On Norway’s Coast, a Voyage to the Top of the Continent

A winter cruise to the tiptop of Europe on the Arctic Sea sails past snowy fjords, towering mountains, northern lights and tiny fishing villages.

SETTING to sea in a howling midnight blizzard may not have the same romantic resonance as sailing off into the sunset, but it does have a certain elegance all its own. Crossing the dimly lighted docks in Bergen, Norway, on a November night, head hunched into collar and squinting against the furious flakes, I was in a perfectly balanced state between alarm and excitement. Here was travel the way it was back when everyone didn’t travel: brave and cool, vaguely suspect, bracing and healthful.

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