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14-Day Majestic Fjords & North Cape

 
 
14-Day Majestic Fjords & North Cape
Starting from $6,999*

Copenhagen, Denmark to Copenhagen, Denmark


Ship: Seabourn Ovation


Departure Date :

Jul 18 2020

Optional tours are available from most ports for an additional charge.

 

Itinerary

 
Day Copenhagen, Denmark
Departs 05:00 PM
"Copenhagen is one of the easiest European capitals to fall in love with. The sights of old buildings, cobbled streets and the tower- and turret-dotted skyline lend fairy-tale charm—this was, after all, the home of author Hans Christian Andersen. But make no mistake: This is a thoroughly modern city with international clout. Restaurants around the world draw inspiration from the New Nordic cuisine pioneered by Noma and other Copenhagen restaurants, while Danish design from this century and the last is universally admired and coveted. Urban planners flock here to try to work out just how the city remains so livable and yet so functional, and despite its wealth of old buildings, Copenhagen’s not locked in the past; there are also thrilling examples of modern architecture. Copenhagen is a city that’s easy to find things to do and explore on foot or by excellent public transport, where everyone speaks perfect English, the food is fresh and innovative, and there’s plenty of locally brewed beer—which, of course, is best enjoyed sitting by the water on a sunny day. "
Copenhagen, Denmark
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Alesund, Norway
Arrives 10:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM
"Ålesund, a quaint fishing town of approximately 45,000 in western Norway, has been called Norway’s most beautiful city. A fire in 1904 destroyed much of it, resulting in the town being rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style—also known as Jugendstil—that was popular around the turn of the 20th century. A year after the fire, Norway gained its independence from Sweden, which led to a campaign to build a ""Norwegian town"" to mark the creation of the new nation. The colorful buildings feature castlelike turrets and spires with intricate facades of ornamental flowers, gargoyles and Viking-inspired decorations. Bordering the Norwegian Sea, this area is also famous for its mountain ranges and fjords. For those looking for a more active visit, Ålesund offers great hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. One of the highlights is climbing the 418 steps that lead up Mount Aksla for a spectacular view of the city and the Sunnmøre Alps. Nearby is the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its beautiful waterfalls. This is also home to Atlanterhavsparken, or the Atlantic Sea Park, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. "
Alesund, Norway
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Svolvaer (Lofoten), Norway / Scenic Cruising Trollfjord
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM / Cruising
Huddled together in what appears to be a wall of solid rock, the Lofotens are actually several islands. Their scenery, revealed when the ice disappeared from the last Ice Age, is held to be among the most dramatic in Norway. Svolvaer, located on the island of Austvaagoey, received town status in 1996, and is the Lofotens' most important city with about 4,500 residents. Dominating the town is the mountain peak called Svolvaergeita, a beacon for climbers. Fishermen flock here when the Norwegian Arctic cod enters the Vestfjord to spawn. Artists prize the picturesque setting and extraordinary light conditions.

Scenic Cruising Trollfjord

The entry to Trollfjord off the Raftsund sound is hair-raising. Just 100 meters wide, it is approached from an angle that hides the opening until the last moment. Then steep, sheer cliffs rise on either side as your ship slips between the polished walls. Once inside, the walls fall away to reveal a vast bowl of snowcapped peaks up to 1100 meters high. It is simply breathtaking. On your Seabourn ship, the Ventures by Seabourn team will likely offer the option to escort the ship into the fjord aboard Zodiacs, making for unmatched video and photo opportunities. Your ship will slowly turn to survey the whole ranks of peaks surrounding the fjord. No matter what the weather, Trollfjord is a highpoint of any cruise in Norway's majestic fjords.
Svolvaer (Lofoten), Norway / Scenic Cruising Trollfjord
 
