NORWEGIAN SPLENDORS

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Norwegian Splendors

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Skjolden, Norway



3.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Skjolden, Bike & Hike Adventure To Drivande Waterfall
Enjoy a biking and hiking adventure through the natural and cultural landscapes of Mørkrid Valley, and get close to the impressive Drivande Waterfall. Begin your adventure by bicycle as you ride through Skjolden and the peaceful Mørkrid valley.  Your guide will share stories from the olden days and how they developed their way of living in the areas around Skjolden and Breheimen National Park.  Arriving at the Drivande Waterfall trailhead you will continue your journey on foot on a well maintained mountain walking trail.  Once you reach the falls you will be treated to some refreshments and a snack while you take in the beautiful views and listen to the sound of the waterfall. On your return bicycle ride you will have a panoramic view of the fjord and the village of Skjolden.

Please note:  Participants must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult.  The bicycle ride is approximately 4.5 miles one way and the hike is approximately 1 mile each way, uphill, on uneven, rocky terrain.  It is recommended to have proper footwear and dress in layered clothing.


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Skjolden, Jotunheimen National Park & Sognefjellet Mountain Pass
The Sognefjell Mountain Pass is the highest mountain road in Norway and has been awarded the status of a National Tourist Route because of the spectacular and wild mountain scenery it passes through. The mountain road was first opened for cars in 1938.  Prior to this it was an ancient thoroughfare linking east and west.  The old stone pyramids or kerns, which are still present today, were used to indicate a safe passage to cross on foot.  The breathtaking panorama along the route varies from mountain lakes and traditional Norwegian villages, to jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls and numerous glaciers.  You will pass by Turtagrø known as the mountain climbers center in Norway. At the plateau of Sognefjellet Montain you are in the Jotunheimen National Park, and there will be time to absorb the beautiful scenery and enjoy some refreshments at one of the mountain cafés.  There will be several stops along the way to photograph the diverse and picturesque scenery.

Please note: Wear layered clothing.


price $239
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4.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Skjolden, Nigards Glacier & National Park Glacier Center
Leaving Skjolden behind, you’ll experience a varied landscape as you take a 75-minute drive along the fjord surrounded by lush green views.  As you make your way to Jostedal Valley enjoy the traditional agricultural scenery on your way to Jostedal Glacier National Park.  Jostedal is the largest icefield in mainland Norway and the remnants from the last ice age some 18,000 years ago. The last part of the road, a private toll road, will bring  you into Nigardsbreen Nature Reserve, where a stop will be made to see the mighty Nigardsbreen Glacier in the distance (approximately 2 miles away). The glacier is one of the ‘arms’ stretching from the Jostedal Glacier into the valley. Continuing on you will visit Breheimsenter, the National Park Glacier Center.  Here you will find interesting exhibitions, a souvenir shop, tourist information and a nice restaurant where you will enjoy refreshments with a beautiful view to the glacier.  On your return drive to the pier you will make a photo stop at Nes from where you’ll have a fantastic view of the impressive 715-foot cascading Feigum Waterfall.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $255
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Skjolden, Sognefjord Rib & Hiking Adventure To Feigum Falls
Combine a RIB experience through Sognefjord with a hike to the stunning Feigum Waterfall. After a safety briefing you will set out for a high-speed boat ride through the Sognefjord, offering picturesque views of the fjords, waterfalls and steep mountains.  Making a stop on land you will go ashore in Feigum, where you will begin your hike along a rocky walking trail to a viewpoint close to the 715-foot-high Feigum Waterfall.  For those more adventurous (time permitting), there is a possibility to go to the base of the waterfall.  At this time you will also be treated to a light snack. Returning to your RIB your adventurous day will conclude with some more amazing views of the Sognefjord.

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark the RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and lifejacket.  It is recommended to have proper footwear for the hike and dress in layered clothing.  The hike is approximately 1 mile each way, uphill, on rocky, uneven terrain.  You may get wet!


price $259
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1.75 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

boating
Skjolden, Sognefjord Rib Safari
This RIB safari will give you the chance to experience the magnificent Sognefjord at close range, with it’s steep mountains and waterfalls. After a safety briefing and being outfitted with a weatherproof suit you will set off for your RIB Adventure.  This high speed boat ride will take you up close to waterfalls, in view of fjord farms and to a view point of the spectacular and  stunning 715-foot-high Feigum Waterfall.  You will learn about the people of the Lustrafjord and how they worked and lived a hundred years ago as you take in the magnificent scenery around you.

