On board MS HANSEATIC from Hamburg to Tromsø
Expedition Norway and Spitsbergen adventure: North Sea dreams on wild coasts
Experience the sheer power of nature first-hand. This expedition combines the most exciting North Sea regions – from the Norwegian coast to Lofoten, North Cape and the Nordic highlight: circumnavigating Spitsbergen. An Arctic adventure with deep fjords, majestic icy landscapes, polar bears and whales.
from Hamburg to Tromsø
|Cruise dates:||from 19.06.2017 to 06.07.2017 (17 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Mon, 19.06.2017 |
Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 17.00 hrs
| Tue, 20.06.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 21.06.2017 |
In the Viking wilderness
| Thu, 22.06.2017 |
The city is considered the gateway to the fjords, which become ever more spectacular from this point on, reaching their highpoint in the Geirangerfjord. From the deck, marvel at snow-capped peaks, high rock faces and the famous “Seven Sisters” and “Bridal Veil” waterfalls. On land, look forward to a sensationally clear view at 1,500 m (4,921 ft) on an excursion to Dalsnibba and the Eagle Road*. Experience the expanse, calm and fresh air from a different perspective on a kayak trip in the Geirangerfjord*. Can nature get any more impressive? The Lofoten Islands respond with a picturesque skerry landscape. The HANSEATIC will visit selected locations here for the first time.
| Fri, 23.06.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 24.06.2017 |
- Sun, 25.06.2017
Lofoten (Svolvaer, cruising in the Trollfjord, Digermulen, Tranoey)
From Svolvaer, you will reach the fishing village of Henningsvaer*, where little red houses will shape your many impressions. Be transported back 1,000 years at the Viking museum in Borg* with its historic long house. An evening stroll through the streets of Svolvaer will show you what modern life is like in the Lofotens. Your next day begins by cruising the narrow Trollfjord, its mouth only 100 m (328 ft) wide. Away from the classic cruise routes, discover Digermulen – a highlight for Lofoten fans, a club that also included Kaiser Wilhelm II. Follow in his footsteps by hiking on the high Digermulkollen, and be fascinated by the seemingly endless landscape in remote Tranoey.
| Mon, 26.06.2017 |
Honningsvag, arrival approx. 22.00 hrs
| Tue, 27.06.2017 |
Honningsvag, departure approx. 4.00 hrs
Your route continues through the fjords to Honningsvag to reach the northernmost point on the European mainland. The cruise to North Cape* and the previous cruising will get you in the mood for great destinations.
| Wed, 28.06.2017 |
- Tue, 04.07.2017
Adventure in Spitsbergen: highlights and circumnavigation depending on the ice (including Hornsund, Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen, Magdalenefjord, Moffen, Liefdefjord, Mushamna, cruising through the Hinlopen Strait, Augustabukta, cruising through Freeman S
| Wed, 05.07.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 06.07.2017 |
Tromsoe/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
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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.
Following programmes we offer in German:
YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG
Historian on the team of experts
Science journalist Dr Christine Reinke-Kunze has documented her love of the polar regions in numerous books and radio reports. Allow her to shed light on the fascinating stories of famous researchers and explorers.