 
Day Tromso, Norway
Arrives 09:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
As the largest city for hundreds of miles in any direction, Tromsø is the cultural heart of northern Norway. That heart beats strongly with annual cultural events that have earned the city the nickname "Paris of the North" despite a population of just 75,000. An internationally renowned film festival, a thriving electronic music scene and the northernmost marathon in the world (run under the midnight sun!) are just some of the highlights on the calendar.Tromsø, situated on a small island surrounded by mountains, is one of Norway’s most picturesque cities. The fact that it enjoys both the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter (Tromsø's considered one of the best places in the world to witness the aurora borealis) highlights the remarkable natural attraction of the region.Remote Tromsø has a surprisingly international vibe, what with so many cultural events, the world's northernmost university and the city’s airport acting as a transport hub for the north. Your visit to Tromsø may be brief, but your memories are sure to last a lot longer.
Tromso, Norway
 
 
Day Storstappen Island, Norway / Honningsvag, Norway / Scenic Cruising North Cape
Arrives 06:00 AM Departs 08:00 AM / Arrives 11:00 AM Departs 09:00 PM / Cruising
Honningsvåg is Norway's northernmost town, and one of the smallest, with its population of 2,000 jammed into a mere one square kilometer. Devoid of permafrost, this subarctic region displays scores of colorful mountain landscapes carpeted during the summer in a lush tapestry of grasses and mountain wildflowers. In this truly unique environment, many private village gardens grow trees, despite the shortness of the Arctic summer. Honningsvåg is also the gateway to the northernmost point of continental Europe, the North Cape, or Nordkapp, often referred to as the ‘end of the world.'

Storstappen Island, rising from the sea to a height of 928' (283 m), is a valuable nature reserve supporting colonies of some 140 great cormorants, 100 European shags, 20,000 black-legged kittiwakes, 5,000 razorbills and an impressive 100,000 puffins. To be here is a truly awe-inspiring sensory experience, viewing thousands of birds flying to and fro overhead at the same time, creating an almost deafening cacophony of sound with their cries and wingbeats.

Honningsvag, Norway

The perpendicular cliffs of Nordkapp, or the North Cape, mark the very top of the European continent. This ultimate destination has long drawn adventurous royalty including Oscar II, King of Norway and Sweden, who visited in 1873, and followed by the King of Siam in 1907. The North Cape is located on the island of Mageroey, a name derived from a word that means "meager." While the landscape may have a lunar appearance, it is not really so isolated. Just 21 miles away, the main town, Honningsvåg, has some 4,000 inhabitants. In summer that number swells when the Sami people and their reindeer settle on the outskirts of town.

Scenic Cruising North Cape

The looming cliffs of Norway's North Cape rise directly from the sea 1007 ft/307m to a plateau as flat as a table. This impressive headland has been selected to represent the northernmost point of Europe, even though it is technically located on an island, Magerøya, connected to the mainland by a bridge. At 71° 10' 20” N latitude, it is just 1,306 mi/2012 km from the North Pole. At this point, the Norwegian Sea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. Further north, the mountainous archipelagoes of Franz Josef Land and Svalbard are the last lands before the Polar Ice Pack. The Midnight Sun does not dip below the horizon here at any time between May 14 and July 31 each year. Sheer and formidable, the North Cape pays its role to the hilt, emphatically declaring itself the end of Europe's landmass.
Storstappen Island, Norway / Honningsvag, Norway / Scenic Cruising North Cape
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Loen (Olden), Norway / Scenic Cruising Nordfjord
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM/ Cruising
The small village of Olden is located deep in the Nordfjord, cradled in a lush valley among snowcapped peaks. It has welcomed visitors arriving by ship since the end of the 19th century, as attested by the venerable Hotel Alexandria dating from 1884. There are some very old farms around Olden, including some believed to predate the Christian era here. Less than four miles away, the village of Loen is nestled at the base of Mt. Hoven, where a newly opened Skylift cable car can carry visitors from sea level to the mountaintop at 1,011 meters in about five minutes. There, they will enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers, and the fjords, farms and villages below. A strung cable Via Ferrata invites ambitious climbers to clip on and ascend the mountain on foot. The village is the popular gateway to the sprawling Jostedalsbreen National Park, with its system of glaciers feeding waterfalls including the Ramnefjellsfossen, whose three free-falling cascades tumble nearly 2,700 feet, making it the world's third-highest waterfall. Mt. Skala is another popular attraction, boasting twin peaks of over 7,000 feet in altitude.

