Magnificent Scenery of West Norway: Geiranger-Trollstigen-Molde*
Depart Geiranger by motorcoach up to the Ornesvingen ("the Eagle's
View") for a magnificent panorama over the Geirangerfjord. You'll also
see Mount Dalsnibba, the spectacular Seven Sisters Waterfall, and the
rock formation "Prekestolen." Continue along the Eidsdals Lake to
Eidsdal, where the ferry takes you to Linge. From there, continue
through "the Strawberry Valley" of Valldal to Trollstigen, which drops
steeply down in a series of hairpin turns to Andalsnes and Isfjorden,
where you'll take the ferry to Solsnes. The motorcoach meets the ship
in Molde, known as "the City of Roses." Dinner will be arranged en
route, and you'll be advised prior to the excursion.
*From May 31 to August 19.
Please note: During May 1-30 and August 20-31 a shorter version (4 1/2
hours) of this excursion from Geiranger to Alesund will be offered.
The Trollstigen Road normally opens at the end of May or in early
June. In case the road has not yet been opened, the shorter version
will be available. The price difference will be refunded.
A Cultural Pearl: The Ringve Museum of Musical History in
(2 1/2 hours)
A morning excursion visits Trondheim's extraordinary Ringve Museum
of Musical History. This 18th-century manor house features an
extensive collection of instruments from throughout the world
displayed in a series of "composer" rooms, each furnished according to
the time period and decor of the famous composer for which it is
named. As you go from room to room, the guides not only show you - but
also play for you - the museum's treasured instruments, some of which
belonged to the composers themselves. Afterward, coffee and waffles
are served in the manor's kitchen.
Gateway to the Arctic Ocean: City Tour of Tromso
(2 1/2 hours)
This sightseeing tour includes the highlights of Tromso, the
largest city in northern Norway and a setting-off point for many of
the great Arctic expeditions. You'll begin at the Tromso Historical
Museum, housing exhibits of the Sami people and northern Norway, then
proceed to the distinctive Arctic Cathedral, also known as "the Ice
Cathedral." The huge stained-glass window that dominates the front of
the church is the largest in Europe.
The Most Northerly Point of the European Continent: The North
From the port of Honningsvag you'll travel by motorcoach to the
North Cape plateau, Europe's northernmost point. At the very tip of
the cape, overlooking the Arctic Ocean, is the North Cape Center.
Built into the rock, the center features a film and exhibits on the
region and offers spectacular panoramic views. Those who wish may
purchase a glass of champagne at the world's northernmost champagne