Viking Shores & Fjords

Trip Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
Trip Location: 
Bergen, Norway to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Norway is one of Earth’s jewels—an extraordinarily picturesque and interesting country that abounds with breath-taking natural beauty. Norway has evolved from its seafaring Viking heritage to a humanitarian, common-sense approach to cultural and environmental challenges. The ‘white nights’ of the Far North will be at their peak during our cruise, to help showcase this majestic mountainous coastline

Day 1 Bergen, Norway

Step on board your ship to begin your journey. Encircled by majestic mountains, fjords and glaciers, Bergen was home to Viking sagas. With your ship berthed next to Bryggen wharf, a UNESCO Site, easily stroll along its waterfront. This evening mingle with the locals and dine ashore, as we will be spending the night in port.

 

Day 2 Flåm, Norway

Through breathtaking fjords, your ship glides into the village of Flåm. Spend the day soaking up majestic views—from Vassbygda Lake to picturesque Vassbygdi and Aurland. Board the famous Flåm Railway for a train ride that climbs nearly 3,000 feet. Stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall and continue to the Mølstertunet open air museum, in Voss. Lunch on the famed Hotel Stalheim’s veranda, and gaze at the Naerøyfjord, a UNESCO Site.

 

Day 3, Stavanger, Norway

From the heart of the Old Town, where your ship berths, you will have the morning and early afternoon to explore. Start here in the old quarter, Gamle Stavanger, which has Europe’s highest concentration of wooden buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Or consider a cruise along the Lysefjord to see the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, jutting out nearly 2,000 feet above—it is one of Norway’s most famous natural attractions. Offshore oil drilling is an important industry for the local economy, and the award-winning Norwegian Petroleum Museum tells the story of the dangers faced in extracting this precious fuel. While ashore, don’t forget to indulge in waffles with cream and sweet jams with a steaming cup of hot tea.

Day 4, Kristiansand, Norway

Call on Kristiansand today, a charming small city near the tip of Sørlandet, Norway’s southland. Its strategic location on the Skagerrak strait long made it both a military stronghold and the royal residence of Harald Fairhair, the first King of Norway. Discover this remarkable city during a panoramic drive, featuring the impressive 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress, the fish market at Fiskebrygga wharf, the Old Town with its picturesque wooden houses and the splendid neo-Gothic cathedral. Alternately, you can visit its fascinating Kristiansand Cannon Museum, a remarkable collection of coastal artillery.

Day 5, Oslo, Norway

Discover the cultural riches of Norway’s compact capital. Oslo enjoys a stunning setting at the head of the Oslofjord and boasts a rich history and a museum and arts scene that rivals that of much larger cities. See the once-mighty Akershus Fortress, the splendid Royal Palace, and more before strolling through Vigeland Park. With ample time here, you can learn the secrets of aquavit during a distillery visit, marvel at the best preserved Viking ships in the world, or enjoy an excursion to the Munch Museum.

 

Day 6, Skagen, Denmark

Discover one of the Baltic’s most romantic ports today when you visit Skagen at the northernmost point of Denmark’s peninsular mainland, Jutland. This charming old fishing village, nestled amid pristine dunes, picturesque moors and long sand beaches, prospered on the herring trade in its early days. The small town, inspiration to generations of artists, is best explored on foot, so you will accompany a local guide past colorful wooden houses on the waterfront and admire traditional fishing boats in the harbor. During a visit to the Coastal Museum, sample some herring and a glass of aquavit.

 

Day 7, Cruise the North Sea

Cruise the North Sea today. Vikings sailed these waters to establish colonies on Scottish islands, coastal France and beyond. In medieval days, the North Sea became a busy thoroughfare for trade as goods were exchanged between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean, with the powerful Hanseatic League controlling much of the traffic. As you sail, you might find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. Lounge by the Main Pool with its retractable roof and enjoy a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar.

 

Day 8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

GROUP PRICES:

Bring Your Own Sighted Guide:

Deluxe Veranda           Starting at     $3790.  Per person

                            

 

Minds Eye Travel Brings the Sighted Guides (One guide for 2 passengers):

Deluxe Veranda           Starting at       $5690.  Per person

Single supplement is 100%.

 

Please Note:

  • A $750 deposit per person is required to book a cabin; balances are due on December  2018
  • Cancellation fee - $100.
  • Except where noted, prices are based on double occupancy and do not include airfare or gratuity
  • Trip insurance is recommended. Top of Form
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  • Our trips are non-smoking and not combinable with any other offer.

*   Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises, $120 value.

 

WE INCLUDE MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes 
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

 

YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:

  • Private veranda
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Spacious closet & drawers
  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Contact us about this trip to begin your reservation today!

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