Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Islands: Tromso to Edinburgh

Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Islands: Tromso to Edinburgh

From AUD $5,399

Description

Venture into the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea to the Scottish Isles for close encounters with glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes. Perfect for explorers with worldly ambitions, this 13-day expedition brings you to important sites of Norway’s ancient history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and some of the most incredible nature you’ll ever see. The tail end of the trip takes you through some of Scotland’s beautiful islands before you disembark in Edinburgh. This journey will leave you full of wonder for years to come.

Trip Name
Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Islands: Tromso to Edinburgh
Days
13
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 140 Built: refurbished 2009 Not only will the G Expedition steer you closer to some of our planet’s most amazing places, our professional and highly-skilled team of on-board experts offer keen insight, unique perspectives, and hands-on attention not found in a guidebook. Make your next tour a voyage you’ll remember the rest of your life. Return home a different person than when you left. Cabins Private en suite bathrooms Bathrooms in all cabins feature washbasins, toilets and showers. (Category 5 cabins feature state-of-the-art full-body misting showers.) Ocean views All cabins are outside-facing with ocean views that frame some of the most remarkable and remote landscapes on Earth, and every cabin has its own porthole or window. Spacious living quarters All suites are 30m sq (320 sq ft) and all cabins are 15m sq (160 ft). All cabins come equipped with wardrobes, drawers, nightstands, and writing desks to make you feel as at-home as possible. Daily cabin service Our friendly crew will make your beds, fluff your pillows and tidy up your cabin while you’re out, ensuring you return to a warm, inviting room each night. Amenities The G Expedition has multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossings and in between land excursions. Amenities include: All cabins with private en suite and outside view - The Penguin Library - Medical clinic and english speaking doctor - The Gear Shop - Polar Bear Pub - The Lounge - Albatross Dining Room, serving international cuisine and large enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting - Large aft deck with barbecue facilities - Forward deck viewing platforms - Fitness centre/sauna - Large fleet of Zodiacs with 4-stroke engines Crew & Staff  Experts in everything from geology to marine biology and polar history, the members of our team are always eager to share their infectious passion for the plants, animals, and people you’ll encounter. Add in professional hotel staff and a seasoned crew, and you’ll be more than comfortable during your adventure on the water. 10:1 passenger-to-expert ratio More on-hand experts means deeper access and greater understanding of the planet’s most amazing places. Our experts’ lectures, Q&A sessions, and personal reflection deliver a personalized and intimate perspective on these faraway shores.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Tromsø
Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, known as the "Gateway to the Arctic". Embark in the afternoon. Consider arriving early to explore Tromsø.
Day 2 - Day 2 Nordkapp
Explore one of the most northern points in Europe. A popular spot to watch the midnight sun during the summer months, as the sun never sets between the middle of May to late August, this cape is the location where the Atlantic and Arctic oceans meet. Explore the barren landscape, quaint fishing villages, and stop by the Northern Cape Plateau standing 307 m above the sea.
Day 3 - Day 3 At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea, taking in the stunning scenery of the Arctic. Keep a sharp eye while on deck to try and spot marine wildlife.
Day 4 - Day 4 Trollfjord/Lofoten Islands
Spend the early morning at the short, yet dramatic Trollfjord. Try to spot the mythical creatures along the cliffs. Head ashore in Svolvaer to explore the Lofoten Islands by coach. Stop in Henningsvær for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. After, visit Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant, before visiting the Tørrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands. End the day in the town of Å.
Day 5 - Day 5 Svartisen/Vikingen/Lovund
Visit Svartisen, Lovund and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.
Day 6 - Day 6 Vega/Torghatten
The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Head to the quaint and picturesque Vega Island, a UNESCO site. Wander the fishing villages, go on a guided nature hike, and appreciate the slow pace of life. In the afternoon, hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, with fantastic views of the region. Keep an eye out for Norway's mythical trolls.
Day 7 - Day 7 Trondheim
Continue on to Trondheim. Choose between hiking in Bymarka Nature Reserve before visiting the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or enjoying a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the area on your own.
Day 8 - Day 8 Eresfjord/Åndalsnes
Spend the morning exploring the town of Eresfjord or join an optional hike for amazing views. In the afternoon, board the Rauma Railway taking you into the dramatic scenes of the Romsdalen mountains.
Day 9 - Day 9 Geirangerfjord
Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited fjords, Geirangerfjord. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalsnibba, soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site. For the more adventurous, opt for a 10km mountain hike exploring the area and taking in amazing views of the fjord from above. If possible, the Expedition ship will cruise around this scenic area.
Day 10 - Day 10 Ålesund
Spend the morning exploring the beautiful Art Nouveau district of Ålesund, or take the 418 steps up to Fjellstua for the views of the city, islands and bay. Opt to visit the Ålesund Museum and learn about the culture and history of the town, including the fire which destroyed the city in 1904. If you are feeling more active, try one of the local hikes for unbeatable views.
Day 11 - Day 11 Shetland Islands
Continue southwards to the remote Shetland Islands. Opt to visit Jarlshof or join the Puffin Bus to focus on puffins and seabird photography at Sumbrugh Head (weather dependent). Enjoy additional time to explore Lerwick.
Day 12 - Day 12 Orkney Islands
Visit historic and mystical sites by coach on this remote island. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness, the intriguing Ring of Brodgar, and the village of Skara Brae.
Day 13 - Day 13 Edinburgh
Cruise overnight to Edinburgh's Port of Leith, then disembark the G Expedition in the morning. It's highly recommended to book extra time to visit Edinburgh.
Day 14 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
17-05-202029-05-2020AUD $5,399Cat 1A - Quad
17-05-202029-05-2020AUD $5,999Cat 1 - Triple
17-05-202029-05-2020AUD $8,199Cat 2 - Twin
17-05-202029-05-2020AUD $8,999Cat 3 - Twin
17-05-202029-05-2020AUD $10,599Cat 4 - Twin
17-05-202029-05-2020AUD $11,999Cat 5 - Suite

Inclusions

    • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
    • Lectures and educational programs
    • Nordkapp excursion
    • Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
    • Svartisen glacier excursion
    • Vega Island visit
    • Trondheim visit
    • Rauma Railway excursion
    • Geirangerfjord visit
    • Ålesund visit
    • Shetland Islands visit
    • Orkney Islands guided tour of ancient ruins

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