Scandinavian Discovery & Norwegian Fjords Cruise.

 

Cruise Features

 

  • Cruise in luxury for 10 nights, cruise on the magnificent Le Boréal
  • Welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers
  • Enjoy a guided tour of historic Copenhagen, including a visit to Rosenborg Castle
  • Drive through the breathtaking Hardangervidda, home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer
  • Enjoy a two night stay in Bergen, one of the prettiest cities in Norway
  • Take Zodiac excursions in the Norwegian Fjords escorted by your naturalist guides
  • Enjoy an excursion to the Briksdal Glacier, part of the Jostedal Glacier icefield, which is the largest glacier on the European mainland
  • Take an excursion to Giske and Godoy Islands and learn about Norway’s Viking history
  • Take Zodiac excursions in the Svalbard archipelago to get close to the magnificent glaciers and wildlife

 

 

Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1: Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen. On arrival you will be met by a Scenic representative and transferred* to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, before meeting your Tour Director and fellow guests over a welcome drink this evening.
Two Night Stay: Copenhagen

Day 2: Copenhagen (B,D)

Today starts with a visit to Rosenborg Castle, a Renaissance castle that was built as a country summerhouse in 1606. Then visit the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a harbour cruise of the romantic canals of Copenhagen; or (2) visit the Carlsberg Brewery. This evening your welcome dinner is at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

Day 3: Oslo (B,D)

This morning fly from Copenhagen to the capital of Norway, Oslo. Meet your local guide for an orientation tour through Oslo, where you will see all the main sights such as City Hall and the National Theatre.
Two Night Stay: Oslo

Day 4: Oslo (B,D)

SCENIC ENRICH Start your day by journeying to the Bygdoy Peninsula, home to three famous museums, all of which you will visit; the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship. From the museums continue to the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park. This evening enjoy a dinner in Holmenkollen, home of Oslo’s ski jumping arena and the host of the 1952 Winter Olympics.

Day 5: Oslo - Lofthus (B,D)

This morning farewell Oslo and enjoy a drive through the scenic and breathtaking Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer. Lofthus is situated on the shore of Sørfjorden, an arm of the Hardangerfjord and is your home for tonight.
Overnight Special Stay: Lofthus

Day 6: Lofthus - Bergen (B,D)

This morning continue your journey to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century when the port was an important centre of European trade for the all-powerful German Hanseatic League.
Two Night Stay: Bergen

Day 7: Bergen (B,D)

Today explore Bergen on a guided city tour, including a drive to Troldhaugen, now a museum and the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s greatest composer. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a journey up the funicular railway 1,050 feet to Mt. Floien for a bird’s eye view of the city and fjord; or (2) enjoy an active walking tour of Bergen and its surrounds; your tour takes you through the mountain paths towards Mt Floien

Day 8: Bergen (B,D)

Today enjoy your day at leisure and take an opportunity to explore this magnificent city, before embarking on your cruise. Check into your Deluxe Stateroom with a private balcony on board Le Boréal, and settle in for an unforgettable cruise. Complimentary beverages are served throughout your cruise. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome cocktail, meet the crew and learn about the spectacular destinations you will encounter in the days ahead.

Day 9: Olden (B,L,D)

The cruise to Olden is majestic. This little seaside village, which was popular with European nobility in the last century, enjoys a prime location at the heart of Nordfjord. The fjord is around 100 km long and is one of the four main Norwegian fjords, offering a magnificent landscape made up of lakes, glaciers and mountains. Today your excursion takes you to Briksdal Glacier; the glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier icefield, which is the largest glacier on the European mainland.. Take a 45 minute walk on a gravel road up to the glacier. During your walk you will enjoy spectacular views of this gigantic glacier.

Day 10: Hellesylt - Geiranger (B,L,D)

This morning arrive in Hellesylt, a small village in Stranda. The village lies at the head of the Sunnylvsfjorden. Then sail towards Geiranger. Geiranger is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and the Geirangerfjord area has been listed as a World Heritage Site. Nature provides the main attractions, perhaps take a hike around the surrounding wilderness or wander through the streets of this quaint town and visit some of its popular museums or galleries such as the Geiranger Gallery which houses exhibits from local artists as well as other artists

Day 11: Ålesund (B,L,D)

The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. Today visit Giske and Godoy Islands as a part of your excursion. You will start the tour with a short overview of Ålesund. Then continue to Mount Aksla and its promontory named Fjellstua. Then reach Giske Island; the island had a unique position during the Viking period.

Day 12: Brønnøysund (B,L,D)

This morning enjoy the majestic scenery as you cruise to Brønnøysund. Join your expedition leader and naturalist guides on deck as they share some of the secrets and wonders of this magnificent destination.

Day 13: Crossing the Arctic Circle - Aa - Nusfjord (B,L,D)

Nusfjord is one of Norway’s oldest and best-preserved fishing  villages with a long-standing tradition of “Lofotfiske”, or seasonal cod fishing. The fishing community is an idyllic gem, crammed with history and superb buildings “packaged” in scenery – a living museum

Day 14: Svolvær (B,L,D)

Today dock in the town of Svolvær, located in the Lofoten archipelago on the southern coast of the island of Austvågøya. Enjoy a day at  your leisure and discover this charming fishing town, where one of the first churches in North Norway was most likely built, approximately 900 years ago.

Day 15: Tromsø (B,L,D)

This morning arrive in Tromsø, the second largest city and urban area north of the Arctic Circle in Sápmi. Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream.

Day 16: Sailing along Bjørnøya Island (B,L,D)

Enjoy a spectacular day of sailing along Bjørnøya (Bear Island), a  birdwatcher’s paradise featuring spectacular views, thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls. Join your naturalist guides on deck as they point out the different bird species for you and share their knowledge of this unique island.

Day 17: Hornsund (B,L,D)

Hornsund is the southernmost of the large fjords on Spitsbergen’s west coast in the Svalbard archipelago. This area is home to some of world’s most magnificent glaciers, and it is renowned for its abundant and varied arctic wildlife. Venture out on the Zodiacs escorted by your expert team of naturalists and expedition guides for the chance to see the arctic wildlife and glaciers up close.  Keep your eyes open for a sighting of seals and maybe even polar bears or arctic foxes. Tonight enjoy a farewell gala dinner with your Captain and crew to celebrate the end of your magnificent cruise.

Day 18: Longyearbyen - Oslo (B,D)

Our final stop is Longyearbyen; the largest populated area on the territory of Svalbard, located in the high Norwegian Arctic. After breakfast this morning it is time to  farewell your crew and disembark the cruise. Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Oslo, via Tromsø. Tonight meet with your fellow travellers and your Tour Director for a gala dinner.
Overnight Stay: Oslo

Day 19: Oslo (B)

 

 

Small Ship Cruising

 

  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Luxuriously appointed Deluxe Staterooms with private balcony
  • Fully escorted including on board your cruise
  • Small groups, average of only 30 guests
  • Zodiac excursions and water sport activities (weather permitting)
  • Selected on shore excursions included – exclusive to Scenic
  • Choice of dining from casual to fine dining
  • Spacious lounges and bars, observation decks and outdoor heated swimming pool
  • 24 hour room service
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail & farewell gala dinner
  • English speaking lecturer revealing each destination’s secrets and highlights
  • Expert team of naturalists and guides
  • Appreciate Norway’s historic links to the sea during a visit to the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki museum and the Fram Polar Ship

 

Dining Experiences

 

  • 44 superb meals including, 18 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L) and 17 Dinners (D)