Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery

Marine, Bergen to Longyearbyen

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Set sail from Bergen — the gateway to Norway's fjords — to the remote shores of Svalbard on this dazzling 15-day odyssey along the fjord coastline of Norway. Explore the glaciers that carved the stunning landscapes, visit arctic islands by Zodiac in search of wildlife, walk through history at UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and much more. Don’t merely pine for the fjords; find them.

What’s included

  • 14 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Meeting point to ship transfer
  • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Flåm Railway excursion
  • Olden visit
  • Geirangerfjord visit
  • Trondheim excursion
  • Vega Island visit
  • Sanna Island visit
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities
  • Tromsø excursion
  • Hornsund visit
  • Bellsund visit
  • Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
  • Expedition parka

Highlights

  • 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
  • Sail past mist-shrouded bjørnøya — a bird watcher's paradise featuring spectacular views

Itinerary

Day 1 Bergen (1D) There will be a welcome desk set up to greet passengers on arrival day between 09:00 and 12:00 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. We can assist with baggage drop-off and provide information on what to do in Bergen for the morning. Additional Notes: Please make sure to be at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel before 13:00 as luggage will be transferred at that time. Passengers will be transferred as a group to the ship between 15:00 and 15:30 for a 16:00 embarkation. Included Activities: Arrival Day
Day 2 Flåm (1B, 1L, 1D) Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district. Included Activities: Flåmsbana Railway Transport: G Expedition
Day 3 Olden Fjord/Birksdal (1B, 1L, 1D) Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate walk 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 Walk Transport: G Expedition
Day 4 Geirangerfjord (1B, 1L, 1D) Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited, fjords, Geirangerfjord. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalnibba, 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 5 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 6 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: Zodiac Excursion Vega Island Visit Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
Day 7 Svartisen/Lovund/Vikingen (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 8 Lofoten Islands (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 Tørrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands before visiting Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. After, stop in Henningsvær for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norway's most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls. Included Activities: Å Village Visit Transport: G Expedition
Day 9 Lofoten Islands (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue exploring the beautiful Lofoten Islands, a spectacular location for spotting marine wildlife.
Day 10 Tromsø (1B, 1L, 1D) Tromsø, 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: Tromsø Guided Tour Transport: G Expedition
Day 11 At Sea/Bjørnøya (1B, 1L, 1D) Sail past Bear Island. Weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to explore mist-shrouded Bjørnøya by Zodiac - the weather is temperamental, so this is a 50/50 chance. Bear island even from afar has spectacular views, thousands of species of birds like fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls. Included Activities: Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition
Day 12 Hornsund (1B, 1L, 1D) Our flexible itinerary and experience here allow us to take the best advantage of ice and weather conditions. Each season we attempt to discover new landing sites to explore to enhance your expedition experience. Shore walks and Zodiac adventures bring us up close to mystical landscapes, icebergs, and wildlife. Included Activities: Hornsund Shore Walks and Zodiac Adventures
Day 13 Svalbard (1B, 1L, 1D) Soak in the sights and sounds of Svalbard. Glaciers, nesting birds, sea mammals like polar bears, walruses and whales plus land mammals like the Arctic fox and reindeer all call this region home. Transport: G Expedition
Day 14 Svalbard/Longyearbyen (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue exploring the icy wonderland of Svalbard. Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
Day 15 Longyearbyen (1B) Transfers to Longyearbyen Airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after disembarkation. Additional Notes: After disembarkation at approximately 8:00am, you will be transferred to either the airport or the Radisson Blu Polar hotel, 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 Raddison Blu Polar hotel will be available until time of departure. We are pleased to offer an early morning disembarkation and transfer to the airport for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen around 2:30am (dependent on airline schedules). Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Private Vehicle
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