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Gothenburg to Bergen – Archipelagos & Grand Fjords

Gothenburg to Bergen – Archipelagos & Grand Fjords

From USD $5,290

Description

Join the M/S Stockholm and Captain Per Engwall on a new exciting journey from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Bergen in Norway. Along the way we make a visit to Under, a unique fine dining restaurant with views of the ocean floor. The expedition cruise also includes picturesque fishing villages, interesting museums and the magnificent Hardanger fjord – measuring 180 kilometres. All voyages with M/S Stockholm are one of a kind and the adventurous spirit amongst the crew always takes us to new, for PolarQuest undiscovered gems.

Trip Name
Gothenburg to Bergen – Archipelagos & Grand Fjords
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 195 m Passenger Capacity: 12 Built / refurbished: 1953 / 1999 The M/S Stockholm is a classic ship built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. In 1999 she was totally refitted and started her career as a comfortable polar passenger ship. The M/S Stockholm carries a maximum of 12 passengers in twin cabins with bunk beds. All cabins have private facilities and small windows (portholes). M/S Stockholm is a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and wooden decks. It is no wonder she is loved by so many! On board the ship you will enjoy delicious meals in the company of likeminded travellers, who are all fascinated by the Arctic nature, wildlife and history. The food on board is of high standard and all beverages are included in the price. With such a small party on board, this is like travelling on a private yacht. The crew on board M/S Stockholm are also great enthusiasts of the unique wildlife and unspoiled nature. Their genuine curiosity is a prerequisite for expedition cruises of this kind. A trip on board M/S Stockholm in these northern waters, with its unique wildlife and pristine nature, is an experience of a lifetime!

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Gothenburg
Welcome to Gothenburg, PolarQuest's hometown and the ship M/S Stockholm’s home port! We board at lunchtime and sail off to explore the archipelago of Bohuslän. We sail overnight towards Norway’s southern tip.During an expedition cruise of this kind, we are in the hands of weather and wind, hence the program is kept flexible. This part of Norway has an incredible number of beautiful places to choose from, and those mentioned in the program are just examples of places we can visit.
Day 2 - Day 2: Mandal and Under
Around noon, we explore the archipelago outside of Norway’s southernmost community, Mandal. We go ashore and stroll the narrow streets along the characteristic white wooden houses.In the evening we head towards Lindesnes to dine at the unique and well-renowned restaurant Under. Half submerged under the waters of the North Atlantic, the restaurant invites you to an excellent and exclusive dinner with a dramatic panoramic view of the ocean floor.
Day 3 - Day 3 – 7: Fjord expedition
Around lunch we reach the fishing community Skudeneshavn, where we visit the museum to learn more about the ancient fishing days and life in the village. We continue into the beautiful Hardangerfjord, 180 km and Norway's second longest fjord. At the far end of Sørfjorda, a branch of the Hardangerfjord, lies the community of Odda. A bus tour guides us through the beautiful surroundings, and we visit the twin waterfall Låtefoss and the beautiful stave church in Røldal. We visit the village Kinsarvik. With its location, where the Hardanger Fjord branches off, it has been an important place since the Viking Age and the small church dates to the 1100’s. Here we can go for a waterfall hike. Along the trail that ends at Hardangervidda there are four different waterfalls. The hike takes 3 - 6 hours depending on when you turn around and how many waterfalls you want to pass.The Hardanger Folk Museum in Utne has since 1911 collected artefacts, buildings and knowledge of the area's rich cultural history. Here you can behold folk costumes, embroidery, violins, historical buildings and art.The small community of Rosendal is beautifully framed by high mountains. We get a private guided tour of the Skaaluren collection, a museum focusing on shipbuilding that has been so important to the area.
Day 4 - Day 8: Bergen
Early morning, we arrive in Bergen, get off the ship and start the journey home.
Day 5 - Please Note:
This is a preliminary itinerary. Our exact route will depend on the weather and wind conditions. Please keep in mind that flexibility is the key to a successful adventure!

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
12-04-202119-04-2021USD $5,290Twin Cabin
12-04-202119-04-2021USD $9,990Twin Cabin Solo

Inclusions

    • The spectacular Hardanger fjord
    • Visit to Restaurant Under
    • Picturesque fishing villages
    • Dramatic scenery
    • Only 12 passengers on board
    • The trip is climate compensated

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