I am on a Cruise-Ship. It is the MS Artania – and here you see my cabin.
Today was an important day – Poseidon came onto the ship, because we crossed the Arctic Circle. He was the man in green on the balcony. Some of his friends came too – strange people.
Many of the humans went there to get a ‚Polartaufe‘– polar christening – we didn’t want it.
But I received this certificate that I crossed the Arctic Circle!
We arrived in the morning in Tromsö, the sky was grey, but I was sure that it would be better later this day.
There was an icebreaker, but fortunately we didn’t need it.
Later that morning we went to the botanical garden of Tromsö. There were many beautiful flowers from different mountain regions of the world.
This one was really big.
And this one was really blue.
I found a small waterfall.
And a lovely lake.
Do you know this cotton grass?
In the afternoon we went onto a hill and had great views over the city and the surroundings.
This was funny!
Another view to other mountains.
Our last stop was at this wonderful church, called Eismeerkathedrale – Arctic Cathedral.
What a wonderful day!
We spent a day on the sea and today we arrived in Spitzbergen – and visited the Magdalenenfjord – a great place.
There was a big glacier behind me.
A few minutes later the sun came out – and it even looked better here.
The sky, the mountains, and the glacier – everything looked great!
We couldn’t stop taking photos.
After two hours we left the fjord.
I went onto our balcony and had great views there, too.
Our next stop was Longyearbyen - the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. As of 2008, the town had a population of 2,040. Longyearbyen is located in the valley of Longyeardalen and on the shore of Adventfjorden, a bay of Isfjorden located on the west coast of Spitsbergen.
Some relicts from the time of coal mining here.
We saw the church.
And we were allowed to go into it.
Wow – what is this – I would love to ride a scooter.
I found one!
I met an ice bear!
They have their own sign here.
A wonderful view of our ship!
We had a great time here in the Spitsbergen.
It was time to go back into the South, so we went to the North Cape. We should have seen it from the seaside, but look at this. Fog around the ship. Behind me there was the North Cape.
Later we arrived in Honningsvag, there was sunshine and fog.
This was the view to the other direction.
But we left the ship and went to the North Cape. On our way we stopped and saw Niels and his reindeer.
It was really funny – we drove more than 30 minutes through the fog, and when we reached the North Cape the sun was there. Do you know this globe behind me?
There was still fog on the Sea.
There were other monuments in this area.
This monument shows the direction to the North Pole.
My last view to the North Cape, believe it or now, it was 11 p.m. in the night and the sun was still that bright.
Back on the ship I got this certificate that I reached the North Cape!
It was a great day today – we will visit the really famous Geiranger-Fjord. In the morning we saw some people of the ship – they were good in ice-carving.
What a beautiful swan.
We continued our trip and saw many nice fjords! And the sun, of course.
Then we saw the entrance to the Geiranger Fjord with some waterfalls.
This one is called Seven Sisters.
What a wonderful place!
We loved the views in the Geiranger Fjord.
There were some other ships in it.
We left the ship and jumped into a bus – and drove to the top of the mountain Dalsnibba (1495m). We had great views to the fjord and in the wonderful nature.
This was another viewpoint – closer to the Fjord – and you can see our ship in it.
Time to drive a street called Eagle-Street. It had 11 serpentines. Now we saw the fjord with our ship from the other side.
We left and drove along the waterfall again. Well, you can see it good on this photo.
It was our last day on the ship – and I just walked around and want to shop you some nice places here. We had nice weather again.
People were sitting in the Kopernikus Bar and enjoyed their lifes.
A really beautiful ice sculpture.
This place is called the atrium – you can find the reception here – and more important – the entrance to our famous restaurant!
We had a great cruise – and I loved being on this ship.
We visited a place called Derneburg. I saw a nice Castle there.
We took a walk through a forest and found interesting buildings there – this was an old teahouse.
It was a hard and steep way.
But then we found a pyramid – in the middle of Germany, this is strange.
We stopped at this nice place for a photo with all of us!
This was the way we took.
Behind me you can see old houses, fishermen lived in it in the Past.
I had a nice view over a small lake.
The next day we went to a great Castle, called Schloss Marienburg.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside the Castle, but it was very interesting!
It was a nice week-end in Lower-Saxony!