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The Voyage North
Best time to go: May to September
6 Nights | from £1,195pp
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7 days Bergen - Kirkenes
Sail the iconic Norwegian coastline's sheltered waters from Bergen towards the Russian border town of Kirkenes. En route you will stop at many ports and experience the wonders of the polar north.
- Magical fjords
- Crossing the Arctic Circle to the Lofoten Islands
- Journey to Europe's most northern point and admire the birdlife
Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen
Travel to Bergen and in the evening, your voyage sets sail through the Hjeltefjord, following in the wake of the Vikings who ventured from here to the Shetland Islands and beyond.
Day 2 Ålesund
Enjoy the nature of the coastline as you sail towards Ålesund, a city renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.
Day 3 The Royal City of Trondheim
In Trondheim, be sure to enjoy the views from the Gamle Bybrua ("Old Town Bridge"), which dates back to 1861. Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300, is Norway's largest Gothic edifice. In the afternoon you set a northwest course, passing the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous charming islets and rocky outcrops.
Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
This morning you cross the Arctic Circle and by evening you reach the Lofoten Islands. This archipelago is renowned for its many quaint, picturesque fishing villages surrounded by majestic mountains.
Day 5 Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic
After a stop in Harstad you continue via Finnsnes to Tromsø for a longer stay. Many of the epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point. Why not join us on an optional miniature kayak expedition.
Day 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape
Your day starts by sailing through Magerøysund before an early stop in Hammerfest. After a brief stop in Havøysund you arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. Visiting the North Cape Plateau on an optional excursion, you get an eerie sense of being at the end of the world. As well as being continental Europe's northernmost point this area is also known for its birdlife, and springtime is when the birds return. Before Kjøllefjord a local a local fisherman will demonstrate traditional fishing techniques out on deck.
Day 7 Disembark in Kirkenes
The last port of the northbound voyage is Kirkenes. At longitude 30°E, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. In spring you may still be able to participate in some winter activities and excursions.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, this 7 day itinerary will cost from £1,195 per person based on two adults sharing a cabin and subject to availability..
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