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark the RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and lifejacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $175
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Flam, Norway



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, Borgund Stave Church & Salmon Center
On this tour you will visit some of the best sights in this part of Norway; Borgund Stave Church, the Norwegian Salmon center and drive the old Snow Road across the mountains to Aurdal.  From the pier in Flåm you will drive along the Aurlandsfjord, through the tunnel to Lærdal continuing approximately 15 miles to the beautiful Borgund Stave Church, built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches in Norway. Some of the finest features are the lavishly carved portals and the roof carvings of dragons’ heads. The stave churches are Norway's most important contribution to world architecture and Norway's oldest preserved timber buildings. Leaving the church you will make your way towards the idyllic village of Lærdaløyri, at the mouth of the Lærdal River. This river is known as “the Queen of the Salmon Rivers” because of its high quantity of Atlantic salmon. In Lærdal you will visit the Norwegian Salmon Center and learn about the fascinating life and legends of the Atlantic salmon before enjoying some refreshments. On your way back to Flåm you will drive the Snow Road across the mountain to Aurland. The highest point is 4,295 feet above sea level, offering some amazing views.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $245
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Flam or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Flam area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Flam or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Flam area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1799
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, Magic White Caves & Undredal Cheese Tasting
In 1988 a road between two tunnels connecting Flåm & Gudvangen was built, leading to the quaint & traditional village of Undredal.  Prior to this date Undredal was only reachable by boat and that’s why its history dating back many centuries has been very well preserved. Along the way towards the village you will notice the goats grazing in the valley. These goats are of particular importance to the villagers as they produce the milk that makes the famous Undredal brown cheese. During your guided tour in Eldhuset you will have the opportunity to visit the production room of maturing goat cheese, and, of course, taste the famous white and brown goat cheese and other local specialties. Continuing on along the Nærøy River and through the Nærøy Valley, you will reach the Magic White Caves hidden away in the mountainside. Your guided tour will take you through a cave-labyrinth full of exciting shadows, lightening Aurora’s, and magic ponds. Here you can also find the world’s second largest deposit of anorthosite.  This type of marble, which contains both gold and aluminum can only be found in a larger quantity on the moon. At the end of the labyrinth you will discover a large mountain room with a green lake. Here you can light a small candle to set on the water or continue towards the stone bar where refreshments are served.  Afterwards you will return along the Nærøy Valley and Gudvangen tunnel back to Flåm.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $209
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2.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

unesco
Flam, Naeroy Fjord Rib Adventure
With your expert guide speeding close to sheer mountain walls you are sure to have an adrenaline rush on this adventurous RIB ride through the fjords.  Experience the tranquility of an area hard to reach and seldom visited, and learn about the history and geography of this amazing place. Leaving the Aurlandfjord on which Flåm lies you will turn into the Nærøyfjord, which is protected by UNESCO because of its sheer beauty and unique flora and fauna native to Western Norway. On your safari into the fjord you might spot some of the local wildlife like seals or sea eagles, native to this area.  You will see farms that have been abandoned or are used only during the summer months.   Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as your experienced captain navigates close to one of the many waterfalls along the fjord. 

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $269
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, The Spectacular Flam Railway
The tour starts from the pier where the railway station is also conveniently located. On this tour you will experience the most dramatic train ride in Europe. The Flam Railway is only 12 miles long but a masterpiece of engineering. The train climbs up from sea level to 2,844 feet above sea level during these 12 miles, crossing back and forth across rivers and through 20 tunnels. To allow you a better view of the magnificent scenery the train will proceed slowly and even stop at the Kjosfossen Waterfall where you may leave the train to take a closer look or take some pictures. At Vatnahalsen you will leave the train and walk from the station to the Mountain Hotel where you will be served coffee, tea and waffles. Here you will have time (approx. 50 minutes) to relax and walk around the beautiful area before re-boarding the train back to Flam.

