Explore the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Highlands

Resort: Explore the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Highlands
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: United Kingdom
Price From: £4399.00

Over View

Get a true taste of Scotland before sailing across the Norwegian Sea to the otherworldly fjords of Norway. Stroll the streets of Edinburgh and walk the paths of the Scottish Highlands before embarking on a voyage that takes you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Standing Stones of Stennes and the mystical Ring of Brodgar. You’ll also visit archaeological sites, witness the curious clash of cultures in the Shetland Islands, and take in the stunning beauty of the forests and waterfalls that line the fjords. This is a journey not to be missed, nor to be ever forgotten.

Itineraries

Day 1
Edinburgh

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Edinburgh

Enjoy a walking tour of Edinburgh and a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. The afternoon is free to discover at your own pace.

Day 3
Scottish Highlands

Enjoy a day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Explore Stirling on a guided tour of the old town including Stirling Castle. Continue to Wallace Monument and learn about the infamous battle of Bannockburn. Enjoy some free time in Stirling for lunch. After lunch visit Deanston Distillery and enjoy a tasting before returning to Edinburgh for the night.

Day 4
Edinburgh

Enjoy a free morning in Edinburgh before boarding the G Expedition. Our ship departs in the late afternoon, sailing towards Kirkwall.

Day 5
KirkwallOrkney

Visit historic and mystical sites by coach. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness, the intriguing Ring of Brodgar, and the village of Skara Brae.

Day 6
Shetland Islands

Continue northwards to the remote Shetland Islands. Opt to visit Jarlshof or join the Puffin Bus to focus on puffins and seabird photography at Sumbrugh Head (weather dependent). Enjoy additional time to explore Lerwick.

Day 7
Bergen

Cross the famous North Sea to reach Norway. Opt for a historical walking tour of the city, or enjoy a funicular ride for amazing views of Bergen, then explore on your own for the afternoon.

Day 8
Flm

Hop on the Flm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flm district.

Day 9
Olden (Fjord Cruise)

Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate hike to Briksdalbreen glacier, or, for an easier option, take a trolley ride with a shorter walk to make it to the glacier lake.

Day 10
Geirangerfjord

Sail deep into one of Norway’s most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalsnibba, soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site. For the more adventurous, opt for a 10km mountain hike exploring the area and taking in amazing views of the fjord from above.

Day 11
Trondheim

Continue on to Trondheim. Choose between hiking in Bymarka Nature Reserve before visiting the Sverresborg Folk Museum, or enjoying a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the area on your own.

Day 12
TorghattenVega

The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the worlds most beautiful scenery. Hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, with fantastic views of the region. Keep an eye out for Norway’s mythical trolls. In the afternoon, head to the quaint and picturesque Vega Island, a UNESCO site. Wander the fishing villages, go on a guided nature hike, and appreciate the slow pace of life.

Day 13
SvartisenVikingenLovund

Visit Svartisen, Lovund, and Vikingen, to see beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.

Day 14
Lofoten

The Lofoten archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Go ashore by Zodiac for a day trip of the area. Start by visiting the Trrfiskmuseum to learn about traditional work of the islands before visiting Nusfjord, one of Norway’s oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. After, stop in Henningsvr for time to see local art or explore the quaint fishing village. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norway’s most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls.

Day 15
Troms

Troms, the capital of northern Norway, is known as the Gateway to the Arctic as it was the embarkation point for many Arctic expeditions. Learn about past Arctic expeditions and opt for some hiking or to explore the city on your own.

Day 16
Troms

Disembark the G Expedition in the morning.

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