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Cruise the Norwegian Fjords in Depth – Tromsø to Bergen
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Take part in a mystical North Atlantic journey and explore the various medieval towns of the Norwegian coast before heading north to the island of Spitsbergen. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ply the Norwegian Sea, keeping your eyes open for unique wildlife while searching for the elusive polar bear.


Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Cruises, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, Photography, History, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Light
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126994
You will visit
  • Edinburgh
  • Longyearbyen

Itinerary

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Day 1: Edinburgh/Kirkwall (1D)

The expedition begins near Scotland's incomparable capital city. Board the ship this afternoon in the suburb Port of Leith, to embark on a voyage to the Arctic. The G Expedition departs in the evening through a lock which leads down to sea level, before heading out to sail down the Firth of Forth.

Additional Notes:
Please make sure to be at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel before 15:00 as luggage will be transferred at that time. Passengers will be transferred as a group to the Port of Leith at 16:00.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day

Transport:
Private Vehicle
G Expedition

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Day 2: Kirkwall/Lerwick (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. Head to shore for a day of exploration.

Included Activities:
Orkney Islands Ancient Ruins Guided Tour

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 3: Lerwick/Nordfjord (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

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Day 4: Nordfjord/Geiranger (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross the famous North Sea - through one of the largest off shore oil fields in the world. Depending on time and weather, stop in Olden for a short bus ride to the Birksdal area and a walk to a glacier.

Included Activities:
Glacier Walk

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 5: Geiranger/Munkholmen (1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful fjords and into the mainland. The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most visited sites and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included Activities:
Geirangerfjord Visit
Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 6: Munkholmen/Torghatten (1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail towards the islet of Munkholmen, just off the shore of Trondheim. The Benedictine monks built a monastery in the 11th century on the islet, and today it's a recreational area. Later, visit the city of Trondheim. Choose between taking an afternoon hike that ends at the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or enjoy a city tour that includes the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300.

Included Activities:
Munkholmen and Trondheim Visit

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 7: Torghatten/Svartisen (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 for the chance to move towards the Træna archipelago, comprised of over a thousand islands.

Included Activities:
Zodiac Excursion

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 8: Svartisen/Lofoten (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit Svartisen 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

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Day 9: Lofoten/Tromsø (1B, 1L, 1D)

The Lofoten archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Go ashore via coach on the island of Å, where cod fishing is still a major part of the economy. In the evening, be sure to be on deck as you cruise into one of Norway's most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord, and search the cliffs for Norway's mythical beings: trolls.

Included Activities:
Å Island Visit

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 10: Tromsø/Hornsund (1B, 1L, 1D)

Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, is known as the "Gateway to the Arctic" since so many Arctic expeditions originated from here. Spend the whole day learning about the history of past expeditions and exploring Norway's largest northern city.

Included Activities:
Tromsø Guided Tour

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 11: Tromsø/Hornsund (1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail past Bear Island. Weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to explore mist-shrouded Bjørnøya by Zodiac - the weather is temperamental, so this is a 50/50 chance. Bear island even from afar has spectacular views, thousands of species of birds like fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls.

Included Activities:
Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 12: Hornsund/Festningen

Our flexible itinerary and experience here allow us to take the best advantage of ice and weather conditions. Each season we attempt to discover new landing sites to explore to enhance your expedition experience. Shore walks and Zodiac adventures bring us up close to mystical landscapes, icebergs, and wildlife.

Included Activities:
Hornsund Shore Walks and Zodiac Adventures

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 14: Festningen/Longyearbyen (1B, 1L, 1D)

The highlight of Festningen ("the fortress") is an impressive dike of rock that runs along the top of a small cliff where fossilized footprints of dinosaurs have been discovered. Alkhornet features a towering horn of rock which serves as a nesting site for thousands of guillemots and kittiwakes, while foxes and reindeer take advantage of the lush tundra vegetation below the cliffs.

Included Activities:
Zodiac Excursion

Transport:
G Expedition

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Day 15: Longyearbyen (1B)

Transfers to Longyearbyen Airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after disembarkation.

Additional Notes:
After disembarkation at approximately 8:00am, you will be transferred to either the airport or the Radisson Blu Polar hotel, 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 Raddison Blu Polar hotel will be available until time of departure.

We are pleased to offer an early morning disembarkation and transfer to the airport for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen around 2:30am (dependent on airline schedules).

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 14 nts aboard the G Expedition
    • Meeting point to ship transfer
    • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
    • Ancient ruins guided tour (Orkney Islands)
    • Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
    • Guided city tour including museums, cathedral and cable car (Tromsø)
    • Departure transfer (for select flights)
    • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
    • Expedition parka
    Accommodation
    • Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (14 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed
    Meals Included
    • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
    Transport
    • G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, coach
    Group Leader
    • One Expedition team member per 10 guests
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise around Bjrnya a birdwatchers paradise
  • Discover Torghatten one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway
  • Explore the mysteriously beautiful Trna archipelago
  • Witness the Standing Stones of Stenness
  • Explore the intriguing Ring of Brodgar and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Skara Brae and Geirangerfjord