Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Our Voyage of the Vikings adventure has come to an end and this is our last port of call on this cruise.  Bar Harbor is well known as a summertime tourism destination and has been since the turn of the … Continue reading

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St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

The weather has defeated us again.  We were unable to call in at St. Anthony because it is a port where we use the ship’s tenders to get ashore and the swells were 4 metres high. Tendering is impossible in … Continue reading

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Qaqortoq, Greenland

The ship arrived at 4:00 am and we were able to tender ashore as early as 7:00 am.  At that hour on a Sunday, the place was very quiet though the tourism office and related craft shop was open for … Continue reading

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Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

Prince Christian Sound is a Marine channel located in the state of Vestgronland.  Travel experts say that Prince Christian Sound is one of the most beautiful cruise experiences on earth. We were supposed to traverse this strait on the eastbound … Continue reading

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Akureyri, Iceland

Dramatic skies and snow-capped peaks framed the entrance to Eyafjordur (island fjord),  (photo) the fjord which leads to Akureyri, (photo) the second largest city in Iceland which is on the northern coast.  Snowy mountains and small villages and farms are … Continue reading

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Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Seydisfjordur is a picturesque town at the head of a 17 kilometre fjord of the same name in eastern Iceland (photos). It was established about 1848 by Danish merchants who used it as a centre to supply ships and to … Continue reading

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn (pronounced Torshawn) is named for the Norse god Thor.  It means Thor’s harbour. It is said to be one of the smallest capital cities in the world. I have a photo of the downtown area seen from the ship … Continue reading

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