Friday, 6 April 2012

Lofoten, we arrived

All our previous attempts to arrive in Svolvær and go ashore have failed because of storms.   There was one previous visit in the dark but we were unable to go ashore because of time constraints.
 
Yesterday we arrived at Stamsund and went on the excursion to the Viking Museum and feast.    The guide was excellent giving a running explanation of things Viking and Lofoten in the bus on the way to and from the museum.   The feast was good,  lamb, veg and mead.    The antics of the 'Chief,  his wife and family' were amusing and good fun.
 
We returned to MS Finnmarken at Svolvær and the ship had to wait on us because the snowy road conditions had caused a few problems for lorries that blocked our progress.   Our bus driver drove very well in road conditions that would have brought the UK to a standstill.

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