LANDS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

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Lands of the Midnight Sun

From $ 3,999 pp

Edinburgh, Scotland



4 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Edinburgh: Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at the Hotel
You will board your motor coach to begin a panoramic tour of the city. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street, and drive down parts of the famous medieval Royal Mile with imposing Edinburgh Castle at one end and the 17th century Palace of Holyrood at the other. The Palace was the home of Mary Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1568 and was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. The scene of many a great historical drama including notorious murders, and power-hungry personalities, the Palace is now the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Drive up to Arthur’s Seat for some spectacular views over the city before visiting the Edinburgh Castle.  A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, Edinburgh Castle is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. You will also have the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny.  

Please note:  A courtesy vehicle will be available for guests with disabilities to access the top of the castle and there are ramps and a lift for access to the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.

price $149
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Kirkwall, Scotland



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Kirkwall: Ancient Treasures & Skaill House
Depart Kirkwall and head into the west of Mainland, Orkney’s largest island.  This tour passes through gentle rolling landscape and into the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney; an area designated as a World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology.  Passing the Standing Stones of Stenness, we will stop at the Ring of Brodgar; a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5,000 years.  We then continue on to the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, beautifully interpreted in the visitor’s center.  See the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes by storms only 150 years ago.  There will also be time to see the finest mansion in Orkney; Skaill House was built in 1620 and in its 400 year history all 12 of its Lairds have been related and all have contributed to the history and collection in the house. The first owner was Bishop George Graham (Bishop of Orkney 1615-1638) who built the house on the site of a farmstead thought to date to the Norse period.

Please note:  The ground around the Ring of Brodgar is very soft and not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $129
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4 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Kirkwall: Distillery & the Churches of South Isles
You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War II. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace but also to the ingenuity and skill of the prisoners. You will continue your journey to Highland Park to discover Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12-year-old malt whisky at the world’s most northerly whiskey distillery. Here there will be an opportunity to tour the distillery and try a wee dram! Returning to Kirkwall you will visit the beautiful 12th century sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings during their 700-year rule over the islands.

Please note: Guests can stay on the motor coach if the tour becomes too strenuous. 

price $179
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kirkwall: Orkneys Viking Capital
Your tour will begin with a short 15-minute transfer aboard your motor coach from the port to the center of Kirkwall. From here you will begin your walking tour with your guide from the picturesque harbor in Kirkwall and stroll along the ancient shoreline that dates back to when the town was first founded by the Vikings. The shoreline is now a lovely flagstoned street which runs from the harbor to the center of the town. En-route you will hear stories of times gone by in Kirkwall. Arriving at St. Magnus Cathedral, a beautiful red and yellow sandstone building which dominates the skyline of Kirkwall, you will join your guide for a more in-depth visit.  Tour the interior of the cathedral and learn about its 850-year history.  Next, you will visit the neighboring Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces, once belonging to Earl Patrick Stewart, who had the Earl’s palace built using forced labor.  Your walking tour will end at the Orkney Museum and you will have free time to visit the museum, browse the shops and stroll back to the shuttle to your ship at your leisure.

Please note: Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and bring warm, layered clothing. As this is a walking tour it is not recommended for those with mobility issues.

price $69
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kirkwall: Sea-Faring Stromness
You will start this tour with a short coach transfer from Kirkwall to Stromness. On arrival in Stromness you will begin a walking tour with your informative guide from the picturesque harbor along the pretty flag-stoned street of this seafaring town. Making your way along the twists and turns of the street, you will explore the narrow lanes and tiny piers which intersect the street along its length. Stromness is a town of quirky architectural character, with many connections to the famous Hudson's Bay Company. You will hear fascinating stories about Stromness’ maritime history as well as learning about its arts and literary heritage. Following your walk you will have the option to visit the Stromness Museum and the beautifully refurbished Pier Arts Centre (time permitting) with exhibitions by both local and international artists. There will be time to explore the craft shops selling local knitwear, pottery, and art work before your coach returns you to Kirkwall

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as there are cobblestone walkways with steep inclines.


