Classic Norwegian Fjord Voyage North
The Viking heritage tour.
Departing: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Returning: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Duration: 9 days
Explore the birthplace of Viking culture along the beautiful coast of Norway. To truly enhance your appreciation for these ancient seafaring pioneers, a lecture series on all things 'Vikingtid' will be delivered by Cambridge and Oxford alumna Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough.
Starting with spring weather in Bergen, our Hurtigruten ship sails for one week, hugging the mountainous coastline as we visit 34 charming coastal communities on our way to Kirkenes in the snowy north. Your journey includes a land excursion to the Lofotr longhouse, one of the largest Viking buildings ever to be reconstructed. There, you'll share a meal (and some mead) with the Chieftain and his wife. At the end of your voyage, you'll fly to Oslo for a two-night stay, packaged with an exclusive sightseeing tour, plus a visit to the Viking ship museum.
- Explore 34 ports along the stunning Norwegian coastline
- Specialist alumni lecture series with Dr Eleanor Barraclough
- A dedicated tour leader for the entire trip
- Two-night stay in Oslo with an exclusive sightseeing tour including the Viking ship museum
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE/CRUISE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
Polarlys is Norwegian for 'polar light', and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.
MS Polarlys was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two Jacuzzis. We have a comfortable bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink. The vessel also has a large compass area where you find the reception, the expedition team, conference room and shop.
Full details of the ship can be found here.
Price per person. 7-night sailing full board and 2-nights stay in Oslo bed and breakfast. Flights from London are included; UK regional airport departures available at a supplement.
$3,299 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in May 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.
Booking deadline - Thursday 28 February 2019