Voyage to the South

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Voyage to the South

A particular highlight of the Voyage to the South, is the daytime sailing through the magnificent Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands.

The ship carefully navigates its way through narrow fjords and glides past awe inspiring rock faces. The entire journey is filled with moments to treasure as villages and countryside slip quietly by.

We have selected only the new generation working ships, the most comfortable latest additions to the Norwegian coastal fleet which in our opinion, are the finest vessels cruising this route.

The cruise price includes
Return economy scheduled air travel between the UK and Bergen
1 night accommodation at an aiport hotel in Oslo
7 nights accommodation aboard the ship
1 night bed and breakfast accommodation at a comfortable Bergen hotel

 

Cruise catering
Full board. Scandinavian buffet style breakfast, lunch/buffet including a selection of sumptuous hot and cold dishes and excellent three course dinner.

 

Departure dates from UK for 2016
Every Saturday 24 April to 11 September with a direct flight from London Gatwick. Scheduled departures on Fridays and Sundays from 02 April to 26 September from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen.
Itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive in Oslo, where you’ll stay overnight.
DAY 2 There’s an early morning start, with a flight to Kirkenes, where you join the southbound Coastal Voyage. Our first port of call is Vadsø. We head north, with a stop at Båtsfjord.
DAY 3 The ship sails along the beautiful leeward side of Magerøya Island, arriving at Honningsvåg in the morning. We bid farewell to the North Cape, and later call at Hammerfest – a visit to the Polar Bear Club is a must! Sailing south, we cross Lopphavet, and call at Skjervøy. We arrive at Tromsø, staying only long enough for the chance to sample the nightlife in the ‘Paris of the North’.
DAY 4 When the vessel leaves Harstad, the morning ahead of you is one of the most memorable days of the voyage. The mountains of the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands form a spectacular backdrop to the tiny, picturesque fishing villages. Our final port of call in the Lofoten Islands is Stamsund. We continue via Vestfjord to Bodø, docking for three hours.
DAY 5 Witnessing the amazing coastline between Ørnes and the Arctic Circle, we cross back and forth between islands, through narrow straits and past lush farm land. We pass the Seven Sisters mountain range before calling at Brønnøysund. On leaving Brønnøysund, we sail through the narrowest strait of the whole voyage. The last port of call is Rørvik before we continue towards Trondheim.
DAY 6 Early morning arrival in Trondheim. You have three hours to look around, and perhaps visit the Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s largest church, dating from the middle ages. Our next port of call is Kristiansund. Brief calls are made at Molde and Ålesund.
DAY 7 The final day at sea is spent weaving between the islands and gracefully gliding past the open mouth of the Nordfjord on the way back past Måløy and Florø to Bergen, arriving in the early afternoon. Transfer from the Coastal ship to your hotel in Bergen is provided.
DAY 8 Depending on your return flight you may have some time to take a stroll around the old Hanseatic warehouses at Bryggen, visit the Fish Market or take the Funicular Railway up to Mount Fløyen, from where you have panoramic views of the city. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
* Optional excursions can be reserved on board ship during your voyage.