price $135
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Bergen & Mount Ulriken
On this introduction to lovely Bergen you will board a motor coach to sightsee through downtown Bergen with its old wooden Hanseatic pier, Bryggen, the medieval King Håkon’s Hall, erected during the reign of King Håkon Håkonsson, the Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary’s Church, built around 1170, and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway, the peninsula Nordnes, Bergen Theater (Den National Scene), and Grieghallen, the modern concert hall named after Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg.  Your tour will continue over to Kalfaret, the noble residential area of Bergen, and on to the main attraction of the day - Ulriken Mountain. You will be taken by cable car to the highest of Bergen’s famous "Seven Mountains," Ulriken, to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 2,100 feet above the city streets.  From the summit, at the Sky:skraperen you will be introduced to one  of the local specialties while you enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords, and mountains, before  returning back to the lower station to board your motor coach for a short trip back to the pier.  

Please note:  People can stay on the motor coach if walking becomes too strenuous during the tour. There is a ramp and lift at the Ulriken cable car. 


price $139
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

culture
Bergen: Be Our Guest at Ovre Eide Farm
Tall mountains and a still lake provide a stunning backdrop around the green fields of Øvre-Eide Farm, creating an idyllic and tranquil atmosphere for visitors.  This is a new and exciting venue only a short drive away from the center of Bergen, which will give you beautiful nature, cultural history, and a taste of traditional Norwegian food.  You will board a motor coach and upon arrival at Øvre Eide Farm the owner will greet you and take you on a guided tour of the farm which will give you insights into the history of the farm, the local heritage, and farming now and in the past. During the tour you will also meet the animals that are typically found on a Norwegian farm.  The tour will end in the main building and the ”prison” /wine cellar where you will be served freshly baked almond ring cake and freshly pressed local fruit juice, coffee, and tea. You will also have some time to wander around and explore the farm on your own before the coach takes you back to the pier where the tour ends.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as you will encounter steps, gravel, and uneven ground during the tour of the farm. 


price $139
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1 hour

Easy

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing
Bergen: Helicopter Fjord Adventure
This exhilarating adventure will be a helicopter flight over Bergen and the surrounding areas.From the pier, you will have a short 5-minute drive to the nearby heliport. This tour will combine the beautiful areas around Bergen and the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord, Norway’s third largest glacier. Its highest point is 5,417 feet above sea level. Take in the bird’s-eye-view over Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, the archipelago outside Bergen and of course Bryggen – listed as a UNESCO  World Heritage Site. After your 50-minute flight you will return to the pier where the tour will end.

Please note: Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.

price $699
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bergen: Old Bergen City Tour
Start off your tour with a panoramic sightseeing drive enroute to Old Bergen. Your guide will take you on a journey back in time, where you will learn more about the fascinating development of the old Hanseatic city. Old Bergen is a reconstructed town and home to more than 50 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In Old Bergen you will find houses and shops that belonged to people of many different professions and societies such as the sea captain, the dentist, the photographer, the baker, and the farmer. Countless rooms and objects bring the city’s history to life. Old Bergen is an idyllic reminder of what Bergen used to be like and how everyday life would look like for the residences of Bergen.  Join your guide for a coffee and cake stop, which will help your imagination to travel back in time. After enjoying some free time in Old Bergen – embark your coach for a final sightseeing drive through the city, before returning back to the pier. Sites seen during the tour will  include the old wooden Hanseatic Pier – Bryggen, the Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1170 and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway,  Bergen Theater and Grieghallen – the modern concert hall named after Norway’s greatest composer of all time, Edvard Grieg.

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. Visiting Old Bergen will involve steps, uneven ground, cobble stones, uphill and downhill walking and are therefore not suitable for guests with any walking difficulties. 


price $135
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Bergen: Walking Tour of Bergen & Mt. Floien
Start off your tour with a walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bryggen Bergen. Here you will walk in the narrow streets between the houses dating back to the 18th century. Your guide will take you on a journey back in time, where you will learn more about the fascinating development of the old Hanseatic City. Stop and admire the St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1170 and one of the finest examples of Romanesque Architecture in Norway. Continue your walk to the Mount Fløyen Funicular station at, Bergen’s most famous mountain. Enjoy some free-time with a spectacular view of Bergen at the very top.  On your way back you will make a visit to Fisketorget – the fishmarket, at the very heart of Bergen and learn more about Bergen in the 20th century.

