Marine: Norwegian Arctic Encompassed (XVLLNX)
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Information Not Available
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 134 aboard the G Expedition.
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness on the remote island of Kirkwall, Wander through fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life, Search cliffs for trolls, Enjoy some of the worlds most beautiful scenery along Norways rugged coastline, Sail past mist-shrouded Bjornoya - a bird watchers paradise featuring spectacular views
Set sail from Scotland and its beautiful isles en route to the Norwegian fjords and 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 so much more. Every day of this journey reveals a new icy wonderland on the water.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Kirkwall||Day 1 Edinburgh/Kirkwall (1D)|
The expedition begins near Scotlands 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||Orkney||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||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||Alesund||Day 4 Alesund (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the famous North Sea to reach Norway. Spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful Art Nouveau district of Alesund, or take the 418 steps up to Fjellstua for the best view of the city, islands and bay. Opt to visit the Alesund Museum and learn about the culture and history of the town, including the fire which destroyed the city in 1904. Transport: G Expedition
|Day 5||Andalsnes||Day 5 Andalsnes (1B, 1L, 1D)|
A full day to explore the town of Andalsnes and the surrounding mountains. Board the Rauma Railway taking you into the dramatic scenes of the Romsdalen mountains, or explore on foot in "The Alp town by the fjord". Included Activities: Rauma Railway & Romsdalen Transport: G Expedition
|Day 6||Trondheim||Day 6 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 7||Vega||Day 7 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: Torghatten Excursion Vega Island Visit Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
|Day 8||Vikingen||Day 8 Svartisen/Vikingen (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Svartisen, 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 9||Lofoten Islands||Day 9 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 Torrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands before visiting Nusfjord, one of Norways oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. After, stop in HenningsvAEr for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norways most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls. Included Activities: A Village Visit Transport: G Expedition
|Day 10||Tromso||Day 10 Tromso (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Tromso, 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: Tromso Guided Tour Transport: G Expedition
|Day 11||Bjornoya||Day 11 At Sea/Bjornoya (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail past Bear Island. Weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to explore mist-shrouded Bjornoya 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||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||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||Longyearbyen||Day 14 Svalbard/Longyearbyen (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue exploring the icy wonderland of Svalbard. Transport: G Expedition G Expedition
|Day 15||Longyearbyen||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
Local Flights: N/A
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