We are starting the next leg of our adventure. We have flown to the northernmost point in Norway, where we will catch the Hurtigruten mailboat and ferry-hop down the coast.
But first – we have a few days in Kirkenes – literally at the top of the world. We are 4 miles from Russia, 22 miles from Finland, and father east than Cairo – smack dab on the Barents Sea.
We are so far North that the sun “sets” at midnight and rises at 1 am.
Here are pictures I took from our hotel window when I woke up at 3:30 am (!) –
This is a big fishing town, with King Crab fleets plying the waters bearing both Norwegian and Russian flags – I guess so they don’t worry about boundaries.
Huge crab traps line the water – like from “Deadliest Catch.” We walked around amazed.
Tomorrow – WE are going to become crab fisherman and join them!!