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Experience the raw beauty of Northern Norway onboard this Arctic Fjord & Northern Lights Expedition which departs from the Arctic Capital, Tromsø.
Onboard experience locations such as Tromsø, Andenes, Henningsvær, Nusfjord, Svolvær, Sortland and Narvik. Enjoy days full of adventure and unique activities. Marvel at the mystical Northern Lights, experience arctic wildlife , get a taste of the exquisite arctic cuisine, take part in the Sami culture, go dog sledding in a winter wonderland and get the most scenic arctic train ride of your life. This expedition takes you on a journey through 1000 years, and you will learn about the Viking and the Sami people- the indigenous people of Lapland.
Fly from the UK to Tromsø and transfer to the city centre where you'll spend the first night of your Norwegian adventure. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
At 16:00 hours, embark the MV Quest in Tromsø . The crew and expedition team welcome you aboard the ship, where there is an introduction to the full programme, the ship and safety while on the expedition. This will be followed by a welcome dinner serving the finest of Arctic Cuisine. After dinner, experience the first northern lights excursion. Take the Fjellheisen Cable Car to the top of Storsteinen Mountain where there will be spectacular views over Tromsø City. The first search for northern lights begins at the top, with an introduction to night vision Photography. Back on the ship, set course towards the famous Lofoten and Andenes. (B,D)
After breakfast enjoy a Presentation of the day's programme. During the night, MV Quest will have reached somewhere between Andenes and Senja. The expedition team will then decide whether to search for sperm whales outside the beach Bleik or go to land for another excursion. Continue sailing through the impressive Risøyrenna and dock at the port in Sortland where there will be a visit to a Sami Camp. Learn about the Sami culture, reindeer herding and Sami lifestyle. Continue searching for the northern lights, and where the location will be based on the weather and Aurora Borealis forecasts. (B,L,D)
After breakfast enjoy a Presentation of the day's Programme. Sail towards Raftesund and into the beautiful Trollfjord. Here, there will be a chance of spotting the white-tailed eagle which can provide an amazing photo opportunity. The day continues in the authentic fisherman's village Henningsvær, a village referred to as “the Venice of the North”. Visit “Full Steam” which is a 200-year-old cod liver oil factory, now operating as a restaurant and museum. Your taste buds will bring you on a journey through the history of cod fishing, the fishermen's lifestyle as well as the importance of cod liver oil for Norwegian history.
Spend the night in Henningsvær with the view of iconic, traditional fishermen's cabins, which will provide another great opportunity for photos. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, enjoy a Presentation of the day's Programme. The expedition continues onwards to Nusfjord Village. This is one of the oldest fisherman's villages which are preserved in Lofoten. The whole village is an open museum, and the guides will show you around and teach you about the arctic lifestyle of these fishermen.
Experience the famous Lofotr Viking Museum, an experience that will take you back more than 1000 years. Meet the Vikings at the world's largest Viking Longhouse and enjoy a proper Viking feast for lunch. After which, transfer to Svolvær where MV Quest is waiting. Dine onboard followed by a city walk and photo excursion through Svolvær. (B,L,D)
At 08:00 hours enjoy breakfast & Presentation of Today's Programme. Wake up close to Barøy Lighthouse.
The day will continue towards the city of Narvik- an important key location during the WW2. The battle of Narvik was the biggest war battle on Norwegian ground.Learn local knowledge about the historic events.
After dinner, join the Northern Lights Express with the Arctic Train. This scenic railway journey traverses through raw landscapes and untouched wilderness. The end station will be Katterat where there is a northern lights base camp. Experience the first search for the Aurora Borealis here, and this will also be a great introduction to night vision photography.
After breakfast, enjoy a Presentation of Today's Programme. Wake up in Narvik , the last morning on MV Quest. Transfer to the Wilderness Camp,known as Camp Tamok, and all baggage must be brought from the ship. Spend the day at the Wilderness Camp and meet adorable huskies and their mushers. Winter activities for the day will be planned depending on weather and availability. Activities could include dog sledding, snowmobiling, a visit to the Ice Domes, and the Sami people and their reindeers. Lunch will be served around a bonfire in the Wilderness Camp. After a day out in the Arctic nature, transfer by bus back to Tromsø City where you arrive at approximately 17:00 hours. Make your way to your hotel for one night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure. ( B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to the Airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)
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