Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Isles Exploration (Tromsø to Greenwich (London))
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Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Isles Exploration (Tromsø to Greenwich (London))

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Embark on a journey bursting with natural beauty that has beckoned explorers since before the famed Vikings. Discover the Lofoten Archipelago within arm’s reach of the North Cape and explore Edinburgh, docked across from the royal yacht Britannia.

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ITINERARY

Tromsø, Norway
Long renowned as an important center of science and exploration, Tromsø lies on a forest-covered island in a narrow waterway, hemmed in by steep mountains and connected to the mainland by a bridge. The imaginative Arctic Cathedral, the Polaria Centre and a scenic cable car ride are among its varied attractions.

Skarsvag, Norway
Bearing the distinction as the world’s northernmost fishing village, Skarsvag is located on the island of Magerøya just eight miles from the North Cape. The geological wonder of Kirkeporten here is a marvel that magnifies the midnight sun, which shines through the several meters-long fissure in the rocky cliff, creating breathtaking views and reflections.

(At Sea)

Svolvaer, Norway
This largest town in the Loftoen Archipelago is 360 degrees of beautiful. Look in any direction and be rewarded with vistas that have not likely changed much since the mighty Vikings sailed these waters, save for the few colorful fishing structures and quaint town center. The tiny downtown packs much into its small space – art galleries, upscale restaurants, boutique shopping. The nearby Lofotr Viking Museum offers a fascinating perspective into the region’s history of exploration.

Svolvaer, Norway
 

Reine, Norway
It’s been called the most beautiful place in the world, perhaps best observed from the summit of Reinebergen Mountain overlooking the village on the island of Moskenesøya. It is one of the best hubs for hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing in the Lofoten Archipelago, lying north of the Arctic Circle. And while its natural grandeur is immeasurable, Reine’s population of permanent residents is measured at just over 300 individuals, operating the thriving fishing village and welcoming visitors.

Vega Island, Norway
UNESCO-protected and boasting more than 6,500 islands, islets and reefs, the Vega Archipelago is considered one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. Just south of the Arctic Circle, here you’ll find natural wildlands home to more than 230 species of birds. And while the pace of life is leisurely, these islands are prime locales for all manner of adventure. Vega Island is the largest of the group, which has sustained a thriving fishing culture for more than 1,500 years.

Brønnøysund, Norway
A true coastal city affectionately known as the heart of Norway, tiny Brønnøysund has a big personality. Vibrant and picturesque, it is a snapshot of the whole country: rich with fjords and mountains, waterfalls and islands. It’s also home to the iconic Torghatten, a towering mountain isle with a dramatic hole pierced through its center – the work of Ice Age erosion with its own legend of lost love. The nearby Vega Archipelago captivates with its UNESCO-designated 6,500 islands and wildlife.

Ålesund, Norway
Charmingly eccentric and steeped in its own very unique architecture, Ålesund boasts an outrageous collection of pastel-colored buildings, with towers and turrets, alongside (surprise!) pharaohs and dragons that peer down upon fascinated passersby. Its architecture is a surprising result and a testament to its citizens coming together to rebuild their city after a devastating fire in 1904. It took three years of construction, fueled by the Jugenstil movement, embodying a style that most closely resembles Art Nouveau. The result: uncommonly wonderful.

Flåm, Norway
Boasting dramatic nature and a serene atmosphere, the tiny village of Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Sognefjord and surrounded by breathtaking mountains. From this tranquil area, one of the world's most remarkably engineered railway lines originates and winds its way far above the sea, providing views of some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent scenery. At the foot of the mountains, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Flåm Valley and admire the majestic Aurlandfjord.

Bergen, Norway
A UNESCO World Heritage City treasure and a European Capital of Culture, beguiling Bergen is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest. In its heyday, Norwegian Kings resided here, and there were no less than 27 churches and abbeys. An immaculate city, locals take great pride in their rich seafaring history and hold firm to traditional values.

Shetland Island/Lerwick, United Kingdom
Located at the northern tip of the British Isles, nearly 50 miles northeast of the Orkneys, the Shetland Islands are a mosaic of more than a 100 islands. Craggy cliffs sculpted by turbulent seas are in stark contrast to the tranquil, sandy bays and flower-strewn meadows found here.

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
A place of contrasts and balance, Kirkwall offers the high points of a large Scottish city – stellar local shopping and impressive historical sites like the St. Magnus Cathedral and ruins of the Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace – as well as the charms of a small village. It is a relatively quiet ferry landing town that is also an excellent example of an ancient Norse settlement, making Kirkwall itself a living museum.

Edinburgh (Leith), United Kingdom
Dominated by a medieval castle on a towering crag, Edinburgh is the celebrated capital of Scotland and boasts more than a thousand years of vibrant historical heritage. The Exchange building, the famous Royal Mile featuring St. Giles Cathedral and John Knox House, as well as Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens official residence in Scotland, are only a few of the architectural masterpieces found in this delightful Scottish city.

Edinburgh (Leith), United Kingdom
Dominated by a medieval castle on a towering crag, Edinburgh is the celebrated capital of Scotland and boasts more than a thousand years of vibrant historical heritage. The Exchange building, the famous Royal Mile featuring St. Giles Cathedral and John Knox House, as well as Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens official residence in Scotland, are only a few of the architectural masterpieces found in this delightful Scottish city.

(At Sea)

Greenwich (London), England, United Kingdom
Located the banks of the River Thames (and our gateway to London), Greenwich is home to rich history both regal and naval – with UNESCO-designated palaces, museums and London’s prettiest royal park. But more than anything, Greenwich is home to time itself for it is here that the world’s Prime Meridian – longitude zero – is marked in the Royal Observatory. Visit Greenwich Palace where King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born, and where Anne Boleyn was arrested and taken by boat to The Tower of London.

Greenwich (London), England, United Kingdom
Located the banks of the River Thames (and our gateway to London), Greenwich is home to rich history both regal and naval – with UNESCO-designated palaces, museums and London’s prettiest royal park. But more than anything, Greenwich is home to time itself for it is here that the world’s Prime Meridian – longitude zero – is marked in the Royal Observatory. Visit Greenwich Palace where King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born, and where Anne Boleyn was arrested and taken by boat to The Tower of London.

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