just done journey 11/15 Jan on Hurtigruten, flying SAS LHR/OSL/TRO arctic wonders, just thought I would put few things I wasn't sure of before I travelled. It was okay to take duty free from Heathrow through the transfer security at Oslo in had luggage provided sealed and receipt showing. Our planes going on the Wednesday were both nearly empty so plenty of seat space etc. security and customs was minutes! Going out you have to recover your baggage at Oslo but coming back the baggage goes straight through to London, coming back Sunday planes were full. Hurtigruten transfer waiting at Tromso. Only about 15 of us so reception sign in quick. Food excellent, coffee deal 210 kr. We had booked inside but had outside with lifeboat outside but as no promenade outside and end room on level 6 so very quiet, I had asked for quiet room great. Northern lights 1/4 hr on first night and 1/2 hr on next. Did snowmobiling trip from Mehamn, aprehensive as outside my comfort zone but loved every minute, also husky trip at Kirkenes and concert in Tromso then dropped at hotel with luggage after excellent. Tranfer back to airport fine. All staff on Hurtigruten ship excellent. Loved it, a real adventure. Expensive for me but worth every penny. Much lighter in hours in the middle of the day than expected, even blue bits on one day. Questions welcomed.