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Voyage of the Vikings themed cruise (sails 13 Oct 2019)

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Price: R 50,198.00

11 nights, classic Bergen roundtrip via Kirkenes onboard MS Kong Harald.

Learn about the Vikings from an expert in medieval history – includes 2 bonus themed excursions!

The essence of Norway’s appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Join a 12-day adventure that is unmistakably Norwegian, across almost 2,500 nautical miles of spectacular coastal scenery. Along the route, you can choose from more than 90 excursions, and take part in hikes and activities led by our onboard Expedition Teams. The Norwegian coast is one of the most exciting and varied adventure destinations in the world, with its stirring and varied landscapes. A voyage with Hurtigruten lets you explore highlights of this epic coast, and take you close to the culture and the everyday life of people living here.

Booking Details For This Ocean Cruise

Selected departure date: Prices per person sharing from:
13 October 2019 R 50,198.00 pps (Outside Cabin)

Special Inclusions For This Viking-Themed Voyage

2 bonus Viking-themed excursions:

  • Meet the Vikings: Visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum (4F)
  • Taste of Vesterhalen (9A-A)
     

Guest lecturer, Dr. John Haywood, an expert in medieval history will also be onboard, conducting various presentations and lectures throughout the cruise, including:

  • Who were the Vikings?
  • The Vikings and their gods
  • Viking ships and navigation
  • The Viking Warrior
  • The Vikings at home
  • The Viking North Atlantic Saga
     

Ocean Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: Bergen, embarkation

Spend some time exploring charming Bergen, an important Hanseatic trading post, before embarking your ship.

DAY 2: Florø – Molde

Visit the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. On Mount Aksla, you'll see a statue of King Gange Rolv, founder of the Viking kingdom.

DAY 3: Kristiansund – Rørvik

Enjoy a special half-day sightseeing tour of the old Viking city of Trondheim. We will visit Nidaros Cathedral and the NTNU museum where various artefacts from the Viking Era are displayed.

DAY 4: Brønnøysund – Svolvær

Today, you cross the Arctic Circle and enter the Auroral Zone. You will also be taken to the Lofotr Viking Museum, on the site of the largest reconstructed longhouse where you will be treated to a Viking meal with mead.

DAY 5: Stokmarknes – Skjervøy

Experience classic Arctic excursions in Tromsø like dogsledding and snowshoeing. Or enjoy a pint of Nordic craft beer in the Ølhallen pub.

DAY 6: Øksfjord – Berlevåg

As we sail through Finnmark, you'll feel a primaeval quality in the air. Join an excursion to the spectacular North Cape, and stand at the top of the world.

DAY 7: Båtsfjord – Kirkenes – Berlevåg

A short distance from the Russian border, your ship turns at Kirkenes, and ports that were visited at night northbound are now seen during the day southbound.

DAY 8: Mehamn – Tromsø

Take a polar hike in Hammerfest during the day, and enjoy the Arctic delights of Tromsø at night.

DAY 9: Tromsø – Stamsund

An inclusive excursion brings you on a journey through the Vesterålen coast for stunning views of Hinnøya Island, Gullesfjord, and Sigerfjord. We also stop at the medieval Trondenes Church outside Harstad.

DAY 10: Bodø – Rørvik

Learn about the myths and legends that surround the imposing SevenSisters mountain range and TorghattenMountain.

DAY 11: Trondheim – Ålesund

Return to the royal city of Trondheim then onto Kristiansund, passing by the peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the way to Molde.

DAY 12: Bergen, disembarkation

Your Norse adventure ends back in Bergen. Book a post-voyage extension to explore more. 
 

Validity 13 October 2019 departure
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • 11 nights onboard MS Kong Harald (selected cabin)
• All meals and activities onboard
• Taxes & port charges
• 2 Bonus Viking-themed excursions
• Guest lecturer, Dr. John Haywood, an expert in medieval history
Exclusions • Flights and taxes
• Visas (if required)
• Transfers
• Gratuities (payable upon embarkation)
• Shore excursions while in port
• Beverages
• Laundry
• Beauty & spa treatments
• Anything of a personal nature
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