With four days at sea, prepare your binoculars to admire the impressive beauty of the glaciers and ice banks as you cruise through Norway’s most northern points. Hear the remarkable history of Russian Orthodox religion on the Solovetskiy Archipelago. Enjoy 24-hour daylight and feast on Russian pancakes, freshly caught salmon, and icy local vodka.
Oslo is now a major tourist destination and the gateway to what many believe is Scandinavia's most scenic country. That's just one more change for this town of 650,000—a place that has become good at survival and rebirth throughout its 1,000-year history.
The Geirangerfjord, which made the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, is Norway's most spectacular and perhaps best-known fjord. The 16-km-long (10-mile-long), 960-foot-deep Geirangerfjord's most stunning attractions are its roaring waterfalls—the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil, and the Suitor. Perched on mountain ledges along the fjord, deserted farms at Skagefla and Knivsfla are being restored and maintained by local enthusiasts.
Norway's raw beauty and cultural curiosities attract a steady stream of eager visitors to Harstad, which is superbly positioned on the country's biggest island, and offers unrivalled access to some of Norway's most spectacular northerly scenery. With mountain hikes, and trips out to sea on the trail of whales and dolphins, Harstad is a natural playground with something for every taste.
Tromso surprised visitors in the 1800s, as they found it to be sophisticated and cultured for being so close to the North Pole—hence its nickname, the Paris of the North. It looks the way a polar town should—with ice-capped mountain ridges and jagged architecture that is an echo of the peaks. The midnight sun shines from May 21 to July 21, and it is said that the northern lights decorate the night skies over Tromso more than over any other city in Norway.
Known as ‘The Town of the Northern Lights’, Norway's Alta brings the extraordinary scenery of the far north to you, along with a surprising degree of comfort. While it may be one of the most northerly locations in Europe, you'll find a milder climate waiting here than in many other locations of a similar latitude, and quickly feel at home in this impressively cosmopolitan town.
Many visitors fall in love with Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, at first sight. Seven rounded lush mountains, pastel wood houses, the historic wharf, winding cobblestone streets, and Hanseatic relics all make it a place of enchantment. Surrounded by forested mountains and fjords, it's only natural that most Bergensers feel at home either on the mountains (skiing, hiking, walking, or at their cabins) or at sea (fishing and boating).
- • Sailing date is 20 June 2017.
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