Norwegian Fjords & Lofoten Islands

11 Days
Edinburgh to Tromso
From (CAD)
$ 13,419
Dates & Pricing

2024 Edinburgh > Tromso

Fjords of the Vikings

Cascading waterfalls and snow capped mountains, remote towns and picturesque fishing villages. Norway is a delight to behold.
Departing from Scotland, explore the old port town of Lerwick before sailing towards one of the most amazing coastlines. Cruise through magnificent fjords, including Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, surrounded by dramatic peaks and steep mountains. Relax as your Discovery Yacht effortlessly weaves its way along like the longboard of the Vikings once did. Along the way, watch out for the diverse wildlife such as puffins, the white-tailed sea eagle, seals and dolphins.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
401E
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Edinburgh
Return City:
Tromso

Selected Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

    Welcome to Edinburgh. Transfer to Leith where you board Scenic Eclipse to start your journey to the Arctic. Meet the Captain, crew, and your Discovery Team before setting sail for your adventure.  

    Please book your flight to arrive into Edinburgh prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At sea

    Today, relax on board. With the many choices available to you on board, you will be surprised at how quickly time passes. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or immerse yourself in the Nordic bathing experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    The most northerly point of the British Isles, Lerwick’s waterfront is lined with sandstone buildings dating back to the 18th century. The sound of traditional Shetland music can often be heard as you walk through the twisting lanes of this charming harbour town.

    Freechoice

    Visit the remarkable prehistoric archaeological site of Jarlshof, or take a ferry to the Island of Mousa and admire the Iron Age fortress, incredible scenery and abundant wildlife.  Alternatively, explore the Shetland Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bergen, Norway

    Journey to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen, surrounded by seven hills. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many multi-coloured wooden buildings, by far the most iconic sight to greet any visitor to Bergen. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal balance of nature, culture and urban life.

    Freechoice

    Join a local for a guided tour around Bergen, or travel to the house of the famed Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg before a private recital in the museums concert hall.  

    Discovery

    Hike to Mount Fløien, learning of the beloved Norwegian outdoor culture, tales of trolls and everyday life in old and modern days, or venture out and bike through this stunning city. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vikøyri > Flåm

    Cruise along Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway and you will soon see why it deserves the nickname of ‘King of the Fjords’. At its deepest, Sognefjord plunges more than 1,300 metres while the spectacular mountains rise on either side. You’ll pass through the village of Vikøyri before making your way to the village of Flåm in the heart of the fjord.

    Freechoice

    Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway for a day of stunning scenery. Or you may choose to explore an authentic Viking Village. 

    Discovery

    Hike to the Brekkefossen waterfall with a local guide sharing their knowledge and history of the area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Nordfjordeid

    Be greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, spectacular mountains and valleys, rolling farmland and the biggest glacier in Europe. The view is sure to steal your breath. The mountains in Nordfjord plunge from altitudes of a few thousand meters, straight down into the fjord and the ocean, creating magnificent waterfalls 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Geiranger

    Situated in the inner Geirangerfjord, Geiranger is one of Norway’s most beautiful sights surrounded by steep mountains on either side of the fjord. It’s listed as one of the most beautiful fjords in the world and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Take in the magnificent surroundings bedecked with cliffs, mountains, and tranquil lakes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Frøya

    Named after Norse mythology,  Frøya is the goddess of love and beauty. See the rolling hillside blanketed in vibrant purple heather, Scandivain architecture scattered along the rocky coastline, and calm, sheltered inlets ready for exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Svartisen

    The second largest glacier in Norway will astound you with its 370 square kilometres and shades of blue in the ice formations. It is also the lowest glacier in mainland Europe at just 20 meters above sea level, making it accessible for nature-based experiences. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lofoten Islands

    Cruise along the Lofoten Islands, with dramatic peaks, sheltered coves and pristine beaches. The archipelago is a visual feast to explore and discover. This rare wilderness offers breath-taking scenery surrounded by majestic mountains, deep fjords, seabird colonies and picturesque fishing villages. Have your morning coffee outside in the Panorama Bar and watch as your expert Captain maneuvers the ship past massive walls of mountains rising from sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Tromsø

    Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits 400km above the Arctic Circle in the land of the Midnight Sun. Surprisingly cosmopolitan for its remote location, during the summer Tromsø is full of locals basking in the sunlight, tucking into fresh seafood on the docks, enjoying a drink at the world’s most northern brewery or taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the local beach. Your cruise ends this morning after breakfast. Say farewell to the crew and disembark Scenic Eclipse for your journey home.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Tromso after 11:00 AM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Tour inclusions

Unrivalled exploration of extraordinary lands with
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica or the Arctic
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots

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