Please note: There is a ramp for wheelchair accessibility to the train which needs to be booked in advance.  Guests in wheelchairs also need to be accompanied as there is no suitable guide available.


price $205
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, The Viking Village & Staheims Panoramic Drive
Just a short distance away from Flam you will find the the tiny village of Gudvangen or "place of the gods.".This village has a long history dating back to pre-Christian times when Vikings worshiped their heathen gods. Today some of their ancestors have rebuilt a Viking Village giving you an opportunity to experience how the Vikings lived many centuries ago. Here you will learn about their gods, their traditions and livelihoods and you will be invited to practice some of their ancient crafts.  Afterwards, continue your journey further into the Nærøy valley. Surrounded by steep mountains and some of the tallest waterfalls in Norway, this valley is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Following the Nærøy river you will make your way towards Stalheim Hotel, from where you will have amazing views over the valley. These views and the tranquility of the site have inspired many painters, poets and other artists for decades.  The history of the hotel goes back centuries when it was an important stop on the postal road between Bergen and Oslo. Today it is still an important tourist destination with the hotel’s traditional interior and amazing views. After enjoying a light refreshment at Stalheim you will begin your descent on the famous Stalheimkleiva, the steepest road in Norway with 13 sharp hairpin bends. The road itself is already an experience, made even more exciting by the beautiful views of the two waterfalls on both sides.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $185
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

unesco
Bergen, Best of 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 $175
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing
Bergen, Best Views of Bergen by Segway
Your guide will give you a brief overview on how to operate the Segway before you begin your ride through Bergenhus Fortress and its beautiful park. Continuing on to historical Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) you will pass the fish market. Your adventure will also take you by Bergen Aquarium and into Nordnes Park, one of Bergen’s most beautiful parks on the farthest end of the town.  Driving along the classic alleyways of Bergen you will head toward the National Norwegian Theater, the Blue Stone, John’s Church and Lille Lungegårdsvannet.  At Fjellveien you will have a wonderful view over the center of Bergen and the surrounding areas before you head back down to the city center to Bergenhus Park.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities. It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $175
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Bergen, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Fjord Adventure
Join this exhilarating helicopter flight over Bergen and the surrounding areas. This tour  will combine the beautiful areas around Bergen and the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway's third largest glacier and the highest point is 5,415 feet above sea level. Take in a bird's eye view over Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, the archipelago outside Bergen and of course Bryggen – listed as a UNESCO site.

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 layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.


price $599
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3.5 HRS

Moderate
Bergen, Fantoft Stave Church & Greigs Home & Garden

This enriching excursion will take you south of Bergen to view a remarkable wooden church and to visit the home of Norway's famed composer, Edvard Grieg. You will drive through the residential areas south of Bergen, towards Fana and the Stave Church. The old Stave Church at Fantoft was originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150, and was moved to Fantoft in 1883 to save it from demolition and preserve it as part of the nation’s heritage.  After a destructive 1992 fire, artisans extensively and faithfully restored the church to its former beauty. Inside, you can admire the traditional timber construction and elaborately carved decoration. From spiritual faith to musical brilliance, you'll also visit Troldhaugen, home of Norway's famed composer Edvard Grieg.  Troldhaugen was built in 1885 and Edvard Grieg lived there for 22 years together with his wife Nina. Grieg composed many of his best-known works in the composer’s hut by the shore of Lake Nordås. Enjoy a guided tour of the Villa, museum and the garden and some free time to walk around on your own afterwards. Your visit will end with the highlight of the tour; a private recital in Troldsalen. One of the best interpreters of Grieg’s music will play some of the famous pieces as well as some of the more unknown ones, and tell stories and anecdotes about the composer and his wife.

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This tour involves stone steps, uneven ground and gradual slopes.


price $189
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

dining

culture

unesco
Bergen, Moutain Trek to Ovre Eide Farm

You will begin your walk past Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where your guide will tell you about the legendary Hanseatic site. You will see the famous Fish Market and continue to the most popular attraction in Bergen, the funicular, that ascends to Mount Fløyen. From its 1,050-foot-height, you will admire the beautiful landscape of the city and the fjords from above, one of the most spectacular views in Norway. At the top of Mount Fløyen you will begin your hike across the mountain to Ovre Eide Farm.  You will discover the unique nature of Norway, passing lakes, wild rivers and breathtaking views.  At the top of Mount Sandviken you will make a brief stop to enjoy some chocolate. Afterward, you will descend into the valley of the old mail route between Trondheim and Bergen to reach our final destination, Øvre-Eide Farm. Øvre-Eide Farm is located in the idyllic surroundings of Lake Jordal. The owner of the farm is also a confectioner and he will lovingly prepare some typical Norwegian specialties for you. Enjoy the pleasure of listening to exciting stories about the traditional farm life in the countryside of Norway while enjoying a traditional meal!

