Norwegian Fjords in Depth 11 daysAboard: MS Expedition
Join us for this magical journey through the mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea. This fantastic Norwegian Fjords cruise will offer up close encounters with glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes, with unrivalled photo opportunities and cultural experiences. Perfect for explorers long on ambition but short on time, the expedition will bring you to important sites of Norway’s ancient history, UNESCO-protected historic sites, and some of the most incredible nature you’ll ever see.
Visiting remarkable areas such as the Lofoten Islands and Trollfjord, Svartisen, Vega Island and Trondheim amongst many others, and including a wonderful journey on the Flåm Railway line, this journey is short but the memories will last for the rest of your life.
- Spectacular Norwegian coastline
- Beautiful Lofoten Islands
- Cross the Arctic Circle
- Birds and whale sightings
- Historic sites
- Photo workshop and shore visits accompanied by expert photographers
- All meals and accommodation on board ship
- Photo workshops with photography expert
- Excursions as shown on itinerary
- Shore and Zodiac excursions
- Programme of lectures by experts
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
- Transfers to and from ship
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Your journey begins in Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, where after arriving independently you will have time in the morning to explore the town. Tromsø is known as the "Gateway to the Arctic" as it was the embarkation point for many Arctic expeditions and we recommend booking some extra time here to enjoy the town’s many sights including the Arctic Cathedral, whose unique architecture is evocative of snow and icebergs.
In the afternoon you will join your transfer to the port for embarkation and settle in to your new surroundings in preparation for the journey of a lifetime.
Nordkapp (North Cape)
The first stop on our Norwegian Fjords adventure will be Nordkapp in the Finnmark region, 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. Today you can come ashore and enjoy a day trip through this barren landscape keeping an eye out for wild reindeer and learning about the local Sami people along the way. Enjoy time visiting the North Cape Visitor Centre or simply take in the views of the Arctic Ocean from viewpoints of up to 1000 feet above sea level.
Enjoy a day at sea sailing towards Trollfjord and take some time to relax on deck looking out for birdlife and marine life. Throughout the day there will be a variety of informative lectures and presentations from your onboard team on everything from the local wildlife and geology to the history of Arctic exploration. Your onboard photography expert will also be offering workshops throughout your journey.
Lofoten Islands & Trollfjord
Today adventures bring us to the Lofoten archipelago, an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. This morning your ship will ship cruise into one of Norway's most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Make sure to be on deck for spectacular photo opportunities and to search the cliffs for Norway’s mythical trolls!
We will make land in Svolvær and go ashore by Zodiac to enjoy a coach trip through the area. Places you will visit include the Tørrfiskmuseum (Stockfish Museum) where you can learn about the traditional works of the islands, Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages, Henningsvær, the Viking Museum at Bøstad and the town of Å.
Svartisen & Vikingen Island
Today we will visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, with the first stop being Svartisen, Norway’s second-largest glacier. Here you can choose to 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. The first 30 to 45 minutes of the hike are easy with no incline, and 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. You can also opt to visit the café for waffles and coffee.
Later we will visit Vikingen Island, a small island that sits directly on the Arctic Circle and features a small statue of a globe celebrating its position on one of the five major latitude circles.
Today we will spend the day in the quaint and picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site of Vega Island. Here you can enjoy a wander through the islands tiny and beautiful fishing villages, learn about the area’s history of eider down harvesting and enjoy an optional guided nature hike.
By now you will well know that the rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world's most beautiful scenery and one of the highlights of this is Torghatten, one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark. Today you can enjoy a Zodiac excursion to Torghatten and the Treana archipelago and your captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac landing options. Our goal is to visit Torghatten for a hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, which offers breathtaking views of the region.
Throughout your visit your expedition guides will offer information on the area, as well as an insight into Norway's mythical trolls, and your ship's photography expert will be on hand to offer advice on how to capture the perfect shot. Later we plan to Zodiac towards the Treana archipelago that is comprised of over 1000 islands.
We continue our journey through the stunning Norwegian Fjords as we arrive in Trondheim and disembark to enjoy the sights of this modern city surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains. There is much to explore here and today you can 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. The afternoon will be at your leisure and you can enjoy the pretty cafes, restaurants, bars and waterfront of Norway’s third largest city.
Today we will sail deep into the UNESCO World Heritage site of Geiranger Fjord, one of Norway’s most spectacular and most visited fjords. This 15km long fjord is surrounded by mountains, lush green trees, waterfalls, and several farms and affords amazing photo opportunities so have your camera on hand at all times. Here you can enjoy a coach tour to Dalnibba soaking up the incredible views along the way, or the more adventurous can opt for a 10km mountain hike to explore the area and take in the unforgettable spectacle of the view of the fjord from above.
Today we arrive in Flåm where you can disembark to enjoy an exciting journey on the famous Flåm Railway through the spectacularly scenic valleys and mountain passes to the beautiful fjord of the Flåm district. The Flåm Line is a 20km (12.4 mi) route between Myrdal and Flåm which boasts an incredibly steep gradient and is a popular tourist bucket-list experience. This railway trip is included as part of your package.
Overnight your ship will have cruised into Bergen, signalling the end of your memorable Norwegian Fjords expedition. In the morning you will disembark and join your transfer to Bergen Airport or to a downtown location if you wish to extend your stay here in this exciting city.
A view from Above
The MS Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, all cabins have ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Common areas include 360 degree observation deck, lounge, dining room, library, bar, gift shop, clinic, computer room, gym, sauna, gift shop and mud room. Passengers also have access to rubber boots. The ship has ice-strengthened hull, forward looking sonar and stabilisers.
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