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. The walking tour of Bergen will involve steps, uneven ground, cobblestones, uphill and downhill walking and is therefore not suitable for guests with any walking difficulties.

price $69
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Olden, Norway



3.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Olden, Briksdals Glacier
The village of Oldenis situated at the end of the innermost arm of lovely Nordfjord, which cuts its way inland to the mighty ice fields of the Jostedals Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Briksdal Glacier, your destination on this tour, is one of its arms.Leaving Olden’s center by coach with your guide, you will pass two picturesque churches and the beautiful lakes Floren and Olden. At the end of the valley lies Rustøen, around which numerous waterfalls tumble from the ice field. The road ascends through woodlands to the Briksdalen Inn, where you will leave the coach.  The powerful Briksdal Glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park. The wild glacier swoops down from a height of 3,927 feet to the lush, narrow Briksdal Valley. When you arrive at Briksdal Fjellstove the “Troll cars” will be waiting to take you safely to where the road ends – at the famous glacier. It’s a fantastic trip on a narrow road that crosses the foaming glacier stream twice.  You will return to Briksdal Fjellstove which has been the meeting place for hill walkers and mountaineers in Briksdalen for several generations. Here you will be served some coffee/tea and cake before your return by bus to Olden and the ship. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.


price $239
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2.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Olden, Cable Car to Mt. Hoven
Your coach will take you to the new and spectacular Cable Car, finished in May 2017, that will take you 3,317 feet to the top of  Mount Hoven in only 6 minutes. From here you will find spectacular views over the Olden and Loen valleys. You will be served coffee/tea and cake as you see parts of the grand Jostedals Glacier, the largest glacier in continental Europe fed by the heavy snowfall in the region. You will also overlook the jade green water of the Loen- and Briksdal’s lake, and of course your ship. There will be opportunities to do a hiking tour on the several paths that you can find on top. There are 2 easy paths, some moderate and even strenuous paths for those who would like a challenge.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.

price $249
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4.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Olden, Nordfjord Panoramas
On this excursion, you will have superb views of the Nordfjord, the 5th largest fjord in Norway and the Hornindal Lake, the deepest lake in Northern Europe. You will board your motor coach and head along the northern banks of the Nordfjord through the beautiful settlements of Blakset, Fjelli and Hopland. On the viewpoint at Nos, there is a stunning view of the Nordfjord and its western mountains. Another panorama is at Kvalen before you will head down to the fjord again in Hennebygda and continue to Nordfjordeid. Nordfjordeid lies in the heart of the Nordfjord region and is a communications hub where the two main roads cross each other. Nordfjordeid is the main commercial center in the Nordfjord region. Here you will make a stop and get served some delicious cakes and coffee/tea at Nordfjord Hotell, which is located just outside the center of town. You will return to Olden along the crystal clear Hornindal Lake with picturesque small islands and high, ragged mountains. The Hornindalsvatnet Lake is the deepest lake in Europe, 1,686 feet deep. None of the glacier streams run out into the lake and the result is Europe´s clearest lake. Your tour will end  at the pier in Olden where the ship will be waiting.

Please note:  It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $199
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Alesund, Norway



3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

boating
Alesund: Art Nouveau Biking and Sugar Summit
The beautiful setting of Alesund was destroyed by a fire in 1904 and rebuilt in Art Nouveau style. You will take a 20-minute bike ride around  Alesund and view this style as you ride. Then you will head to the sea kayak center for a 20-minute mandatory sea kayak safety talk and paddling explanation. Upon completion you will be issued a life jacket and assisted into the kayaks. The guides will lead the group through the islands of the archipelago. During the 1-hour paddle, there will be time for pictures; as well as the guides will give a brief interpretation of the history and culture of this Art Nouveau city perched on the Atlantic. After paddling through the maze of islands, you will return to the sea kayak center and walk back to the pier.

Please note: Single person bikes and two person (tandem) sea kayaks will be used. Not suitable for disabled people or children under 6 years of age.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Wear warm, layered clothing and flat comfortable walking shoes.  Excursion is dependent on the weather.

price $175
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Alesund: Art Nouveau City on Foot
Alesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast, has a beautiful setting, built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of Alesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style.  Today, it is a bustling town where the fish and fish processing industry are the main sources of income.   You will take a stroll through the many rooms in the listed building known as "The Swan Pharmacy," and be mesmerized by the beautiful and authentic décor. The tour continues through the Jugend (Art Nouveau) quarters of the town center and inner harbor, through the attractive park at the foot of  Mount Aksla and back to the pier and your ship.

