Home again

Quick place holder to let everyone know that we made it home without much grief or incident. There are a backlog of half written stories and many days of photos to catch up on, and we hope to get around to that over the next few days, as we recover from time zone differences, piles… Continue reading Home again

Loving Lyngen

Friday, 19 December from Olderdalen, Norway. Arrived at the Lodge in the dark at about 17:00 yesterday, having caught sight of the first, faint aurora activity from the second ferry leg of the journey from Tromsø at about 16:30. The place is very swish – bedrooms are smallish but comfortable and stylish, there are a… Continue reading Loving Lyngen

Paris of the North

We arrived in Tromsø on Tuesday evening, just before 20:00, having changed from the train from Abisko at Narvik – meaning we’d been on or waiting for transport since midday. Luckily, our hotel was 50 metres from the bus stop, so we checked in, had dinner and fell into bed. The hotel – Clarion’s The… Continue reading Paris of the North

More Abisko adventures

Yesterday we went on a guided snow shoe hike that took up almost all of the daylight hours (about four: ten to a bit after two.) Easier going and more enjoyable than either of us expected, although I learned that puffing and panting when going up hill leads to fogging and then icing of glasses.… Continue reading More Abisko adventures

Abisko, eventually

In our last installment, we were safely aboard the train to Abisko, and getting ready to bunk down in our sleeper carriage. So far so good… Things started to get a bit weird when we were woken by a previously unnoticed alarm mechanism at about ten to six. Since our change at Kiruna wasn’t due… Continue reading Abisko, eventually

Remembering Stockholm

Written on the train from Stockholm, more on which in another post. Stockholm was lovely. No actual snow, although the forecast did threaten a light fall at one stage, it must have happened somewhere else. I made good use of my heavy Norona jacket, but that was about it. Normal shoes and jeans, interchanging between… Continue reading Remembering Stockholm