Our voyage begins on the northeast coast of Scotland in the port of Aberdeen from where we call into the remote Shetland Islands to learn of the many legends that have shaped this mystical place. Cruising north, we will catch our first glimpse of Norway and begin our navigation of the fjords. Words cannot describe the awe-inspiring scenery as we take in views of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, valleys and truly dramatic fjords. Amongst them, Naerofjorden has been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
This itinerary uniquely combines the wonders of the natural world with the historical and cultural highlights of the area. Our visits will include the archaeological site of Jarlshof in the Shetlands, Haugesund to learn of Norway’s Viking heritage and Alesund to marvel at the Art Nouveau architecture. We will also spend time exploring the narrow and deep sided Trollfjorden and Runde, home to more than 240 species of birds. A highlight for many will be the journey on the Flam Railway, one of the most beautiful railway lines in the world.
Such a journey can only be undertaken by a special vessel with the self sufficient qualities of the MS Serenissima and joining you on board will be an expert team who have been selected for their enthusiasm, professionalism and specialist knowledge of the natural world. With our small ship we are able to access small harbours which are just not accessible to the larger cruise ships and ferries and we will be able to get up close to see nature at its rawest, cruise rugged coastlines, witness vibrant colours and admire the prolific birdlife of this wonderful region.