Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords - Edinburgh to Tromsø

Marine, Edinburgh to Tromsø

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • 13 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Meeting point to ship transfer
  • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Ancient ruins guided tour (Orkney Islands)
  • Bergen city tour
  • Flåm Railway excursion
  • Olden visit
  • Geirangerfjord visit
  • Trondheim excursion
  • Vega Island visit
  • Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
  • Finnmark exploration
  • Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
  • Expedition parka

Highlights

  • Explore the standing stones of stenness on the remote island of kirkwall
  • Enjoy a city tour of bergen
  • Hop on the flåm railway to reach the scenic fjord of the flåm district
  • Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life

Itinerary

Day 1 Edinburgh/Kirkwall (1D) The expedition begins near Scotland's 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 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 (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 (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 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 6 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 7 Geirangerfjord (1B, 1L, 1D) Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. 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 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 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 10 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 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 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 12 At Sea (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a day off the coast with Zodiac excursions to search out the local marine life, including sperm whales. Included Activities: Expedition Day
Day 13 Nordkapp (1B, 1L, 1D) Head back to the coast and visit Nordkapp in the Finnmark region. Take a scenic drive of this high rugged, coastal plateau, keeping an eye out for wild reindeer. This will be the most northerly point of the trip at 71 º N. Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
Day 14 Tromsø (1B) Transfers to the Clarion Hotel the Edge or Tromsø 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
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