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Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery

15 Days, Bergen to Svalbard
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery

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Set sail from Bergen - the gateway to Norway's fjords - to the remote shores of Svalbard on this dazzling 15-day odyssey along the fjord coastline of Norway. Expl read more...

IS THIS Marine TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to visit the world's greatest aquatic destinations aboard intimate and unique ships and yachts
    • Are eager to discover remote islands and isolated ports
    • Have experiences like communing with thousands of Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
    • Wish to foster meaningful connections with local people and culture
What's Included

    14 nights accommodation aboard the G Expedition in CAT 1A cabins.
    Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing.
    Suites have one queen-size bed.

  • 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners.
  • Departure airport transfers on Day 15.
  • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team.
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  • Flam Railway excursion.
  • Olden visit.
  • Geirangerfjord visit.
  • Trondheim excursion.
  • Vega Island visit.
  • Sanna Island visit.
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities.
  • Tromso excursion.
  • Hornsund visit.
  • Bellsund visit.
  • Services of one expedition team member per 10 guests.
  • Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 25-35 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Bergen
Day 2 Bergen/Flam
Day 3 Flam/Olden
Day 4 Olden/Geiranger
Day 5 Geiranger/Torghatten
Day 6 Torghatten/Svartisen
Day 7 Svartisen/Lofoten
Day 8 Lofoten
Day 9 Lofoten
Day 10 Lofoten/Tromso
Day 11 Tromso/Hornsund
Day 12 Hornsund
Day 13 Hornsund/Bellsund
Day 14 Bellsund/Longyearbyen
Day 15 Longyearbyen
Departures
  • May
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Thu, 31 May '18
  • Thu, 14 Jun '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • On Board Cruise
  • Longyearbyen
  • DAY 1 Arrive Bergen

    Welcome to your 'Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery' tour! Your Cox & Kings representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to the cruise terminal.

    The G Expedition departs in the evening at 6pm, sailing towards Flam.

    Begin your adventure today.

    There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead. (Dinner)

  • DAY 2 Bergen/Flam

    Hop on the Flam Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flam district.

    Flamsbana Railway
    The Flam Line is a 20km (12.4 mi) route between Myrdal and Flam. The line is used most often as a tourist train as it passes through gorgeous landscapes. It also boasts an incredibly steep gradient, with an elevation different of 863m (2,831 ft). (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Flam/Olden

    Cross the famous North Sea - through one of the largest offshore oil fields in the world. Depending on time and weather, stop in Olden for a short bus ride to the Birksdal area and a walk to a glacier.

    Glacier Walk
    Stretch out your legs on a walk from the Birksdal area to a nearby glacier. There's also a trolly-like car for those who are unable to walk the full distance to the glacier. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Olden/Geiranger

    Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. Enjoy soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Geirangerfjord Visit
    The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fjord is 15 km (9.3 mi) long, surrounded by spectacular mountains, lush green trees, waterfalls, and several farms. Have a camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 Geiranger/Torghatten

    Continue on to Trondheim. Choose between taking an afternoon hike to the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or enjoy a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300.

    G Expedition
    Geiranger - Trondheim
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Trondheim Visit
    Trondheim is a modern city surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains, and is home to the remarkable Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the king of Norway in the 11th century, Nidaos Cathedral is the traditional location for the consecration of the King of Norway.

    G Expedition
    Trondheim - Torghatten
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Torghatten/Svartisen

    The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world's most beautiful scenery. The captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac landing options. 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 and appreciate the slow pace of life.

    The mountain scenery and coastline offer breathtaking views. The goal is to visit Torghatten, one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark.

    Zodiac Excursion
    Torghatten
    Enjoy a zodiac excursion to Torghatten and the Treana archipelago. The Captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine the best Zodiac shore landing options. Our goal is to visit Torghatten, one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark. We will also try to move towards the Treana archipelago that is comprised of over 1000 islands.
    Expedition leaders will provide information on the local areas, and the ships photography experts will be on hand to offer advice on how to capture the perfect shot.

    G Expedition
    Torghatten - Vega
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Vega Island Visit
    Vega
    Vega is a small island in Norway's Nordland, filled with tiny, picturesque fishing villages. Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage site with a history of eider down harvesting.

    G Expedition
    Vega - Svartisen
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 Svartisen/Lofoten

    Visit Svartisen and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle. After, continue to Sanna, a remote island that offers great walking opportunities and a chance to see some sea eagles.

    Svartisen Land Excursion
    Svartisen
    Visit Svartisen and enjoy a scenic walk to a glacier. There's also a more demanding walk all the way around a lake below the glacier. From the lake there's a great view of the glacier, perfect for photos.

