Sail into the Arctic Circle and savour the effortlessly alluring scenery and captivating tranquillity of Norway’s breathtaking northern archipelagos. With visits to rugged, remote islands, you’ll discover wild, untamed landscapes and postcard-perfect towns and villages, while scenic cruising aboard Black Watch will provide unforgettable experiences too.
Visit Leknes, for fascinating Viking history and scenes of mountain peaks and beautiful beaches; and the unique ‘Blue Town’ of Sortland; and experience scenic cruising by picturesque Reine. Elsewhere, you’ll stop overnight in Tromsø, home of the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; and sail past the Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains aboard Black Watch.
- 12 nights’ staying in an interior room aboard Black Watch – upgrades available at an additional supplement
- Comfortable, stylish rooms and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
- All inclusive drinks package
- A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
- Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
- A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
- Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
- A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
- Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
To speak to an adviser regarding more information for this cruise or to book this cruise, please call 0800 1707 233 and quote *DC THOMSON TRAVEL*
Norway’s Archipelagos Cruise Itinerary
Fri 25 Sep: Liverpool, United Kingdom, Late PM
Mon 28 Sep: Kristiansund, Norway
Reaching out into the waters of Norway’s Western Cape on four, bridge-connected islands, the clean, open, operatic city of Kristiansund, and its stunning harbour, are impossible to ignore.
Tue 29 Sep: Cruising Rørvik, Torghatten & Seven Sisters mountain range, and crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway
Rørvik is a picturesque island village located on the eastern part of the Vikna archipelago, in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. This pretty village serves as the administrative centre for the municipality and has a population of approximately 3,000 inhabitants.
A scenic cruise along the shores of Toget Island allows you see one of Norway’s most astonishing natural wonders – Torghatten Mountain. The mountain is known affectionately as ‘the mountain with the hole’, Torghatten is famous for the huge tunnel that strikes right through the middle of it and has has to be seen to be believed.
Forming a majestic chain of peaks overlooking the shipping channel, the Seven Sister mountain range is an awe-inspring backdrop to the myriad of islands and Norwegian landscapes. Standing 1,000 feet above the shoreline, these beautiful women are perhaps best observed in all their glory from your ship.
Wed 30 Sep: Cruising Trollfjord & Raftsundet, and Sortland, Vesterålen, Norway
The Trollfjord is a spectacular 2 kilometre long branch of the Raftsund straight that divides Norway’s Lofoten and Vesterålen archipelagos.
Pinched between the spectacular islands of Austvagoy and Hinnoya, the 25-kilometre-long, size-restricted Raftsundet Strait is only accessible to smaller ships such as those in the Fred. Olsen fleet
Sortland, the largest town of the beautiful Vesterålen archipelago, is one of Northern Norway’s most unique destinations.
Nicknamed ‘Blue Town’, Sortland is almost entirely painted in various shades of blue, thanks to any idea put forward by artist Bjorn Elvenes at the start of the new millennium.
Thu 01 Oct & Fri 02 Oct: Tromsø, Norway
The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore.
Sat 03 Oct: Leknes and cruising by Reine, Norway
Leknes, one of the first ports inside the Arctic Circle, looks out over the stunning Lofoten Islands, which are rich in Viking history and Arctic nature. The wild landscape of jagged peaks, cliffs and bright-white sandy beaches makes the area one of the most picturesque in Norway.
Reine, situated on the southeast coast of Moskenesøya Island in the remote Lofoten Archipelago, is one of Norway’s most spectacular locations, surrounded by breathtaking, snow-capped granite peaks, flower-covered meadows and bathed in silken Arctic light.
Mon 05 Oct: Lerwick, United Kingdom
Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland. The bustling, cosmopolitan seaport is the islands’ only town, and its wonderful natural harbour is a joy to explore.
Wed 07 Oct: Liverpool, United Kingdom, Early AM