Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords - Edinburgh to Tromsø

Go deeper into the otherworldly fjords of Norway on this unique journey from Scotland, across the Norwegian Sea to the fjords of Norway. Discover UNESCO-protected wonders like the Standing Stones of Stennes, the mystical Ring of Brodgar, and archaeological sites, witness the curious clash of cultures in the Shetland Islands, and marvel at the stunning forests and waterfalls that line the fjords. Even after you come home, a part of you will remain here forever.

 

Map of the route for Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords - Edinburgh to Tromsø

Itinerary

Day 1 Edinburgh/Kirkwall

The G Expedition departs in the late afternoon, sailing towards Kirkwall.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 2 Kirkwall/Orkney

Visit historic and mystical sites by coach on this remote island. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness, the intriguing Ring of Brodgar, and the village of Skara Brae.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Shetland Islands

Continue northwards to the remote Shetland Islands. Opt to visit Jarlshof or join the Puffin Bus to focus on puffins and seabird photography at Sumbrugh Head. Enjoy additional time to explore Lerwick.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Shetland/Bergen

Cross the famous North Sea to reach Norway. Enjoy an afternoon city tour of Bergen, including a stop at the Edvard Grieg Museum, a visit to the historical seaport district and the fish market. Alternatively, opt to explore Bergen on your own for the afternoon.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Bergen/Flåm

Hop on the Flåm Railway, travelling through valleys and mountain passes to reach the scenic fjord of the Flåm district.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Flåm/Olden

Cruise into the Olden Fjord before a short bus ride to the Birksdal area. Enjoy a moderate walk to the glacier, or, for an easier option, take a trolley ride with a shorter walk to make it to the glacier lake.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Olden/Geiranger

Sail deep into one of Norway's most beautiful, and most visited, fjords. Enjoy a coach tour to Dalnibba, soaking in the views at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Trondheim

Continue on to Trondheim. Choose between hiking to the Sverresborg Folk Museum or enjoying a city tour including the Folk Museum and the elaborate Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300. Opt to explore the area on your own, perhaps visiting Munkholmen.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Torghatten/Svartisen

The rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. The captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac landing options. Hike up to the famous hole in the mountain, with fantastic views of the region. Keep an eye out for Norway's mythical trolls. In the afternoon, head to the quaint and picturesque Vega Island, a UNESCO site. Wander the fishing villages and appreciate the slow pace of life.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Svartisen/Sanna/Vikingen

Visit Svartisen, Sanna and Vikingen, for beautiful glaciers and a globe sculpture which marks Vikingen as a point directly on the Arctic Circle.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Lofoten

The Lofoten archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Go ashore by Zodiac to the village of Å. Visit Nusfjord, one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages for lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening, stay on deck as you cruise into one of Norway's most famous fjords, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord. Search the cliffs on your continuing quest to spot trolls.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Lofoten/Norwegian Sea

Enjoy a day off the coast with Zodiac excursions to search out the local marine life.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 Norwegian Sea/Nordkapp

Head back to the coast and visit Nordkapp in the Finnmark region. Take a scenic drive of this high rugged, coastal plateau. This will be the most northerly point of the trip at 71 º N.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14 Tromsø

Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, is known as the "Gateway to the Arctic" as it was the embarkation point for many Arctic expeditions. Disembark in the morning. We recommend booking some extra time in Tromsø to explore.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • 13 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Meeting point to ship transfer
  • Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Ancient ruins guided tour (Orkney Islands)
  • Bergen city tour
  • Flåm Railway excursion
  • Olden visit
  • Geirangerfjord visit
  • Trondheim excursion
  • Vega Island visit
  • Local village visit (Lofoten Islands)
  • Finnmark exploration
  • Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka

Accommodations

Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (13 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

Meals

13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, coach.

Staff & experts

One expedition team member per 10 guests.

This tour if offered by G Adventures

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