Marine: Cruise the Norwegian Fjords (XVTLNX)
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Information Not Available
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 134 aboard the G Expedition.
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Cruise through some of Norways most famous fjords, Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life, Search cliffs for trolls, Enjoy some of the worlds most beautiful scenery along Norways rugged coastline, Discover the unique mix of Scottish and Scandinavian culture in Lerwick
Venture into the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea to the Scottish Isles for close encounters with glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes. Perfect for explorers with worldly ambitions, this 13-day expedition brings you to important sites of Norway's ancient history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and some of the most incredible nature you'll ever see. The tail end of the trip takes you through some of Scotlands beautiful islands before you disembark in Edinburgh. This journey will leave you full of wonder for years to come.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2020
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Tromso||Day 1 Tromso (1D)|
There will be a welcome desk set up to greet passengers on arrival day between 09:00 and 12:00 at the Clarion Hotel the Edge. We can assist with baggage drop-off and provide information on what to do in Tromso for the morning. Additional Notes: Please make sure to be at the Clarion Hotel the Edge before 13:00 as luggage will be transferred at that time. Passengers will be transferred as a group to the ship at 16:00. Included Activities: Arrival Day Embarkation of the G Expedition Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition
|Day 2||Nordkapp||Day 2 Nordkapp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore one of the most northern points in Europe. A popular spot to watch the midnight sun during the summer months, as the sun never sets between the middle of May to late August, this cape is the location where the Atlantic and Arctic oceans meet. Explore the barren landscape, quaint fishing villages, and stop by the Northern Cape Plateau standing 307 m above the sea. Included Activities: Nordkapp Excursion Transport: G Expedition
|Day 3||At Sea||Day 3 At Sea (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a day at sea, taking in the stunning scenery of the Arctic. Keep a sharp eye while on deck to try and spot marine wildlife. Included Activities: Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition
|Day 4||Lofoten Islands||Day 4 Trollfjord/Lofoten Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend the early morning at the short, yet dramatic Trollfjord. Try to spot the mythical creatures along the cliffs. Head ashore in Svolvaer to explore the Lofoten Islands by coach. Stop in HenningsvAEr for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. After, visit Nusfjord, one of Norways oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant, before visiting the Torrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands. End the day in the town of A. Included Activities: A Village Visit Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
|Day 5||Lovund||Day 5 Svartisen/Vikingen/Lovund (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Svartisen, Lovund and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle. Included Activities: Svartisen Land Excursion Vikingen Visit Transport: G Expedition G Expedition (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Torghatten||Day 6 Vega/Torghatten (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The mountain scenery and coastline offer breathtaking views. The goal is to visit Torghatten, one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark. Included Activities: Vega Island Visit Torghatten Excursion Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
|Day 7||Trondheim||Day 7 Trondheim (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue on to Trondheim. Choose between hiking in Bymarka Nature Reserve before visiting the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or enjoying a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the area on your own. Included Activities: Trondheim Visit Transport: G Expedition
|Day 8||Andalsnes||Day 8 Eresfjord/Andalsnes (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend the morning exploring the town of Eresfjord or join an optional hike for amazing views. In the afternoon, board the Rauma Railway taking you into the dramatic scenes of the Romsdalen mountains. Included Activities: Rauma Railway & Romsdalen Transport: G Expedition
|Day 9||Geirangerfjord||Day 9 Geirangerfjord (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail deep into one of Norways most beautiful, and most visited fjords, Geirangerfjord. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalsnibba, soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site. For the more adventurous, opt for a 10km mountain hike exploring the area and taking in amazing views of the fjord from above. If possible, the Expedition ship will cruise around this scenic area. Included Activities: Geirangerfjord Visit Transport: G Expedition
|Day 10||Alesund||Day 10 Alesund (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend the morning exploring the beautiful Art Nouveau district of Alesund, or take the 418 steps up to Fjellstua for the views of the city, islands and bay. Opt to visit the Alesund Museum and learn about the culture and history of the town, including the fire which destroyed the city in 1904. If you are feeling more active, try one of the local hikes for unbeatable views. Transport: G Expedition
|Day 11||Shetland Islands||Day 11 Shetland Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The Shetland archipelago is an engaging mix of Scotland and Scandinavia blessed with spectacular coastlines, varied and abundant birdlife and a number of archaeological sites that date back thousands of years. Included Activities: Lerwick Visit Transport: G Expedition
|Day 12||Orkney Islands||Day 12 Orkney Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)|
There are few places in the world that offer as much as the Orkneys. Only six miles off the coast of Scotland, the islands are famous for their abundant marine bird life and dramatic coastal scenery. Enjoy an afternoon to explore the ancient history of the people of these Scottish Isles. Included Activities: Orkney Islands Ancient Ruins Guided Tour Transport: G Expedition
|Day 13||Edinburgh||Day 13 Edinburgh (1B)|
Transfers to the end hotel (noted on your tour voucher) or Edinburgh Airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after disembarkation. Additional Notes: After disembarkation you will be transferred to either the airport or the end hotel stated on your tour voucher, depending on the time of your flight. Those transferred to the hotel will have an opportunity to explore the town centre on their own, and then be transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules. Transfer times will be confirmed, and communicated onboard prior to departure. Luggage storage at the end hotel will be available until time of departure. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: G Expedition Private Vehicle
Local Flights: N/A
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