To the outside world she looks like an ordinary fishing boat. But you won’t find nets and winches on this vessel. Instead you’ll be greeted by scented candles, silk robes and a shrine to the Hindu elephant God. Welcome to “Vulkana,” an old fishing trawler refashioned into a floating spa moored in Tromso, northern Norway. “Vulcana” offers arctic safaris along northern Norway’s majestic coastline taking in the northern lights and other wonders of the Arctic Circle. Below deck, what was once the storage hold for hauls of catfish, turbot and sardines, now houses a Hamam (traditional Turkish bath) and sauna with panoramic vistas out onto the open sea. – From CNN
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.