After a bumpy night, guests awoke to find that National Geographic Resolution had navigated the stunning coastal waters of Northern Norway towards our morning destination of Senja Island. The morning’s activities included medium and long hikes as well as Zodiac cruises of the bays surrounding the island. For the long hikers, they were led by naturalist Mike Jackson through coniferous woodland past a waterfall to a lake, all whilst being serenaded by singing willow warblers. In total, they covered 15 km over tricky terrain, so everyone returned to ship ready for their lunch and eager to relax.

The afternoon was spent exploring more of the fjords from the comfort of the ship. Eiders, kittiwakes, and Arctic skuas were enough to satisfy one final wildlife fix before the ship came alongside in Tromso in time for some post dinner exploring.