On board MS EUROPA from Hamburg to Kiel

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When the ice cap receded millions of years ago, it left behind a craggy coastline with endless opportunities for discoveries to be made in its lush, green fjord landscape. The majestic mountainsides are reflected in the calm waters and in some places the ice has been left behind in mighty glaciers. Take some walks to discover thundering waterfalls, gorges and mountains, or encounter the legacy of the Vikings in the colourful fishing villages.

from Hamburg to Kiel

Cruise dates:from 13.07.2014 to 29.07.2014 (17 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1414

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
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Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of your cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage site: Bryggen – the historical quarter of Bergen*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage site: Geirangerfjord
  • Experience Norway's unique natural landscape at close hand on active excursions*
  • Take the Flam railway* to Myrdal
  • The Lofoten islands and their picturesque fishing villages north of the Arctic Circle
  • Midnight sun at the North Cape*
  • New ports: Brønnøysund/Norway, Rosfjord/Norway

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


Sun, 13.07.2014

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg, 19.00 hrs departure

Start by exploring the beautiful Hanseatic city of Hamburg on your own*.

Mon, 14.07.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 15.07.2014

Bergen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

In the historic port of Bryggen* the old warehouses are testament to a time when the town was a Hanseatic trading post. A funicular railway will take you up to Mount Fløyen. This is the starting point for a walk* with magnificent views over Bergen.

Wed, 16.07.2014

Alesund, 7.00 – 12.00 hrs

From the capital of Art Nouveau, you will follow the trail of the Vikings to the islands of Godøy and Giske*. On Godøy, visit the lighthouse, a protected monument in the fishing village of Alnes.

Thu, 17.07.2014

Svolvaer, 15.00 – 20.00 hrs
Cruising in the Trollfjord approx., 22.00 – 22.30 hrs

High up Norway's coastline can be found the 18 little Lofoten islands. At the museum in the charming main resort, you can gain an insight into what life was like in the region in the 19th century.  Alternatively, visit the attractive fishing village of Henningsvaer* to see some modern works of art.

Fri, 18.07.2014

Skarsvag, 19.00 hrs arrival

Visit the most famous cliffs in the world - on the North Cape plateau* you will, weather-permitting, be treated to some fantastic sea views.

Sat, 19.07.2014

Skarsvag, 1.00 hrs departure
Tromsø, 13.00 – 18.00 hrs

Welcome to the "Gateway to the Arctic". Here the modern Arctic Cathedral* and the Polar Museum* are reminders of the era of the great expeditions. You can go on a real adventure of your own with a fast-paced trip by RIB* around the islands.

Sun, 20.07.2014

Leknes, 8.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs
Svartisen, 21.00 – 24.00 hrs

Jagged mountains emerging out of the sea as islands, red wooden houses and racks for drying fish - experience the charm of the Lofoten islands on a visit to a typical fishing village in Nusfjord*. You can also learn about the long-standing fishing traditions in the museum at Sund*, or try your luck at catching your own cod or salmon on a coasting fishing trip*.

When Norway's second largest glacier shimmers in the midnight sun, a walk to the viewpoint with views over the glacier and the sea is an unforgettable experience.

Mon, 21.07.2014

Brønnøysund, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs

The Brønnøysund Bridge connects the small island of Torget with the mainland. When you reach your destination on the walk to Torghatten,* you will find out about one of the legends of the North - the king's son Hestmannen once made the enormous hole in the mountain. These days, you can enjoy the fantastic views over the islands.

Tue, 22.07.2014

Hellesylt, 10.00 Uhr – 12.00 hrs
Cruising in the Geirangerfjord, 13.00 - 16.00 hrs
Geiranger, 16.45 – 19.00 hrs

Leaving the former Viking port behind, the journey takes you through picturesque fjords and past thundering waterfalls to Geiranger*.

Wed, 23.07.2014

Olden, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

The eternal ice of the Briksdal Glacier* is the destination on a walk through the beautiful Olden valley, which is enchanting with its lakes, rivers and wild nature.

Thu, 24.07.2014

Flam, 7.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs
Vik, 17.00 – 19.00 hrs

Take a seat on the Flåm railway*, and chug along on one of the steepest mountain railways in the world past fields and waterfalls, gorges and mountains. Enjoy the views of the fjords towards Vik*.

The longest fjord in the country is also the deepest fjord in the whole of Europe. In the middle is the traditional village of Vik with its picturesque Hoppestad stave church.

Fri, 25.07.2014

Eidfjord, 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

Experience Norwegian nature on a kayak trip* on the Eidfjord lake, or join the professionals on a photo safari*.

Sat, 26.07.2014

Rosfjord, 11.00 – 17.30 hrs

Spend the day saying goodbye to Norway's colourful houses and magnificent fjords on a walk around the town.

Sun, 27.07.2014

Oslo, 8.00 hrs arrival

In remembrance of Alfred Nobel, discover Oslo* on a visit to the City Hall, which hosts the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony every year, the Royal Palace and the Nobel Peace Centre. You can see works of art at the Vigeland Park*, featuring a monolith made up of 121 intertwined human bodies. Enjoy splendid views over the city, the Holmenkollen and fjord on a helicopter flight over Oslo*.

Mon, 28.07.2014

Oslo, 6.00 hrs departure

Tue, 29.07.2014

Kiel, 7.00 hrs arrival
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Do you feel like taking a stroll around the HafenCity? Stay up in the North and enjoy Hamburg on your own*.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

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