10 things to pack for the Arctic in winter

One of my colleagues is celebrating a Special Birthday with a trip to Arctic Finland in December. Consequently, I have been consulted and having spent several weeks thinking about it, here are ten things to remember to pack. 1) Warm clothes Obvious, really. If you’re going with a tour operator, it’s entirely possible they’ll provide… More 10 things to pack for the Arctic in winter

The Hurtigruten

Ever since I first saw the Hurtigruten, Norway’s “Express Route” ferries-slash-cruise ships in Trondheim in May 2011, I’ve wanted to travel on them. However, boats and emetophobia don’t go all that well together and I’ve put it off. Until this December when for Reasons I very suddenly wanted to do it. I umm’d and ah’d… More The Hurtigruten