Picture Postcards: Cruising Norway On Hurtigruten

Trollfjord, Norway

Trollfjord approaches Trollfjord, a narrow and legendary fjord that Hurtigruten vessels enter, weather-permitting. Not on our cruise, however: too much snow that could collapse on the ship. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

We’ve been blessed with good weather on our Hurtigruten Northern Lights cruise along the coast of Norway. I’ve shared my experiences in words so far, Dancing With Aurora Under The Magnificent Glow Of The Northern LightsWinter Cruising In Norway: A Shore Excursion After Midnight, Chasing The Northern LightsThe Blunted Sun, Welcome to The White Earth, Kirkenes, NorwayInto The Wild: 0°F, Sunset At 2:30, Welcome To Cruising In Arctic Norway. I thought it would be nice to share the experience through photographs: picture postcards from Hurtigruten’s Trollfjord, cruising Norway under the Aurora Borealis.

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Scenic cruising from Tromsø. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Beautiful clouds. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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In every direction, snow-covered mountains. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Sky and sea conspire as we cruise a beautiful channel today. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Arriving in Hammerfest. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Colorful houses in Hammerfest. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Hammerfest, Norway

Hammerfest. World’s northernmost town? © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Rainbow in the mist, the wind in our wake. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Windmills in energy-rich Norway. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Sunset in Norway

Enough said? © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Ralph Grizzle

Your happy reporter on Hurtigruten. © 2013 Fellow Passenger