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Northbound Norway

7 Day Sample Cruise aboard MS Lofoten
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Explore the stunning fjords of Norway on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin in Bergen and make your way north, cruising through remote fjords, stopping in pristine coastal villages, and navigating your way through off-the-beaten-path destinations. Adventure awaits as you sail to Trondheim, cross the Arctic Circle, and continue your way to the northernmost tip of the European continent.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Bergen
Day 2 : Alesund and Geirangerfjord
Day 3 : Trondheim
Day 4 : Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
Day 5 : Tromso, Gateway to the Arctic
Day 6 : Honningsvag and the North Cape
Day 7 : Kirkenes

Highlights

  • Scenic cruise through Geirangerfjord
  • Cross the Arctic Circle en route to the Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Explore small fishing villages in the Lofoten Islands
  • Meet and interact with a local Sami family

Ship

MS Lofoten

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

An early morning view of Alesund, Norway Explore the charming coastal city of Bergen A small home in the Norwegian fjords A local sculpture on top of a lookout Charming port cities of the Norwegian fjords

Day 1 Embark in Bergen

Founded in 1070, the vibrant city of Bergen has retained a great deal of local character and history. Explore this cultural gateway to the fjords and spend some time in one of the outdoor cafes and restaurants before boarding the ship. Settle in to your cabin as the ship begins its voyage north.

Day 2 Alesund and Geirangerfjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail north to Ålesund, a beautiful town renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture. Set course into the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, where you can enjoy a scenic excursion which includes a breath-taking drive down the winding Trollstigen Pass.

Day 3 Trondheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful setting for any outing, whether as part of a guided tour in Nidaros Cathedral or a casual stroll through the Bakkland district. In the evening, continue to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross the Arctic Circle and arrive in Ørnes. The Arctic Circle marks the southern extremity of the polar, 24-hour sunlit day - often referred to as the 'Midnight Sun.' In the evening, reach Svolvær, the picturesque capital of the Lofoten Islands. These islands are renowned for their small fishing villages with their Bohemian atmosphere, surrounded by majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Complete your visit with a stroll between the stock-fish racks and 'rorbuer,' the traditional red fishermen's residences.

Day 5 Tromso, Gateway to the Arctic

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the night, pass the magnificent Trollfjord and sail through the narrow Raftsund strait. Admire the rugged mountainous landscape which juts up against the horizon under the endless sun. Continue to Tromsø, a city with many lively restaurants and cafés.

Day 6 Honningsvag and the North Cape

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Honningsvåg, the starting point of an optional excursion to the spectacular North Cape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe. From the fishing village of Kjøllefjord, get a 'Taste of Lapland' by meeting a Sámi family.

Day 7 Kirkenes

  • 1 Breakfast
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as the ship approaches Kirkenes, just a few miles from the Russian border. Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking for your continued journey home.

MS Lofoten

Per person starting at
$1,101
MS Lofoten Category A
Category A
$1,623
Outside cabin with Bunkbeds and private bath
MS Lofoten Category D
Category D
$0
Outside cabin with bunkbeds and shared bath
MS Lofoten Category J
Category J
$0
Inside cabin or obstructed view with lower beds, private bath and more square footage
MS Lofoten Category I
Category I
$1,101
Inside cabin with lower beds and private bath

Notes

Included:
*Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
*English speaking tour leader on board

Not Included:
*Transfers
*Optional excursions
*Luggage handling

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

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
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