Exploring the Arctic

1st Jun 2023 23 nights Sails from Newcastle Bolette T2316
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,799 per person
Borealis in Reykjavik, Iceland Borealis in Reykjavik, Iceland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,799 per person
Enjoy FREE door to door transfers

*FREE door to door transfer: This door-to-door transfer offer is up to a maximum of 200 UK mainland miles, for new bookings made from 06/09/22 to 31/10/22, on cruises S2303, S230405, S2305, S2309, S2321, S2324, T2302, T2316, T2326, M2314, L2301 & L2316. Any additional mileage must be paid to the transport provider (CMAC) at the time of booking. Guests may be required to share the transport for all or part of the journey, when an appropriate vehicle will be provided. Once the complimentary transport has been confirmed by the provider, charges will apply if fail to take this arrangement without cancelling with the transport provider. The door-to-door service is one transfer (each way) per booking for all guests, from the lead guest address. Outbound and inbound mileage cannot be combined should you only require transfer one-way. No deviations en-route are permitted. This offer is not combinable with free on board spend offer or any other offer, including Saver fares, unless stated otherwise. E&OE.

Itinerary Change Notice: please see updated itinerary for full details.

Venture off the beaten track to discover remote and unique destinations in Northern Norway, Iceland and Greenland, where you’re in for an insight into their nature, remarkable history and what life is like within the Arctic Circle. On the Norwegian leg of this epic adventure, two days in Spitsbergen – found just 700 nautical miles from the North Pole – will be undoubted highlights. Time in Longyearbyen and Pyramiden is something not many get to experience, but you’ll get to explore these towns, go inside abandoned buildings and wander amongst the industrial communities that thrived here, meet huskies and their handlers, and much more, for a taste of what life was once like and how it is for locals today. Enjoy memorable sails by the magnificent Nordenskiöldbreen and Tuna glaciers, the jaw-dropping stratifications of Tempelfjorden’s Temple Mountain, and by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains too.[ReadMore]

On Norway’s Arctic mainland, you also visit Honningsvåg, from where you can revel in the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape plateau, and have a day in Tromsø, with time to visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral and take in views from atop Mount Storsteinen. The diversion to Iceland is made to provide you with opportunities to encounter some of the country's greatest wonders and wildlife. From Reykjavik, discover the fabled Golden Circle, witness the beauty of the Gullfoss ‘Golden Waterfall’ and the sheer natural power of gushing Geyser hot springs; and from Akureyri, go in search of humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises by boat – an unforgettable experience. You could also head to the dramatic Godafoss, to see and hear the crashing white waters of the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’. Finally, the remarkable nature of Greenland awaits. A rare visit to Narsarsuaq brings the remarkable Qooroq Ice Fjord within your reach; take a boat tour into majestic Qooroq and see magnificent icebergs up-close, hear their echoing creaks and roars, and breathe in the fjord’s cool, fresh air. Stopping at Qaqortoq offers a taste of Greenland’s authentic culture and Norse history too; visit museums to learn about the country’s past, and perhaps enjoy Kaffe-Mik with the friendly locals.

Also on board your Arctic Cruise are conservationists from ORCA, who will be on hand to assist you with spotting marine life and sea birds.

While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.
With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.