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Smallest, oldest and best ship in the Hurtigruten fleet

The MS Lofoten is 51 years old and, while it retains an old world dignity and sophistication, it is not musty or creaky; it is aging gracefully indeed. This is a B&B at sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The MS Lofoten is 51 years old and, while it retains an old world dignity and sophistication, it is not musty or creaky; it is aging gracefully indeed. This is a B&B at sea experience. If you are one for more large anonymous hotel experiences, then you might be better off with one of the newer and 3 times as... More 

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belgrade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've crossed through Arctic circle tree times-twice in Sweden and one times in Norway-and every times it was unforgettably and fascinating.In my third certificate reads:This certificate is to verify that the bearer has crossed the Arctic Circle, and is thereby granted the freedom of the land of the midnight sun. Do you need more? But be ware, if you speak... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Even though we have passed the Arctic Circle before, it feels like you are travelling to a special place as you voyage northwards. The beautifully sculpted skeleton metal globe tells you of the moment that you pass into the true north. If you are on a Hurtigruten ship, and get 'baptised' by having a ladle full of ice and freezing... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you let you concentration wander you can miss the Arctic Circle marker, but does that matter when you know you are almost at the top of the world. What a buzz! The mountains and fjords are stunning and although weather is changeable, it makes it more breathtaking.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My visit occurred in winter 2004. There's a surreal feeling that comes with being so far North along the Earth's surface. There were interactive displays at the time of my visit. This is a fantastic experience for high schoolers in a Geography club. If you have young children and indulge in their playfulness, there's also a post box for mail... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having taught Geography for 30+ years I knew all about it, but it is remarkable - as you cross the sun just kisses the horizon, after that it just calmly circles the sky. Makes going to bed interesting as it does not feel like night time!

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A fantastic location with a good visitor centre including a shop, cafe, toilets. The area includes war memorials to the prisoners of war who constructed the road- a poignant reminder of the price that was payed by many. Good views of some of the remaining ice fields and although it is an obvious tourist spot it is possible to get... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were traveling by ship, thus crossing the Arctic Circle very early in the morning. Half the ship was up and clustered at the windows cameras at the ready...horn blowing, every cheering. Great photos of an early morning passage. An island with a globe was the marker. But again, the thought of actually crossing the Arctic Circle and being above... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just returned from two weeks on the Silverseas Explorer cruise ship. We took a charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, Svalbard where we boarded the ship. We disembarked in Tromso, Norway. The Silverseas Explorer is a small ice breaker class ship with 100 crew and 100 passengers. We spent ten days cruising the sea ice and amazing Arctic Circle.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The captain announced that 'we are sailing past the Arctic Circle in 15 minutes' ..... and despite the Arctic Night (it is very dark), despite the cold, the wind and the choppy sea the whole boat was assembled on deck to see the illuminated globe on the rock in the water. It feels special - even if you do not... More 

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