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Uncover the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea and experience a close encounter with stunning glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes on this incredible voyage. This 11 days expedition is designed to fit all the amazing and significant sites including Norway's ancient history, UNESCO-protected historical sites and some of the world's most beautiful scenery and nature in a short but memorable journey.
Duration: 11 Days
Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, known as the "Gateway to the Arctic". Embark in the afternoon to begin your adventure. We recommend arriving to Tromsø early to explore on your own.
Please make sure to be at the Clarion Hotel the Edge before 13:00 as luggage will be transferred at that time. Passengers will be transferred as a group to the ship at 16:00. Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:00am today.
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 307m above the sea.
Enjoy a day at sea, taking in the stunning scenery of the Arctic. Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. Keep a sharp eye while on deck to try and spot marine wildlife!
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, visiting Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. End the visit in the village of Å.
Visit Svartisen, Sanna and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.
Svartisen is 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 20 meters above sea level (in 2007). 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.
Vikingen Island is 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.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Vega is known for picturesque fishing villages with a history of eider down harvesting. Enjoy some opportunities to explore the area on foot or with an optional guided tour.
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.
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.
Continue on to Trondheim. Opt for a hike to the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or for a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Alternatively, opt to explore on your own, including a visit to Munkholmen.
Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited fjords, Geirangerfjord. 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. If possible, the expedition ship will cruise around this scenic area.
Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district. 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).
Disembark in the morning and transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. If you wish to extend your stay, feel free to contact us for recommendations!
Your flight must depart no earlier than 11:30am today.
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