Information from G Adventures
Venture into the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea for close encounters with glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes. Perfect for explorers long on ambition but short on time, this eight-day expedition brings you to important sites of Norway’s ancient history, UNESCO-protected historic sites, and some of the most incredible nature you’ll ever see. The journey is short, but the memories will last you the rest of your life.
- 7 nts aboard the G Expedition
- Meeting point to ship transfer
- Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
- Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
- Vega Island visit
- Trondheim excursion
- Geirangerfjord visit
- Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
- Expedition parka
- 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
Day 1: Tromsø Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, known as the "Gateway to the Arctic". Embark in the afternoon to begin your adventure. We recommend arriving to Tromsø early to explore on your own.
Day 2: Tromsø/Lofoten Spend the early morning at the short, yet dramatic Trollfjord. Try to spot the mythical creatures along the cliffs. Head ashore in Svolvaer to explore the Lofoten Islands by coach, visiting Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. End the visit in the village of Å.
Day 3: Svartisen/Sanna/Vikingen Visit Svartisen, Sanna and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.
Day 4: Svartisen/Vega A UNESCO World Heritage site, Vega is known for picturesque fishing villages with a history of eider down harvesting. Enjoy some opportunities to explore the area on foot or with an optional guided tour.
Day 5: Vega/Torghatten 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.
Day 6: Torghatten/Trondheim Continue on to Trondheim. Opt for a hike to the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or for a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Alternatively, opt to explore on your own, including a visit to Munkholmen.
Day 7: Geirangerfjord Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited fjords, Geirangerfjord. Enjoy soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site. If possible, the Expedition ship will cruise around this scenic area.
Day 8: Bergen Disembark the G Expedition in the morning. We highly recommend booking extra time to visit this exciting city.