Scenic Cruising Nordfjord

Cruise Norway's sixth-longest fjord, which arises from the mighty Jostedalsbreen Glacier, Europe's largest, high in the mountains and empties into the sea at Husevågøy island south of the Stadlandet Peninsula. The fjord is 66 miles/106 km long, with six main branches. It is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, some of which are capable of offering year-round skiing on their highest slopes. There are a number of fishing communities along the fjord which date from pre-Viking days, including Stryn, Gloppen, Eid, Utvik, Olden and Loen. Enjoy the passing panorama of shining water, steep mountainsides and tiny villages glowing in the endless sun of Norway's summer.
Loen (Olden), Norway / Scenic Cruising Nordfjord
 
 
Day Vik, Norway / Scenic cruising Sognefjord
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM / Cruising
Vik, nestled on a bay of the Sognefjord, features a 12th-century stave church where Christian architecture meets Nordic paganism, and neither has quite given up all notion of winning the other over. Behind this quaint fishing village, mountains rise rapidly for spectacular views of the fjord, the village and the surroundings.
Scenic cruising Sognefjord
Vik, Norway / Scenic cruising Sognefjord
 
 
Day Stavanger, Norway
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM
"Before this port city on Norway’s western coast earned its status as the epicenter of “black gold” and the extraction of North Sea oil, it was a shipbuilding and fish-canning town. Fuelled by its wealth as one of the world’s top energy capitals, it’s now home to top-notch fusion restaurants and a bustling nightlife that caters to a never-ending influx of expatriates. Amidst this financial boom, though, Stavanger has managed to hold on to its heritage and soul: Archaeological museums and reconstructed settlements pay due reverence to the city’s Viking past. The cobblestoned Old Town is a well-preserved core of white wooden cottages near an Anglo-Norman cathedral, the oldest in Norway. Natural beauty abounds, too, with the nearby Lysefjord and its impressive Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”) drawing a steady stream of visitors during the summer. "
Stavanger, Norway
 
 
Day Farsund, Norway
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
Situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord and surrounded by steep soaring mountains, deep valleys and majestic waterfalls, Flam occupies the sort of dramatic setting one envisions when imagining the natural beauty of Norway's fjords. In fact, the word Flam means "little place between steep mountains." It's a short walk from the port to a trip on the Flam Railway, widely known as one of the world's most incredible stretches of railroad. Take a hike through the woods, go fishing in the mountains, enjoy a leisurely bike ride, or just enjoy the local shops and culture, including Otternes Bygdetun, with 27 different buildings dating back to the 1600's.
Farsund, Norway
 
 
Day Skagen, Denmark
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 06:00 PM
Skagen, the northernmost town in Denmark, is located where the North Sea meets the Kattegat Sea. The long sandbar at their confluence is an ideal location for fishing, bird-watching and beachcombing.
Skagen, Denmark
 
 
Day Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrives 07:00 AM
"Copenhagen is one of the easiest European capitals to fall in love with. The sights of old buildings, cobbled streets and the tower- and turret-dotted skyline lend fairy-tale charm—this was, after all, the home of author Hans Christian Andersen. But make no mistake: This is a thoroughly modern city with international clout. Restaurants around the world draw inspiration from the New Nordic cuisine pioneered by Noma and other Copenhagen restaurants, while Danish design from this century and the last is universally admired and coveted. Urban planners flock here to try to work out just how the city remains so livable and yet so functional, and despite its wealth of old buildings, Copenhagen’s not locked in the past; there are also thrilling examples of modern architecture. Copenhagen is a city that’s easy to find things to do and explore on foot or by excellent public transport, where everyone speaks perfect English, the food is fresh and innovative, and there’s plenty of locally brewed beer—which, of course, is best enjoyed sitting by the water on a sunny day. "
Copenhagen, Denmark