Marine: Explore the Norwegian Fjords (XVLTNX)
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
Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness on the remote island of Kirkwall, Enjoy a city tour of Bergen, Hop on the FlAm Railway to reach the scenic fjord of the FlAm district, Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life
Go deeper into the otherworldly fjords of Norway on this unique journey from Scotland, across the Norwegian Sea to the fjords of Norway. Discover wonderous UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Standing Stones of Stennes and the mystical Ring of Brodgar, visit archaeological sites, witness the curious clash of cultures in the Shetland Islands, and marvel at the stunning forests and waterfalls that line the fjords. Even after you come home, a part of you will remain here forever.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Kirkwall||Day 1 Edinburgh/Kirkwall (1D)|
The expedition begins near Scotlands 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. While on deck, keep a lookout for common eiders and northern gannets. Additional Notes: Please make sure to be at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel before 13:00 as luggage will be transferred to the ship at that time. Meet back at the hotel no later than 15:00 for a group transfer to the Port of Leith at 16:00. Included Activities: Arrival Day Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition
|Day 2||Orkney||Day 2 Kirkwall/Orkney (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 3||Shetland Islands||Day 3 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 4||Bergen||Day 4 Bergen (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the famous North Sea to reach Norway. Opt for a historical walking tour of the city, or enjoy a funicular ride for amazing views of Bergen, then explore on your own for the afternoon. Included Activities: Bergen City Tour Transport: G Expedition
|Day 5||Flam||Day 5 FlAm (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hop on the FlAm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the FlAm district. Included Activities: FlAmsbana Railway Transport: G Expedition
|Day 6||Olden||Day 6 Olden (Fjord Cruise) (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate hike to Briksdalbreen glacier, or, for an easier option, take a trolley ride with a shorter walk to make it to the glacier lake. Included Activities: Glacier Hike Transport: G Expedition
|Day 7||Geirangerfjord||Day 7 Geirangerfjord (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail deep into one of Norways most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. 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. Included Activities: Geirangerfjord Visit Transport: G Expedition
|Day 8||Trondheim||Day 8 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 G Expedition
|Day 9||Vega||Day 9 Torghatten/Vega (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: Torghatten Excursion Vega Island Visit Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
|Day 10||Lovund||Day 10 Svartisen/Vikingen/Lovund (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, to see 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
|Day 11||Lofoten||Day 11 Lofoten (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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 Torrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands before visiting Nusfjord, one of Norways oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. After, stop in HenningsvAEr for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norways most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls. Included Activities: A Village Visit Transport: G Expedition
|Day 12||Tromso||Day 12 Tromso (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Tromso, 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. Included Activities: Tromso Guided Tour Transport: G Expedition
|Day 13||Tromso||Day 13 Tromso (1B)|
Transfers to the Clarion Hotel the Edge or Tromso 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 Clarion Hotel the Edge, 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 Clarion Hotel the Edge will be available until time of departure. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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