Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun
Day 1 Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Southampton. Embark Braemar (3.5-star) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Days 2-3 At sea
As we sail towards Norway, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.
Day 4 Hellesylt, Norway - Cruising Geirangerfjord, Seven Sisters waterfall
This morning, we’ll sail into Hellesylt. Nestled on the edges of a mirror-finish fjord, it’s surrounded by spectacular scenery - mountains cloaked in verdant forest, wooden farmhouses set above wildflower meadows, waterfalls tumbling over polished granite boulders. The best way to explore is on foot. There are numerous walking paths to follow, leading you to photo-worthy viewpoints. One of our favourites is the Ljøen viewpoint, which offers views over UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains. Later today, we’ll cruise along the waters of Geirangerfjord, passing the famous Seven Sisters waterfall. Legend has it, the ‘sisters’ dance down the mountainside while the ‘suitor’ (a waterfall on the other side of the fjord) flirts with them from across the water.
Day 5 Ålesund
We’ll arrive in the art nouveau town of Ålesund this morning. For an overview of the town and surrounding islands, climb the 418 steps to the viewpoint at Mount Aksla. Back in the town, you’ll find a cluster of museums, galleries and cafés, plus restaurants serving traditional Norwegian fare.
Day 6 Cruising Rørvik, Torghatten, Seven Sisters - Crossing Arctic Circle
Enjoy a day of scenic sailing as we make our way north along the jagged coast. Keep your camera to hand as we pass Rørvik and the Vikna archipelago, Torghatten Mountain, and the Seven Sisters mountain range. Early evening, we’ll cross into the Arctic Circle.
Day 7 Harstad
Harstad is the gateway to the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands, chains of dramatic rocky isles that were carved up by fjords during the Ice Age. Walk the half-hour to the top of Mount Keipen for views towards the archipelago, or stay in town to discover an impressive World War II cannon and a 12th century church.
Day 8 Honningsvåg - Cruising North Cape
Enjoy an afternoon in Honningsvåg, set around a string of small bays. Discover the rocky coastline and picturesque villages of the North Cape, or go for a drink in the town’s ice bar, created with ice carved from the frozen lakes of Lapland. Today marks the summer solstice, so we’ll enjoy sunlight right through the night - perfect for our evening sail along the North Cape. Look out for the North Cape plateau, where the craggy cliff face rises 1,000 feet above sea level.
Day 9 Tromsø
With its neo-classical architecture and traditional wooden houses, Tromsø is a delight to explore. It’s big on culture, with a collection of museums that includes the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Perspektivet Museum (showcasing the city’s history). There’s also a cable car up to a mountaintop viewpoint, and some great walks in the surrounding area.
Day 10 Leknes, Lofoten
The wild and rugged Lofoten Islands are rich in Viking history. Get a feel for life 1,000 years ago at the museum in the village of Borg. Its star attraction is a full-size Viking-era house, reconstructed a short distance from the original site where it was discovered.
Day 11 At sea
Spend the day on board. Maybe read a book and relax or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Enjoy lunchtime melodies or a piano recital, then walk a mile with the cruise fitness instructor.
Day 12 Molde
Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’ for its flower-filled green spaces. A stroll through its streets will reveal well-kept parks and private gardens brimming with blooms. The Gothic-style cathedral is worth a visit, as is the Romsdalsmuseet, a museum dedicated to the region’s history. For views over the surrounding snow-tipped mountains and forested islands, walk up to the Varden viewpoint.
Days 13-14 At sea
As we sail home you may want to rest after all your sightseeing. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.
We arrive back in Southampton early this morning, disembarking after breakfast. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.