Southbound Along the Norwegian Coast Cruise

Departs

  • Sep 06, 2014
  • Sep 17, 2014
  • Sep 28, 2014
  • Oct 09, 2014
  • Oct 20, 2014
  • Oct 31, 2014
  • Nov 12, 2014
  • Nov 23, 2014
  • Dec 04, 2014
  • Dec 15, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Join the MS Vesteralen on this 6-day southbound voyage through the Norwegian fjords. Begin in Kirkenes, cross the Arctic Circle, navigate your way through pristine fjords, and stop to greet the locals in charming coastal villages. The fjords of Norway offer wonderful opportunities for photographers with their unmatched, unspoiled beauty.

Day 1

    Kirkenes

    Board the MS Vesteralen in Kirkenes, known as the Capital of the Barents Region and the Gateway to the East. The people who live in Kirkenes speak Norwegian, Sámi, Finnish and Russian. Settle in to your cabin and begin your sothbound journey down the coastline of Norway.

    Day 2

      Hammerfest and Tromso

      Reach Honningsvåg early in the morning and begin your day with an excursion to the North Cape. Enjoy breakfast 1,000ft above the churning Atlantic Ocean. Hammerfest, where signs of settlement dates back to the Stone Age, still plays an important role as a fishing settlement. Visit the Meridian Column, erected in 1854 to commemorate the first precise measurement of the globe - an achievement so important it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in Tromsø, where you may choose to book a seat at the Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral.

      Day 3

        Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands

        Pass through the Lofoten Islands as the ship negotiates a stunning network of inlets and isles, then enter the spectacular and dramatic Trollfjord.

        Day 4

          Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters

          The Helgeland coast, which offers hundreds of islets, fertile farmlands and steep mountains is worth getting up early to experience. Legends and myths are numerous along this part of the coast. Celebrate the second crossing of the Arctic Circle out on deck.

          Day 5

            Trondheim and Kristiansund

            Arrive in Trondheim in the early morning. Nidaros Cathedral, in which three Queens and seven Kings have been crowned, is Scandinavia's largest medieval building and definitely worth a visit. The town of Kristiansund, located on the scenic Atlantic Road, holds the rather obscure title of Norway's 'cured cod capital,' owing to the nature of its main export.

            Day 6

              Bergen

              Make the most of your final impressions of Norway as you say goodbye. Enjoy the last few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead of you, such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous Jostedal Glacier. Navigate the estuary of the mighty Sognefjord and get the best views of the archipelago en route.
               Category ICategory NCategory PVesteralen Suite
              2014-Sep-06
              2014-Sep-17
              2014-Sep-28
              2014-Oct-09
              2014-Oct-20
              2014-Oct-31
              $1,917$2,072$2,092$2,240
              All fares are subject to change on a daily basis, based on current availability and demand.
              2014-Nov-12
              2014-Nov-23
              2014-Dec-04
              2014-Dec-15
              2014-Dec-27
              $1,748$1,884$1,964$2,099
              All fares are subject to change on a daily basis, based on current availability and demand.
              Included:
              *Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
              *English speaking tour leader on board
              *Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum

              Not Included:
              *Transfers
              *Optional excursions
              *Luggage handling

              Single Supplement:
              *2014: 75%
              *2015: April - 50%
              *May - 75%
              Supplement for suites available on request.

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is 20%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

              Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.

              Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.

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              Cancellation Policy

              Days Prior to departureFee
              90+ days$100
              90-6120%
              42-6030%
              28-4160%
              14-2790%
              0-14100%