Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Braemar (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Days 2-3 - At sea
Enjoy the elegant onboard facilities for two days as we cruise towards Norway.
Day 4 - Ålesund, Norway
Our first port of call is Ålesund, Norway’s picturesque city with a magnificent coastline and striking fjord views. The city itself hosts beautiful architectural styles, with a great amount of buildings having been rebuilt in Art Nouveau style following a devastating fire in 1904; roam the beautiful city to capture this alternative style today.
Day 5 - Trondheim
Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim, is filled with brightly-coloured buildings and wooden houses that line the waterfront and the photogenic streets. The vibrant city centre has been a key part in Norway’s history having been the capital from 1030 to 1217, as has the town’s Nidaros Cathedral - considered to be Norway’s national sanctuary. The Gothic-style cathedral was built in 1070 over the grave of St Olav, the country’s patron saint, and hosts beautiful stained glassworks, magnificent statues and ornaments and incredible sculptures. Today you can discover the wonderful streets admiring the vibrant architecture or visit Trondheim’s popular attractions such as Trøndelag Folk Museum, the statue of Viking King Olav Tryggvason or the renowned cathedral.
Day 6 - Cruising Torghatten, Seven Sisters - Crossing the Arctic Circle
Today we enjoy a day of scenic cruising, passing the incredible mountain of Torghatten and the magnificent mountain range of the soaring Seven Sisters, before crossing the Arctic Circle.
Day 7 - Tromsø
This morning we arrive in the Gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø, renowned for breathtaking views of snowy fjords, icy waters and rugged landscapes. The charming city, located 350km north of the Arctic Circle, is the perfect place to observe the midnight sun and capture views of beautiful wildlife. The city’s iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral was built in 1965 in a modern architectural design with stunning stained glass windows - a truly unforgettable addition to your visit.
Day 8 - Honningsvåg
Honningsvåg, Norway’s northernmost city is a place of breathtaking fjords, cascading waterfalls, exciting activities and Arctic dining experiences. Characterised by numerous wooden buildings painted in bright colours, the city is also the gateway to the North Cape; nothing can quite compare to the exhilarating experience of standing at the edge of the steep cliff admiring the glorious ocean and breathtaking skyline.
Day 9 - Kirkenes
This morning we call at the small town of Kirkenes, located near the Russian border. This friendly settlement is renowned for outdoor Arctic adventures such as dog-sledge tours, snowmobile journeys and fishing - fishing for Giant King Crabs is a particularly popular practice. Kirkenes is also home to a number of attractions including Grenselandmuseet Museum - which hosts an exhibition on the history of WWII along the nearby border - and Andersgrotta, an underground bomb shelter used during WWII.
Day 10 - Murmansk, Russia
Despite its exceptionally young age, having only been founded in 1916, Murmansk is the largest Arctic city. The town developed at high speed during World War II and is now home to a number of museums, statues, and monuments. Its remarkable location in the Kola Peninsula means stunning Arctic scenery is of the abundance along with outdoor adventures; skiing and snowmobile tours. The city’s Alyosha Monument, is a magnificent statue of a soldier that represents the defenders of the Soviet Arctic who fought during World War II. The Lenin icebreaker is another unmissable visit, being the world’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker which retired in 1989 in Murmansk. Here you can step on board the magnificent vessel and explore the canteen, map room, captain’s cabin, wardroom, the bridge and medical unit.
Day 11 - At sea
Today is spent at sea; take this opportunity to enjoy the brilliant onboard facilities and activities.
Day 12 - Harstad, Norway
One of the mountainous archipelagos of the 70-mile long Lofoten island chain, Harstad is composed of some of the world's oldest rocks, divided by fjords during the Ice Age. The islands are the setting of fertile farmlands and a jagged coastline dotted with fishing villages and ancient rocks - rising sheer from the sea to over 3,000 feet in some places.
Day 13 - At sea
Day 14 - Kristiansund
This morning we arrive in the charismatic town of Kristiansund, located off the western coast of Norway. Named after King Christian VI in 1742, Kristiansund has remained a major town and hosts numerous fascinating attractions including the Norwegian Klipfish Museum and Kristiansund Zoo. While here you may want to visit the stunning Atlantic Road, reputed as one of the most photographed highways in the world.
Days 15-16 - At sea
Relax during further time at sea.
Day 17 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.