But, on the ship, crossing the Arctic Circle was a big thing for many cruisers, who participated in the “Order of the Blue Nose” ceremony. About 50 intrepid explorers chose to jump into the jacuzzi, which as you can see was being prepped with giant bags of ice. When the temperature was down to 1 degree above freezing, the participants jumped in, froze,, then quickly jumped out and got their nose painted blue in official recognition of their feat of courage or stupidity. I was a little bit tempted to participate, but I chickened out.
We had just enough t8me in the darkness to drive through Bodo with some quick stops at a midievil castle, the old downtown that was not bombed during WWII and an old cathedral build in, if I recall correctly, the 1200’s.