We were up at 6.30am and continued our journey south along the stunning shoreline of Norway. The road meandered along Kvaenangenfjord and Lyngenfjord. The views of fjords and snow capped mountains were stunning. We also saw evidence of salmon fishing and salmon pools. We were still way beyond the Arctic Circle and as we neared Narvik we heard stories of WW2 battles and the near total destruction of this town. It was a long day travelling and when we arrived Pete and I went for a quick walk around town to see the local sites, even though it was still raining. We were staying next to the War Museum.
There were many sculptures in the main street. My favourite was the one in the square in front of the city hall depicting a sleeping baby with the engraved words "Peace is a promise of future". Nearby is a A-bombed slab which was a gift from the city of Hiroshima. On the base of this stone is the message: This stone comes from the hypocentre of Hiroshima. Never repeat Hiroshima. Never repeat Nagaski:. The sculpture is part of Narvik's peace efforts in aspiring to be a city of peace.
The other noticeable monument was the tall mirrored, triangular shaped one outside the Scandic Hotel. Erected by the Norwegian government on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Norway.
We had a very late dinner on the 16th Floor of the hotel with magnificent sunset views of the city and the ski area in the mountain range next to the city.