A super exciting day because we crossed the Arctic Circle!
Did you know there is a globe marking the line?
For first-timers like us, there is an initiation ceremony – you must take a spoonful of cod liver oil!
Apparently Norwegians swear by this and take all winter to stay healthy. It wasn’t so bad, but was fishy.
As a souvenir, we did get to keep the spoons, which have the Hurtigruten “H” inscribed.
We also went to “Marinated Salmon School” (taught by the chef himself!) to learn how to cure salmon.
We even get to take our salmon home.
It was so fun that I will write more on a later blog – when we actually EAT our creation!
Captain’s Dinner Celebrating Hurtigruten’s 125th Anniversary
Selection of Local Cheeses
“Norwegian Omelet” – ice cream cake with cloudberries
One thought on “Hurtigruten: Saturday (Day 10 – Day 4 for us) – Arctic Circle!”
Wow! Wow! Wow! What an adventure you two are having! I was so moved by your description of the midnight service and am finding the description of the Journey to the Arctic quite remarkable. Thanks for sharing! Cannot wait to see you and Frank when we are all back together in Annapolis.