Land of the Midnight Sun
June 27, 2000
The industry in this Arctic Circle town
Here is another dock that is shorter than Splendour
of the Seas, but that doesn't
stop us from tying up here.
This bus was parked about as close to the sea
as it could be.
We received a musical
The trolls were waiting for us outside their shop.
We need a pair of these for home. :-)
This is the picture window view of Honningsvåg
from our cabin.
This image is also taken through the glass of our
The church you see is the only building
spared by the
Nazis at the end of their occupation
during World War II.
Honningsvåg is well into the
Arctic Circle so human
survival is not possible without
shelter. The entire town
has been beautifully rebuilt since
the end of the war.
Here we see Splendour behind the sea wall
that protects Honningsvåg from
ravages of the Arctic Ocean.
This little boat...
...tied up our stern line here.
This tractor was used to pull
our bow line to where
Splendour could be tied up.
In every Norwegian port we saw family of crew
waiting at the dock for a visit.
There is a joke among the crew that in Honningsvåg
they have to plug a parking meter
because we are
"parked" in the center of town.
I must admit parking is a little tight.
Astra II's bow was tucked under Splendour
as if protectively tucked under her
This view of the parking arrangement is from
Deck 4 of Splendour.
We arrived at 3 PM and left at Midnight
on June 27, 2000. Since we
were in the Land
of the Midnight Sun, we never saw
nor anywhere for the entire three
were in the Arctic Circle.