kirkenes.
After our meeting yesterday they sent me some photos from their voyage through Vesterålen and Sortland. I found these photos so beautiful that I wanted to share them with you. The Costal Express travels in good and bad weather every months of the year, but in the last week of February this year the winter storms was not present. Only clear sky and silent water.
For many years the Coastal Express has been the most important communication link between the north and south. Translating as ‘fast route’, it was the quickest and most reliable passage into the remote lands of northern Norway, regardless of weather conditions. Indeed it was not until 1983 that the mail delivery was finally entrusted to road and air routes. It is this heritage and experience that marks out Hurtigruten as one of the most professional and proficient expedition voyage operations on the planet.
There is no better way to experience the Northern Lights than by sailing through the sheltered coastal waters on board a ship from the Hurtigruten fleet. With the Aurora Borealis set against a dark sky, free from artificial light, you will have several once in the lifetime experience.
Vesterålen with the beautiful Sortland Bridge ends this photo voyage. Maybe we will copy Inger and Rolf and take the tour or part of it within short. If you too want to visit the Norwegian coast with "Hurtigruten", you may find offers here