Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

14th Jun 2020 14 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2015
Adult only sailing Adventure Southampton Cruise Sale
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
Views of Tromso seen from Mount Storsteinen under the midnight sun in Norway Views of Tromso seen from Mount Storsteinen under the midnight sun in Norway
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person

Sailing an epic route from southern England to mainland Europe’s northernmost point and back aboard Braemar, you’re in for a cruise packed with incredible experiences. Cross the Arctic Circle; revel in the sight of unique mountains and landscapes; celebrate the summer solstice; and witness the magic of the Midnight Sun – these are just some of the highlights of this outstanding voyage.

While your exhilarating journey will be memorable throughout, the time spent exploring northern Norway is sure to standout as simply unforgettable. [ReadMoreMob]Enjoy scenic cruising through picturesque Nærøysundet and by the majestic Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains; and uncover Harstad, hidden away on pretty Hinnøya, for many historical and military secrets. [ReadMoreDesk]Honningsvåg awaits you at the ‘top of Europe’, as your gateway to the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape and the North Cape Visitors Centre, offering a fascinating insight into Arctic Circle life. 

You’ll visit Tromsø too, for chances to take in the iconic Arctic Cathedral, meet curious huskies at the Wilderness Centre and enjoy stunning views from atop Mount Storsteinen; while stopping at Leknes affords an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Lofoten Islands’ rich Viking history and untamed natural beauty. Sensing the eeriness of the phenomenal midnight sun and seeing bonfires lit along the breathtaking coast to mark the Summer Solstice, all from the comfort of your ship, will be magical experiences.

Elsewhere, en route to and from Norway’s spellbinding Arctic north, Braemar will also take you into the fjordland to discover areas of astonishing natural beauty and two fascinating ports of call. Visit UNESCO-listed Hellesylt, from where you can seek-out the striking Hellesylt Waterfall and Tystigen Glacier; scenic cruising of Geirangerfjord, past the awe-inspiring Seven Sister Waterfall; and call at Molde, starting point for adventures on the Rauma Railway and remarkable Atlantic Road.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.