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 Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - 3 - At sea
Enjoy the elegant onboard facilities for two days as we cruise towards Norway.
Day 4 - Trondheim, Norway
Today we arrive in the colourful city of Trondheim, founded 1,000 years ago by the Vikings. It is a treasure trove of sights with a magnificent selection of museums and a beautiful harbour lined with colourful architecture. Visit the city’s main attraction, the 11th century Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral built on the burial site of Norway’s patron saint, Saint Olav. The world’s northernmost medieval cathedral features a stunning ornate rose window and beautifully detailed west façade. Or visit the Archbishop’s Palace - a fascinating museum hosting impressive artefacts and sculptures; Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum; or the spectacular Kristiansten Fortress which overlooks the city from a strategic hill.
Day 5 - Cruising Torghatten, Seven Sisters - Crossing the Arctic Circle
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 6 - Tromsø (overnight)
Arrive in the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø, a stunning island city boasting some of Norway’s most picturesque sights. Perhaps travel 420 metres above sea level to the top of Mount Storsteinen on a cable car journey, capturing breathtaking views over the surrounding area, or visit the city’s distinctive landmark, the unmissable Arctic Cathedral - built in 1965 in an iceberg design, the cathedral also boasts a magnificent glass mosaic on the eastern wall. Other options for activities today include touring the Tromsø Wilderness Centre or coming face-to-face with the island’s native husky dogs.
Day 7 - Tromsø - Alta (overnight)
Sail from Tromsø to the historic city of Alta, arriving early this afternoon. Alta has been inhabited since prehistoric times, most notably by Sami people, and much of its previous residents have left their stamp on the area, such as the Hjemmeluft, the largest ensemble of beautiful rock carvings found in Scandinavia, dating from 2,000 to 5,000 years ago. Alta also has a particularly magical night, sky, if the Northern Lights choose to make an appearance; if you’re lucky you can spend this evening admiring the sky’s flawless array of green twinkling light as we dock overnight.
Day 8 - Alta
After another morning to explore Alta further, we sail on.
Day 9 - Narvik
Located along picturesque shores north of the Arctic Circle is the wonderful city of Narvik. Despite only being founded in 1903, the city hosts impressive history with its main attraction, Ofoten Museum, exhibiting local history such as rock carvings dating back 5,000 years. Highlights include a cable car journey to Narvikfjellet Mountain where unforgettable viewpoints of the city can be captured, the Nordland Red Cross War Memorial Museum and Narvik Church, an example of marvellous Scandinavian architecture.
Day 10 - Cruising Seven Sisters, Torghatten & Rørvik
Today we cruise scenic waters towards Andalsnes passing the Seven Sisters, Torghatten and Rørvik along the way.
Day 11 - Åndalsnes
Known as ‘the village between the fell and fjords’, Åndalsnes offers fantastic views, with snow-capped mountains and mighty fjords dominating the scenery. Don’t let the village’s small size deceive you; Åndalsnes hosts an enormous array of natural attractions including hiking treks, mountain walks and the Trollveggan, Europe’s tallest vertical rock face.
Day 12 - Bergen
Discover the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen, a truly unique place with its charming, colourful timbered houses, cobblestone streets, lively fish market and vibrant atmosphere. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, hosting 900 years of maritime history, the waterfront is decorated with beautiful shops and picturesque streets. Bergen is surrounded by seven magnificent hills, join an exciting funicular railway to seek views from the highest hill; a breathtaking and unforgettable prize.
Day 13 - At sea
Two leisurely days at sea as we sail back home.
Day 15 - Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.