Norweigan Fjords

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours / Wildlife Tours
Countries: Arctic / Norway / United Kingdom
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

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.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Edinburgh/Kirkwall
The G Expedition departs in the evening at 4pm.

Day 2 - Kirkwall/Lerwick
Visit historic and mystical sites by coach on this remote island. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness the intriguing Ring of Brodgar and the village of Skara Brae.

Day 3 - Lerwick/Nordfjord
Continue northwards to the remote Shetland Islands.

Day 4 - Nordfjord/Geiranger
Weather and time permitting, stop in Olden for a short bus ride to the Birksdal area and a walk to a glacier.

Day 5 - Geiranger/Munkholmen
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.

Day 6 - Munkholmen/Torghatten
Sail towards Munkholmen, just off the shore of Trondheim. The Benedictine monks built a monastery in the 11th century, and today it's a recreational area. Later, visit Austrått, which has been a residence for many nobles who played a significant role in Norway's development.

Day 7 - Torghatten/Svartisen
The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world’s most beautiful nature. The captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac landing options.

Day 8 - Svartisen/Lofoten
Visit Svartisen and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.

Day 9 - Lofoten/Tromsø
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.

Day 10 - Tromsø/Hornsund
Explore this northern haven and be sure to visit the Arctic Cathedral, whose unique architecture is evocative of snow and icebergs.

Day 11Tromsø/Hornsund
Sail past mist-shrouded Bjørnøya (Bear Island) – a birdwatcher's paradise featuring spectacular views.

Days 12–13 - Hornsund/Festningen
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.

Day 14 - Festningen/Longyearbyen
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.

Day 15 - Longyearbyen
Disembarkation is scheduled for 08:00.

 

Tour Price

£3049

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