1st.ed., 1987. 223 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs & drawings. D.j., 26 x 20cm. FINE Every night a small steamer carrying cargo and passengers leaves Bergen on an 11-day round voyage that takes her beyond the Arctic Circle and round North Cape to Kirkenes, a remote mining community less than ten miles from the Russian border. En route the ship visits 35 different ports during her 2,500-mile cruise and passes through some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Known as "the most beautiful voyage in the world", this book tells the complete story of the ferry from its origins in 1838 to the modern vessels of today. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings, this is a unique survivor from the golden age of the coastal steamer. FINE copy.