The Norwegian Odyssey was brilliant. An unforgettable experience for so many reasons:
- got into a new research field;
- took an amazing ride on a very luxurious ferry;
- crossed the Arctic Circle;
- finally saw the Aurora;
- camped out overnight in the snow;
- got engaged to Claire.
We took the train (well, three trains) from Bodø to Bergen, which was a great experience. The tiny sleeping compartment from Trondheim to Oslo was very novel. And so exciting that I barely slept... Train bookings can be done through the Norwegian State Railways and if you book some time in advance you can get a "minipris" ticket, which is just that: a whole lot cheaper. The ferry we took from Bergen to Bodø was run by the Hurtigruten line. Booking on their site is pretty straightforward... but I needed a bit of help to get it quite right. You need to first select "Book Online" (kind of obvious) and then choose the "Port-to-Port" option.
Well, that's it. Now back to "real" life.