18th July 2012
The signs say I’m at 78 degrees latitude north. That’s only 12 degrees and about 5,000 miles from the North Pole itself. I don’t know much more about Svalbard except there are several islands. Can anyone help me out? Is there any land in the world further north than this? I only discovered that Svalbard existed I when I read Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights trilogy.
25th May 2012
A Hurtiguten ferry trip from Bergen to Kirkenes on the border with Russia, via Ålesund, Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø, Honningsvåg, the Lofoten Islands and the North Cape