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking/hiking shoes. This hike covers about 5 miles of easy walking and involves some steps, uneven ground, cobble stones, and gradual slopes.  


price $259
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Bergen, Walking Tour Of Hanseatic Bergen & Mt. Floyen
Begin your tour with a walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bryggen. Here you will wander through the narrow streets between the houses dating back to 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 St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1170 and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway. Continue your walk to Mount Floyen Funicular station, Bergen’s most famous mountain. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy some free time with a spectacular view of Bergen. On your way back to the ship you will learn more about Bergen in the 20th century and you will make a stop at Fisketorget, the fish market, located at the very heart of Bergen. 

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This walking tour involves steps, uneven ground, cobble stone paths, gradual slopes, and is therefore not suitable for guests with any walking difficulties.


price $79
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Stavanger, Norway



2 HRS

Easy

culture

refreshments
Stavanger, At Home in Stavanger
Take this opportunity to gain an insight into the Norwegian way of life with the chance to visit the home of a local.  Your host will give you a tour of the house and tell you about Norwegian home life such as gardening, how they furnish their homes, traditions and more. Feel free to ask questions which will help you understand their way of life. You will be treated to coffee or tea and freshly made Norwegian waffles as you get to know the Norwegian culture up close and personal.  

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $215
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3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

beach

boating
Stavanger, Cruise to Pulpit Rock
Directly next to your ship you will embark a boat for a cruise into one of Norway's most stunning fjords, the so called "Fjord of the Light," or Lysefjord in Norwegian. The name comes from the lightly colored granite rock that rises sharply from the deep fjord. During your trip you can relax both outside and inside the vessel, while you marvel at the breathtaking natural wonders of this region. You will start by cruising alongside the many small islands of the Stavanger Archipelago on which many have built holiday homes with their own private piers. Leaving the archipelago, you will enter Lysefjorden with it steep sheer cliffs on both sides. From these steep cliffs many towering waterfalls spill gallons of fresh water from above into the salty fjord beneath. If weather permits you will get an amazing view of the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that towers out over 1,969 feet above the fjord. Your cruise will take you directly underneath the Pulpit Rock to gaze at its marveling height.  Before returning to Stavanger, you'll make a short stop at Helleren, an idyllic beach at the mouth of the Lysefjord.  Here you will get to enjoy some of Norway's traditional waffles which are served with sour cream and sweet local fruit jams.

Please note: Life jackets will be provided on board. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $279
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Stavanger, Helicopter Adventure
After a short transfer by van to Stavanger Airport you will join your experienced pilot for an amazing helicopter journey over Stavanger and the famous Lysefjord. Your flight will start over the city of Stavanger before your captain will take you on a journey to the scenic archipelago beyond. On the many islands you will notice the beautiful holiday homes and their private piers. Soon your flight will reach Lysefjord, the so called "Fjord of the Light," where your pilot will skillfully hover above the fjord making his way towards the renowned Pulpit Rock. Once the sheer cliffs of the Lysefjord come in sight the famous Pulpit Rock appears in front of you. Your pilot will first hover beneath the large stone mass before he takes you above the plateau where you can marvel at its amazing flat surface and perhaps wave at some of hikers who have made their way up the cliff on foot. Actual flight time: 30 minutes

Please note: Guests must be able to embark/disembark helicopter independently.


