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Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen - L2217 Balmoral departing 22 Jun 2022

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Balmoral
  • Small-ship cruising
  • Drinks packages available
  • Hand-crafted itineraries
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
22 Jun 2022
Duration
15 Nights
From / To
Newcastle upon Tyne / Newcastle upon Tyne
Ports of call
Newcastle upon Tyne - Olden - Olden - Cruising Naeroyfjord, Norway - Cruising by Djevelen Tanngard Norway
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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 22/06/2022
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

Date 23/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 24/06/2022
Location Olden
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At its eastern end, the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jostedalsbreen, and Olden sits at the beginning of the southernmost of these arms. A charming village, Olden is among green meadows which are ablaze with colourful flowers throughout the summer, and through which babbling brooks meander between pretty houses.

In the centre of the village is the Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of a 14th century stave church: the timber was used for the pew doors and doorposts. Near the church is the Singerheimen, the former home of William Henry Singer Jr, an heir to a steelworks in Pittsburgh, who lived in Olden between 1868-1943 and donated large amounts of his wealth to fund the building of local hospitals and roads here. Singer was also a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings the Olden area can be seen in his workshop.Show less
The beautiful Oldedalen Valley extends for 12 miles behind Olden and is an absolute joy to explore. On an adventure into the valley you can marvel at huge, near-vertical cliffs, a string of spectacular waterfalls, and sparkling glaciers, such as the astonishing Briksdal.

Date 25/06/2022
Location Olden
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At its eastern end, the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jostedalsbreen, and Olden sits at the beginning of the southernmost of these arms. A charming village, Olden is among green meadows which are ablaze with colourful flowers throughout the summer, and through which babbling brooks meander between pretty houses.

In the centre of the village is the Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of a 14th century stave church: the timber was used for the pew doors and doorposts. Near the church is the Singerheimen, the former home of William Henry Singer Jr, an heir to a steelworks in Pittsburgh, who lived in Olden between 1868-1943 and donated large amounts of his wealth to fund the building of local hospitals and roads here. Singer was also a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings the Olden area can be seen in his workshop.Show less
The beautiful Oldedalen Valley extends for 12 miles behind Olden and is an absolute joy to explore. On an adventure into the valley you can marvel at huge, near-vertical cliffs, a string of spectacular waterfalls, and sparkling glaciers, such as the astonishing Briksdal.

Date 25/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 25/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Hilly Vagsoy Island, at the entrance to Nordfjord, is the tranquil setting of little Maloy a fishing and trading centre with a number of interesting historical landmarks. Maloy also lays claim to Norway’s finest beach – while timeless Silda Island nearby is an escapist’s dream.

Date 26/06/2022
Location Cruising Naeroyfjord, Norway
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Date 26/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 26/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 26/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 27/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 27/06/2022
Location Cruising by Djevelen Tanngard Norway
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Date 28/06/2022
Location Honningsvaag
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Honningsvåg, on Norway’s North Cape, a fishing community characterised by its charming, pastel-shaded wooden buildings, attracts tourists from all over the world. Often referred to as the top of Europe, Honningsvåg is framed by dramatic rugged mountains and the remoteness of the Arctic Ocean.

Honningsvåg is the gateway to the Nordkapp (North Cape), Europe’s most northernmost point. Its rocky coastlines, picturesque villages, endless cliff faces and vast snow-capped mountains are a joy to explore. For two months of summer, the sun is visible 24 hours a day from Nordkapp, and when the sun does set on this extraordinary landscape, the Aurora Borealis lights up the Polar sky. More on these wonderful seasonal changes can be experienced in the North Cape Hall visitor centre, which offers wide-screen film presentations about this Arctic region.

Honningsvåg was completely destroyed during the Second World War, but rapidly rebuilt. The Artico Ice Bar in the city centre – made entirely of ice sourced from the natural lakes of Norwegian Lapland – is worth a visit. While the sea views from the Kompasset Restaurant, and the freshly baked waffles of the Grotten Bar – a huge cave cut into the face of the Cape cliff, both need discovering.

Date 28/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 29/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 30/06/2022
Location Pyramiden
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Located far above the Arctic Circle at the foot of the beautiful Billefjord on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, Pyramiden – a former Russian coal mining town, was once one of the Svalbard Archipelago’s most important and busiest settlements, but is now home to only a handful of people who dedicate their time to renovating the town and conserving the natural environment in which it is situated.

