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NORWAY'S ARCTIC AUTUMN

from £2450
The jaw-dropping scenery leaves everyone looking for words good enough to describe Norway’s natural wonders.

Many Norwegians say that autumn is the time to go hiking, when the air is clear and the countryside turns red and gold. Or experience the winter fjords either on foot, snowshoes or by cable car. Our three winter cruises are designed to enjoy this snowy wonderland to the full. When the sun sets, the Northern Lights may display for us, supplying some memorable and magical night time aurora views.

 SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

 Kristiansund - A city built very attractively on four islands. We hike from the harbour to Vanndamman Lake and then to the Varden viewpoint.

 Sortland - The port lies at the northern end of the Lofoten Islands. A short walk from the ship brings us to the start of the trail up Steiraheia. A local guide accompanies us to the summit from where there are excellent 360° views

 Tromsø - Beyond the Arctic Circle, the city traditionally styled as the gateway to the Arctic. We don snowshoes for a hike with a local guide on the hill of Kvaløya over the wonderful wintry landscape.

 Leknes - Towards the southern end of the Lofoten Islands, it’s a short journey by bus to our hike up Holandsmelen with a local guide for fabulous views.

 Lerwick - From the capital of the Shetland Islands we travel to St Ninian’s Isle for a guided walk to see ruins, wild moors and hear tales of smugglers and buried treasure.


Holiday Highlights

  • Our walk up through open woodland towards the peak of Steiroheia with a vast panorama back over Sortland
  • The clear light of perfect autumnal walking days
  • The walk up Holandsmelen in the Lofoten Islands with spectacular 360º views
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.



  1. Date: 25/09/2020
    Embarkation at Liverpool Port
  2. Date: 26/09/2020
    Day at sea
  3. Date: 27/09/2020
    Day at sea
  4. Date: 28/09/2020
    Kristiansund, Norway Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 29/09/2020
    Scenic Cruising
  6. Date: 30/09/2020
    Sortland, Norway Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 01/10/2020
    Tromso, Norway Shore Walking Excursion
  8. Date: 02/10/2020
    Tromso, Norway Shore Walking Excursion
  9. Date: 03/10/2020
    Leknes, Lofoten Islands, Norway Shore Walking Excursion
  10. Date: 04/10/2020
    Day at sea
  11. Date: 05/10/2020
    Lerwick, Shetland Islands Shore Walking Excursion
  12. Date: 06/10/2020
    Day at sea
  13. Date: 07/10/2020
    Disembarkation at Liverpool Port

Travel Details

For our holidays which sail from the UK, departure ports vary

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Black Watch

Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. The ultimate home-from-home at sea; Black Watch is spacious with a friendly and familiar feel, and provides guests with a traditional cruise experience.  Having undergone a thorough refurbishment in late 2016, Black Watch features a selection of stylish suites and rooms, restaurants and spacious public rooms that provide up to 804 guests with everything needed for a comfortable, enjoyable and stress-free stay on board, while retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship. 

Black Watch has several restaurants; welcoming bars and lounges offering an array of music, dance, comedy and entertainment. There are inviting open deck spaces; and a teak-lined promenade.  You can soak-up the sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or enjoy the sophistication of a Traditional Afternoon Tea, accompanied by breathtaking views, in the Observatory. To satisfy your caffeine cravings, visit The Bookmark Café for luxurious coffees and indulgent chocolates. In the evening, settle-in amongst the familiar surroundings of the Morning Light Pub; then take in the after-dinner show in the Neptune Lounge. In the Lido Lounge you can simply sit back with a drink in hand, or hit the dance floor!  Black Watch also has an upgraded 4K, 3D cinema if you fancy a ‘movie night’.

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Black Watch operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Black Watch is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.