Voyage to the Northern Lights

January 25, 2016

Some journeys invite the companionship of ghostly forbears. When we took a winter voyage up Norway's jagged west coast from Bergen to Kirkeness, the Vikings were forever in our thoughts. They seemed to stalk our imaginations from across the centuries, their exploits brought alive by a monochrome landscape of steep fiords in muted light.


Modern Vikings revert to engine power

July 8, 2014

The world's largest Viking replica longship, which lost its mast in strong winds off the coast of Shetland on its maiden voyage overseas, will be forced to continue its journey by engine power, its captain revealed yesterday.