Home » G Expedition: Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords 2020
Ignite your curiosity and go deeper into the mystical fjords of Norway on this spectacular journey through the Norwegian Sea. Explore the UNESCO-protected site such as the Standing Stones of Stennes before heading to Shetland Islands and witness the amazing coastline and an abundant birdlife. Guided by our experienced expedition team, you'll be sure to discover unique sites and enjoy plenty of opportunity to capture special moments to remember for a lifetime.
Duration: 13 Days
The expedition begins near Scotland's incomparable capital city of Edinburgh. Board the ship this afternoon in the suburb Port of Leith, to embark on a voyage to the Arctic. Our expedition departs in the evening through a lock which leads down to sea level, before heading out to sail down the Firth of Forth.
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.
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.
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.
Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, to see beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.
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.
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.
Disembark in the morning and transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. If you wish to extend your stay, feel free to contact us for recommendations!
Your flight must depart no earlier than 11:00am today.
|05 May 2020 - 17 May 2020||$5199 USD pp|
|Category 1A - Quadruple Cabin||$5199 USD pp||Contact us|
|Category 1 - Triple Cabin||$5799 USD pp||Contact us|
|Category 2 - Twin Cabin||$7499 USD pp||Contact us|
|Category 3 - Twin Cabin||$8599 USD pp||Contact us|
|Category 4 - Twin Cabin||$9699 USD pp||Contact us|
|Category 5 Suite - Double Cabin||$10699 USD pp||Contact us|
Located on the lower level, 2 x bunk beds, private bathroom, porthole window, closer & desk.
Located on the lower level, 1 x bunk, 1 single bed, private bathroom, porthole window, closet & desk.
Located on the lower level, 2 x single beds, private bathroom, porthole window, closet & desk.
Located on mid level, 2 x single beds, private bathroom, window, closet & desk.
Located on the upper level, 2 x single beds, large private bathroom, large window, closet & desk.
Located on the upper level, double bed, second room / office, large Private bathroom and shower, large windows, walk in robe & desk.