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Nordic Pathways

Copenhagen - Tromso - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard World Traveller
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Experience a 10-day Nordic Pathways cruise aboard World Traveller navigating Denmark and Norway's breathtaking landscapes. Begin in Copenhagen, toasting with Carlsberg beer and exploring by bike. Dive into Skagen's art scene and Stavanger's historic charm. Ride Bergen's funicular for panoramic views and explore Flam's Viking village.Discover Geirangerfjord's wonders, brave Trollstigen's hairpin turns, and explore Kristiansund's history. Visit Trondheim's medieval landmarks before cruising to Lofoten and Vaeroy Islands above the Arctic Circle. End in Tromso, known for its Arctic Cathedral and Fjellheisen cable car views. Explore cultural treasures like the Polar Museum before concluding your Scandinavian experience.
Famed Pulpit Rock in NorwayColorful port of BergenView on the Waterfalls of the seven sisters at Geiranger Fjord in the morning lightScattered houses of TromsoPaddlers in the Nyhavn district of CopenhagenA moment of stillness in Copenhagen
Highlights
  • Savor local cod delicacies at the Clipfish Museum
  • Experience Stavanger, Norway's historical wonders and fjords by kayak
  • Admire Bergen, Norway's UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf
  • Discover the artistic charm of Skagen at the Skagens Museum
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Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark | Embark

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, brims with beauty and historic wealth, offering a plethora of treasures to discover. Start your adventure by raising a toast with new friends over a refreshing Carlsberg beer, brewed in Denmark since 1847. Savor Danish Smorrebrod sandwiches, a local favorite, and connect with the community over a bite and a brew. Biking is the best way to explore the city and blend in with the locals. Designed for easy navigation, Copenhagen invites you and your fellow explorers to uncover its hidden gems. Along the way, admire the pastel hues of the Nyhavn waterfront and the city's contrasting architectural styles. Don't miss the iconic Little Mermaid statue, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairytale, perfect for those with a love for classical literature. Venture a few miles outside the city to marvel at the stunning landscapes of the UNESCO-listed par force hunting landscape in North Zealand.

Day 2: Skagen, Denmark

In the mid-19th century, the heath and dune landscapes of Skagen inspired many artists, and you can see their charming paintings at the Skagens Museum. Grenen Beach, one of Denmark's few unorganized areas, showcases the beauty where the Kattegat and Skagerrak seas clash, creating a striking locale to explore. Just northeast of Skagen in Jutland stands the Skagen Lighthouse, a captivating structure designed by Niels Sigfred Nebelong. This lighthouse, which replaced Skagen’s original lighthouse in 1958, is a simple yet iconic representation of Denmark’s culture, inviting visitors to take a photo op.

Day 3: Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger brings you to the intersection of historical and natural wonders. While officially incorporated as a city in 1125 CE, the earliest evidence of inhabitants traces back to 3,000 BCE. A stroll through Old Stavanger takes you to the historic residential area, one of Northern Europe’s best-preserved wooden house settlements. Norway also contains a few prime surfing grounds, including the Jæren beaches. It’s also the gateway to one of the most dramatic fjords, Lysefjord, and is best explored by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Jutting nearly 2,000 feet above the fjord, Pulpit Rock, or Preikestolen, offers another stunning perspective.
 

Day 4: Bergen, Norway

When you think of Norway, among the images that come to mind are those of brightly painted wooden buildings with a backdrop of ice-capped mountains. In a nutshell, you’ve envisioned Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city that’s an easy access gateway to the fjords. Start with an unforgettable funicular ride to the top of the iconic Mount Floyen, rising over 1,000 feet above sea level in a seamless eight minutes. Back on the ground, you will not tire of snapping images of Bergen’s famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hanseatic wharf, Bryggen. You will also find that Bergen is a city for foodies, with a commitment to organic and sustainable food that has earned it the additional UNESCO designation of City of Gastronomy.

Day 5: Flam, Norway | Gudvangen, Norway

Surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls, and deep valleys, Flåm is located off one of the hidden arms of the Sognefjord. To fully appreciate the breadth of this region, leave the harbor behind to reach Gudvangen, a tiny hamlet at the tip of spectacular Naeroyfjord. This 11-mile-long fjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and rated by the National Geographic Society as the world’s number one natural heritage site. In addition to attracting naturalists, this destination will surely delight avid cyclists with some of the best, most scenic routes. If you prefer to take in the scenery in comfort, climb aboard the Flam Railway and get ready for one of Europe’s most dramatic and visually stunning train adventures.

Within the UNESCO-listed Naeroyfjorden lies the little gem of Gudvangen. Enter the Viking village of Njardarheim and discover your inner pioneer with possible opportunities to participate in exciting activities like archery and ax throwing. Set within the pristine environment of the fjords, Gudvangen offers plenty of chances for stimulating adventures like kayaking and standup paddleboarding. Or you could get the blood pumping with an energizing hike through Bakkanosi up to a lookout point that brings you rewarding vistas of the surrounding mountains and fjords. Explore the small villages that surround Gudvangen - Dyrdal, Styvi, Tufte, and Bakka - making up the Nærøy community of Aurland.

