The Barents Sea lived up to its reputation, but National Geographic Endurance handled it well. Throughout the morning, the seas settled. Our Norwegian coastal pilot arrived, and we stopped in a short but stunning fjord on the northeast side of Sørøya. After lunch, groups went ashore for a hike across the island or to a small lake at the top. Flowers abounded. Some guests took a slow Zodiac trip along the cliffs of the fjord.