Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Exploration of Remote Spitsbergen ex Dover Return
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 15 Jul 2019
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Cruise Description

16 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.

On this epic cruise, Boudicca will take you on from the south coast of England to the northernmost reaches of Norway, where diverse destinations such as an incredible Arctic city and two fascinating towns in the remote Svalbard archipelago will combine to create an epic, simply unforgettable adventure.

Spending a week within the Arctic Circle on this very special 16-night cruise will present you with a host of remarkable sights and experiences, discovered during magical scenic cruising and time ashore in fascinating destinations. A two-day exploration of Spitsbergen – situated just 700 nautical miles from the North Pole – is sure to be the highlight, with visits to Longyearbyen and Pyramiden making for a unique experience. These beautifully isolated towns boasts stunning Arctic scenery and offer a fascinating insight into the Soviet influence on this remote region; look out for typically Soviet-era architecture and abandoned mines presenting a glimpse of Spitsbergen rich industrial heritage. Longyearbyen is also your gateway to the rugged Arctic wilderness of the Longyear Valley, uncovered on a trek of exhilarating dog sledding adventure. Your time in Svalbard will also include memorable sails by the magnificent Nordenskiöldbreen and Tuna glaciers, as well as the jaw-dropping stratifications of Tempelfjorden’s Temple Mountain.

Your exhilarating Arctic adventure includes extraordinary destinations on the Norwegian mainland too. Boudicca will take you to the ‘top of Europe’, where you can discover the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape plateau on tour from Honningsvåg, before witnessing the mesmerising Midnight Sun from the comfort of your ship. There’s also a visit to Tromsø, ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. Attractions such as the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and the enchanting Wilderness Centre await you here, while the views on offer from atop Mount Storsteinen are not-to-be-missed. Elsewhere, you’ll visit Åndalsnes – the main town of the beautiful Romsdalsfjord – for a chance to ride the magnificent Rauma Railway, and experience scenic cruising past Rørvik and the imposing Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains en route to the Arctic. As you head for home, Boudicca also stops at Stavanger. This vibrant, exciting city and former European Capital of Culture seamlessly blends modern capitalism with fascinating old town charm.

Highlights of this cruise:

Åndalsnes, Norway
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, Åndalsnes in one of the most beautiful areas of scenic Norway. The town is a natural start 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. This 'Mountaineering Capital' is a mecca for hikers, and the Trollveggen (The Troll Wall) – the tallest vertical rock face in Europe – is an appealing challenge for many climbers. Many visitors, who wish to enjoy the sights of Åndalsnes without the effort, can take the Rauma Railway into the mountains to discover amazing views.

Cruising Torghatten, Norway
A scenic cruise along the shores of Toget Island allows you see one of Norway's most astonishing natural wonders - Torghatten Mountain. The mountain is known affectionately as 'the mountain with the hole', Torghatten is famous for the huge tunnel that strikes right through the middle of it and has has to be seen to be believed.

Longyearbyen, Norway
Generally regarded as the northernmost town in the world at 78° north, Longyearbyen, is the largest settlement in the stunning Svalbard archipelago. Located deep in the incredible Norwegian Arctic wilderness on Spitsbergen, it is the largest of the Svalbard islands.

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.

Stavanger, Norway
Behind the bustle of the prosperous and cosmopolitan Stavanger of today lie 1,000 years of ancient seafaring tradition and history. This vibrant, exciting Norwegian city oozes charm and was awarded the prestigious title of ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2008.

The city’s wealth has prompted its tag as Norway’s ‘Oil Capital’, but Stavanger has remained as charming as ever. The old town, Gamle Stavanger, has narrow winding streets and ancient wooden houses gathered round an historic fresh fish and vegetable market. Stavanger is also a university city, which is reflected in the city’s lively, urban atmosphere, and in the varied assortment of shopping and dining experiences.

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum exhibits drilling equipment, a model oil platform, submersibles and audio-visual shows, while the city’s Herring Canning Museum celebrates one of Stavanger’s earlier sources of wealth. Beyond the town, the Three Swords monument commemorates the 9th century battle of Hafrsfjord – the moment Harald Hårfagre became the first King of Norway.

Stavanger is also perfectly placed for the breath-taking Lysefjord, one of the most famous Norwegian Fjords. This stunning waterway is home to the Kjerag Mountain and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) – two of the country's most popular attractions.