Please note: This tour is a walking tour with steps, cobblestones and uneven ground and is not recommended for people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $59
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8 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing
Alesund: Mountains & Fjords
Alesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast, has a beautiful setting, built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of Ålesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, typical for the first decade of this century.  Today it is a bustling town where the fish- and fish processing industry are the main sources of income.  Your first stop will be on Mount Aksla at the “Fjellstua” Mountain Lodge to enjoy the magnificent view.  Continue to Stordal for a visit to the exquisite, 200-year old medieval “Rose Church,” noted for the unique decoration of its ceiling and walls.   Next you will head to the Norddalsfjord to the fairytale valley of Valldal, known for its strawberry production. Lunch will be served at a restaurant in Valldal, featuring both hot and cold dishes.  A photo stop will be made at the spectacular Gudbrand Gorge, where the foaming river gushes deep below. The gorge is 16 feet wide and 82 feet deep.  Your tour will then take you to Trollstigheimen, where you will have a short stop to admire the wonderful view.   You will travel the famous Trollstigen road, one of the main attractions in the Åndalsnes district. The road takes you down via a series of 11 hairpin bends on its way 2,815 feet down the mountain, ringed by the “Bishop,” “King” and “Queen” peaks,  to the valley below. It took 8 years to build this road and it was opened in 1936 by the then King Haakon VII. It remains an example of great engineering and road building.  You will make a stop at the Stigfossen Waterfall which has a total drop of 1,050 feet. A short stop will also be made at the “Trollwall,” the highest vertical and overhanging wall in Europe – at over 3,281 feet high, the rock is a temptation to climbers from all over the world. Your tour will continue along the Romsdalsfjord back towards Ålesund, passing farms and busy villages along the way, as well as shipbuilding yards and furniture work

Please note: Stordal Old Church is a working church and due to unforeseen church services, an inside visit cannot be guaranteed.  You will travel on winding roads and Trollstigen is 2,760 feet above sea level.


price $299
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

boating
Alesund: Sea Kayaking through Alesunds Archipelago
A friendly and accommodating sea kayak guide will meet you at the pier in Alesund and lead the group to the sea kayak center 2 minutes away.  A 20-minute mandatory sea kayak safety talk and paddling explanation will take place there. Upon completion everyone will be issued a life jacket and assisted into the kayaks.  The guides will lead the group through the islands of the archipelago. During the paddle, there will be time for pictures; as well as the guides will give a brief interpretation of the history and culture of this Art Nouveau city on the perched on the Atlantic. After paddling through the maze of islands, you will return to the sea kayak center.

Please note: Two person (tandem) sea kayaks will be used. Not suitable for disabled people or children under 6 years of age.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Excursion is dependent on weather.

price $139
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3 HRS

Easy

wildlife

sightseeing
Alesund: The City of Alesund & Atlantic Sea Park
On this tour you will get a brief city sightseeing and the opportunity to visit one of the town’s main attractions the Atlantic Sea Park. You will depart the pier and drive through one of Norway’s most wonderful towns, built on three islands between two fjords.  You will stop at the Atlantic Sea Park which is situated at the ocean front at Tueneset. The Atlantic Sea Park contains 1.5 square miles of public and exhibition space and is one of the largest saltwater aquariums in northern Europe. You will see large landscape aquariums teeming with ocean life from up and down the Atlantic, with an emphasis on the western regions. You will also see coastal scenery with fishing stands, hiking trails, bathing sites and outstanding diving.  Rejoin your coach for the drive back to Ålesund.  A stop will be made at Mount Aksla at the “Fjellstua” Mountain Lodge to enjoy the magnificent view over the town and its surroundings before returning to your ship.

