Have questions? We're here.
Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands

Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard National Geographic Resolution
Talk with an expert
Build your ideal Norway Fjords trip. Call 1.406.541.2677
Start Planning My Trip
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Resolution, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic cliffs of the second largest fjord in Norway, explore the rich traditions and evocative seascapes of the Shetland Islands, and travel back in time amid the Stone Age sites of the Orkney Islands. With our knowledgeable expedition team, encounter an interwoven tapestry of histories and cultures as we explore on foot, by kayak, and by Zodiac.
Ring Of Brodgar, OrkneyKittiwake bird in flightNorwegian fjordEdinburgh city in winter from Calton hill, Scotland, UKColorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
Highlights
  • See thousand of seabirds at a nature reserve in the Shetland Islands
  • Stroll amid the white wooden houses of the Dutch Quarter
  • Board the Zodiacs to explore the sublime Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the fascinating Stone Age sites in Orkney Islands
Activity Level: Relaxed
0

Full Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1: Edinburgh

Depart on an overnight flight to Edinburgh

Day 2: Edinburgh | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tour the city before boarding the ship. 

Day 3: Stonehaven

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From Edinburgh, we make our way to Stonehaven. Choose a coastal cliff walk to explore the storied ruins of Dunnottar Castle. Steeped in history, this dramatic and evocative clifftop fortress dates to the 13th century with various parts being added over a period of 500 years. Alternatively, venture further down the coast to the cliffs at Fowlsheugh, where over 130,000 breeding seabirds spend the spring and summer months

Day 4-5: Orkney Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The Vikings held a strategic foothold in the Orkney Islands for centuries, and their Norse heritage is still evident throughout the archipelago. Here, we begin our exploration in true expedition style, discovering some of Orkney’s lesser-known islands on archaeology walks, birding hikes and zodiac or kayak excursions, conditions permitting. The following day, we will arrive in Kirkwall from which we will explore fascinating Stone Age sites, including the megaliths of the Ring of Brodgar and the 5,000-year-old stone-slab village of Skara Brae. We will also have the opportunity to visit the medieval St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, which was founded in 1137 by the Viking Earl Rognvald.

Day 6: Shetland Islands, Unst, Scotland | Isle Of Noss | Lerwick

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Unst, the northernmost island of the Shetlands which harbors sheltered inlets, golden beaches, and a large nature reserve. Take to the trails onshore to skirt towering cliffs and heather-covered hills. Weather permitting, paddle the scenic coastline by kayak or cruise in a Zodiac to the farthest northern lighthouse in the U.K. Or visit the Unst Heritage Centre, which features local artifacts including handspun knit and lace, fishing tools, and wooden boats. At sunset, cruise below the towering cliffs of Noss, a nature reserve that harbors thousands of seabirds including puffins, guillemots, and kittiwakes. Arrive in Lerwick in the late evening.

Day 7: Lerwick | At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the bustling seaport of Lerwick, choose from several options. Explore the town, strolling amid 18th-century sandstone warehouses; delve into local culture and history at the Shetland Museum & Archives; or embark on a birdwatching or a geology-focused excursion. Alternatively, discover the prehistoric settlement of Jarlshof—which reveals 4,000 years of near-continuous settlement —and examine Bronze Age ruins and Viking longhouses. Our voyage takes us across the North Sea to Norway overnight

Day 8: Hidra, Norway

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Drop anchor at the island of Hidra, which boasts a rich history dating from the Viking era through World War II. Explore the picturesque village of Kirkehamn and learn about its long history of fishing and shipping. Hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Hidra and the surrounding islands, and see the remains of World War II Coastal batteries.

Day 9: Hardangerfjorden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Norway’s glacier-carved western coast boasts some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. Launch kayaks and Zodiacs to explore the sublime Hardangerfjorden, the second longest fjord in the country and the fourth longest in the world. Cruise beneath staggering cliffs and rushing waterfalls and venture ashore to hike against a backdrop of snow-dusted mountains, emerald valleys, and fruit orchards

Day 10: Bergen, Norway | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark our ship in Bergen, set on a lovely fjord, and transfer to the airport for homewardbound flights.

Ship/Hotel

National Geographic Resolution

Bar
Dining Room
Gym aboard

Dates & Prices

My Preferred Start Date

Per person starting at
$12,350
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 1
Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 183 square ft. #406, 408, 411, 413, 415. Standard Cabin Amenities
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 2
Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 205 square ft. #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 3
Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft. #512-524
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 4
Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa, 205 square ft. #608, 610, 612, 613-623 Standard Cabin Amenities
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 5
Bridge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft. #708, 709, 711, 713
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 6
Bridge Deck—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed 344 square ft. #710
Cabin
Select a Date
Category 7
Bridge Deck—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet 430 square ft. #700-707, 712, 714-717
Cabin
Select a Date
Category A Solo
Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft. #504-510, 513
Cabin
Select a Date
Category B Solo
Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft. #604, 606, 609, 611

Notes

Rates are capacity-controlled and are subject to change without notice.
Included
  • 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • The Guidance and Company of the Expedition Staff
  • Hotels Ashore as Indicated in the Itinerary
  • Sightseeing & Entrance Fees
  • Special Access Permits, Park Fees, Port Taxes
  • Zodiac & Kayak Explorations
  • Snorkeling, Including Wetsuits, Masks, Fins & Snorkel Where Relevant
  • Presentations and Guest Speakers in the Lounge
  • Gratuities to the Ship Crew
  • Complimentary Parka 
  • Alcohol (except premium brands) 
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Passport and Applicable Visa Expenses
  • Additional Hotel Nights 
  • Private Transfers
     
  • Expedition Extensions 
  • Laundry 
  • Internet & Phone Charges
  • Rubber Boots: Please bring your own. 

Map

Inquire

Travel Agents
Kassandra Miller
Kassandra M

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
or
Chat Now
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
Gale Cantor
More Reasons

Why Travel With Adventure Life

All News

Recognized By