We sailed up the coast of Norway on the Hurtigruten ship and ended up in the way way north of Norway in a little town named Kirkenes. The farther north we went the farther we were from civilization – well any civilization we’ve known.
We entered the Arctic Circle midway through the cruise and noticed as the conditions became more harsh. Cold Arctic blasts of wind blew all around the ship. Certain times the wind was so strong it could blow you over. And this is only October! I can hardly imagine how it would be here in the winter months.
I felt the need to give myself a little geography lesson of where we are and how it looks on the globe
Northernmost chapel in Europe – Thanks Asgeir for the heads up on this little gem 🙂 Northernmost jumping!!! Northernmost selfie 🙂 Oh, and here’s a little video I did for you guys at the North Cape. It was really freakin’ cold, so I didn’t say much, but here ya’ go! http://youtu.be/NacKVfQy5kg
We visited a Sami village – these people are indigenous to north Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia
Here’s an interesting link that will answer all your burning questions about the Sami people… LOL No seriously, it’s interesting people, check it out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people Barren, desolate lands spanning as far as the eye can see – on the way to the North Cape
Tom, meet everyone – everyone, meet Tom. Tom made sure we had a safe boat ride for our excursion, and lucky me, I got to ride copilot! Felt like I was at home in Florida being on a boat – well, sort of – no bikinis here! J.P. this was in the guide book, but I did it anyway 🙂 Why would someone want to live here? Inquiring minds want to know!
Northernmost Arctic Circle Mandala? Maybe 🙂
That’s all for now folks… Who wants to guess our next location? XXOO to you all from inside the Arctic Circle 🙂
Oh, and how about some northernmost donating at Nolan’s Way for my cousin 🙂 I know you guys are probably tired of reading about this, but we’re still raising money and sharing his story – we also accept long distance cosmic hugs and prayers! We’ve already raised over $13,000 thanks to generous supporters like you! We are humbly and eternally grateful!