On board MS BREMEN from Hamburg to Reykjavik
Expedition to southern Norway and the Shetland - Your Nordic dream
At the time of year when the nights are bright, you can enjoy grand natural spectacles in the North Atlantic on the BREMEN. On a premiere route that will lead you to deep fjords, picturesque villages, fascinating landscapes and rugged islands situated almost on your doorstep. Impressive and majestic, vast and green, remote and yet full of life. Simply breathtaking.
from Hamburg to Reykjavik
|Cruise dates:||from 05.06.2015 to 18.06.2015 (13 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Fri, 05.06.2015 |
Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs
| Sat, 06.06.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 07.06.2015 |
Oslo/Norway, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs
The land of fjords: a masterpiece
| Mon, 08.06.2015 |
- Tue, 09.06.2015
Southern Norwegian world of fjords
Hugging the coastline, the course leads deep into the southern Norwegian world of fjords which is rarely visited on other cruises to Norway – including Flekkefjord. The woods are more lush, the mountains higher and the air fresher. The port town of Flekkefjord also reflects this primeval state: decorated facades and alleyways adorned with flowers bring the town’s Dutch roots to light. Marvel at the particularly impressive panoramas on the handcar trip on the Flekkefjord railway*. You will encounter pure drama and paradise when you visit Joessingfjord and Sogndalstrand*. The fjord is dominated by dark rock faces, at the feet of which isolated cabins appear like toys. In contrast, the wooden houses nestled together in the bay of Sogndalstrand add some bright touches of colour. It is simply picturesque – to keep it this way, this protected city has joined the “Cittaslow” movement, the International Network of Cities where living is Easy. Impressive panoramas await you when the BREMEN presses on through the narrow Skude fjord and Haugesund to the famous Hardangerfjord, making full use of its advantages as a small ship. Nature rewards this course with a Norwegian interpretation of Switzerland, featuring majestic mountains and lush, green scenery. The BREMEN will sail into the Eidfjord for the first time. The gigantic waterfall Voeringsfossen makes for a breathtaking introduction to nature’s grandiosity on the Hardangervidda plateau*. The largest plateau in Europe will open up broad horizons that span an impressive landscape. Dive into the beauty with a kayak trip on the Eidfjord* or find out about the fascinating power of water* at one of the largest power stations in Europe.
| Wed, 10.06.2015 |
Bergen, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs
Bergen is also a highlight. After a journey on the cog railway, enjoy the views of a “classic” site that features in every Norwegian cruise when you go for a hike on Mount Floeyen*. The stories written by the Fantoft stave church and the composer Edvard Grieg* will also resonate within you for a long time to come.
| Thu, 11.06.2015 |
- Fri, 12.06.2015
Shetland Isles/Great Britain
Raw island paradise for birds
| Sat, 13.06.2015 |
- Sun, 14.06.2015
Faroe Islands (Torshavn, Mykines )
Europe’s primeval secrets
| Mon, 15.06.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 16.06.2015 |
Westman Islands/Iceland (Heimaey, cruising off Surtsey)
The Westman Islands, located almost 10 km off the coast of Iceland, are a wonder of creation as well. Heimaey, the largest of these, was laid waste by a volcanic eruption in 1973. Today, it ignites the passion of every explorer to embark on an island tour of the Pompeii of the north*. Researchers study the development of new life on the volcanic island of Surtsey, which was only formed around 50 years ago. Only scientists may set foot on the islands, but cruising around this UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you another chance to marvel at the drama of nature in the North Atlantic. From a beautiful perspective.
| Wed, 17.06.2015 |
Reykjavik, arrival 7.00 hrs
| Thu, 18.06.2015 |
Journey to Keflavik
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
= at anchor
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
EXTENSION: HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS – REYKJAVIK AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: VOLCANOES, GLACIERS AND GEYSERS – ICELAND’S OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
A biology specialist in the team of experts
Brigitte Fugger began her career as a biologist at the Heidelberg University. After spending several years on field studies of culpeos and giant otters in Peru, she began to study birds of prey and wading birds. This trained falconer is an expert in bird calls and has already accompanied over 150 study cruises.