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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Voyage South

Enjoy an overnight stay in Norway's capital Oslo before flying to Kirkenes to join a 5-night voyage along Norway's stunning coast, cruising through the beautiful Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands to Bergen. Includes flights from the UK and all overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
6 nights from £1481pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Bergen
  • Norwegian Fjord
  • Lofoten Islands

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Book with Confidence! New cancellation policy on all new booking for 2021 and 2022 voyages, booked by 31 Dec 2020. Cancel at least 90 days before if due to depart between Jan and Sept 2021, or at least 180 days before if due to depart between Oct 2021 and Dec 2022 and receive a refund (cancellation fee applies). Please contact us for full terms and conditions

Voyage South Special Offer

Spend a night in Norway's capital, Oslo before flying to Kirkenes for a 5-night voyage along the stunning Norwegian coast.

This voyage is perfect for those in search of incredible scenery as it includes a daylight sailing through the idyllic, Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands as well as cruising past the Seven Sisters mountain range. Other highlights include crossing the Arctic Circle, visiting Hammerfest and exploring the Viking Capital, Trondheim with its magnificent Gothic Cathedral.

There is also a wide range of fascinating excursions available on this cruise, including a visit to the North Cape, the chance to enjoy a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso or a RIB Safari in the Svolvaer.

N353 Operated by Hurtigruten

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Voyage South Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Oslo (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Norway's capital, Oslo, where an overnight stay allows plenty of time to explore this lively city.

Day 2 - Oslo - Kirkenes

This morning fly from Oslo to Kirkenes where where you will embark your ship . Your ship sets sail, hugging the coast as it visits the remote settlements it continues to serve more than a century after the Hurtigruten was created to provide a vital link with the rest of the country, giving us the opportunity to see Norway as the Norwegians see it. Cruise the Varanger peninsula to Batsfjord before continuing to Berlevag.

Day 3 - Hammerfest - Tromso

Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town boldly claims to be the first in Europe to have electric street lighting. Starting point of Bill Bryson’s journey described in Neither Here Nor There, this is the first major call. Continuing south, our night stop at Tromsø offers the opportunity to enjoy the Midnight Sun summer concert in the Arctic Cathedral.

Day 4 - Lofoten Islands

The memorable sights of the Lofoten Islands will stay with us forever as the ship meanders gently through this stunning network of inlets and isles. Moving on we cruise through the narrow Raftsund and reach what is the highlight of the voyage for many, a detour into spectacular Trollfjord. As we venture into this dramatic fjord, we stand in awe of the Captain’s prowess and skills of navigation, for the sheer sides of the cliffs seem close enough to touch. Site of a famous battle between local fishermen and wealthy ship owners in 1890, and the echoes of this dramatic history seem to reverberate from Trollfjord’s gnarled rock stone walls. Sailing through the beautiful, mountainous island chains, rising to 1,000 metres in places, we can see fishermen’s cabins built on stilts along the waterfront, whilst in the air around us fly a wide variety of seabirds such as puffins, kittiwakes, cormorants and sea eagles. This remarkable day is completed with an evening return to Svolvær and a farewell to the islands at Stamsund.

Day 5 - Arctic Circle

There is further excitement today as the ship crosses the Arctic Circle. Sailing past the famed peaks of the dancing Seven Sisters mountain range, folklore merges with the facts of nature – look out for Torghatten, which still bears the hole made by Hestmannen’s arrow in one of Norway’s popular legends. Enjoy a short stop at Nesna before continuing to Sandnessjoen, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Vega Islands.

Day 6 - Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde - Alesund

We have an early arrival in the fascinating medieval city of Trondheim. The voyage continues out of the Trondheimsfjord past Hitra Island to make brief calls at Kristiansund and Molde, known as the City of Roses and surrounded by 87 snow-capped mountains, before the midnight call at Ålesund and a last night at sea.

Day 7 - Bergen - UK

The landscape becomes increasingly beautiful as the journey weaves through the islets and beautiful Bergen comes into view again. Before long it's time to say good-bye to the ship and ‘på gjensyn’ (‘until we meet again’) to friends, fellow passengers and our crew, as we disembark from our magnificent journey on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage and fly back to the UK.

Extra nights can be added at the end of this cruise. Cruise only prices also available. Please contact us for details. Please note: Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

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    Basic Package Inclusions

    5 night full board cruise (cabin allocated on arrival)
    Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
    1-night hotel stay in Oslo on bed and breakfast basis

    Select Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Choice of preferred dining time
    Complimentary tea and coffee
    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Platinum Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Inclusive drinks package with dinner
    Dining with the captain
    Platinum a la carte breakfast
    Speciality dining in the A la Carte restaurant (not available on selected ships)
    Norway's Coastal Kitchen Welcome basket with Champagne
    Access to additional and exclusive shore excursions (payable extra)
    Activity outdoor clothing package
    Turn down service
    Private airport transfers in Bergen
    Priority embarking/disembarking
    Late check-out (check out at disembarking)
    Visit to the ship's bridge at the discretion of the captain
    Complimentary use of binoculars

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Special Features

  • Cruise only prices are available - please contact us for details.
Departure Dates Fare Category Exclusive Blue Water
Price From
1 Apr - 14 Apr 2021 Basic £1481
Select £1586
Platinum £3424
15 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 Basic £1545
Select £1658
Platinum £3621
1 May - 14 May 2021 Basic £1647
Select £1771
Platinum £3933
15 May - 31 May 2021 Basic £1733
Select £1867
Platinum £4195
1 Jun - 14 Jun 2021 Basic £1847
Select £1993
Platinum £4541
15 Jun - 30 Jun 2021 Basic £1892
Select £2043
Platinum £4680
1 Jul - 31 Jul 2021 Basic £1847
Select £1993
Platinum £4541
1 Aug - 14 Aug 2021 Basic £1801
Select £1942
Platinum £4403
15 Aug - 31 Aug 2021 Basic £1756
Select £1892
Platinum £4265
1 Sep - 14 Sep 2021 Basic £1711
Select £1842
Platinum £4127
15 Sep - 30 Sep 2021 Basic £1591
Select £1709
Platinum £3762
Prices are per person based on two passengers sharing a cabin, and based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
Cruise only prices available on request - please contact us for details
This cruise departs daily, all year round

 

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