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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Expedition

Join MS Maud on this brand new expedition cruise from Dover along the Norwegian Coast in Spring, Summer or Autumn

No Fly Cruise
14 nights from £3179pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Alesund
  • Bergen
  • Kristiansund
  • Lofoten Islands
  • North Cape

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Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Expedition Special Offer

MS Maud is making Dover her home-port in 2021, offering no-fly voyages combined with all the benefits of expedition cruising. Experience the Norwegian Coast in Spring, Summer or Autumn on this 14-night voyage, cruising north to Honningsvag and back.

Explore beautiful Bergen, which was once Norway's capital, and stroll through the colourful Bryggen District. Visit Molde, where there is an optional excursion along the Atlantic Road which spans eight bridges through picturesque landscapes, and Kristiansund which is located across four sea islands. Continue on to Bronnoysund, gateway to Vega Island which was granted its UNESCO status because of how the community demonstrates its centuries old way of life. Cruise past the Seven Sisters mountain range and cross the Arctic Circle. Spend a full day exploring the Lofoten Islands, famous for their distrinctive dramatic peaks before continuing on to Tromso.

The most northerly point on this voyage is Honningsvag, gateway to the North Cape, before MS Maud cruises back south along the Norwegian Coast. Visit Finnsnes, across the bridge from the remarkable island of Senja, and sail into spectacular Hjorundfjord. See the Art Nouveau architecture in Alesund and visit the small island group of Vaerlandet. The final stop before MS Maud reaches Dover is Lysefjord.

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Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Expedition

Day 1 - Dover (England)

Embark MS Maud in Dover.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea. Meet the expedition team who will prepare you for the exciting adventures ahead.

Day 3 - Bergen (Norway)

In the morning, leave the North Sea and enter the scenic straits and fjords of Norway. After lunch arrive in Bergen. Founded in 1070AD, Bergen was Norway's capital for many years. Stroll through the historic UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with its colourful wooden wharfs or visit the world-class museums.

Day 4 - Molde - Kristiansund

Arrive in Molde around midday and perhaps join an excursion along the Atlantic Road which spans eight bridges across the open sea. The excursion ends in Kristiansund where you will rejoin the ship. Kristiansund's location on four sea islands has provided livelihoods in the fishing, shipbuilding and oil industries. A decisive battle was fought here in 955 between Danish and Norwegian Vikings.

Day 5 - Bronnoysund

Bronnoysund is a pretty little town with just 5,000 inhabitants, located halfway along the Norwegian coastline. It is gateway to Vega Island - a UNESCO World Heritage site which was granted its UNESCO status because of how the community demonstrates its centuries-old sustainable way of life. Cruise past the famous Seven Sisters mountain range. Cross the Arctic Circle this evening.

Day 6 - Reine - Svolvaer

Explore the Lofoten Islands today. The Lofoten Islands are world-famous for their distinctive dramatic peaks. Dock at Reine in the morning, where fishermen's huts are dotted along the shorelines. After leaving Reine, sail along the Lofoten wall to Svolvaer. After a whole day exploring Lofoten, sail to Trollfjord.

Day 7 - Tromso

Tromso is gateway to the Arctic. Tromso never gets dark during the peak of summer as the Midnight Sun shines from May 20 to July 22. Tromso is rich in history and culture.

Day 8 - Honningsvag

Today visit one of the most northernmost points in Europe, the North Cape. Start the day with a scenic bus ride from Honningsvag, passing small bays and tiny villages before crossing a mountain plateau to arrive at the North Cape.

Day 9 - Finnsnes

Today we dock at Finnsnes, just across a bridge from the remarkable island of Senja, which Norwegians call the ‘fairytale island’ because of its spectacular nature. Senja is Norway’s second largest island and counts just under 8,000 inhabitants. As you might guess, fisheries and aquaculture are the dominant industries here. Cod and pollock are traditionally fished in Senja’s waters while salmon is farmed. The island is famous for its diverse landscapes and is often referred to as Norway in miniature. The scenery can dramatically change within the blink of an eye. The outer side of Senja is characterised by lofty mountains plummeting straight into the sea, interspersed with isolated coves and sandy beaches. South Senja is distinguished by rocky coastline and pine forests and is home to Ånderdalen National Park. The eastern side of Senja has a a gentler landscape with rolling hills and birch forests.

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - Hjorundfjord - Alesund

Sail into Hjorundfjord, a natural wonder which stands out from other fjords due to its grandeur. The fjord is surrounded by the Sunnmore Alps with peaks soaring as high as 1,700 metres from the sea. A tender boat takes you ashore where there are hiking opportunities. Visit Alesund in the afternoon. Alesund is renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.

Day 12 - Vaelandet

Vaelandet is a small group of islands, situated to the north of Sognefjorden and ideal for hiking. There is also a local museum where you can learn about the history and culture.

Day 13 - Lysefjord

Lysefjord is 40 kilometres long and 422 metres deep. As the ship sails down the fjord, mountains tower above the imposing fjord.

Day 14 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 15 - Dover

Disembark MS Maud in Dover after breakfast

For weather and navigational reasons, the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • English speaking Expedition Team on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • No gratuities expected
  • Range of included excursions

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion)

Additional Information

  • Included Activities:
  • Bergen - The Fløibanen Funicular
  • Bronnoysund - Town Walk and Concert
  • Reine - The Fishing Village of A
  • Bronnoysund - Town Walk and Concert
  • Reine - The Fishing Village of A
  • Tromso - Polaria Arctic Experience Centre
  • Honningsvag - The North Cape
  • Finnsnes - National Scenic Route in Senja
  • Hjorundfjord - Fjord to Mountain Walk
  • Alesund - Climb Mt Aksla
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
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    • Sep 22nd - Dover and back - Sailing on: Maud From: £3279
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Map for Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Expedition