Updated: Jun 30
As the Viking Venus sailed through the fjords towards Narvik, the excitement among the passengers was palpable. The rough Norwegian Sea had given way to calm waters, and the captain's announcement about the northern lights had everyone rushing to the outside decks to catch a glimpse of the elusive natural wonder.
Wrapped up warmly, we stood in awe as the night sky lit up with shimmering green and purple hues, dancing and flickering above us. Cameras clicked and oohs and ahhs echoed around the ship as we watched the show in silent reverence.
As the night wore on, the lights faded and we retreated to our cabins, exhausted but exhilarated by the experience. The next morning, we woke up to a winter wonderland as the ship docked in Narvik.
Stepping out onto the deck, we were greeted by a stunning view of snow-covered mountains and fjords stretching out in front of us. The air was crisp and cold, but the scenery was so breathtaking that we hardly noticed.
We joined a shore excursion that took us on a panoramic bus tour of Narvik, with our guide providing fascinating insights into the town's history and culture. The snow-covered streets looked like something out of a postcard, and we were grateful for the chance to see this beautiful part of Norway up close.
Our next stop was the Narvik War Museum, where we learned about the town's role in World War II and the Battle of Narvik. It was a sobering but fascinating experience, and we left with a newfound appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who fought for their country.
As evening approached, we made our way back to the ship for a late night departure to our next port of call, Tromso. As the Viking Venus sailed away from Narvik, we felt grateful for the chance to experience such natural beauty and learn more about Norway's rich history and culture.