Copenhagen, Denmark / EmbarkArrive in Copenhagen. Board the Le Boreal between 5 and 6 PM. Settle into you cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her staff.
At SeaContinue to acquaint yourself with the ship. Take advantage of on-board amenities or enjoy views of the Baltic Sea from ship deck.
Bergen was founded in the year 1070. Up to the 1830’s the city was the largest in Norway and a center for commerce and shipping. For several centuries the Hanseatic Merchants had one of their four major overseas trading offices in Bergen - The German office at Bryggen. Discover more of this Baltic gem one one of the four optional excursions your ship offers.
Troldhaugen & Fantoft takes you by coach along the "Bryggen," a historic German pier, to stop at the Troldhaugen, home of composer Edward Grieg. Visit the Fantoft Stave church, recently rebuilt in the exact specifications of it's 1150 origins. On the way back to the ship, explore the Fish and Flower market on your own.
Mount Floien Hike is a half- day walking tour that begins at the piers, passes the Bergenhus fortress, travels along the Bryggen, and through the famous Fish and Flower Marker. From here take the Floibanen Funicular to the top of Mount Floien where your hike to lake Skomakerdiket and Mount Rundemanen begins. Return via funicular and walk back to the ship.
Old Bergen Museum & Bryggen Walking Tour begins with a driving tour of the northern part of town on your way to the Old Bergen Museum, an open-air museum of 18th and 18th century houses. Visit the city center, St. Mary's church, and stop for a walking tour of the Bryggen wharf.
Briksdal Glacier takes you to visit the Jostedal glacier icefield, which is the largest glacier on the European mainland. The Briksdal Glacier slope plunges from a height of 3,937 feet down to the lush, narrow Briksdal Valley. A motorcoach will bring you to the mountain lodge at the glacier base, from here you can take a 45 minute walk or ride for a closer glimpse of the glacier.
Olden, NorwayFrom the pier in Olden, choose to explore the region on an optional half-day excursion, Nordfjord Panorama, which offers fantastic views of Nordfjord, the fifth largest fjord in Norway, as well as the Hornindal Lake - the deepest in Europe. Take in the majestic sights by motor coach and stop for refreshments at Nordfjord Hotel before returning to the ship.
Hellesylt and Geiranger, Norway
At your morning stop in Hellesylt, join an all-day excursion that will bring you through this region's many historic and natural wonders. And meet your ship in it's evening port, Geiranger. Travel by coach to Hornindal Lake, one of the deepest in the Europe, continue to the River Stryn, and head to Mount Dalsnibba before returning to the ship.
You can also cruise with the ship to Geiranger, and choose to join one of two optional half-day excursions: head to Mount Dalsnibba by coach, of join professional guides on a 2-hour kayak tour of the fjords.
Aalesund - Sailing the FjordsYou will want to keep your camera close at hand for this day as you sail amongst the majestic Norwegian fjords.
The small town of Brønnøysund is located approximately in the middle of the long and winding Norwegian Coast. The surrounding landscape is scenic – protected from the Atlantic Ocean in the West by a myriad of islands.
Explore beyond the picturesque coast of this unique town on one of two optional excursions. On a motor coach tour visit the Nostvik Church, constructed of notched logs and dating to 1674, and stop at the Velfojord open-air muesuem which showcases a collection that lends insight to the fishing and farming past of this region.
You can also join a tour to the legendary Mount Torghatten that takes you through the Bronnoysund city center to this legendary landmark. Known for it's resemblance to a hat, Mount Torghatten's distinctive hole offers a fine view to look through and can be reached by a 30 minute walk.
Svartisen, NorwayPort details pending.
Leknes, NorwayLocated in the island group of Lofoten, Leknes resides on the second largest island in the group, Vestvagoy. Explore the island on an optional hiking tour that begins in Vendalsfjord to a outlook 220 meters above sea level. From here - weather permitting - you will have a panoramic view of the northern parts of Vestvagoy island, Gimsoy island, and even the occasional glimpse of mainland Norway. You can also choose to see the island by coach, which takes you to Flakstad Island by underwater tunnel Explore the fishing hamlet of Nusfjord and visit the Flakstad church, believed to be built from Siberian driftwood. As you make your way back to the ship, stop in Borg to see the Viking Museum, and take in one last view at Unstad.
Tromso, Norway / DisembarkFollowing an early breakfast on board, disembark in Tromso. Transfer to airport to continue your travels.