8th August - Nordic Odyssey
This enchanting cruise goes deep into the heart of Norway's fjordland, revealing a landscape of pine-clad mountains and placid blue-green waters, fertile farmland and fruit-filled orchards, waterfalls and icy rivers sprung from glaciers.
8th August 2017.
Our final Norwegian embarkation took place in Bergen today and we remained alongside overnight.
9th August 2017.
This morning guests took a walking tour of Bergen which included a visit to the Hanseatic Museum and a trip on the funicular for views over Bergen and the harbour.
Guests relaxed on board during the afternoon as vwe cruised Bjørnafjord and Hardangerfjord on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Jondal.
10th August 2017.
This morning we went ashore at Jondal where guests enjoyed a scenic drive to the Folgefonna Glacier.
After lunch on board we arrived in Norheimsund for an afternoon visit to the Hardanger Maritime Museum.
We remained alongside in Norheimsund overnight.
11th August 2017.
After a morning spent cruising Bømlafjord we arrived in Haugesund in the early afternoon where guests disembarked for a visit to the local Church and the Arqebus War Museum.
We remained alongside overnight in Haugesund.
12th August 2017.
This morning guests visited Avaldsnes and the Nordvegan History Centre by coach from Haugesund.
During lunch we set sail for Sand and enjoyed an afternoon cruising Vindafjord. We remained alongside in Sand overnight.
13th August 2017.
From Sand this morning guests explored the Ryfylke Museum and the local area on foot.
Our afternoon visit was Jelsa for a visit to the Jelsa Wooden Church and free time to enjoy leisurely strolls around the town.
We anchored overnight in Riskafjorden.
14th August 2017.
After a morning cruising Jøsenfjord and Lysefjord we arrived and berthed alongside in Lysebotn where a coach was available to take guests on a scenic drive to Øygardstøl.
We berthed alongside overnight in Stavanger.
15th August 2017.
A city tour of Stavanger by coach was available this morning, followed by free time to explore at leisure during the afternoon.
We set sail for Sandnes in the late afternoon where we berthed alongside overnight.
16th August 2017.
Our final Norwegian excursion was the 'Slice of Paradise' tour from Sandnes where guests sampled waffles and encountered some local trolls!
Returning to the ship for lunch, those guests who were flying back to the UK disembarked and were transferred to the airport. The ship sailed from Sandnes in the early afternoon on passage across the North Sea to Invergordon.
17th August 2017.
Today was spent sailing the North Sea on passage towards Scotland.
18th August 2017.
Disembarkation took place this morning in Invergordon. We wish all our guests a safe journey home.