Norway holiday July 2009
This year was going to be special, and turned out being extra-special - we both had a retirement to celebrate! We had booked a holiday on the Hurtigruten ferry which travels up the Norwegian coast from Bergen, and round the North Cape to Kirkenes, just a few kilemeters from the Russian border. We booked to travel both ways - the ferry calls at ports during the day on the way back that had been visited at night on the way north.
This really was a fantastic holiday. Norway's scenery is truly spectacular (and they have so much of it!), and the Hurtigruten voyage allows you to see so much of it. We took just four of the tours, being content just to sit on the ship and watch the scenery go by for much of the time.
It's really cold in the far north though! Maybe back to France again next summer ...