Hammerfest harbour. We wandered over to see the cultural centre. Afterwards we found a bookstore and stocked up, we have electronic books with us but I do prefer paper. My husband is reading Nemesis by Jo Nesbø, and bought the original version of the book, to try reading some of it in Norwegian. I found a Camilla Läckberg book I had not read, excellent Swedish author.
Trondenes church, a medieval church. We were on an excursion for the morning to see a bit of Vesterålen, so we left the boat in Harstad and rejoined it in Sortland a few hours later.
Finally! Northern lights, near Stamsund! Not very bright, but band of green across the night sky. We had been hoping for this the entire trip, and we were heading down for dinner when someone said “Northern lights!” And we all ran out to see, despite not having coats with us. Nobody wanted to miss it. Eventually the cold drove us in, but the lights came back several times last night, and we were all so pleased!
With the moon being so bright and a bit of snow last night, it was not the brightest of northern light displays, but after hoping night after night to see them, it was very exciting. This has been a fabulous trip. Two more days, then we are back in Bergen. Tomorrow we cross the Arctic Circle on our way south again.