we really had a great trip! We enjoyed both parts, which were, of course, very different from each other. The exposure to Norway - both its current culture and history in Oslo and Bergen, and its amazing natural beauty at the Solstrand hotel and on the fjord trip-was really nice and I am glad we added that to the Lindblad trip. The Lindblad National Geographic trip defies description - once in a lifetime chance to go where very few people ever get to go and to do it safely and in relative luxury. We got all the way to 80 degrees 22 minutes north in a ship.The edge of the icecap was awesome, and the natural world on the ground was fascinating. It is a world completely in hospitable to humans, but many things live there quite well. Thank you again for all your help!