Venture into the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea for close encounters with glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes. Perfect for explorers long on ambition but short on time, this 11-day expedition brings you to important sites of Norway’s ancient history, UNESCO-protected historic sites, and some of the most incredible nature you’ll ever see.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, known as the "Gateway to the Arctic". Embark in the afternoon. Consider arriving early to explore Tromsø.

Day 2: Nordkapp

Explore one of the most northern points in Europe. A popular spot to watch the midnight sun during the summer months, as the sun never sets between the middle of May to late August, this cape is the location where the Atlantic and Arctic oceans meet. Explore the barren landscape, quaint fishing villages, and stop by the Northern Cape Plateau standing 307 m above the sea.

Day 3: At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea, taking in the stunning scenery of the Arctic. Keep a sharp eye while on deck to try and spot marine wildlife.

Day 4: Trollfjord/Lofoten Islands

Spend the early morning at the short, yet dramatic Trollfjord. Try to spot the mythical creatures along the cliffs. Head ashore in Svolvaer to explore the Lofoten Islands by coach. Stop in Henningsvær for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. After, visit Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant, before visiting the Tørrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands. End the day in the town of Å.

Day 5: Svartisen/Vikingen/Lovund

Visit Svartisen, Lovund and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.

Day 6: Vega

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Vega is known for picturesque fishing villages with a history of eiderdown harvesting. Enjoy some opportunities to explore the area on foot or with an optional guided tour.

Day 7: Torghatten

The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. The captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac landing options.

Day 8: Trondheim

Continue on to Trondheim. Choose between hiking in Bymarka Nature Reserve before visiting the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or enjoying a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the area on your own.

Day 9: Geirangerfjord

Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited fjords, Geirangerfjord. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalnibba, soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site. For the more adventurous, opt for a 10km mountain hike exploring the area and taking in amazing views of the fjord from above. If possible, the Expedition ship will cruise around this scenic area.

Day 10: Flåm

Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district.

Day 11: Bergen

Cruise overnight to Bergen, then disembark in the morning. It's highly recommended to book extra time to visit this exciting city.

Highlights

  • Cruise through some of Norway's most famous fjords
  • Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life
  • Search cliffs for trolls
  • Enjoy some of the world's most beautiful scenery along Norway's rugged coastline

Included

  • 7 nights aboard the Expedition
  • Onboard you’ll find a diverse offering of gourmet international cuisines prepared and catered by professional chefs. All meals are included in the price of your expedition cruise.
  • Meeting point to ship transfer
  • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
  • Vega Island visit
  • Trondheim excursion
  • Geirangerfjord visit
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka
 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.

 
 
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