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Classic Voyage North

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Nordlys
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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 : Bergen | Embark
Day 2 : Florø - Molde
Day 3 : Kristiansund – Rørvik
Day 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Day 5 : Stokmarknes – Skjervøy
Day 6 : Øksfjord – Berlevåg
Day 7 : Kirkenes | Disembark

Highlights

  • Cruise through scenic 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 Nordlys

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Charming port cities of the Norwegian fjords View the colorful houses of Bergen A local man in traditional norwegian dress and his reindeer View the colorful houses of Bergen The mystical northern lights dance over a small Norwegian town

Day 1 Bergen | Embark

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 Florø - Molde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Nordfjord as you have breakfast. Sail past the West Cape and enter open sea for one of the few times during this voyage. Navigate through skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund. This city is renowned for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. From the top of Mount Aksla, enjoy an amazing panorama of the area. In the summer months, set course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing sheer 2,600-foot cliffs and impressive waterfalls en route. In the fall, explore Hjørundfjord, situated amidst the majestic Sunnmore Alps. Its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape are what give this fjord its special character.

Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’. This attractive coastal city also has a wonderful view to 222 mountain peaks, called ‘the Molde Panorama’.

Day 3 Kristiansund – Rørvik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Trondheim and discover the city's secrets by strolling through its charming streets or sitting by the peaceful harbor. Be sure to enjoy the views from Gamle Bybrua (the Old Town Bridge), which dates back to 1861, and the restored wooden buildings of the Bakkland district. Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300, is Norway’s largest Gothic edifice. In the afternoon, set a northwest course and pass the distinct Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous charming islets and rocky outcrops. Pass through the narrow Stoksund, and arrive in Rørvik.

Day 4 Brønnøysund - Svolvær

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross the Arctic Circle between Nesna and Ørnes, marked by a globe on a small islet. Passengers sailing in Arctic waters for the first time can participate in the Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. After a break at Bodø, enjoy the sight of the 3,280-foot-high Lofoten Wall as it appears on the horizon. The charms of the Lofoten Islands are revealed in all the small, picturesque fishing villages with their bohemian atmosphere. Tucked in between majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches, these islands are pristine and beautiful. Stroll between stockfish racks and 'rorbuer', traditional fisherman's huts. Between Stamsund and Svolvær, take part in an optional excursion and step back in history at the authentic Lofotr Viking Feast.

Day 5 Stokmarknes – Skjervøy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the night, the ship navigates the narrow Raftsund Strait. After a stop in Harstad, continue to Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Many epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point. With the presence of the Norwegian Polar Institute, the city has cemented its position as the Polar Capital of Norway. 'Ishavskatedralen,' the Arctic Cathedral, is the city’s most famous landmark with its progressive design and extraordinary stained glass window. The world’s northernmost university and large numbers of tourists have created a vibrant cultural scene and the numerous restaurants and cafes are always teeming with life.

Day 6 Øksfjord – Berlevåg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a brief stop in Hammerfest and Havøysund, arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. Standing atop the 1,000-foot North Cape Plateau, on an optional excursion, gives you a sublime feeling of being at the end of the world. The area is also known for its bird life. Approach Kjøllefjord in the evening, and pass the rock formation Finnkirka, an ancient sacrificial site of the area’s indigenous Sámi people.

Day 7 Kirkenes | Disembark

  • 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 Nordlys

Deals

Flexible New Booking Policy
For all new bookings from now until April 30, 2020, pay a reduced deposit of $700 per person. Travelers who book during this time period will also be able to rebook to a future cruise with no cancellation penalty, until 30 days prior to departure if travel plans change. Contact us for more details. Some restrictions may apply.
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$1,845
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Inside cabin, 90-118 sq ft. Separate beds, where one bed can be turned into a sofa, bathroom with shower.
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Outside cabin, 94-121 sq ft. With portholes, separate beds, where one bed can be turned into a sofa, three-berth cabins with additional upper berth, bathroom with shower. Some with limited view.
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Cabin O
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Outside cabin, 181 sq ft. Separate beds, where one bed can be turned into a sofa, bathroom with shower. Accessible to guests with limited mobility.
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Mini suite, 183-248 sq ft. One-room suite with queen bed and double sofa bed, seating area, TV, kettle, bathroom with shower. Select cabin with queen bed and accessible to guests with limited mobility.
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Suite, 291 sq ft. Two-room suite with queen bed, TV, kettle, bathroom with shower
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Cabin MG
Grand suite, 161-215 sq ft. Queen bed with one sofa bed, seating area, TV, safe, mini-bar, bay window with full view, bathroom with shower

Notes

Your voyage includes:
  • Voyage in cabin grade of your choice 
  • 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
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