Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

25th Sep 2020 12 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2027
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Arctic cathedral, Tromso, Norway Arctic cathedral, Tromso, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person

Sail into the Arctic Circle and savour the effortlessly alluring scenery and captivating tranquillity of Norway’s breathtaking northern archipelagos. With visits to rugged, remote islands, you’ll discover wild, untamed landscapes and postcard-perfect towns and villages, while scenic cruising aboard Black Watch will provide unforgettable experiences too.

Taking in the Lofoten and Vesterålen archipelagos, wonderlands of spectacular coastal scenes and spellbinding fjords, soaring mountains and picturesque settlements, will be a highlight for adventurers and explorers alike. [ReadMoreMob]A visit to Leknes puts the charming Henningsvaer fishing village – rich in fascinating Viking history – and beautiful Haukland Beach within your reach. In Vesterålen you’re in for a unique experience, with a chance to explore the ‘blue town’ of Sortland – famed for being almost entirely painted blue – to find art exhibitions, interesting architecture and shopping. Wildlife-watching adventures also offer chances to seek-out seals, birds and possibly orcas in their natural habitat. Scenic cruising by Reine – widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful villages – and into size-restricted Trollfjord and Raftsundet will provide unmissable photo opportunities too. [ReadMoreDesk]

Elsewhere, your Arctic adventure includes time in Tromsø, a true Norwegian delight. Stopping overnight in the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ affords ample time for exploration here; impressive neoclassical architecture and the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral are high on this city’s ‘must-see’ list. Don’t miss the chance to ride a cable car up majestic Mount Storsteinen, for unspoilt views of Tromsø’s scenic surroundings from the top. South of the Arctic Circle, Black Watch will bring you to Kristiansund, where you can marvel at the remarkable architecture of the city’s charming Old Town; and sail past the Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains to present you with plenty of unmissable photo opportunities. You’ll also visit Scotland’s gorgeous Shetland Islands as you head back to UK; from Lerwick you can seek out the Shetlands’ diverse wildlife, or visit the ancient sites of Clickimin Broch and Jarlshof.

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’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.