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Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery
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Set sail from Bergen — the gateway to Norway's fjords — to the remote shores of Svalbard on this dazzling 15-day odyssey along the fjord coastline of Norway. Explore the glaciers that carved the stunning landscapes, visit subarctic islands by Zodiac in search of wildlife, walk through history at UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and much more. Don’t merely pine for the fjords; find them.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: XVBLNX/162373
  • Starts: Bergen, Norway
  • Finishes: Longyearbyen, Norway
You will Visit
  • Bergen
  • Flåm
  • Olden
  • Geiranger
  • Torghatten
  • Svartisen
  • Lofoten
  • Tromsø
  • Hornsund
  • Bellsund
  • Longyearbyen

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bergen

Welcome to Bergen, in Norway's fjordland. Embark in the afternoon to begin your adventure. We recommend arriving to Bergen early to explore on your own.
There will be a welcome desk set up to greet passengers on arrival day between 09:00 and 12:00 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. We can assist with baggage drop-off and provide information on what to do in Bergen for the morning.


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Day 2: Flåm

Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district.

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Day 3: Olden Fjord/Birksdal

Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate walk to Briksdalbreen glacier, or, for an easier option, take a trolley ride with a shorter walk to make it to the glacier lake.

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Day 4: Geirangerfjord

Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited, fjords, Geirangerfjord. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalnibba, 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.

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Day 5: Trondheim

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.

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Day 6: Torghatten/Vega

The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world's most beautiful scenery. The captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac landing options. Hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, with fantastic views of the region. Keep an eye out for Norway's mythical trolls. In the afternoon, head to the quaint and picturesque Vega Island, a UNESCO site. Wander the fishing villages, go on a guided nature hike, and appreciate the slow pace of life.
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.

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Day 7: Svartisen/Lovund/Vikingen

Visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, to see beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.

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Day 8: Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Go ashore by Zodiac for a day trip of the area. Start by visiting the Tørrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands before visiting Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. After, stop in Henningsvær for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norway's most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls.

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Day 9: Lofoten Islands

Continue exploring the beautiful Lofoten Islands, spending time on Andenes Island, a spectacular location for spotting marine wildlife.

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Day 10: Tromsø

Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, is known as the "Gateway to the Arctic" as it was the embarkation point for many Arctic expeditions. Learn about past Arctic expeditions and opt for some hiking or to explore the city on your own.

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Day 11: At Sea/Bjørnøya

Sail past mist-shrouded Bjørnøya (Bear Island) – a birdwatcher's paradise featuring spectacular views.
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.

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Day 12: Hornsund

Explore this archipelago of deep fjords, mountains and massive ice sheets. Keep your eyes open for walruses, seals, reindeer, Arctic foxes and, of course, polar bears.
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.

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Day 13: Svalbard

Soak in the sights and sounds of Svalbard. Glaciers, nesting birds, sea mammals like polar bears, walruses and whales plus land mammals like the Arctic fox and reindeer all call this region home.

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Day 14: Svalbard/Longyearbyen

Continue exploring the icy wonderland of Svalbard.

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Day 15: Longyearbyen

Disembark the G Expedition in the morning.
Transfers to Longyearbyen Airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after disembarkation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 14 nts aboard the G Expedition
    • Meeting point to ship transfer
    • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
    • Lectures and educational programs
    • Flåm Railway excursion
    • Olden visit
    • Geirangerfjord visit
    • Trondheim excursion
    • Vega Island visit
    • Sanna Island visit
    • Wildlife spotting opportunities
    • Tromsø excursion
    • Hornsund visit
    • Bellsund visit
    • Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 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
    • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
    Transport
    • G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, coach, walking
    Group Leader
    • One expedition team member per 10 guests
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise through some of Norway's most famous fjords
  • Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life
  • Search cliffs for trolls
  • Enjoy some of the world's most beautiful scenery along Norway's rugged coastline
  • Sail past mist-shrouded Bjørnøya — a birdwatcher's paradise featuring spectacular views