Please note:  There are steps to access the bus and guests are welcome to stay on the bus if the tour becomes too strenuous. 

price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Alesund: The Islands of Giske & Godoy
The community of  Giske consists of four islands. Two of them will be visited on this tour - the Giske and Godøy Islands which are the farthest to the West. The tour to the islands will go across bridges and underwater tunnels, the longest being 2.5 miles. Giske is known as the Saga Island and you will visit the old stone church dating back to 1150, originally a chapel belonging to the mighty Giske family.  From Giske you continue over to Godøy Island and you will drive towards the headland where the small fishing village of Alnes is situated facing the Atlantic Ocean. Take a closer look at the old lighthouse, climb the stairs to the very top and enjoy freshly home baked cake and coffee/tea,before returning to Ålesund. On the way back to the ship you will visit the viewpoint Mount Aksla, with a spectacular view of Ålesund and the islands you have just visited.

Please note:  There are steps to access the bus and to climb inside the lighthouse. There are no wheelchair elevators. Giske church is a working church and due to unforeseen church services, an inside visit of the church cannot be guaranteed. 


price $159
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Molde, Norway



2.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

sightseeing

boating
Molde: Bergtatt Marble Caves
Enjoy a magical visit to The Magnificent Caves Bergtatt Molde. Your adventure will start with a scenic 45-minute drive north to the marble caves of Bergtatt, where you will get the opportunity to join a boat ride deep into the glistening caves, crisscrossing an underground lake aboard a comfortable boat.  The caves are decorated with beautiful lightening reflecting on the water and you will get to use all your senses and be invited to an unforgettable experiencing deep in the mountain of Eide. You will see a video of how this marble mine still is operating today within the same family. You will meet one of the members of the family, and he will be guiding you through this magical excursion. 

Please note: Walking is very limited, however guests must be able to embark transportation both for the motor coach and the boat independently.

price $215
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6 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Molde: Haholmen - A Viking Adventure
This tour will take you back in time at the fishing village of Haholmen.  You will board your coach at the pier and pass through Molde on your way to the fishing village of Bud. You will then continue along Hustadvika to the impressive Atlantic Ocean Road, built in 1989, and linked by 8 bridges.  You will board a genuine replica of a Viking ship and sail to Haholmen, an 18th century fishing village with its original wharves, traditional fishermen’s shacks and bakery.  You will see a film presentation  about adventure voyages, a meal in one of the rustic restaurants, and time to explore this picturesque village. You will return to Molde along the Atlantic Road, passing through the village of Eide on your way.

Please note: Places of interest may be visited in a reverse order. 


price $269
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7 HRS

Moderate

hiking

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Molde: Mardalsfossen Waterfall
You will board your motor coach for the 1.5-hour drive to Mardalsfossen Waterfall where you will hike to the waterfall. The long Eikesdalsvatnet Lake is  just 85 feet above sea level, while the surrounding mountains tower  to heights of 5-6,000 feet straight up from the lake. The waterfall cascades 975 feet down into the valley and is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Following your hike you will drive to Eikesdalen for lunch.  On your return trip to Molde you will stop at Nesset Vicarage, the childhood home of Norwegian writer Bjornstjerne Bjornson.

Please note:  Wear comfortable hiking shoes.


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Molde: Scenic Drive on the Atlantic Road
Your tour will start with a  brief sightseeing tour of Molde including the Molde Church, the City Hall and the Museum of Romsdalen Valley before you head to the Varden Viewpoint with  its impressive view of Molde, Romsdalsfjorden and the  87 peaks of the Romsdals Alps. Then you will continue your scenic drive passing the village of Eide before entering one of the masterpieces of Norwegian engineering, the Atlantic Road. Opened in 1989, the road covers a distance of 5 miles including 8 bridges from islet to islet connecting Averoya Island to the mainland.  Your tour will continue to the fishing village of Bud, where you will have a photo stop then pass by the Church of Bud, built in 1717, before returning to Molde.

Please note: Places of interest may be visited in a reverse order.  

price $139
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Torshavn, Denmark



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Torshavn: Coastal Villages
Your first stop will be in Kollafjørður where you will visit an old Faroese church with a traditional, Faroese turf roof. On our way farther north, we head toward the village of Saksun, tucked away at the end of the road. As you get closer to Saksun, surprising vistas will delight you around each twist in the road. Then, there it is – one of the most distinctive villages in the Faroes. The old farm, Dúvugarðar, is now a national heritage museum, and, together with the outbuildings that belong to the museum, it provides an intimate look into past rural life in the Faroes. The round bay below the farm was at one time a natural harbor.  Today, although sand deposits have made its waters shallow and only accessible to small boats at high tide, it is the centerpiece of a spectacular panorama. You will return to Tórshavn via the mountain road and stop at the viewpoint overlooking the capital.

