In Search of the Northern Lights
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 4
Trondheim, Norway

The old central Norwegian city of Trondheim is an historical settlement with over 1,000 years of history. It is epitomised by the towering Nidaros Cathedral, which overlooks the city and is one of the largest churches in northern Europe. This magnificent landmark is the only major gothic cathedral in Norway and sits next door to the Archbishop’s Palace. Elsewhere in the city, you will find a range of wooden mansions including Stiftsgaarden – the King’s local residence.

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Day 5
Torghatten Island, Norway

Situated off of the west coast of mainland Norway is Torghatten Island, which is home to an array of geological features. One landmark particularly worth visiting is Hat’s Mountain, which features a unique eroded hole which, according to legend, was formed after a troll shot an arrow in pursuit of an enemy.

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Day 6
Tromso, Norway

Tromso is located 350km north of the Arctic Circle and is considered to be one of the northernmost cities on earth. Despite its remote location, it is also a centre of art, history, and culture. There are many museums and unique churches here including the Arctic Cathedral – home to the largest stained-glass windows in Northern Europe. Tromso is also an ideal place from which to admire the natural phenomenon that is the northern lights.

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Day 7
Alta, Norway

The Norwegian city of Alta is situated in the county of Finnmark, Northern Norway. This settlement is best known for its series of prehistoric rock carvings, which have gained UNESCO World Heritage status. These carvings can be found in five separate areas across the city and it is thought that they were made by hunters and fishers during the Late Stone Age/Early Metal Age between 6,200 and 2,000 years ago.

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Day 8
Alta, Norway

The Norwegian city of Alta is situated in the county of Finnmark, Northern Norway. This settlement is best known for its series of prehistoric rock carvings, which have gained UNESCO World Heritage status. These carvings can be found in five separate areas across the city and it is thought that they were made by hunters and fishers during the Late Stone Age/Early Metal Age between 6,200 and 2,000 years ago.

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Day 9
Narvik, Norway

Situated in northern Norway, the city of Narvik is located on the southern shore of the Ofot Fjord. Founded in 1902, the town was utilised by Swedish as an ice-free port for iron ore exports and today welcomes tourists throughout the year. This beautifully scenic fjord can be admired from the town, with landmarks such as the War Memorial Museum and Narvik Church worth visiting.

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Day 10
Rorvik, Norway

The port village of Rorvik forms part of the Vikna archipelago. This charming village makes for a pleasant stroll, while the coastal museum offers an insight into the culture and history of the area from the last 10,000 years. This was once a lively trading place, with the Berggården playing a central role within the village. Today, it depicts a 1910-style shop and contains artefacts from the last 150 years.

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Day 11
Andalsnes, Norway

The Norwegian town of Andalsnes is situated in the western county of Møre og Romsdal. Although the town itself is rather small, the surrounding area is home to a number of fantastic natural features including a beautiful collection of mountains and fjords – the top of which will provide you with mesmerising views over the valley and Trollstigen.

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Day 12
Bergen, Norway

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and is renowned for its beautiful surrounding nature and excellent hiking opportunities. The city has its own unique culture, with a spectacular artistic and musical scene. Its harbour has gained UNESCO World Heritage status for its charming houses and its role as one of the oldest ports in Northern Europe. Most of the city is located on or around  a fjord and and is a major port of call for most Norwegian and Arctic cruises. 

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Day 15
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.