Before you board
Two nights in Bergen
Fly to Bergen and transfer to Det Hanseatiske Hotel for a 2 night stay. Your hotel is located in the heart of Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf, where you can still see many of the beautiful old timber buildings. Then fly to Kristiansund and embark Silver Cloud for a 12 night voyage.
Setting sail from Kristiansund
Norway: Vega Archipelago
Some 6,500 islands make up the Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just to the south of the Arctic Circle. The islands are home to more than 230 species of bird, including Norway’s largest colony of eider ducks, and the houses built for the ducks to nest in are a characteristic feature of the landscape.
Norway: Lofoten Islands
The craggy peaks of the Lofoten islands provide some of the most stunning scenery in all of Norway, and sailing through the archipelago is a wonderful experience. Fishing is still the main source of income for most of the picturesque wooden villages that are dotted along the coast.
Norway: Tysfjord, Gjesvaerstappan
Just ten miles from the Russian border, Kirkenes has the feel of a frontier town, with signs in both Norwegian and Russian, and this is the end of the line for the Hurtigruten coastal service. The town itself is fairly nondescript, but activities on offer nearby include snowmobiling and husky sledding.
Norway: Bear Island
The Svalbard archipelago is a true wilderness, a land of snowy peaks, frozen tundra and glassy seas. You’ll likely have no fixed itinerary here, due to the unpredictable nature of an Arctic expedition; be prepared to drop everything and rush up to the top deck for the chance of a polar bear sighting!
Arriving in Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen is the largest settlement in Svalbard, remotely located in the high Norwegian Arctic, and originally built as a mining town.But people still continue to make the best of this hostile environment and brightly painted wooden buildings line the main street. The surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful.
Before returning home
One night in Oslo
Disembark and transfer to your charter flight to Oslo, where you will check in to the Grand Hotel Oslo for a 1 night stay. Enjoy free time to explore the Norwegian capital, a city defined by history, art and culture. The following day, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Enjoy this exclusive itinerary plus all bookings made by 30 November 2017 will receive a FREE upgrade to a Deluxe Room at Det Hanseatiske Hotel and a Superior Room at the Grand Hotel Oslo. Tour includes 12 nights on board Silver Cloud including all meals, drinks, excursions, gratuities and port taxes; 2 nights at Det Hanseatiske Hotel in Bergen; 1 night at the Grand Hotel Oslo; International flights and all overseas transfers. Solo fare from £11,099 fly-cruise.
Your home from home
The intimate and popular Silver Cloud is reborn as a stylish expedition ship, following an extensive refurbishment in August 2017.
What we love
The lovely Silver Cloud joins Silversea's Expeditions fleet from November 2017, with a reduced capacity, an ice-strengthened hull and 18 zodiacs making this one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea.
|Capacity||260 guests (200 guests in polar regions)|
|Crew||208 International Staff|
|Style||Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.|
|Cruising speed||18 knots|
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Where to stay in Longyearbyen
There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.
Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.