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Explore The Norwegian Fjords

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5th May to 17th May 2021 (13 Days) 

Go deeper into the otherworldly fjords of Norway on this unique journey from Scotland, across the Norwegian Sea to the fjords of Norway. Discover wonderous UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Standing Stones of Stennes and the mystical Ring of Brodgar, visit archaeological sites, witness the curious clash of cultures in the Shetland Islands, and marvel at the stunning forests and waterfalls that line the fjords. Even after you come home, a part of you will remain here forever.

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  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
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All about the Explore The Norwegian Fjords.

SIGNATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness on the remote island of Kirkwall
  • Enjoy a city tour of Bergen
  • Hop on the Flåm Railway to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district
  • Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

• 12 nights aboard the cruise
• Meeting point to ship transfer
• Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
• Lectures and educational programs
• Ancient ruins guided tour (Orkney Islands)
• Shetland Islands visit
• Bergen city tour
• Flåm Railway excursion
• Olden visit
• Geirangerfjord visit
• Trondheim excursion
• Vega Island visit
• Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
• Tromsø city tour
• Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 – 16
• Expedition parka
• All relevant government and service taxes

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International air-tickets (return) into Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Meals not indicated in the above itinerary
  • Items and expenses of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses: meals, drinks, telephone calls, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Drinks, entrance fees, portage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified above
  • Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance;
  • Any new and sudden increase of Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees where relevant
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Tips for tour leader, driver and staff on tours
  • All Other Services not mentioned above
  1. Day 1 5th May 2021

    The Expedition Cruise departs in the late afternoon, sailing towards Kirkwall.

    The expedition begins near Scotland’s incomparable capital city. Board the ship this afternoon in the suburb Port of Leith, to embark on a voyage to the Arctic. The G Expedition departs in the evening through a lock which leads down to sea level, before heading out to sail down the Firth of Forth. While on deck, keep a lookout for common eiders and northern gannets.

    Please make sure to arrive at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket before 13:00 as luggage will be transferred separately to the ship. Meet back at the hotel no later than 15:00 for a group transfer to the Port of Leith for 16:00.

    Dinner is inclusive.

  2. Day 2 6th May 2021

    Visit historic and mystical sites by coach on this remote island. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness, the intriguing Ring of Brodgar, and the village of Skara Brae.

    There are few places in the world that offer as much as the Orkneys. Only six miles off the coast of Scotland, the islands are famous for their abundant marine bird life and dramatic coastal scenery. Enjoy an afternoon to explore the ancient history of the people of these Scottish Isles.

    Orkney Islands Ancient Ruins Guided Tour
    Kirkwall

    Take a guided coach tour of the many mystical historical sites on the island. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site the Ring of Brodgar, the standing stones of Stennes, and the 4500 year old village of Skara Brae.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  3. Day 3 7th May 2021

    Continue northwards to the remote Shetland Islands. Opt to visit Jarlshof or join the Puffin Bus to focus on puffins and seabird photography at Sumbrugh Head (weather dependent). Enjoy additional time to explore Lerwick.

    The Shetland archipelago is an engaging mix of Scotland and Scandinavia blessed with spectacular coastlines, varied and abundant birdlife and a number of archaeological sites that date back thousands of years.

    Lerwick Visit

    Visit Lerwick on the Shetland Islands and discover the unique mix of Scotland Scandinavian culture in the area. Opt to visit Jarlshof, a remarkable archaeological site where Neoloithic houses and several Norse longhouses were discovered after a violent storm uncovered the settlement. Another option for your time here is to join the Puffin Bus to focus on puffin and seabird photography at Sumbrugh head. Each tour option will allow a few hours to explore Lerwick after. With your free time, opt to enjoy the Shetland Museum or take a walk through the village.

    Free Time
    Lerwick 1h30m

    Take some free time to explore.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  4. Day 4 8th May 2021

    Cross the famous North Sea to reach Norway. Opt for a historical walking tour of the city, or enjoy a funicular ride for amazing views of Bergen, then explore on your own for the afternoon.

    Bergen City Tour

    Visit the famous city of Bergen, the gateway to Norway’s fjords. Spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the historic seaport and fish market, all of which date back to the Hanseatic League.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  5. Day 5 9th May 2021

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

    Flåmsbana Railway

    The Flåm Line is a 20km (12.4 mi) route between Myrdal and Flåm. The line is used most often as a tourist train as it passes through gorgeous landscapes. It also boasts an incredibly steep gradient, with an elevation different of 863m (2,831 ft).