price $399
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2.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Stavanger, Lysefjord Rib Boat Safari
Experience the magnificent scenery along the Archipelago and view Pulpit Rock onboard an open-air rigid inflatable boat (RIB). After a short walk to the RIB boat pier you will meet your captain and be given a short safety briefing before being outfitted with a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  You will begin your adventure at a slow pace along the beautiful harbor of Stavanger. Once the harbor is out of sight and you have crossed underneath the Stavanger Bridge, the RIB will speed up to 30-35 knots (37 mph) and cruise along the Archipelago. During  your journey you might spot some of the local wildlife like sea eagles, seals or porpoises. Once you have reached the Lysefjord you will see the narrow gap into the Vagabond Cave and view the magnificence of  Pulpit Rock from sea level.  Your captain will also bring you close to one of the waterfalls falling from the steep, high cliffs above. He will navigate so close that you will be able to feel, smell and even taste the pure water freshness. After a breathtaking ride close to the vertical mountain cliffs, you will head back to Stavanger, where your adventure ends in the very center of Stavanger and only a short walk away from your ship.

Please note: Wear flat, comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $239
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture
Stavanger, Path of the Rogaland Vikings
This tour will give you the true story about the Vikings and their history. They were fierce warriors, but also talented craftsmen who produced ornaments in metal and wood and wore these outstanding artifacts proudly.  Your guide will tell you all about the history of Rogaland and Stavanger and you will make a stop at the Archeological Museum. Here you will meet the lady of the house, clothed in her traditional Viking dress, embellished with her finest jewelry. She will demonstrate essential tools and present intriguing archaeological finds. The county of Rogaland has a rich historical heritage with numerous visible traces from the Viking Age. You will learn about the everyday life at the Viking farm and enjoy an authentic Viking snack. Your journey will continue to a historically significant location where many brutal battles took place. Here you will learn about the importance of this site and admire the monument, Swords in Rock, which honored a great Viking chieftain who was of major importance to Norway. This scenic drive will also take you close to the prehistoric sites which display a much more diverse culture of the Scandinavian ancestors. Before returning to your ship you will make a stop at the highest point in Stavanger where you have a nice view over the city.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing


price $169
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

refreshments

sightseeing
Stavanger, Stavanger by Foot: From Fish to Petrol
This walking tour is for those interested in the livelihoods of the people of Stavanger, from past to present.  After a short walk through Old Stavanger you will reach the Canning Museum. Here you will become acquainted with an essential part of the Norwegian diet, the herring.  Learn how canned sprats, a herring-like fish also known as bristling or skipper, were produced in the old days.  Enjoy a sample of this tasty fish in different sauces served on Melba toast.  Continuing on you will stroll past the Fish Market, the local Market and the Stavanger Cathedral. This large stone Cathedral dates back to the 12th  century and is one of the few churches in Scandinavia which has kept its original design. You will pass the shopping streets of Stavanger and see Valbergtårnet, the old watch and fire tower built around 1850 - 1853. From here, you can enjoy the lovely view of the harbor.  You will continue the walk through the old streets of Stavanger and head for the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Seen from the sea the museum looks like a small oil platform and this unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger. At the museum you will learn about the discovery of oil in Norway and how this valuable resource changed Norway's economy.Hear about the geology and technology behind this industry and experience the excitement and drama of the oil adventure and the life on board oil rigs. After the visit you will follow your guide back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing. 


price $119
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Stavanger, Utstein Monastery & Old Stavanger
An introduction to the celebrated Utstein Monastery, complete with a short organ recital, is a wonderful way to remember your visit to Stavanger. Your motor coach will travel through he world's longest underwater tunnel, 3 miles long,, to  reach Moster Island. Vivid greens of all shades surround you as you continue toward Utstein Kloster, the best-preserved monastery in Norway.  Originally it served as the royal residence for the very first Viking King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.  From the 13th  century onward, Augustine monks lived in this peaceful countryside and a massive restoration project began in 1937 and continued until 1965.  Begin your guided tour of Utstein Monastery and discover the history of this haunting building along with the different  eras the monastery has witnessed and the remains of each of them in the current structure.  A short organ recital will be performed in the chapel, after which you will be served coffee, tea and homemade waffles. Returning to old Stavanger, disembark your motor coach for a short walk through the old town back to the harbor. Stroll along narrow streets and view picturesque, white-painted, wooden houses with small, colorful gardens.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing.


price $219
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom



4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at Airport
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, 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 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. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $189
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4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at Hotel
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, 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 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. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the hotel.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $189
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