We are on our honeymoon! On MS Nordlys, a Hurtigruten ship going from Bergen in the south west of Norway along the coast to Kirkenes, near the Russian border, then back to Bergen. Twelve days of gorgeous scenery, and hopefully Northern Lights as well.
It is a bit late….. We got married in 2008, but could not afford a honeymoon then. After a gorgeous summer wedding on a small Norwegian island, I went back to Rome and my husband went back to London. He did join me eventually, but we were renovating our flat and had no money for holidays, and dinners were often lentils, pasta or chickpeas. Now, almost six years later, we are finally on our dream holiday, and I am still so happy every day that I get to be with my wonderful husband.
Day 1, Bergen: bucketing rain. Northern Norway in February can be a bit nippy, so we bought waterproof trousers in Bergen. That is our ship down in the harbour, MS Nordlys.
MS Nordlys again. Hurtigruten is the Coastal Express, a cross between a ferry and a cruise ship. You can see our realtime location here. ( Currently writing this in Trondheim, day 3, at a coffee bar in town, enjoying fast wifi. There is some wifi on board but very, very slow… So we are relaxing and enjoying ourselves. People are so nice as well.)
On the way to Molde, beautiful mountains.