Our Norway Criuse 2nd to 12th June 2004.


Our cruise route from Dundee to the North Cape of Norway aboard m/v Funchal on 2nd to 12th June 2004. Leaving Hellesylt, our first prot of call on 4th June at 8.53 hrs. Entering the Geiranger fjord on 4th June at 9.03 hrs. The "Bridal Veil" waterfall in the Geiranger fjord. The "Seven Sisters" waterfall in the Geiranger fjord. The "Seven Sisters" waterfall in the Geiranger fjord. The "Seven Sisters" waterfall in the Geiranger fjord. The "Eagles Road" at Geiranger. Arriving at Geiranger on 4th June at 9.58 hrs. with Saga Rose ahead. Lowering a tender to go ashore at Geiranger. Anne viewing Mount Dalsnibba where we are heading to the top by coach. Leaving m/v Funchall by tender for Geiranger. Part way up Mount Dalsnibba looking down on our ship beyond Saga Rose in Geiranger fjord. The road up. The last of 70 hairpin bends! The top of Mount Dalsnibba at 1,500 metres (4,900 feet). Anne snowballing on 4th June at the top of Mount Dalsnibba. Heading back down to the road by the frozen lake Djupvatn, the road only cleared of snow three weeks earlier. Our coach. The road down to the lake. The old road. Glacial water. Heading back to our "wee boat" in Geiranger fjord. Sunset on 5th June at 23.28 hrs approaching the Arctic Circle on our way to Gravdal on the Lofoten Islands. Dried cod heads at Nusfjord on Flakstad island, Lofoten. The fishing village of Nusfjord on Flakstad island, on UNESCOs Heritage List. Nusfjord on Flakstad island, Lofoten. Hamnøy cliff near the village of Reine showing cod drying racks. Cod heads drying for fish meal and fertiliser. New house construction at Reine. No Health & Safety Inspectors in sight! Cod drying  for about three months before export to Italy and Africa. Dried cod and Anne. Nesting seagulls at the museum fishing village of Å, the shortest named place in the World. at the southern tip of the Lofoten Islands. A sequence of 4 photographs with views of the Hamnøy cliff and the village of Reine, one of the most photographed views in Norway. A sequence of 4 photographs with views of the Hamnøy cliff and the village of Reine, one of the most photographed views in Norway. A sequence of 4 photographs with views of the Hamnøy cliff and the village of Reine, one of the most photographed views in Norway. A sequence of 4 photographs with views of the Hamnøy cliff and the village of Reine, one of the most photographed views in Norway. Typical small village cod drying. Turfed roof grazed by goats. Heading for the North Cape on 7th June at 11.05 hrs. Vacant sun longers! The North Cape itslef on 7th June at 20.39 hrs. The globe on the North Cape plateau with Anne and Bella Ramsay. Looking due north at the globe on the North Cape plateau at 20.45 hrs. The North Cape centre. Plaques designed by children of the world. Reindeer through the coach widow and rain! Sami (Lapp) outside his tents in summer! Leaving Honningsvåg half an hour before midnight on 7th June. Anne with Bella and Bruce. Leaving Honningsvåg half an hour before midnight on 7th June. Anne and Edward with Bruce. Midnight on 7th June passing the North Cape plateau. The best of the sunlight looking south over the North Cape at 01.00 hrs on 8th June. Image removed. Tromsø south bridge from the Tromsdal Church, 8th June. Tromsdal Church, or "The Arctic Cathedral", with Europes largest stained glass window. The concealed windows on the sides of the Tromsdal Church. The outside of Tromsdal Church designed to look like an iceberg or frozen ocean waves or a ship. The cross at the front of Tromsdal Church. Anne in a snowstorm at the top of the Storsteinen cable car 1,400 feet above Tromsø. Extensive lit cross country skiing from here in the darkness of winter. Anne in the restaurant above Tromsø with waffle and goats milk cheese. Going down. From Tromsø looking back to the bridge, church, and cable car. Chefs artistic demonstration of carved fruits and vegetables on a day at sea on 9th June. The sun never sets, 9th June at 23.11 hrs near the Arctic Circle. Jennifer and Jim Benson with the sun at 23.20 hrs.on 9th June somewhere near the Aetic Circle, 23.37 hrs and still not set. On the ferry at Molde on 10th June at 10.15 hrs. Leaving behind our m/v Funchal at Molde for our day tour. Glacial waterfall. Coach view of mist in the Trolltindene mountains with our Troll guide! Our guardian Troll who was delighted at the lack of sunshine, not so ourselves! The Trolltindene mountain restaurant for an excellent lunch. Waterfall towards the bottom of the Trolls path with eleven hairpin bends. The previous photo was taken at the bottom hairpin bend in this postcard looking up the waterfall on the left hand side of this postcard. This road with eleven stupendous haipin bends is known as the Trolls Path, Romsdal. Sunset on 10th June at 23.19 hrs after leaving Andalsnes on our way back to Dundee, well south of the Arctic Circle now but still 24 hrs of daylight. The Captains farewell dinner on 11th June at 21.54 hrs. All the waiters carrying flaming baked Alaska in the darkened restauraunt. Our wine waiter Lourdes from Cuba, and table waiter Emanuel from Portugal. The Old Folks! Bella and Bruce Ramsay from Forfar. Jim and Jennifer Benson from Epworth, near Doncaster. Our table No. 45. Tug taking us in to Port of Dundee on 12th June at 8.40 hrs. Docked at Dundee.