Day 6: Geiranger, Norway

The tiny village of Geiranger is home to major adventures, as the area’s unique natural surroundings were created during a succession of ice ages when glaciers carved out deep fjords and shaped the high mountains. The crown jewel of all the Norwegian fjords is Geirangerfjord. The entire area, from the snow-covered mountain tops to the clear, blue water, were included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Among the extraordinary features are the Seven Sisters waterfalls, jutting out from the cliff sides in seven separate cataracts and creating a curtain you can walk behind. Travelers seeking a thrilling experience will appreciate the 11 hairpin turns of Trollstigen mountain road, each bend with its own moniker often named after the person who supervised its construction.

Day 7: Kristiansund, Norway

Not to be confused with its sister city, there is more that separates Kristiansund from Kristansand than a vowel. Kristiansund is Norway’s north star, where many believe that the very first Norwegians settled and where much of Viking history can be traced. With a 300-year-old history as a trading port for fish, you enjoy a well-prepared cod at every restaurant and further immerse yourself in the culture at the Clipfish Museum, built on a mid-18th-century wharf. As the town of Kristiansund is spread across four islands, you will most likely need to use the ferry service to get the most out of your visit. Kristiansund also happens to be home to the architectural treasure of Kvernes, a church built in the 1300s.

Day 8: Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim is one of the oldest of Norway’s major cities. With wide streets that are largely pedestrian-friendly, it’s a simply lovely city with a long history. Visit the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, the largest medieval building in Scandinavia. Kristiansten Fortress consists of a central square tower for cannons, which has come to be known as the Donjon, a relic filled with history for the curious to discover. Stiftsgarden Palace, the royal residence, is one of the largest wooden buildings in Northern Europe, offering an intriguing story to entice the mind. The publicly accessible garden around the east side is one of Trondheim’s loveliest corners.

Day 9: Arctic Circle Crossing | Lofoten & Vaeroy Islands Cruising | Leknes, Norway

The stunning Norwegian coastline has to be seen to be believed, especially the remote places that are located above the Arctic Circle. On your crossing, view the soaring, craggy mountains to tranquil fjords, glaciers, and quiet seaside villages that comprise the Lofoten archipelago. Vaerøy is the hidden gem of this region, with surprisingly warm waters and snow that rarely stays on the ground for long. Pay close attention as you sail Vaerøy Island’s Mount Mostadfjell, the nesting site of more than a million seabirds, including sea eagles, puffins, arctic terns, and others.

The stunning Norwegian coastline has to be seen to be believed. Gaze upon the soaring, craggy mountains to tranquil fjords, glaciers, and quiet seaside villages that comprise the Lofoten archipelago. Vaerøy is the hidden gem of this region, with surprisingly warm waters and snow that rarely stays on the ground for long. Pay close attention as you sail Vaeroy Island’s Mount Mostadfjell, the nesting site of more than a million seabirds, including sea eagles, puffins, arctic terns, and others.

The small fishing town of Leknes amid the breathtaking Lofoten Islands offers an unexpected culinary adventure. From the commonly found stockfish to wine varieties made from blueberries and mountain fruits, there’s a unique flavor for every foodie profile. Venturing to the outskirts of town on the fjord shores, find local wooden crafts, paintings, and hand-spun textiles for an authentic memento to take home. About eight miles north of Leknes discover Norwegian history at the Lofotr Viking Museum, including a replica of a Viking chieftain’s longhouse.

Day 10: Tromso, Norway | Disembark

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Not only will you witness magnificent fjords and glaciers throughout Tromsø, Norway, but you will also immerse yourself in a sophisticated cultural life and architectural delights. A superb example of blending the built environment with the natural setting is the Arctic Cathedral, an architectural marvel made up of aluminum-coated concrete panels, making it a stunning facade resembling an iceberg. To see the real icebergs, all you have to do is take the Fjellheisen cable car 1,525 feet above sea level for incredible views of the Norwegian fjords. You can also stroll around the Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, visit the Science Centre of Northern Norway, or gain new knowledge at the city’s museums including the Polar Museum, Tromso University Museum, and Perspektivet Museum.

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Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette Balcony with top-drop electric window • Sitting area with sofa and TV
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Horizon Stateroom (A1)
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Veranda Stateroom (B2)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Sitting area with sofa and TV
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Veranda Deluxe Stateroom (E2)
Located: Deck 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 300 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Living room with sofa and vanity
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Horizon Deluxe Stateroom (E1)
Located: Deck 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 300 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette • Balcony with top-drop electric window • Interior seating area with sofa and TV
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Journey Suite (JS)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 382 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
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Discovery Suite (DS)
Located: Deck 5 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 445 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
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Navigator Suite (NS)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 465 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Double sinks and tub • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
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  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • Open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapes
  • In-room minibar with your preferences
  • Specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • Champagne and gourmet canapes during meet and greet
  • 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7-AFT Grill
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • Cultural immersion
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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