Ok now I know what I’ll be watching on my laptop in small increments for the next six months or so…
Norway’s public tv station NRK did a week long real-time program that was a trip on its famous Hertigruten ferry from Bergen to Kirkenes, a trip that takes six days and passes some of the most skull-crushingly beautiful scenery on the planet – possibly the most: National Geographic has called the fjords the top Thing To See in the world. I have a huge crush on the fjords, just so you know.
One of my local PBS stations ran an hour-long extract from that show last night, so now I want to see all six days, and god damn if NRK doesn’t have it right there for the watching. Thank you NRK.
The ferry – the Nordnorge – takes a side trip to Geiranger Fjord. There’s also Troll Fjord.
The show is 134 hours and 42 minutes.