Our unique shore walks and excursions include:
Harstad - A little-visited port north of the Arctic Circle towards the northern end of the Lofoten Islands. It lies just a stone’s throw from open countryside of low bushes, hills in their full summer glory and mountain lakes.
Honningsvåg - We venture into the hills behind this remote town, just short of North Cape, to experience true Arctic wilderness, normally spotting reindeer as we go.
Pyramiden - Possibly the wildest place we will ever visit, a remote outpost on the island of Svalbard, just 800 miles from the North Pole. A local guide takes us across streams and open tundra to a lake. We hope to see reindeer and polar foxes as well as arctic flora. The guide carries a gun just in case we come across a polar bear.
Longyearbyen - After visiting the local husky colony, we cross the arctic tundra with a local guide to see the short-lived summer flowers and spot birds, reindeer and maybe even a polar fox.
Kristiansund - A town built on four islands. Our walk up the hill of Kvernberget with a local guide rewards us with views over sea, islands and mountains.
Tromsø - An island city famed as the gateway to the Arctic. We visit the Polar Museum, the Arctic Cathedral and take the cable car up Mount Storsteinen from where a spectacular panoramic walk is possible.
Leknes - The Lofoten Islands rise like Skye’s Cuillins out of the Arctic waters. From the port we travel with a local guide to climb to the summit of Holandsmelen which offers a splendid 360º panorama of sea and mountains.
Bodø - New for 2020, we spend the day hiking in the Hidden Valley with a local guide, a pristine enclave of mountains, glacier-carved rock and crystal-clear running water.
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code
Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive package
A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).