Exclusive Norwegian Experience: From Vikings to WWII
Join us on our Classic 12-day Voyage with an Exclusive Special Guest
Choose from the full 13-day Voyage, the 7-day northbound voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or the 8-day southbound voyage from Kirkenes to Bergen. The below itinerary shows the full 13-day Voyage.
Spend your day in Bergen prior to embarkation. Board the ship and enjoy the relaxed ambience of life on board.
This morning we arrive at the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. Exclusive inclusions: Overview of program and lecture: Who Were the Vikings? Viewing of documentary film: Who Were the Vikings?
Continuing north we head for Trondheim, where a colorful history is reflected in its handsome civic architecture. Exclusive inclusion: Nidaros Cathedral and Museum of Natural History and Archeology excursion.
Today we cross the Arctic Circle and then continue to the modern town of Bodø before sailing to the glorious Lofoten Islands. Exclusive inclusion: Meet the Vikings/Lofotr Viking Feast excursion.
Tromsø is the capital of Arctic Norway. Explore this lively town on our optional excursion. Exclusive inclusions: Lecture: Viking Religion and
Following an early call at Hammerfest you arrive in Honningsvåg, the portal to the wonders of the North Cape (optional excursion). Exclusive inclusion: Viewing of the History Channel’s documentary film: Vikings: Fury from the North
The coastline becomes more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes. Exclusive inclusion: Kirkenes Historical Walking Tour excursion, including a visit to the Borderland Museum. This is also the beginning of the 8-day Southbound Voyage option, The Heroes of WWII.
Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town, is our first major stop before we continue to Tromsø. Exclusive inclusions: Hammerfest Museum & Walking Tour excursions.
Passing through the Lofoten Islands, the ship negotiates a stunning network of inlets and isles. Exclusive inclusions: Lecture: Norway, Neutral and Invaded, viewing of documentary film: Into the White and Lofoten War Museum excursion.
After crossing the Arctic Circle you have the opportunity to see the Seven Sisters mountain range and Torghatten, the mountain with the hole.
When we arrive in the medieval city of Trondheim you can visit Nidaros Cathedral. We make brief calls at Kristiansund and Molde before a midnight call at Ålesund. Exclusive inclusions: Lecture: The Norwegian Resistance to German Occupation. Viewing of feature film: Max Manus, Man of War.
Exclusive inclusion: Private Bergen During WWII excursion, including a visit to the Defense Museum in the Sverresborg fortress. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay at your hotel in Bergen.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by bus to the airport for your flight departure.
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