Part one here
More photos from Nord below. I’m now a few days into the Topdeck tour of the Scandinavian Peninsula, but wifi for the last few days has been super unreliable. Check out the captions for a bit of info on how the second half of Nord went down.
Nord banner flying on the way to midnight sailing
Pioneering! This was the sign outside of the Rover Cafe
This was the main entrance to the central square. Rumour has it the boat was already floating there and they built the gate around it so it would stop creeping people out.
Every group had built an entrance way, some more elaborate than others. This one ranks somewhere in the middle.
And this is maybe the best? This group was sleeping in their three storey entranceway!
Another angle, this is actually ridiculous.
So as mentioned in the first photo, midnight sailing was a thing,
Scouts from all over Norway had sailed to Nord with “the armada” and we were able to head out on one of the ships to chase the midnight sun.
It was fricking gorgeous (though also rained on and off an was super cold)
I took way too many pictures of perpetual sunset over water. This is only a fraction of them
The miserable weather almost made it cooler #spot the rainbow
There was a decent amount of concern that we wouldn’t actually see the sun.
Midnight was at 01:08 because of reasons, and right on 01:00 the sun peeked out from the clouds, right on the horizon.
Photos don’t really do it justice. But there was a stupid amount of pretty to look at.
The sun, finally showing itself.
Was shivering a little and rather tired by this point.
But it was totally worth it.
Getting lighter as we pulled back in to harbour.
We had to clamber over a couple other ships to get to the dock.
But they made up for it by looking pretty.
We also made time to head down to the aviation museum in Bodø.
After a little bit of a struggle we got a free guided tour in English.
This plane was super happy to see us.
We also got to check out the old control tower.
Cool ticket, still didn’t keep it.
We had arguably the best spot for the Nord closing ceremony. This is looking back at the square, which was pretty busy at pretty much all hours #midnightsun #nocurfew
And this was the view out to the stage and the mountains! Weather was on point.
The twin to where we were watching from.
Some of the lovely Nord people chilling aroun the fire on the final night.
All the badges from Nord! Centre badge is for the camp (half received on registration half on arrival), and challenge/activity badges from during the camp to make up the rays.
And then it was over. (Trondheim station on the way to Oslo)