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Hurtigruten is VIDEOstreaming voyagefrom Bergen to Kirkenes LIVE on web NOW

This started today June 16 and will continue NON STOP until June 21st. http://www.nrk.no/hurtigruten/?lang=en The Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten is VIDEO STREAMING LIVE the entire voyage of one of its ships from
Bergen to the far northern town of Kirkenes, Norway. This is a spectacular voyage and the scenery should be first rate!!

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Thank you, Alex. I was fortunate to be on the Hurtigruten during the current section of this voyage from Bergen to Alesund just about this part of June several years ago. Looking at it now during the wee hours there, one sees how it truly never gets dark that far North this time of year. I love the views over the bow and on the bridge.

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Here is the rest of the schedule. About 1pm ET tomorrow..Sunday, they will get to the Lofoten Islands, an area of exceptional beauty. ALL TIME CENTRAL EUROPEAN....subtract 6 hours for USA ET(9 hours for Pacific) DAY 4 is SUNDAY Day 4 Ørnes 0900 0930 Central European time Bodø 1230 1500 Stamsund 1900 1930 Svolvær 2100 2200 Stokmarknes 0045 0100 Sortland 0230 0300 Risøyhamn 0415 0430 Day 5 Harstad 0645 0800 Finnsnes 1115 1145 Tromsø 1430 1830 Skjervøy 2230 2245 Øksfjord 0200 0215 Day 6 Hammerfest 0515 0645 Havøysund 0930 0945 Honningsvåg 1145 1515 Kjøllefjord 1730 1745 Mehamn 1930 2000 Berlevåg 2230 2245 Båtsfjord 0030 0100 Day 7 Vardø 0400 0415 Vadsø 0730 0800
Kirkenes 0945

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Kirkenes is a great place to visit. It's on the border of Russia. We spent a week there at the home of friends. Thanks for sharing this.

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Watching this video makes me want to go there. Reminds me of the San Juan Islands here in Washington State. It's essentially one long commercial for the cruise line, and it works very well! Nice size ships too, not too large, less than 1000 pax. We have Alaska cruises from Seattle on these mega cruise ships, I can't imagine it would be fun. Better to take the Alaska ferry from Bellingham.

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I have been keeping the cruise window open on my computer for the past several days and enjoy popping in to see what's happening. I have been fascinated by the two times I've seen the ship dock with euphoric Norwegians standing on the edge and waiting for the ship to come to a stop...in one city a choir was singing and in another a band was playing, and most in the crowds were waving flags. I've also enjoyed listening to the Norwegian music that occasionally plays. A great cultural experience without ever leaving home!