However, as much of the town’s original infrastructure and buildings still exist, there is still much to see on a visit to this eerie settlement. The most ethereal feature is undoubtedly the ‘bottle shop’, a house made entirely from white and green glass bottles, whose beauty and delicacy is a bizarre contrast in the harsh climate.

Large Soviet-era warehouses, living quarters and an old coal-fired power plant stand defiantly in the town centre and the network of empty mine shafts have been locked in time and offer a deep insight into the Soviet’s industrial past.

Date 30/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 30/06/2022
Location At Sea
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The awe-inspiring Nordenskiöldbreen is one of Norway’s largest glaciers, a 16-mile-long, 6.8-mile-wide crumbling wall of glistening Arctic ice that dominates the landscape of the spectacular Isfjord and Billefjord.

A Fred. Olsen cruise to Northern Norway and the remote Svalbard archipelago could include a memorable sail by Nordenskiöldbreen, affording you a rare opportunity to see this magnificent natural wonder in all its breathtaking scenic splendour.

Date 01/07/2022
Location Longyearbyen
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Situated at 78° north, deep within the Arctic Circle, Longyearbyen is widely regarded as the world’s northernmost town. It is also the largest settlement in Svalbard, located amongst incredible Norwegian Arctic wilderness on the archipelago’s largest island, Spitsbergen.

Set at the end of the Advent Fjord, and framed by flat-topped, snow-covered peaks, Longyearbyen is home to some 2000 inhabitants, several reindeer and the odd polar bear. The town Longyearbyen was only established as a permanent settlement in 1906 to exploit local coal reserves, and is named after American mining specialist, John M. Longyear.

Only one mine remains working, but Mine 3, which was turned into a living museum in 1996 on its closure, can still be visited. The museum guides are all former miners who give first-hand accounts about life underground. The Svalbard Museum also provides insights into the life of miners, and the other local industry, whaling. The 24-hour sundial reminds visitors that the sun doesn’t set for months during summer, and the Spitsbergen Airship Museum, which has exhibits from the era of polar exploration, is worth discovery.

Date 02/07/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 03/07/2022
Location Tromso
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The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore.

A major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights that often light up the night sky. The city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral’s distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of Northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic.

The many museums and galleries in the city include the Perspektivet Museum – set in a neo-classical building built in 1838 that has exhibits from Tromsø’s past, plus the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Mack Brewery. Tromsø is also home to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The aquarium’s tanks are full of Arctic fish species, and the friendly bearded seals always delight the visiting crowds.

Tromsø, and the stunning landscapes that surround it, are best viewed from the top of the Storsteinen Mountain, which stands 420 metres above sea level. Accessible via cable car, the peak is easy to reach and one of the most popular spots on the edge of the city.

Date 04/07/2022
Location Cruising Black Glacier
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The famous Svartisen or ‘Black Glacier’ – spread out over an impressive 375 square kilometres – is the second largest glacier in Norway. The glacier is in fact divided into two seperate glaciers called the West Ice and the East Ice and a cruise past this fascinating natural wonder offers stunning views of Mother Nature at her finest.

Date 04/07/2022
Location Cruising Nordfjorden,Meloy,Norway
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Date 05/07/2022
Location Andalsnes
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Surrounded by the incredible mountains of the Romsdalsfjord, Åndalsnes is often referred to as the ‘Alp town by the fjord’. Situated at the mouth of the Rauma River, the town is in one of the most beautiful areas of scenic Norway, and a natural starting point for forest walks in the hilly terrain and short hikes to magnificent viewpoints. With all its natural attractions, this beautiful destination is one of Norway’s most popular locations for sightseers and a mecca for hikers. Known as the ‘Mountaineering Capital’, Åndalsnes is close to the mighty Trollveggen (The Troll Wall), the tallest vertical rock face in Europe – an appealing challenge for many climbers. Many visitors, who wish to enjoy the sights with a little less effort, can take the Rauma Railway into the mountains to discover amazing views.

Date 05/07/2022
Location cruising Romsdalsfjorden
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Date 06/07/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 07/07/2022
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

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