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  6. Day 6 10th May 2021

    Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate hike to Briksdalbreen glacier, or, for an easier option, take a trolley ride with a shorter walk to make it to the glacier lake.

    Geirangerfjord Visit

    The fjord is one of Norway’s most visited tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fjord is 15 km (9.3 mi) long, surrounded by spectacular mountains, lush green trees, waterfalls, and several farms. Have a camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  7. Day 7 11th May 2021

    Sail deep into one of Norway’s most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalsnibba, 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.

    Geirangerfjord Visit

    The fjord is one of Norway’s most visited tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fjord is 15 km (9.3 mi) long, surrounded by spectacular mountains, lush green trees, waterfalls, and several farms. Have a camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  8. Day 8 12th May 2021

    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.

    Trondheim Visit

    Trondheim is a modern city surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains, and is home to the remarkable Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the king of Norway in the 11th century, Nidaos Cathedral is the traditional location for the consecration of the King of Norway.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  9. Day 9 13th May 2021

    The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, with fantastic views of the region. Keep an eye out for Norway’s mythical trolls. In the afternoon, head to the quaint and picturesque Vega Island, a UNESCO site. Wander the fishing villages, go on a guided nature hike, and appreciate the slow pace of life.

    The mountain scenery and coastline offer breathtaking views. The goal is to visit Torghatten, one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark.

    Torghatten Excursion

    Enjoy a short, but scenic, coach ride into the Treana archipelago. Our goal is to visit Torghatten, one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark. We will also try to move towards the Treana archipelago that is comprised of over 1000 islands. Expedition guides will provide information on the local areas, and the ship’s photography expert will be on hand to offer advice on how to capture the perfect shot.

    Vega Island Visit

    Access one of the small islands and picturesque fishing villages of Vega by Zodiac. Learn about life on the island from a local guide and hear how the unique farming techniques and elder down production gained the island UNESCO World Heritage site status.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  10. Day 10 14th May 2021

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

    Svartisen Land Excursion

    Visit Svartisen, Norway’s second-largest glacier. Hike to one of the outlet glaciers of Svartisen, Engabreen, which ends at the lowest point of any glacier on the European mainland, at 90 meters above sea level (in 2018). The first 30 to 45 minutes of the hike are easy with no incline. The remaining hike is guided in small groups as it can be a challenging and complicated maze of rocky outcroppings leading to a close encounter with the ice. Everyone should reach a beautiful lookout over the lake. Opt to visit the café for waffles and coffee.

    Vikingen Visit

    Visit Vikingen Island, a small island that sits directly on the Arctic Circle. There’s a small statue of a globe on the island celebrating its position on one of the five major latitude circles.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  11. Day 11 15th May 2021

    The Lofoten archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Go ashore by Zodiac for a day trip of the area. Start by visiting the Tørrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands before visiting Nusfjord, one of Norway’s oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. After, stop in Henningsvær for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norway’s most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls.

    Å Village Visit

    Enjoy a coach tour across the Lofoten Islands visiting the Tørrfiskmuseum (Stockfish Museum) and Svolvær. Stop for photos and other visits along the way including the Viking Museum at Bøstad.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  12. Day 12 16th May 2021

    Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, is known as the ”Gateway to the Arctic” as it was the embarkation point for many Arctic expeditions. Learn about past Arctic expeditions and opt for some hiking or to explore the city on your own.

    Tromsø Guided Tour

    Spend the day exploring Norway’s largest northern city. Choose between hiking on the mountain top overlooking Tromsø, or wandering the city’s streets before taking a cable car to the mountain top. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional open faced sandwiches while gazing over the city. Everyone will have a chance to visit some of the major sites including the Polar and Tromsø Museums and (weather permitting) enjoy a stunning view from a cable car.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are inclusive.

  13. Day 13 17th May 2021

    Disembark the Expedition Cruise in the morning.

    Transfers to the Clarion Hotel the Edge or Tromsø Airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after disembarkation.

    After disembarkation you will be transferred to either the airport or the Clarion Hotel the Edge, depending on the time of your flight.

    Those transferred to the hotel will have an opportunity to explore the town centre on their own, and then be transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules. Transfer times will be confirmed, and communicated onboard prior to departure.

    Luggage storage at the Clarion Hotel the Edge will be available until time of departure.

    Breakfast is inclusive.

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This itinerary comes with 12 nights of accommodation on board the cruise.

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