Viking Legends

Trip Highlights

Take a twelve-night voyage through beautiful Nordic lands. See Iceland’s fjords and go on a whale-watching tour. Visit Denmark’s volcanic Faroe Island and the rugged moors of Scotland’s Shetland Islands.

In Norway, explore the cobbled streets and old wharf of Bergen, once a center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. In Stavanger, discover cottage boutiques and art galleries. And in Oslo, enjoy a wealth of attractions, from glassworks to the Nobel Peace Center.

Sweden’s Gothenburg will reveal Dutch-influenced canals and gabled houses while in Lübeck, Germany, you’ll find more than 1,000 historic buildings. Your nordic voyage will end in Copenhagen, but the memories will last forever.

Shared departure: This departure is shared with other universities.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart for Iceland

 

Day 2 – Reykjavík, Iceland

The northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík blends ancient maritime history and Nordic tradition with an effervescent modern edge.

Day 3 – Ísafjörður, Iceland

Surrounded by rugged mountain peaks, the capital of the Westfjords is a rustic and bustling town. With some of Iceland’s best-preserved eighteenth-century architecture, Ísafjörður celebrates its heritage at the West Fjords Folk Museum, which includes the country’s oldest house, Tjöruhúsið.

Day 4 – Húsavík, Iceland

Deep seafaring traditions pervade the picturesque town of Húsavík, one of the oldest settlements in Iceland. This tiny town boasts popular whale-watching tours—humpback, minke, and massive blue whales favor the area’s plankton-rich waters.

Day 5 – Cruising the Norwegian Sea

 

Day 6 – Klaksvík, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Set in a sheltered harbor amidst an unusual sculpted mountain landscape, Klaksvík is the second-largest city in the Faroe Islands. Take in views of Pyramid Mountain, or visit Christian’s Church, featuring a nineteenth-century wooden boat hanging from the rafters.

Day 7 – Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

The Shetland Islands offer a striking snapshot of rugged moors, flower-filled meadows, and petite Shetland ponies. Lerwick was founded by Dutch fishermen in the seventeenth century and today is a cosmopolitan seaport.

Day 8 – Bergen, Norway

Return to the past in Norway’s medieval capital, Bergen. Glimpse its cultural history at the Hanseatic Museum or tour the thirteenth-century Rosenkrantz Tower, with panoramic views of the seaport.

Day 9 – Stavanger, Norway

Stroll the tidy cobblestone lanes of Old Stavanger—many of the preserved white wooden cottages ornamented with floral trellises have been converted into art galleries and boutiques. Hike the nature trails along the banks of the nearby Lysefjorden, or view the countryside from Pulpit Rock.

Day 10 – Kristiansand, Norway

Step into the vibrant energy of Kristiansand, featuring upscale shopping and restaurants, a lovely beach, and a charming old quarter lined with wooden houses.

Day 11 – Oslo, Norway

Framed by lakes, moors, and dense forests at the head of a sixty-mile-long fjord is the sophisticated capital of Norway. Oslo is a blend of stunning natural beauty and thriving urban atmosphere.

Day 12 – Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, with its green spaces, graceful mis of old and new architecture, and colorful festivals, is set to become Sweden’s thriving cultural heart. This former ship-building town buzzes with life in its cozy cafés and bistros, seafood restaurants, and lavish boutiques.

Day 13 – Lübeck (Travemünde), Germany

The founding capital of the Hanseatic League, this thriving provincial city enchants visitors with its Gothic architecture and spired churches. Lübeck still displays its medieval prosperity—the town is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Disembark in Copenhagen.

 

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Your Journey

Viking Legends

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(14 days)
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Type: Ocean Cruise, Shared Departure

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