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Finnmarken Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great mix of nature and local life in the Arctic!

Review for Finnmarken to the Arctic
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Katharina Ritzel
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin:
Barentsburg
Along the shore
MS Nordstjernen from Zodiac
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Best cruise of my life! Forget the stiff cruises with dinner jackets - this is a true Exploration cruise. We went by Zodiacs to the Glaciers, hiking along some of the most beautiful and vulnerable destinations (dont worry there are different levels of hikes easy to advanced) and even some of us were bading in the Arctic (Hurtigruten staff kindly provided towels and warm drinks). Guides were fabulous and the ship is a true classic with cosy wooden interiors, space for 200 guests, makes it very intimate and friendly.

In addition to enjoying the nature, I particularly liked visiting Barentsburg, a remote Russian mining town in the Arctic with continuous mining activities and Ny Alesund a small scientist community to get a better idea of how life is in the Arctic.

It is not your typical cruise, but a true once in a lifetime experience being so close to nature. There is so much to see and experience outdoors and with the guides, spotting polar bears or whales. In short, is a truly unique experience!

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Cabins are small but clean and functional. Had a bathroom with shower in the cabin, single bed and

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