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Cruising by North Cape & The Horn Take the chance to see the world-famous North Cape – considered ‘the top of mainland Europe’ – from the comfort of your ship and cruise past The Horn, a stunning rock structure steeped in history. Before the opening of the Nordkapp road, this was the original anchoring point for cruise ships carrying tourists to Northern Norway; visitors had to climb around 1,000 steps to the North Cape plateau. Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Longyearbyen lies deep in the Norwegian Arctic on Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard Islands. Situated against a backdrop of glaciers and snow-capped mountains, it’s a fascinating place to visit, where eerie abandoned mines and aerial tramways indicate a rich industrial heritage. Learn more of the town’s history at the Svalbard Museum; take a trip to the Longyearbreen Glacier; or perhaps opt for a husky sledding adventure. Cruising Tempelfjorden Cruise smoothly along the Tempelfjorden, past the eye-catching mountain known as ‘The Temple’ – due to its unusual appearance. Fred. Olsen guests have rated it as the best destination visited in Norway and the sixth best in the world. Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Once a Russian mining community, today Pyramiden is an abandoned ‘ghost town’; most of the Soviet-era warehouses, living quarters and mineshafts remain as they were when the miners hastily left. Alongside the rocky, mountainous landscapes, which are well worth exploring, the area is also home to the world’s northernmost Grand Piano – the ‘Red October’. Kristiansund, Norway Kristiansund is a city characterised by age-old traditions. Uncover the intriguing history of Klipfish at the unique museum; explore the fishermen’s wharfs and manor houses of the Old Town; or traverse the renowned Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s most photographed highways. Geiranger, Geirangerfjord, Norway The pretty town of Geiranger is delightfully positioned at the end of the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, and sheltered by mighty mountains – ideal conditions for kayaking. Take to the labyrinthine Eagle’s Road, which gives a more impressive glimpse of the stunning surroundings with every hairpin bend; sample sweet treats at the Geiranger Chocolate Shop & Factory; or enjoy spine-tingling scenery from the Flydalsjuvet viewpoint. Cruising Geirangerfjord & Seven Sisters Waterfall Ranked joint top as the best-preserved natural UNESCO site in the world by National Geographic and known as the ‘Jewel of the Fjords’, Geirangerfjord is home to some of Europe’s most breathtaking scenery. Look out for the abandoned farms and tiny towns clinging to towering cliffs, and tumbling waterfalls such as the Suitor, the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters, which splits into seven streams. Sea days were packed full of interest, including fjords, mountains and glaciers. All of the following included from only £129 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities • Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym Choice of live evening entertainment • 3 formal nights • Overnight stay in Longyearbyen Longyearbyen North Cape Geirangerfjord independent customer reviews The Midnight Sun was a fantastic experience. independent customer reviews Arctic, Iceland, Greenland & Norway Exploration View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 209


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