Departure from Kirkenes, we sail toward the Northeast Passage.
Here is their position as of 08.00 today – approaching the Murmansk Fjord. Everything is on schedule.
Midnight sun over Varanger.
Magnificent light from the midnight sun moved slowly across Varanger yesterday night. It was a beautiful farewell – it will be three months before we see Norway again.
We had a good northeasterly breeze, not too much waves, and sailed smoothly along Fiskerihalvøya to the entrance of Murmansk Fjord.
During the night we entered Russian territory. We have just now picked up our pilot and are on our way into Murmansk harbour. (Click the link to see our position on the map.)
Our pilot is onboard, ready to guide us into the sheltered waters of Murmansk, a strategic Russian port.