Miller - Answered a Question by griffiths (08 Sep 08 09:45)

You can expect anything. If you go to the far North you may well encounter thick fog and rain. Wear layers for the weather can change fairly quickly. When I last went to Honnigsvaag I went on an excursion to see the North Cape. It was very foggy However it did lift briefly and we saw the wonderful view towards the ice. On our return to the ship I swam in the outdoor pool! Don't bank on a sun tan!!

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griffiths - replied to Miller (09 Sep 08 07:48)

Thanks for your comment, i really want to go to the cape and the fjords but not sure if i can cope with being cold on my summer holiday, i will have to do more research!!!

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Cooke - Answered a Question by griffiths (08 Sep 08 10:58)

We went to the North Cape and Spitzbergen in June this year (and enjoyed it so much we are going again in July next year). The weather varies greatly since you are travelling about 2,000 miles north, so pack for anything. We had temperatures in the high 70s in Alesund and below freezing in Longyearbyen and Ny Alensund. When the ship is sailing you have added windchill factor so something windproof is ideal. You might also consider an inside cabin as outside ones can, I believe, be a bit chilly. With 24 hour day light and wonderful scenery you won't spend much time in your cabin anyway, so why pay for something you don't use? Take the sunscreen, you may get your tan and remember the binoculars for the scenery, birds and wildlife. Have a fantastic time.

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griffiths - replied to Cooke (09 Sep 08 07:50)

Thanks for you information, can i ask what ship you went on and which you are going again, i am still researching to decide what to do!!!

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Cooke - replied to griffiths (10 Sep 08 14:27)

Hello Mr/Ms Griffiths. We sailed on Ocean Majesty and enjoyed it so much we booked for next July while we were still on board. Very small ship,(500ish) but very friendly, more like a house party really. Boarding took eight minutes from standing up in Departures at Harwich, via the cabin, to sitting in the bar with a beer. When you are looking at the scenery and the wildlife you don't notice the cold. If you want to know anything else please ask. Judith.

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