- Dates: Sep 15 - 26, 2023
- Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
- Trip Level (1-4):2
- Arrive: Bergen, Norway
- Depart:Oslo, Norway
- Priced From: $8325
This tour departs in
- 6 nights of scenic Norwegian fjord cruising
- 8 nights of dark-sky aurora viewing opportunities
- Explore Europe’s most northerly point (71°N)
- 3 days among the fascinating native Sami people
The striking fjords ringed by snowcapped mountains, deep blue waters reflecting the spires of medieval towns, vast herds of reindeer crossing the high Arctic, and the celebrated stories and song by the Sami people – such riches all paint a stunning picture of the rugged and beautiful culture and landscapes we will explore on our cruise through the fjords of Norway. And with luck, the night sky will be draped in a shimmering curtain of green, blue, red, and purple – the elusive aurora borealis!
Join TravelQuest in September 2023 as we weave together all of this and much more on a one-of-a-kind journey to Norway. From pristine landscapes of extraordinary beauty to the proud legacy of Nordic history and culture – plus eight nights of excellent opportunities to witness the elusive northern lights – this Scandinavian adventure promises to create a lifetime of memories.
Setting out from the west coast port of Bergen, enjoy six nights of cruising Norway’s magnificent fjords aboard a vessel of the celebrated Hurtigruten line. You sail up the coast to Nordkapp (North Cape), the most northerly point in continental Europe, then carry on to Kirkenes. Next, you’re immersed in the indigenous culture of the Scandinavian Arctic as we use remote Karasjok as a base for exploring the Sami way of life, past and present, including seeing reindeer when we visit a Sami village. Following evenings of feasting, songs, and storytelling with our Sami hosts, you have the ideal vantage point for taking in the dramatic lightshow overhead.
Space is limited on this unique Scandinavian adventure that skillfully combines cultural discoveries with spectacular natural phenomena. Let us help you start making your plans today.