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Svolvaer, Norway

Classic Norwegian Discovery

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If you have always wanted to see the fjords, the amazing wilderness of the Arctic, and encounter wildlife – such as sea eagles or whales – then the 11-day Classic Norwegian Discovery voyage is essential. Visit 34 ports, where 22 are north of the Arctic Circle, see unparalleled natural wonders, and experience what fresh food from local suppliers tastes like. You can take part in an extensive excursion program, including kayaking, mountain hiking, whale watching, a Viking feast, an RIB safari, and a sea eagle safari. Or go on one of the three dedicated coastal expedition ships for an even more active journey.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bergen | Embark
Day 2 : Alesund
Day 3 : Trondheim
Day 4 : Arctic Circle
Day 5 : Tromso
Day 6 : North Cape
Day 7 : Kirkenes
Day 8 : Mehamn
Day 9 : Lofoten Islands
Day 10 : Bodo | Rorvik
Day 11 : Trondheim | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy expert-led lectures about the aurora borealis (northern lights)
  • Kayak on the river Nid and into the city of Trondheim
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, the border of the Arctic region
  • See herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous S├ími people
  • Join an unforgettable snowmobile trip out of Mehamn
  • Explore the picturesque fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands

Ship

MS Lofoten

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Svolvaer, Norway Aurora borealis, Norway A local man in traditional norwegian dress and his reindeer Mehamn Arctic Cathedral in Tromso, Norway

Day 1 Bergen | Embark

The 11-day Classic Norwegian Discovery voyage starts in Bergen, a city surrounded by seven mountains. Before your departure, you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords.

Day 2 Alesund

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue north to Ålesund, a beautiful town filled with perfect examples of Art Nouveau architecture. If you travel in summer or fall there is a fjord experience to behold. During the winter enjoy expert-led lectures about the aurora borealis (northern lights).

Day 3 Trondheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful and almost-mythical setting, whether you are exploring the city by foot, bike, or boat. Kayak on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels, or take a guided tour to discover the city’s most striking features.

Day 4 Arctic Circle

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Arctic Circle marks the border of the Arctic region. In summer this means 24-hour daylight - often referred to as the ‘midnight sun.’ During fall and winter, being above this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of experiencing the northern lights.

Day 5 Tromso

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Get ready for a day full of exciting activities, whatever the season! Visiting Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, and the capital of the Arctic, Tromsø, you can join several excursions such as whale watching, husky dog sledding, polar history walks, mountain hikes, and kayaking.

Day 6 North Cape

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel on your journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. In summer, you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. In winter, experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air, and your best chances to see the mesmerizing northern lights.

Day 7 Kirkenes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The vistas become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few miles from the Russian border. This is your turning point. Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents region and the gateway to the east.

Day 8 Mehamn

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the middle of the night, dock at Mehamn, where it is possible to join an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas. Experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air, and a chance to witness the mesmerizing northern lights in the clear, starry sky.

Day 9 Lofoten Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands is a highlight for many guests. The Lofoten region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature, and small, picturesque fishing villages. This day also offers several exciting excursions that make you feel like a natural-born explorer.

Day 10 Bodo | Rorvik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Helgeland coast, with its hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls, is rich in local lore. Legends include how an arrow fired by the Hestmannen troll formed the hole in Torghatten Mountain.

Day 11 Trondheim | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Today gives you another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim as you finish your Discovery Voyage.

MS Lofoten

Per person starting at
$2,121
A comfortable cabin aboard the MS Lofoten
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Category A
54-86 square feet. Upper and lower berths, most with porthole, some with no/limited view, shower/wc.
MS Lofoten Category I
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Category D
54-75 square feet. Upper and lower berths, washbasin only.
MS Lofoten Category J
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Category J
54-140 square feet. With limited/no view, separate beds, shower/wc
MS Lofoten Category J
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Category I
54-108 square feet. Upper berth and lower bed that can be turned into a sofa, shower/wc.
MS Lofoten Category N
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Category N
54-140 square feet. Separate beds, where one bed can be turned into a sofa, shower/wc.

Notes

Your voyage includes:
  • Voyage in cabin grade of your choice (5, 6, 10, or 11 nights)
  • Full board: Daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set dinner
  • English-speaking tour leader on board
  • Complimentary Cabin Assignment
Not included:
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Included

  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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