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Cruise the Norwegian Fjords in Depth – Tromsø to Bergen

Take part in a mystical North Atlantic journey and explore the various medieval towns of the Norwegian coast before heading north to the island of Spitsbergen. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ply the Norwegian Sea, keeping your eyes open for unique wildlife while searching for the elusive polar bear.


Trip Highlights
  • Ship cruise around Bjørnøya—a birdwatcher’s paradise
  • Discover Torghatten—one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway
  • Explore the mysteriously beautiful Træna archipelago
  • Witness the Standing Stones of Stenness
  • Explore the intriguing Ring of Brodgar and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Skara Brae and Geiranger fjord
What's Included
  • 14 nights aboard the MS Expedition
  • Edinburgh meeting point to ship transfer
  • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Guided tour of ancient ruins in the Orkney Islands
  • Visit to a local village in the Lofoten Islands
  • Guided tour of Tromso, including museums, a cathedral and a cable car
  • Longyearbyen transfer to airport depending on your flight details
  • Expedition Parka
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sized 8-14 & women's USA sized 3-9

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Cruises, Hiking, History, Local Culture & Cuisine, Parks & Nature Reserves, Photography, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 126994
  • Starts: Tromso, Norway
  • Finishes: Bergen, Norway
You will Visit
  • Edinburgh
  • Longyearbyen

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Tromsø (1D)

There will be a welcome desk set up to greet passengers on arrival day between 09:00 and 12:00 at the Clarion Hotel the Edge. We can assist with baggage drop-off and provide information on what to do in Tromsø for the morning.

Additional Notes:
Please make sure to be at the Clarion Hotel the Edge before 13:00 as luggage will be transferred at that time. Passengers will be transferred as a group to the ship at 16:00.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day
Embarkation of the G Expedition

Transport:
Private Vehicle
G Expedition (12.50 hour(s))

02

Day 2: Nordkapp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore one of the most northern points in Europe. A popular spot to watch the midnight sun during the summer months, as the sun never sets between the middle of May to late August, this cape is the location where the Atlantic and Arctic oceans meet. Explore the barren landscape, quaint fishing villages, and stop by the Northern Cape Plateau standing 307 m above the sea.

Included Activities:
Nordkapp Excursion

Transport:
G Expedition

03

Day 3: At Sea (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a day at sea, taking in the stunning scenery of the Arctic. Keep a sharp eye while on deck to try and spot marine wildlife.

Included Activities:
Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs

Transport:
G Expedition

04

Day 4: Trollfjord/Lofoten Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. 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.

Included Activities:
Å Village Visit

Transport:
G Expedition
G Expedition

05

Day 5: Svartisen/Vikingen/Lovund (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit Svartisen, Lovund and Vikingen, for 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
G Expedition (4.00 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Vega (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Vega Island Visit

Transport:
G Expedition

07

Day 7: Torghatten (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 for the chance to move towards the Træna archipelago, comprised of over a thousand islands.

Included Activities:
Zodiac Excursion

Transport:
G Expedition

08

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

09

Day 9: 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. If possible, the Expedition ship will cruise around this scenic area.

Included Activities:
Geirangerfjord Visit

Transport:
G Expedition

10

Day 10: 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

11

Day 11: Bergen (1B)

Transfers to the Havnekontoret Hotel or Bergen 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 Radisson Blu Royal 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 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel will be available until time of departure.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Transport:
G Expedition

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 10 nts aboard the G Expedition
    • Meeting point to ship transfer
    • All Zodiac and land excursions as per itinerary 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
    Accommodation
    • Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 10 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed
    • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
    Transport
    • G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, coach, walking
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Tour 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