Northern Europe is renowned for its majestic cities and dramatically carved landscapes. The sun may not be as endless as you will experience in the mediterranean, however, what you will find is fairytale towns and villages, majestic fjords and a cosmopolitan range of cultural diversity.
Considered by many as one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, Norway is full of natural splendour and beauty. It has a large number of breath-taking national parks which are testament to the fact that Norwegians, as do most Scandinavians, have an immense love for the great outdoors and the celebration of all things natural.
Norway is home to vast stretches of serene and incredibly picturesque landscapes where you can often travel for hours without seeing a single soul. Everything in Norway is on a grand scale, varying from the infamous fjords right up to the snow covered mountainous peaks which stretch for mile upon mile.
Exploration of Norway’s rugged scenery is particularly satisfying by boat. As you travel along the unforgiving coastline you witness spectacular mountain ranges, rippling glaciers and a network of deep forests. Norway is a prime example of nature at its best.
BERGEN TO HAMMERFEST – 7 DAYS
BERGEN TO ALESUND
Start your Norway cruise in Bergen. The city with history and tradition, it’s enclosed by one of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions – The Norwegian Fjords, which have now been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
ALESUND TO GEIRANGERFJORD
Once you arrive in Alesund you will be struck by a view that’s straight from fairy tales. Look up as you explore the town, and discover an abundance of imaginative ornamentation on the buildings. Ascend the 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla and take in the stunning panoramic views!
GIERANGERFJORD TO TRONDHEIM
Gierangerfjord is at the heart of the Norwegian fjords. With its characteristic S shape, high waterfalls and abandoned mountain farms, here you’ll find a truly cultural experience.
TRONDHEIM TO BODO
Trondheim is the oldest of Norway’s major cities. Its heritage is still evident throughout the city. While you’re here, visit Nidelva – the sunsets are truly awe-inspiring especially in the summer months. The city is so far north that the first hints of the arctic sky are visible.
BODO TO SVOLVAER
From the glittering midnight sun to the magic of the Northern Lights at night. From taking a sea safari along the most beautiful coastline in the world, to ski Eldorado on the Swedish border. From the busy urban centre, to the peace and quiet of the rural countryside, this is a beautiful spot in Norway to discover.
SVOLVAER TO TROMSO
Svolvaer is the capital of the Lofoten Islands off the coast of Northern Norway. The islands feature steep mountains surrounded by crystal clear waters. A quiet fishing town. If you enjoy fish for your dinner ask your crew to grab some fresh from this famous fishing village and prepare a delicious meal for you and your guests.
TROMSO TO HAMMERFEST
“The capital of the Arctic” Tromso is a lively yet beautiful city. Surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, deep fjords and beautiful islands, it’s filled with history and culture – an unmissable finale to the tour.