Arctic Russia & Northern Norway

Departs Southampton  •  12th June 2018  •  16 nights
Braemar  •  M1815  •  Prices from £1,999.00 (cruise only)
Alyosha Monument, Murmansk, Russia
Alyosha Monument, Murmansk, Russia
Venture into the Arctic Circle aboard Braemar and discover a host of historic, remote and unique destinations in Northern Norway and Arctic Russia. Each port of call will offer memorable sights and unique experiences; and there’s even relaxing scenic cruising to enjoy from the comfort of your ship’s decks too.

After beginning this enlightening cruise with two days at sea, you’ll call first into Ålesund and Trondheim. Ålesund’s pretty pedestrianised streets are lined with fine art-nouveau architecture and well worth exploring; while the views from atop Mount Aksla are not to be missed. In Trondheim, be sure to see the Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral and admire the Bakklandet district’s colourful painted houses. The following day you’ll marvel at the Torghatten ‘Mountain with the Hole’ and the soaring Seven Sisters Mountains, before Braemar crosses the Arctic Circle en route to Tromso. Here you can visit the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and ride a cable car to the top of mighty Mount Storsteinen. Then, after spending a day in Honningsvåg – gateway to the North Cape – and experiencing the mesmerising Midnight Sun, you’ll head to Kirkenes – a maiden call for Fred. Olsen. This small Norwegian town situated close to the border of Russia offers an abundance of experiences, including opportunities to go fishing for giant King Crabs or visit the border itself.

From Kirkenes it’s on to Murmansk, the largest city within the Arctic Circle. Situated on the Kola Peninsula, this remote destination combines stunning arctic beauty with fascinating Russian history, and Soviet-style architecture. Take in sights such as the Alyosha Monument, which symbolises the defence of the Arctic by the Soviet Union during World War II; and be sure to visit the Lenin Icebreaker. Once the world’s first nuclear-powered surface vessel, the Icebreaker is now a museum and one of the city’s top attractions. Returning to Norway, your next stop is Harstad, where the many historic and military secrets of Hinnøya Island are yours to uncover. Don’t miss the 12th century Trondenes Church and fascinating Trondenes Historical Centre. Kristiansund is the final port of call, arriving here after scenic cruising along the mountain-lined Trollfjord and beautiful Norwegian coast. Take the chance to explore the history of Klipfish at the one-of-a-kind museum; or perhaps enjoy an unforgettable end to your time in Norway with an incredible journey along the Atlantic Road – you’ll soon realise why it’s one of the world’s most photographed highways. 

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

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Itinerary & Port Information

Arctic Russia & Northern Norway
Date
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June 2018
Tue 12
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Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Fri 15
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Alesund
Alesund

Alesund

Ålesund is an astonishing visual experience, an art-nouveau epic of towers and turrets, ornaments and balconies, steeples and spires. Stroll through the pedestrianised streets, enjoying the art galleries, diverse shops and lively cafés, or climb 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla to enjoy panoramic views of this attractive city.

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Sat 16
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Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim, Norway

This was the first Norwegian capital, founded 1,000 years ago by Viking King Olav Trygvasson.

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Sun 17
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Cruising Torghatten

Cruising Torghatten

Cruise along the coast of Toget island (Norway) past Torghatten, a mountain known for its distinctive hole, or natural tunnel through its centre.

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Sun 17
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Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range
Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range

Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range

The Seven Sisters (De syv søstre) is a mountain range on the island of Alsten in Norway, offering stunning views to guests as we cruise past.

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Sun 17
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Crossing the Arctic Circle
Crossing the Arctic Circle

Crossing the Arctic Circle

Crossing the Arctic Circle with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a memorable experience. You’re sure to leave your cruise with stories to share with your loved ones for years to come.

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Mon 18
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Tromsø
Tromsø

Tromsø

The attractive town of Tromsø, known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, boasts stunning coastal views from Mount Storsteinen, reached by cable car. Visit the iceberg-shaped ‘Arctic Cathedral’ or take a tour to the Tromsø Wilderness Centre to meet the huskies that call this area home.

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Tue 19
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Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway
Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway

Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway

Honningsvag was completely destroyed during the Second World War, but rapidly rebuilt. Now this beautiful little fishing port, with distinctive pastel-shaded buildings, attracts tourists from all over the world. The gateway to the North Cape - often referred to as the “top of Europe”- Honningsvag is framed by rugged mountains and the grey Arctic Ocean.

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Wed 20
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Kirkenes, Norway
Kirkenes, Norway

Kirkenes, Norway

Situated in far north-eastern Norway, the small town of Kirkenes is sandwiched between the Russian and Finnish borders and surrounded by the stunning scenery of Finnmark County. While there are a few attractions to discover within the town; most stop here to embark on adventures into the Arctic wilderness in the winter, or to explore nearby fjords in search of seabirds in the summer. 

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Thu 21
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Murmansk, Russia
Murmansk, Russia

Murmansk, Russia

The largest Russian seaport on the Arctic Ocean, Murmansk lies on the forest-clad Kola Peninsula.

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Sat 23
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Harstad, Norway
Harstad, Norway

Harstad, Norway

One of the mountainous archipelagos of the 70-mile long Lofoten island chain.

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Mon 25
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Kristiansund, Norway
Kristiansund, Norway

Kristiansund, Norway

On Norway's west coast, Kristiansund is spread over three islands connected by bridges. Discover the history of Klippfish at the unique museum; marvel at the old town's remarkable architecture; or travel along the renowned Atlantic Road, one of Norway's most photographed driving roads.

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Thu 28
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Pricing / Rooms

Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 05:20 20/02/2018.
Please contact our Reservations Team for live availability and prices.
Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.

What's Included

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
  • Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.

Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.

On Our Ship

Elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

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