|Date||Ship||Fare from (pp)|
|12 September 2019||Viking Sea||V1 Veranda
|14 September 2019||Viking Sun||V2 Veranda
|27 August 2020||Viking Star||DV3 Deluxe Veranda
Day 1: Fly UK » Bergen, Norway
Fly from the UK to Bergen. On arrival, transfer to the port where you will embark upon Viking Star.
Day 2: Bergen, Norway
Awake in Bergen and further explore this Norwegian treasure. See the beautiful 18th-century wooden houses, and visit the Hanseatic Museum on your included tour. Perhaps take an excursion to Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s famous composer. Or take a trip to the top of Mt. Ulriken, where you can savour an Ulriken bun, a cinnamon pastry, with a view that is equally as indulgent. Gain an insider’s view of Norway’s shipbuilding culture and fish farming industry on our optional excursion.
Day 3: Lerwick, Scotland
Admire the rugged beauty of one of Scotland’s remote island outposts today. You’ll set out to explore the main island’s southern reaches on an included tour. After a panoramic drive through charming Lerwick, the Shetlands’ only burgh, stop at the limestone hamlet of Fladdabister, the crofting town of Aithsetter and a 2,000-year-old castle. Or, visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof instead, stunning evidence of a thriving Viking presence.
Day 4: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Explore the legacy of Vikings in the scenic Faroe Islands, located halfway between Norway and Iceland. Once home to the Viking Parliament, the island’s capital of Tórshavn occupies the archipelago’s most historic peninsula. During your visit, a scenic drive reveals the breathtaking fjords of Kaldbak and Kollafjørdur, magnificent island vistas and a rich salmon fishing culture . . . all infused with a welcoming Nordic spirit.
Day 5: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
As you sail westward into the Atlantic, take advantage of the many amenities of your ship. You might attend an enriching onboard talk to learn about your upcoming ports. Lounge by the Main Pool with its retractable roof and enjoy a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar.
Day 6: Reykjavík, Iceland
Explore Reykjavík, one of the cleanest and most eco-friendly cities in the world. Vikings settled here in 870 AD, and today Reykjavík is home to endless charms, watched over by the majestic Esja mountain range. You will see the city’s highlights up close, including the charming cathedral. And admire the cityscape from the Perlan, a hilltop, glass-domed landmark offering spectacular city views. Alternately, you may venture farther afield to take in the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, from towering waterfalls and soaring mountains to blue thermal springs. You will have time to linger longer in port, as we will be docked here overnight.
Day 7: Cruise the Irminger Sea
Cruise coastal Greenland today, taking in the splendid views from your ship. During your day at sea, you might indulge in a massage or facial or take a sauna in The Spa. Find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. Tonight, try some food and wine pairings at The Chef’s Table.
Day 8: Nanortalik, Greenland
Take in the natural beauty of Nanortalik. This “place of the polar bears,” as its name translates, is spread over a small island in a splendid setting on the shores of the Labrador Sea. Like in much of Greenland, the lack of trees here lends a stark and pristine beauty. You will learn about the city’s seafaring history, rich culture and colourful customs during your stay, visiting the open air Nanortalik Museum to learn how Vikings were among the first, and the Inuit among the last, to settle here.
Day 9: Qaqortoq, Greenland
Visit the small village of Qaqortoq today, located within its namesake fjord. This simple seaside town relies on fishing, fur production and ship repair and also has a brisk local arts scene, as you will see in its 30 “Stone and Man” sculptures in town. Your self-guided walking tour leads you along inviting streets lined with Inuit stone-and-peat houses, the 1832 Old Church and the Mindebrønden fountain.
Day 10: Cruise the Labrador Sea
Trace the route of Leif Eriksson today as you sail from Greenland to Canada. Perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in the Living Room or lively jazz in Torshavn.
Day 11: L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada
Step back 500 years before the days of Columbus, to the late 10th century, when Viking Leif Eriksson led the first European landing on American soil at L’Anse aux Meadows, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The archaeological site’s beautiful seaside setting on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland boasts millennium-old remains, including a Viking sod longhouse. You will explore a village reconstruction or, if you prefer, follow Newfoundland’s scenic coastline and view marine animals in their natural habitat.
Day 12: Cruise the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Today you will make your way toward the St. Lawrence River via the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As you sail, you might attend an illuminating enrichment lecture in the theatre. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge.
Day 13: Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
Discover the history of Saguenay today, a once-disparate region of boroughs established as one city as recently as 2002. Built on a rich fur-trading and timber industry, it is a quintessential Quebecois town proud of its rural roots. You can witness the story of its growth during a lively stage show created specifically for English-speaking visitors, with privileged backstage access. Alternately, you can head into the countryside to visit two family businesses that embody the region’s French heritage with their cheese and wine production.
Day 14: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Visit the grand dame of Quebec province today, the venerable Quebec City, a European-style gem on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. As you explore its cobblestone streets, you will take in its decidedly regal air, crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac. You will see the Place Royale, the Upper and Lower Old Towns lined with distinctive white stone buildings dating to the early 17th century, and the Parliament. Or discover the province’s natural beauty at Montmorency Falls and Canyon Sainte-Anne.
Day 15: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Awake in Montreal this morning and bid your ship adieu. Explore the city on your own before returning home, or perhaps extend your stay here with Viking.
Day 16: Arrive in the UK
Arrive in the UK after an overnight flight home.
T&Cs: ^Indicates overnight travel. On all sail dates the discount is per person based on double occupancy. The up to £500 discount is considered a single offer. Offer expires 30 September 2019. +Round trip airfare and airport-to-ship transfers are included in the price of your cruise or cruise and stay package. Should you decide to make your own air arrangements, you will need to also arrange for transfers. One shore excursion included per port as indicated (included); all others available at an extra charge. Depending on your stateroom category, shore excursions may be reserved beginning 90 days before your cruise sails. Not all excursions will be available for all sailings. Full details of the excursions available on your specific departure date can be viewed at My Viking Journey once your cruise booking has been made. Viking Cruises reserves the right to withdraw, change, and/or cancel a tour or to make changes in the itinerary and hotel accommodations whenever, conditions warrant it. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (01 April 2019) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. E&OE