Please note:  There are 3-4 steps to enter the different venues and a small hill up to the museum in Saksun. 


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Torshavn: Island Of Vagar
You will leave Streymoy Island via Kaldbakfjord and the Kollafjørdur Valley, then pass through the new underwater tunnel and, 5 minutes later, arrive on Vagar Island. You will appreciate Vagar's ever-changing scenery and will have time explore its villages. Your guide will tell you about the island, its history and about life here today. Drive through the village of Sandavágur, where you'll visit the Midvágur Church, and pass the largest lake in the Faroe Islands before reaching Vatnsoyrar. In Bøur, you'll discover a little village with both old and new houses with green sod roofs and a charming old tar-blackened church. From there take in the spectacular view of Tindholmur and Mykines Islands beyond. You'll leave Bour through the tunnel to Gasadalur-Vagar's westernmost village, then return to Tórshavn via the mountain road to capture the extraordinary panoramic views out over the fjords and the capital.

Please note:  There are small hills and steps on most of the stops. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Torshavn: Scenic Faroes
From Tórshavn, take a 45-minute drive to the north, past idyllic villages and the old whaling station at Áir. The only bridge over the Atlantic, as it is sometimes called, spans the narrow channel of Sundini to connect Eysturoy with the larger island of Streymoy. Because the channel is so narrow, spectacular eddies form at the base of the bridge when the current is running strongly with the tide. You will pass Eiði and cross the mountains to Gjógv. On the way, you are treated to a view of the Giant and the Hag -two very distinctive sea stacks that your imagination will have fun with. You'll also pass the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur (2,983 feet) and see the rather handy Gjógv Gorge which, at 616-feet long, provides a marvelous natural harbor for the local fishing fleet to shelter in. Stop in the village of Gjógv, at the local guesthouse, to enjoy refreshments of coffee and tea with pancakes. The ride back to Tórshavn is via the mountain road and you will stop at the viewpoint overlooking the capital.

Please note:   This tour travels along a scenic mountain road.


price $95
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4 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Torshavn: Vestmanna Sea Cliffs
Ride by coach to the village of Vestmanna. Here, you will board a boat and head out to the famous bird cliffs. All your senses will awaken with the sound of sea birds, the salty scent of the sea and its cool spray on your face, the stunning, weather-beaten cliff formations and the raucous riot of squawking birds who call the sea cliffs home. You'll cruise along the cliff wall, into a narrow gorge where sheer rock walls rise vertically on both sides towards the sky. The boat slowly enters one of the many grottoes, and for a moment, daylight disappears. Darkness and the sound of dripping water surround you and then, suddenly, you emerge on the other side. The boat stops for a while so you can enjoy the scenery. Take photographs to help you remember the details. After the boat trip, return to Tórshavn via the mountain road and stop at the viewpoint looking over the capital.

Please note: There are 4-5 steps to board the boat and the tour travels along a winding scenic mountain road.


price $129
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Reykjavik, Iceland



5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Reykjavik: Panoramic Reykjavik & Viking History with Transfer to Airport
This classic city tour takes in all the highlights of Reykjavík.  Your journey will begin with a drive through Laugardalur (“Warm Water Valley”) where you will pass one of the most popular outdoor geothermal swimming pools. From there the road will lead you to drive past the open-air museum at Árbær.  You will, then cross the Ellidaá River, one of the world’s cleanest salmon rivers. Eventually you will reach Álftanes Peninsula where the President’s residence, is located.  Returning to the city  you will drive to Perlan, The Pearl with its viewing deck that offers great panoramic views over Reykjavik. You will head towards Hallgrímskirkja, the church that dominates the city skyline with its imposing tower, then drive through the charming old quarter of Reykjavik with its colorful wooden houses and narrow streets , past the University of Iceland complex and along the city pond, Tjörnin. Then you’ll reach the old harbor where you’ll make a quick stop. Finally you will follow the coastline and make one short stop at Höfdi House where the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986. Drive directly to the Viking World Museum to enjoy the delicious Icelandic meat soup before exploring the museum. Then you will be drive to the airport or your waiting hotel.

Please note:  The order of the itinerary might be reversed if necessary.


price $155
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