What do you associate Norway with? For me it’s snow, huskies, the Northern Lights, lots of islands and boats and fishing – in fact, if a Norwegian isn’t on skis he’s on a boat! In November of 2014 I visited Norway for the first time. We sailed up the coast, calling at Alesund, Tromso and Alta – way, way up in the Arctic Circle – and Kristiansund on the way back down. We learnt a bit about the Sami culture, had a few sightings of the Northern Lights, went husky sledding, saw whales and survived a Force 10 gale! See my post ‘Winter Wonderland’ for the whole story.