Norway: Fjords to Oslo

Longyearbyen is a small coal-mining town on Spitsbergen Island, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. This Arctic town is known for its views of the Northern Lights and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which is a secure backup facility for the world's crop diversity. Live bears can occasionally be seen in the area. The North Pole Expeditions Museum recounts early efforts to reach the pole by air. The scenery is spellbinding, and the islands offer you the chance to enjoy experiences that few other destinations can offer.

🙂 Magnificent scenery!

🙁 Skip Kaupanger!

Up at 7am for breakfast – today was cloudy – quite a shock after all the sunshine! We enjoyed a quick breakfast.

Boarded the ferry and enjoyed the views in reverse with the added dimension of cloud which gave it all a new and beautiful perspective.

The ferry was quite different to the previous day’s vessel – very spacious. We of course enjoyed another hot dog on rolls!

The scenery was spectacular. We did laugh at the fact that we all had inadvertently packed RAG coats! LOL.

We arrived at Kaupanger – literally NOTHING there – even the museum was closed! We did find a taxi number and he kindly stopped at a garage for us to buy more hot dogs for lunch! LOL!

We got to the airport and managed to pay £200 to fly three hours earlier. The only life at the airport was us and some sheep!

We flew into Oslo.

Unfortunately we were at Raddison Red and not Blue so had to walk a little way. Hotel fine. Nessy very tired so we ate on our own which was a good meal and early night after repacking.

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