Midnight Sun & the Summer Solstice
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Black Watch • W1607
See the majestic Torghatten ‘mountain with the hole’, one of Norway’s most astonishing natural wonders; glide alongside the lofty, snow-capped peaks of the Seven Sisters; and cross the Arctic Circle en-route to the land of the midnight sun, calling at picturesque ports to experience endless days as the mesmerising summer solstice reaches its peak.
Experience the lifestyle of the indigenous Sami people and discover the UNESCO-listed prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft from Alta; and cruise to the North Cape – Europe’s northernmost point – in overnight sunlight to spot native Arctic seabirds, enjoy delicious, locally caught King Crab and admire the stunning ocean scenery. In Tromsø you could visit the amazing Arctic cathedral; or perhaps ride the cable car to discover incredible scenic views of the gorgeous surrounding landscape, while in Trondheim historic sites such as the Nidarosdomen – the world's northernmost medieval cathedral – await discovery.
Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationJune 2016Sun 12Late PMDoverWed 15Early AMLate PMAlesund
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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 16Early AMEarly AMCrossing 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 16Early AMEarly AMCruising RørvikThu 16Early AMLate NightCruising Black Glacier
Cruising Black Glacier
The famous Svartisen or 'Black Glacier' - spread out over an impressive 375 square kilometres - is the second largest glacier in Norway.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 16Late AMEarly PMCruising Torghatten
Cruise along the coast of Toget island (Norway) past Torghatten, a mountain known for its distinctive hole, or natural tunnel through its centre.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 16Early PMLate PMCruising 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 17Early AMLate PMHarstad, NorwaySat 18Early AMLate NightAlta
Alta has a fascinating history, having been inhabited by the indigenous Sami people since prehistoric times. Explore the Alta Museum or visit Hjemmeluft to see the largest collection of rock carvings in Scandinavia, dating from 2,000 to 5,000 years ago.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 19Early AMLate PMHonningsvag (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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 19Late NightLate NightCruise North Cape
Cruise North Cape
Found far within the Arctic Circle, where the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans meet, the North Cape is mainland Europe's northernmost point.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 20Early AMLate NightTromsø
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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 22Early AMLate PMTrondheim, NorwaySat 25Early AMDover
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