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G Expedition - 134 Guests
SCOTTISH ISLANDS & NORWEGIAN FJORDS
EDINBURGH TO TROMSO

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.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness, the intriguing Ring of Brodgar, and the village of Skara Brae
  • 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
  • Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district
  • Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited fjords, the Geirangerfjord
  • Visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, to see beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Sailing DatesCategory 1A - QUADCategory 1 - TRIPLECategory 2 - TWINCategory 3 - TWINCategory 4 - TWINCategory 5 Double
May 5, 2020 - May 17, 20205,1995,7997,4998,5999,69910,699
Rates are listed per person in USD
Sailing Dates(Starting from)
Category 1A - QUAD
(Mid-range)
Category 3 - TWIN
(High-end)
Category 5 Double
May 5, 2020 - May 17, 20205,1998,59910,699


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Edinburgh / Kirkwall
The G Expedition departs in the late afternoon, sailing towards Kirkwall.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Kirkwall / Orkney
Visit historic and mystical sites by coach on this remote island. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness, the intriguing Ring of Brodgar, and the village of Skara Brae.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 - Shetland Islands
Continue northwards to the remote Shetland Islands. Opt to visit Jarlshof or join the Puffin Bus to focus on puffins and seabird photography at Sumbrugh Head (weather dependent). Enjoy additional time to explore Lerwick.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 - Bergen
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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - Flåm
Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Olden (Fjord Cruise)
Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate hike to Briksdalbreen glacier, or, for an easier option, take a trolley ride with a shorter walk to make it to the glacier lake.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Geirangerfjord
Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalsnibba, 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Trondheim
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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 - Torghatten/Vega
The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, with fantastic views of the region. Keep an eye out for Norway's mythical trolls. In the afternoon, head to the quaint and picturesque Vega Island, a UNESCO site. Wander the fishing villages, go on a guided nature hike, and appreciate the slow pace of life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 - Svartisen / Vikingen / Lovund
Visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, to see beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 - Lofoten
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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 - Tromsø
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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 - Tromsø
Disembark the G Expedition in the morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

G Expedition (Expedition, 134-guests)

The G Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world's most remote regions. The Expedition's spacious confines can hold up to 134 passengers. Many expedition cruise operators offer you a choice of space, comfort or expertise; the Expedition delivers all three at a price few can top. With a focus on safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the crew of the Expedition is committed to the ship's continued safe operation.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 13 nights 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

 
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