Europe & Baltic
(Norway Fjords Cruise)
Embark on an adventurous voyage by sea through the mystical natural wilds of the fabled Norwegian archipelago, into the Arctic Circle & onto the land of the Midnight Sun. Experience a vast collection of wonders on board an outstanding Art Deco ship as you tour Bergen, Geiranger Fjord, Alesund, Trondheim, the North Cape, the Arctic capital of Tromso, Kirkenes, cosmopolitan Oslo & more. Guided tours expose you to Viking lore, awe-inspiring fjords, fishing villages, bustling markets & sparkling glaciers. Featuring pre cruise tours, hotels, transfers & more.
Relax on a private airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
First Millennium Hotel (3*) is located in downtown Oslo within easy reach of the city’s sights. This elegant city hotel features comfortable, wood appointed accommodation with several suites and top-floor balcony rooms offering spectacular views of the city. First Hotel Millennium only serves breakfast, offering guests a wide range of international cuisine. The central location of the First Hotel Millennium provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday in this exciting city, where guests will be able to visit famous monuments such as the Munch Museum or the The City Hall, which holds the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
This tour includes all major and “must-see” attractions in Oslo. The bus will take you through the city center of Oslo, to the Vigeland Sculpture Park and to the Ski Jump at Holmenkollen. You will see the Viking Ships in the Viking Ship Museum and the unique polar ship Fram in the Fram Museum. Afterwards you will learn more about the spectacular expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl in the Kon-Tiki Museum.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Enjoy a comfortable train ride to Bergen today. Train ride is approximately 7 hours.
The Scandic Bergen City Hotel (3*) is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Bergen, the Scandic Bergen City Hotel is a neighbour with the Bergen Cinema and close to various popular Bergen attractions. The hotel has 252 guest rooms that offer many fine amenities. All rooms feature en suite bathrooms with a shower or bathtub, hair dryers, satellite television, pay movies, wireless Internet access, air conditioning and mini bars. Restaurant Amalie offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere and serves a fusion of both Norwegian and international cuisine from an á la carte menu. Opened in 2007, the City Bar serves a selection of hot and cold dishes by the fireplace or in the lounge. Recreational facilities for Scandic Bergen City Hotel include a 25-metre pool, a gym at the Nautilus Gym and Swim/Sentralbadet, which offers free weights and cardiovascular machines. The Nordnes Sjøbad public outdoor bath is also close by.
Enjoy a trip on MS Polarlys from the comfort of your own home. Built in 1996 the ship combine small ship atmosphere with space, style and comfort. Choose from their wide range of comfortable cabins. They vary in size and location, sometimes within the same grade. As a general rule, outside accommodation on the higher decks has a picture window while lower decks have portholes. Meals are served at set times in the dining room. Open seating, buffet-style for breakfast and lunch. Early or late seating for dinner – three course sit-down menu. The ship has a centrally placed bar on the top deck. Large windows ensure best possible view.
Today, you may enjoy a trip by coach and boat from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geiranger, to the pretty town of Alesund. A visit to Geiranger Fjord Centre is included.
Today, you may enjoy an enchanting tour that will take you to the medieval Nidaros Cathedral and the Ringve Museum of Musical History. Here, you will absorb a collection of some 2,000 musical instruments many housed in a beautiful manor home.
Board a boat south of Ørnes and sail through the narrow straits, passing small islands and skerries en route to the Svartisen Tourist Centre and a fantastic view of the glacier or travel by RIB-boats to witness the world's strongest tidal current, where millions of gallons of water are forced through the 492 ft wide strait. Overhead we hope to see sea eagles, Europe's largest predatory bird.
Today, you may explore the gateway to the Arctic on this tour which takes in the modern Arctic Cathedral, whose eastern wall is a fabulous strained glass window and visits Polaria, an iterpretive center about the Arctic.
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point of the continent. Visit the North Cape Hall where you can see an impressive 180 degree panoramic film about Finnmark and the North Cape.Travel across the dramatic landscape of Mageroya Island to the tiny fishing village of Gjesvaer. Here you board a boat to Gjesvaerstappan Nature Reserve, an archipelago of islands that is home to three million nesting birds.Other optional excursions can be offered on request.
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Finland. At longitude 30°E, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. In spring you may still be able to participate in our winter activities and excursions.
This afternoon as we turn south, the northbound ports previously visited at night can now be seen by day. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Weather permitting, we may invite you to experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean! Local divers will display and lecture about the life in the ocean out on deck.
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