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Above the Arctic Circle imageAbove the Arctic Circle

Day Schedule

➤Brønnøysund: 01:35-01:45

➤Sandnessjøen: 04:35-04:50

➤Nesna: 06:00-06:10

➤Ørnes: 10:00-10:10

➤Bodø: 13:05-15:20

➤Stamsund: 19:15-19:40

➤Svolvær: 21:20-22:15

The Northern Lights imageThe Northern Lights

Today we cross the Arctic Circle,

marking your best chance to see Northern Lights in winter and experience the Midnight Sun in summer. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck.

Forces of nature

Ørnes is the site of Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Centre to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.

We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom, by small boat.

Majestic Lofoten

That afternoon, the 1,000 metre-high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches.

Meet the Vikings

At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftain’s house for a real Viking feast.

Going organic

Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofoten’s only craft brewery, in Svolvær.

Saltstraumen imageSaltstraumen

Hunting the Northern Lights

In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified hunt for the Northern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, ‘The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis’.

As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.

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