Beautiful voyage

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“A Norway Passage” to be broadcast on public television stations across the U.S.

A Norway Passage: The Most Beautiful Voyage will be broadcast on public television stations across the United States over the next months.

The one-hour program is the story of a voyage – a beautiful voyage along more than 1,100 miles of Norway’s spectacular coastline on the Hurtigruten ship Nordnorge.  Deep fjords, crashing waterfalls, mountains rising from the sea, lovely towns and fishing villages and a history of the coastal ferries vital to people living along this stunning coast.  A Norway Passage is a six-day journey in the Midnight Sun to the Arctic Circle and the border of Russia.  It is the most beautiful voyage.

The one-hour program is drawn from a remarkable live, six-day, 24 hour per day documentary, titled Hurtigruten: Minutt for Minutt, produced in 2011 by NRK, Norway’s national broadcaster.

A Norway Passage: The Most Beautiful Voyage presents stunning images as it takes its viewers from the cosmopolitan city of Bergen to Kirkenes in the far North, stopping along the way at the astounding Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site; the old Viking town of Trondheim, Norway’s traditional historic, religious and cultural capital; the picture postcard lovely Lofoten Islands, whose special beauty is praised by National Geographic; Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic Ocean; Nordkapp – North Cape – with its 1,000-foot-high sea cliff, at the very top of Scandinavia; and through the Barents Sea to the Russian border.

A Norway Passage is an unforgettable journey, a grand adventure and surely the most beautiful voyage.

Please consult local television listings for local broadcast day and times. For more information, contact Tony Judge at, or call (312) 342-7298.

For a 30-second preview of the tv special, please visit:

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 9, 2012 issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (800) 305-0271.

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