    Vikingen Visit
    Vikingen Island
    Visit Vikingen Island, a small island that sits directly on the Article Circle. There's a small statue of a globe on the island celebrating its position on one of the five major latitude circles.

    Sanna Island Visit
    Sanna
    Visit Sanna Island and explore on foot. Stretch your legs and search for interesting wildlife.

    G Expedition
    Svartisen - Lofoten
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Lofoten

    The Lofoten archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Go ashore to the island of A, where cod fishing is still a major part of the economy. 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.

    A Island Visit
    Lofoten
    Visit the Torrfiskmuseum (Stockfish Museum) in A before a bus tour across the Lofoten Islands to Svolvaer. Stop for photos and other visits along the way including the Viking Museum at Bostad.

    G Expedition
    Lofoten
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 9 Lofoten

    Continue exploring the beautiful Lofoten Islands, spending time on Andenes Island, a spectacular location for spotting marine wildlife. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 10 Lofoten/Tromso

    Tromso, the capital of northern Norway, is known as the "Gateway to the Arctic" as it was the embarkation point for many Arctic expeditions. Spend the day learning about the history of past expeditions and exploring Norway's largest northern city.

    G Expedition
    Lofoten - Tromso
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Tromso Guided Tour
    Tromso
    Spend the day exploring Norway's largest northern city. Choose between hiking on the mountain top overlooking Tromso, or wandering the city's streets before taking a cable car to the mountain top. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional open faced sandwiches while gazing over the city. Everyone will have a chance to visit some of the major sites including the Polar and Tromso Museums and (weather permitting) enjoy a stunning view from a cable car. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 11 Tromso/Hornsund

    Sail past mist-shrouded Bjornoya (Bear Island) - a birdwatcher's paradise featuring spectacular views.

    Sail past Bear Island. Weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to explore mist-shrouded Bjornoya by Zodiac - the weather is temperamental, so this is a 50/50 chance. Bear island even from afar has spectacular views, thousands of species of birds like fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls.

    G Expedition
    Tromso - Hornsund
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Hornsund

    Explore this archipelago of deep fjords, mountains and massive ice sheets. Keep your eyes open for walruses, seals, reindeer, Arctic foxes and, of course, polar bears.

    Our flexible itinerary and experience here allow us to take the best advantage of ice and weather conditions. Each season we attempt to discover new landing sites to explore to enhance your expedition experience. Shore walks and Zodiac adventures bring us up close to mystical landscapes, icebergs, and wildlife.

    Hornsund Shore Walks and Zodiac Adventures
    Hornsund
    Explore the natural beauty of Hornsund and take advantage of the spectacular photo opportunities. The Expedition team will select the best areas to explore by Zodiac depending on weather conditions. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 13 Hornsund/Bellsund

    Soak in the sights and sounds of Svalbard. Glaciers, nesting birds, sea mammals like walruses and whales plus land mammals like polar bears, the arctic fox and reindeer all call this region home.

    G Expedition
    Hornsund - Bellsund
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 14 Bellsund/Longyearbyen

    Continue exploring the icy wonderland of Svalbard.

    G Expedition
    Bellsund - Isfjorden
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    G Expedition
    Isfjorden - Longyearbyen
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 15 Longyearbyen

    Disembark the G Expedition in the morning.

    Transfers to Longyearbyen Airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after disembarkation.

    Private Vehicle
    Longyearbyen - Svalbard Lufthavn
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 25-35 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on maximum 134 aboard the G Expedition.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  8. Please note: While it is our intention of adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On the first day of your tour, your Expedition Leader will give you an expedition overview.
    The G Expedition is an adventure expedition ship and does not offer an elevator.
    BOOTS FOR ZODIAC LANDINGS
    - Complementary waterproof boots for use on board will be supplied in the following sizes:
    - US size 6 - 16
    - EUR size 36 - 49
    Please be advised that there are limited numbers of the smallest and largest sizes.
    If you wish to bring your own boots, you should follow the guidelines below:
    Rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knees (12-16" high or 30 41cm) with a strong, ridged non-skid sole are essential forwet landings via the Zodiacs. You usually have to step from the Zodiac into the water, which can be up to 1 ft or 30 cm high on most landings. Do not bring heavy, cumbersome boots that make it difficult to walk. Do not bring boots with metal cleats as they cannot be used for the landings. Try out your boots before your voyage. The electricity onboard is 220AC electrical outlets, with European 2 pin round holes, as well as 110-volt shaving sockets in the bathroom for electric razors only. You may wish to bring an international adapter. A limited supply of hair dryers and electrical adapters are available to borrow free of charge at the Purser's Desk.


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