II. STEAMBOAT LINES.
every Frid.) in 36-40 hrs. (same fares; food 6«. Gd., As. Gd. per day). —
(3). From Grimsby, 'Wilson Line' every Wed. (returning the following
Wed.) in 40 hrs. (same fares). — (4). From Granton (Edinburgh), 'Thule
Line' every Frid. (same fares).
To Malmò. From Grimsby, 'Wilson Line1 every Tues., returning every
Thurs., in about 60 hrs. (31. 3*., 2l. 2*., return 51. 5*., 31. 3s.; food 6*. Gd.,
is. Gd. per day).
To Stockholm. From London, via Malmo, 'Stockholm Steamship Co.',
about every ten days.
Steamers to Denmaek.
To Copenhagen. (1). From London, 'Bailey and Leetham Line' every
Sun. in about 3 days (21. 10s., 11. 10*.; food extra). — (2). From Hull,
'Wilson Line' every Frid. or Sat. in 60 hrs. (lst ci. 21. 10*., excl. food;
2nd ci. 11. 5*., incl. food); 'Bailey and Leetham Line' every Sun. in about
3 days (lst ci. 21. 10*., food 6». per day). — (3). From Leith, 'James Currie
& Co.', via Christiansand, every Thurs., in 54 hrs. (3Z. 3*., 11. 11*. Gd.,
lst ci. return-ticket òl. 5*.); returning every Thursday.
To Esbjerg. (1). From Harvcich, 'United S.S. Co. of Copenhagen' every
Mon., Thurs., & Sat. (returning Tues., Wed., & Sat.) in 30 hrs. (11. 10*.,
15*. Gd., lst ci. return-ticket 21. 5*.; food 5*. per day in the lst ci., and
2*. Gd. per day in the 2nd ci.). — (2). From Grimsby, 'United S.S. Co. of
Copenhagen' every Mon. and Thurs. (returning every Tues. and Frid.) in
30 hrs. (11. 10*., 15*.; return-ticket 21. 5* , 11. 10*.; food extra).
The majority of travellers will probably find the excellent
steamers of the 'Wilson Line' (Thos. Wilson, Sons, fy Co., Hull) or
of the 'Bergenske and Nordenfjeldske Cos.' (P. H. Matthiessenty Co.,
25 Queen St., Newcastle ; Mr. Berg-Hansen, Christania) the most con-
venient. The last-named company (or, rather, combined companies)
also maintains an excellent service between Norway and Hamburg,
for which return-tickets from Newcastle are also available. Esbjerg
(p. 432) has direct railway-connection with Copenhagen and with
Gotenburg via Fredericia and Frederikshavn (R. 73). The Dutch mail
steamers plying every Thurs. from Rotterdam to Stavanger (48 hrs.)
and Bergen (58hrs. ; fare 40 fi., return 60 fi.) may also be mentioned.
Yachting Cruises. Large and comfortable excursion-steamers
are despatched at frequent intervals during the season from British
ports to the Norwegian fjords, Bergen, Trondhjem, the North
Cape, ete. The vessels (1000-4000 tons) are luxuriously fltted up
for the comfort and amusement of their passengers, and follow a
fixed itinerary at an inclusive charge, full details of which may bo
obtained from the various agents. These so-called yachts nndoubt-
edly offer the most comfortable means of visiting some of the flnest
districts of Norway. They penetrate into the chief fjords, and the
passengers have opportunities from time to time of making ex-
cursions on land. But this method of visiting Norway inevitably
misses many of the peculiar beauties of the country. A prolonged
residence on board one of these floating hotels is apt to prove mono-
tonous and enervating, and is certain to leave the passenger's mind
almost a blank with regard to the trae charms of Norwegian travel.
The complaint sometimes heard, that even the grandest scenery in
Norway is somewhat monotonous, is rarely made by any buttourists