As the ship heads south, the ports visited by night on the way north are now seen by day. Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town, is the first major stop before continuing to Tromsø. Optional excursions include Breakfast at the North Cape, followed by a memorable drive through the dramatic Arctic landscape to rejoin the ship in Hammerfest. During the summer enjoy the Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso.
A highlight of the southbound journey is this daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands, for many the most beautiful part of the Norwegian coast. The ship negotiates a stunning network of inlets and isles, including a possible detour into the spectacular and dramatic Trollfjord. Optional excursions on offer include an overland trip across Lofoten from Harstad, rejoining the ship in Sortland, and a Sea Eagle Safari.
Crossing the Arctic Circle and sailing past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters, this part of the journey allows you to fully appreciate the changing coastline. Before arriving in Rørvik, why not join the optional excursion to visit the Vega Islands, added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2004.
An early arrival in the medieval city of Trondheim offers a chance to explore and maybe visit the Nidaros Cathedral. Discovery Voyage (10 nights) passengers disembark here and have the full day to explore the city and stay one night before catching their flight home. Round Trip passengers stay with their ship which continues out of the Trondheimsfjord and past Hitra Island, making brief calls at Kristiansund and Molde before a midnight call at Alesund. The option exists to take an overland excursion along the Atlantic Road from Kristiansund to Molde. Along the way you’ll visit a traditional stave church and pass through picturesque landscapes, before re-joining the ship.