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Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Ever since the Aurora Borealis were first seen, their beauty has mesmerized all who have witnessed them. But what are they, and how are they created? The ancient Greenlanders thought the Northern Lights were a sign from heaven that their ancestors were trying to contact the living. The Norwegians saw them as old maids dancing. However, modern science tells us that the Lights are created by charged solar particles ejected from the Sun in a solar wind during explosions or flares. 

Oslo
Founded in 1040, Oslo has existed from the end of the Viking Age and has been the capital of Norway since 1300. Even though several periods of conflict occasionally reduced the town’s importance, the real tragedy came in 1624 when it was destroyed by fire. Yet soon, it was rebuilt, a little farther to the west, and called Christiania. During the union between Norway and Sweden, 1814-1905, Christiania functioned as the united capital of both nations and was called Kristiania. It incorporated many of the surrounding villages and towns creating... 

Bergen

Bergen
The old Hanseatic city of Bergen proudly wears the nickname “Gateway to the fjords” for its supreme location close to the fjords of Western Norway. However, Bergen also boasts a proud history, a rich cultural life and an intimate urban city center, beautifully surrounded by seven mountains and several islands. Bryggen is a historic harbor district in Bergen, one of North Europe’s oldest port cities on the west coast of Norway which was established as a center for trade by the 12th century. 

Trondheim

Trondheim
Trondheim occupies a special place in Norwegian history and is the best place to discover medieval Norway. The name Trondheim derives from the old Norse Þróndheimr, meaning home of the strong and fertile ones. Previously called Kaupangen, Nidaros, and Trondhjem, Trondheim was Norway’s first capital, founded in 997 by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason. But even before the Pilgrims and the Viking Age, people were drawn to the region by the seafood rich fjords... 

Norwegian Fjords
Norway’s western coastline is famous for the most spectacular fjords on earth which cut through the dramatic scenery, their steep, solid sides ending abruptly at the glittering blue water. The long narrow inlets of the sea were typically formed by glaciers during the Ice Age which the area that today we call Norway experienced for much longer than other places in the word. Taking into account Norway’s fjords, its coastline becomes ten times longer than it would be otherwise. Norway’s longest and deepest fjord is Sognefjord, nicknamed King of the Fjords... 

Winter Tour to Norway

The Winter Tour to Norway features the Northern Lights, dog and reindeer sledding, the Sami culture and three Nordic cities: Oslo, Tromso and Bergen. We'll explore the vast stretches of serene, yet exhilarating landscapes, from the deep, blue-black fjords and rearing snowy peaks to jagged forested hills, from the seemingly limitless expanse of the Arctic tundra to the plunging river valleys. These grand scale landscapes are dotted with cosmopolitan cities and amiable small towns which exemplify the Scandinavian sophistication in architecture, design and the flair for living in one with nature. The essence of Norway’s appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth, the ultimate nature-lover’s paradise.

Winter 2024 / 2: DATES & COST 

March 22 - 31, 2024
10 Days / 9 Nights

This tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen

$4,920 double occupancy
$1,620 optional single supplement
$380 additional night, including a private airport transfer, single or double room
Includes all fees and taxes

WINTER 2025: DATES 

March 2025
10 Days / 9 Nights

This tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen

Summer Tour to Norway

NOT AVAILABLE NOW

Norway Summer Luxury Cruise

Norway is a land of intense natural beauty which is hard to overstate. Mountains of dizzying heights, deep fjords carved out by ice age glaciers, waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and the awe-inspiring Midnight Sun. The spectacular architecture, affluent cities, quaint Sami settlements, and exciting local cuisine enhance the experience further. Norway’s natural wonders, dramatic and diverse, range from serene forest-covered hills in the southeast, spectacular fjords and glaciers in the west, and the Arctic wilderness in the north. The seals and eagles reign, the whales and fish patrol the deep fjords, and small villages sleep along the sides of each fjord. The Summer Norway Luxury Cruise will awaken the explorer in you, as we journey from the city of Copenhagen in Denmark to follow the dramatic western shores of Norway all the way to Trondheim, the ancient Viking capital, past Stavanger, Bergen, and Alesund, to end the adventure in the sophisticated capital city of Oslo. With its stirring and varied landscapes, the Norwegian coast is one of the most exciting and varied adventure destinations in the world, and we will explore this rugged coastline, coming face-to-face with natural wonders of epic proportions and enjoying the local culture and the everyday life of people who live here.

2024: Summer Luxury Cruise 

June 5 - 15, 2024
11 Days / 10 Nights

This tour starts in Copenhagen, Denmark and ends in Oslo, Norway

$7,700 per person/double occupancy; door–to–door, including all flights, airport transfers, and $500 on-ship credit (Classic Veranda Suite, other suite types available)
$3,850 optional single supplement (Classic Veranda Balcony Suite, other suites available)
Includes all fees and taxes

North Cape

North Cape
At 71°10′21′′, North Cape is the northernmost point on the European mainland. On a journey along the coast of Norway, passing through rough waters or snow covered terrain, suddenly a mountain cliff comes into view, rising 1,000 feet above the Arctic Ocean. While travelers once had to climb up the cliff, now it is accessible by bus from Honningsvåg. Still, the feeling of walking up to the cliff is extraordinary, with an overwhelming feeling of being at the end of the world as we know it. 

The Red King Crab

The Red King Crab
The red king crab, which is native to the Pacific Ocean, was introduced in the Murmansk fjord near the Norwegian-Russian border by Russian scientists in the 1960s. It quickly migrated along the coast of Finnmark in Norway. This came despite early Norwegian attempts to halt the spread, due to concerns about how this alien species would affect marine life. Today, the red king crab is considered a delicacy and a vital part of the local fishing culture.