Day 5 Aboard the Hurtigruten, Richard With – we are now more than 69 degrees North Latitude

We got off the boat at two stops today. The first was a very brief stop at Finnsnes. We had a quick look around then reboarded.

We spent more than three hours in Tromsø. Tromsø bills itself as the Gateway to the Arctic. It has a population of about 72,000. We had a really interesting lecture this morning about Norwegian Arctic explorers especially Fridtjof Nansen. Learning about his expeditions made our visit to the Polar Museum in Tromsø much more interesting because the museum had several exhibits about the explorers.