As we said in our First Impression of Norway, we happened upon a cruise that would allow us to see parts of the beautiful country that we had dreamed of visiting but thought we couldn’t afford. Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world, so for us to see the various towns and coastline as well as the polar ice cap for around $100/day per person, we thought we should jump on it because who knows if we’d ever get the chance to return to the area. Our 20 day cruise left out of Amsterdam with Holland America Line and headed north towards the polar ice cap. We stopped at five ports over nine days before spending two days at sea en route to the ice cap. Due to the extremely high prices, we opted to just walk around all of the towns instead of book any excursions or do anything on our own that would have certainly broken the bank and sent us home early. We did get a feel for each place though and were very impressed with the scenery more than anything. So here is a visual tour of the ports we visited on the trip north. Sorry, but we could only include one photo from each or this would be a very long post.
Coming next post, we’ll take you as far north as the ship could possibly go when we visit the Polar Ice Cap.