Monday, 26 January 2015
We started the fresh new day with a quick walk around Finnsnes as we stopped in the morning to load and unload some passengers.. It's Sunday today so nothing was open and the town was very quiet under a the fresh layer of snow.
icy tractor marks in the snow..
Also as we arrived at Finnsnes we sailed straight through some sea-ice - no icebergs or anything but there were cool mosaic patterns on the water..
After Finnsnes we were back at sea for a few hours before arriving at Tromsø, a city of 70,000 and the 'Gateway to the Arctic'. Again, being Sunday, the city was quiet, and being so far north, at 3pm it was dark as well.
I've decided that whilst I'd like to live in Norway again sometime, I am not going to do it further north than say Trondheim - it's too dark - even with the snow. Even when the sun is up, the middle of the day has a blueish tinge and a very dull light. These pictures of the town are at 3pm.