Exploring Norway for the Northern Lights
9 days from £1,299 per person
Unearth an abundance of Arctic attractions, seek out the spectacular Northern Lights from the comfort of your ship and step ashore onto wintery landscapes as you glide to three beautiful destinations on Norway’s northern coast. Photograph the jagged, snow-topped mountain peaks and cliffs of the Lofoten Islands, admire neo-classical architecture in Tromsø and look out for soaring sea eagles in Bodø. This is a journey of adventure and experience.
- 8 nights cruise on Balmoral
- 23 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 lunches (days 2-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £100 per person onboard credit
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
Day 1 - Newcastle
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Newcastle. Embark Balmoral (3.5-star) in preparation for a late evening 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 - Leknes (or Narvik), Norway
We journey into the Arctic Circle as we arrive in Leknes - a wish list item for any adventurer. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the beautiful Lofoten Islands. Wild landscapes of jagged peaks, cliffs and bright-white sandy beaches make this one of the most picturesque areas in Norway - plus the area is teeming with Viking history and Arctic wildlife. In the nearby village of Borg, you might like to visit the Viking museum, where you can see exhibits of gold fertility figures, pottery and glassware, plus a display of ancient breeds of domestic animals. We journey into the Arctic Circle as we arrive in Leknes - a wish list item for any adventurer. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the beautiful Lofoten Islands. Wild landscapes of jagged peaks, cliffs and bright-white sandy beaches make this one of the most picturesque areas in Norway - plus the area is teeming with Viking history and Arctic wildlife. In the nearby village of Borg, you might like to visit the Viking museum, where you can see exhibits of gold fertility figures, pottery and glassware, plus a display of ancient breeds of domestic animals. Please note: 16 March 2021 departure will visit Narvik today, instead of Leknes. Also within the Arctic Circle, Narvik is a relatively new city. Founded in 1903, its fascinating history began on completion of the Ofoten Railway. Journey through magnificent scenery to the Swedish border, or if you wish to get a bird’s eye view instead, there’s a cable car to Narvikfjellet Mountain looking over the Ofotfjord and surrounding area.
Day 5 - Tromsø
One of Norway’s true delights, Tromsø is rich with neo-classical architecture and is home to the largest number of wooden houses in northern Norway. Its traditional charm is offset by more modern additions, including the must-see Arctic Cathedral. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the city’s museums, or take in the view of Tromsø from above by riding the cable car to the peak of Storsteinen Mountain.
Day 6 - Bodø
The charming town of Bodø is the northernmost point on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, so be prepared for some seriously pretty views. It’s also a haven for birdwatchers, with the world’s densest population of sea eagles nesting here year-round. The town is backed by a display of distant rugged peaks and vast skies. As you wander through the town, don’t miss the cathedral with its majestic stained-glass windows and delicate tapestries. Elsewhere, Bodø’s past can be uncovered by visiting one of the museums - the Aviation Museum offers a glimpse at the Supermarine Spitfire, Tiger Moth and F-86 Sabre.
Days 7-8 - 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.
Day 9 Newcastle
Early this morning we arrive back in Newcastle and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.