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  • New tour for 2018

5 days - Cruise on a heritage coastal ship from Lofoten to Tromsø.

Welcome aboard this beautiful coastal ship, lovingly restored and now sailing around the Northern Norwegian coast. Over 60 years ago, this heritage boat was part of the Norwegian post war coastal fleet and was part of the famous Hurtigruten fleet travelling from Bergen to Kirkenes. Over the last few years, a huge effort has been made to restore her to her former glory and now, she is bringing you to the base of most spectacular coastal hikes in Norway.

She has the style and elegance that you would expect with these post war ships, mahogany, elm, oak and birch, leather and brass compete for your attention. The dining room is light and elegant, to match the mood and style of the ship. You can sit back in the upper deck lounge and enjoy the relatively spacious cabins located on the outside of the lower deck.

The cruise departs in Svolvær, a small village in the Lofoten Archipelago travelling to Tromsø. The cruise visits the Lofoten Island Region, the Senja coastal islands, cruising along the Atlantic Coastline. It runs in reverse as well as a four day cruise.

2019 Dates out now.

Day 1
Sail from Svolvær, Lofoten Islands.
Day 2
Cruise through the magnificent Lofoten Islands to Andørja stopping for hikes along the way.
Days 3 - 4
Sail through the Senja islands, visiting Kvaløya and Sommarøy.
Day 5
Depart Tromsø
Start Place
Lofoten Archipelago, Norway
End Place
Tromsø, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
5 Days
Group Size
44
Type
Cruising
Suitability
Easy
Code
LTHV01

Details

Transportation

Heritage coastal ship, total 44 passengers in 19 doubles and 6 single cabins.

Included
  • Sailing for 5 days on the MS Gamle Salten northbound, sailing for 4 days southbound.
  • Accommodation in double cabin with full board
  • Tailor-made hikes and biking with a guide in small groups
Not Included
  • Beer and wine are not included but can be purchased onboard.
  • Kayaking, Fishing and Rib Safaris can be added per request.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Sail from Svolvær, Lofoten Islands.

Sail from Svolvær, check in from 6pm, departing at 8pm. Enjoy sailing past sharp peaks overhanging crystal white sandy beaches, and a teeming archipelago with hundreds of beautiful little islands. This will offer you a visual experience you will not easily forget. Remember that during this period of summer so far north, it is particuarly light 24 hours a day.

The harbour is only 10 minutes with taxi or bus from Svolvær airport. If you have the opportunity, take an early flight and explore the Svolvær area before your departure (or better still, spend a night in fishermen cottages nearby).

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
MS Gamle Salten

Day 2 - Cruise through the magnificent Lofoten Islands to Andørja stopping for hikes along the way.

The first morning of the voyage and you will see that the size of the ship opens up for a picturesque route along the Atlantic coastline with small and nice harbours. The destinations you are visiting provides a feeling of remote authenticity, with few roads, perfectly preserved old architecture and stunning coastal views. Northern-Norway is fantastic during summer, with long days with light all night.

Each day you will have the chance to go "summit to sea" hiking and/or skiing with your guides, in small groups. As the boat cruises through the islands, the hikes will be discussed and plans made according to the weather. The level of the hikes are adjusted to fit from beginners to the more advanced.

Itinerary and hikes can be subject to change. Each evening, the crew and guides will go through the hikes and options for the day ahead.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
MS Gamle Salten

Days 3 - 4 - Sail through the Senja islands, visiting Kvaløya and Sommarøy.

Sail through breathtaking scenery today, as you visit the Senja coastline, Sommarøy and Kvaløya. It is a very special part of Norway, with emerald green water, white beaches and towering mountains. Look up to see the sea eagles and look around for glimpses of marine life. Hang out on deck while cruising the Atlantic coastline and get your hiking boots ready for the day's adventures.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
2 Dinners
Accommodation
MS Gamle Salten

Day 5 - Depart Tromsø

After breakfast, the voyage finishes. The harbour is only 15 minutes with bus or taxi from Tromsø airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person. The tours run north to south, south to north alternately. There are small single cabins; then small and larger double cabins (standard and superior) - please check dimensions and accommodation at time of booking.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
Price
Status
Accommodation
18 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
EUR 2,540
On request
Superior
18 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
EUR 333
On request
Extra for Single
22 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
EUR 1,653
On request
Standard
22 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
EUR 222
On request
Extra for Single
24 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
EUR 2,097
On request
Standard
24 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
EUR 111
On request
Extra for Single
31 Jul 2019
4 Aug 2019
31 Jul 2019
4 Aug 2019
EUR 2,097
On request
Standard
31 Jul 2019
4 Aug 2019
31 Jul 2019
4 Aug 2019
EUR 111
On request
Extra for Single
31 Jul 2019
4 Aug 2019
31 Jul 2019
4 Aug 2019
EUR 2,540
Limited availability
Superior

Important Information

The cabins do not have their own toilet with shower, but there is a basin with hot and cold water in all cabins. Showers and toilets are in common areas. All cabins have outlets for 220 volt/50 Hz.

Image credits: Kristin Folsland Olsen www.nordnorge.com.

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