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Norwegian Fjords

Oslo - Bergen - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Le Champlain
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Cruise with Le Champlain on an 8-day exceptional itinerary and discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords. Leaving from Oslo, the Norwegian capital in its exceptional natural setting, set sail for the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Next, visit Stavanger, a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a perfectly balanced blend of old and new. A must-visit port of call on your trip is Geiranger, a small Norwegian town located in the Sunnmøre region. In 2005, the Geiranger fjord became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your cruise, discover the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters, two famous waterfalls with mythical names. After a final port of call in Olden, an indisputably charming little village with its two wooden churches, arriving in Bergen, your disembarkation port, founded by the Vikings almost a thousand years ago.
An early morning view of Alesund, NorwayBeautiful Oslo, NorwayView the colorful houses of BergenFamed Pulpit Rock in NorwayParliament building in OsloColorful port of Bergen
Highlights
  • Discover unusual landscapes, with crystal-clear waters and vegetation
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site: the Geiranger Fjord
  • Exploring emblematic Art Nouveau architecture in Alesund
  • Visit the picturesque city of Gothenburg
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Oslo | Embark

Embarkation from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Departure at 8:00 PM

The capital of Norway, Olso, is a green city. Its many parks and gardens make it the reputedly pleasant city it is. The 80 hectares of Vigeland sculpture parks and its 212 open-air exhibitions, the Munch Museum dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, plus the Akershus fortress which symbolizes Oslo's rich history, are both must-sees. For culture, the national gallery shelters the largest Norwegian collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures open to the public. And, for sports enthusiasts, the Holmenkollen district with its Ski museum and famous ski jump offer the most stunning, all-encompassing view of the city.

Day 2: Gothenburg

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A lively harbor town, Göteborg is located on the west coast of Sweden, at the crossing of the Göta älv river and the bay of Cattégat. In the old Haga district, you can peruse hippy-chic fashion boutiques and bohemian cafés on the ground floors of traditional wood houses. On the majestic Gustave-Adolphe square, you’ll see elegant neoclassical buildings. Not far from here is the municipal museum dedicated to the town’s history. In addition, sail along Göteborg’s numerous canals. As for eating, it’s the fish and shellfish which make the gastronomic reputation of this beautiful stopover.

Day 3: Arendal

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This port town located on the south coast of Norway is considered to be the locality with the best climate in the entire country.  Arendal was long reputed for its iron mines from which, in the 19th century, it was able to produce a particularly strong earthy iron ore.

Day 4: Sandnes

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the south-west of Norway, nestling at the head of the Gands Fjord, Sandnes lies surrounded by nature. Known as the “pottery town” of Norway due to its significant ceramics industry resulting from the presence of readily-available clay in the region, Sandnes offers a combination of plains and peaks. 

Day 5: Olden

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With its two wooden churches, one red and the other white, plus its breathtaking view of the mouth of the river Oldeelva, Olden looks just like a picture post card. Located a few kilometers from the Jostedalsbreen park, home to one of the last glacier polar icecaps, this little village is a definite must for exploring the blue languages of the Briksdal or Kjennalen glaciers. Make sure you find some time to visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Absolutely amazing. Another gem is lake Lovatn and its turquoise waters inviting you to quiet contemplation.

Day 6: Geiranger | Hellesylt

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A must-see stopover in Norway, located halfway between Bergen and Trondheim, Geiranger offers the stunning beauty of a natural decor, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hellesylt is a small village located 20 kilometers from the Geiranger site. Get a taste of a traditional Norwegian village. Colorful houses, wooden walkways, rustic stalls where you can have a refreshment before heading off to discover more of the local color.

Day 7: Alesund

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Surrounded by a multitude of islands, fjords, and majestic mountains, the town of Ålesund surprises many visitors. In fact, it is internationally renowned for its Art nouveau architecture. After the terrible fire of 1904, which reduced a large part of the town to ashes, Norwegian architects inspired by the Art nouveau style contributed to its reconstruction, with a very picturesque result. Not far from Ålesund, discover Giske, the native island of Rollon, the great Viking leader who commanded the Norse expeditions to Normandy, or the beautiful island of Godoy and the village of Alnes, which offers a grandiose panorama over the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands.

Day 8: Bergen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrival early morning
Disembarkation at 7:30 AM

Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable open-air museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewelers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the Hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Gratuities to Onboard Crew
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • 24h Room Service (special selection)
  • English-Speaking Lecturer 
  • Highly experienced and bilingual (French-English) expedition staff
  • Park Entry Fees into Protected Areas
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite. 
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