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From the Scottish archipelago to the Arctic Circle

Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland - Tromso

Dates:
11/05/2024
to  20/05/2024

10
days
9
nights on board
Starting from*
£5,310
20% Ponant Bonus
What's Included

Flight Tromso/Paris + Transfer


From the dreamlike landscapes of the British archipelago to the spellbinding rocky and snow-covered islets of the Arctic Circle, PONANT invites you aboard Le Lyrial for an all-new 10-day journey, discovering the natural marvels and age-old heritage of Scotland and Norway, lands of Celtic and Viking legends.

Departing from Edinburgh, city of history and labelled city of literature by UNESCO you will head for the Orkney archipelago and its windswept moorland landscape. Stromness, a small fishing port with stone houses, reveals a rich history of Vikings, merchants and sailors. 

You will then reach Scrabster, Scotland’s northernmost port. Here you will discover wild nature, made of lush moors, and monumental granite cliffs where many bird species come to find refuge. In addition to its preserved aspect, the charming little town is distinguished by its rich history. It was on these hilly lands that Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother had the neo-Gothic Castle of Mey restored, after the death of King George VI.

Further north, Le Lyrial will sail towards the jagged Norwegian coastlines. Witness this breath-taking spectacle of vertiginous cliffs, immaculate coniferous forests and majestic fjords, and let yourself fall under the spell of these geological masterpieces produced by Mother Nature. Anchored at the entrance to the eponymous fjord and encircled by lush valleys, the picturesque mediaeval city of Trondheim, founded in the 10th century by the Viking King Olaf I, still retains traces of this opulent past, like its emblematic Nidaros Cathedral, an interesting blend of Gothic and Roman influences constructed at the end of the 11th century.

Surrounded by numerous rocky, verdant and snow-covered islets, your ship will approach the charming and historic Bronnoysund. A former Viking city, it is the gateway to the fascinating Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Formed of dozens of islands, reefs and isolated rocks, it is a veritable nature sanctuary for many colonies of seabirds, particularly eider ducks, during their nesting period.

The Arctic Circle draws increasingly close and this pristine nature unfolds before you. The deep blue water contrasts with the land and the season’s verdant vegetation.Your ship will then make its way south where you will witness the mysterious charm of the Lofoten archipelago. These islands have landscapes of surreal beauty alternating between sea, spectacular fjords, mountain slopes and bright-coloured huts on stilts.

Just north, at the gateway to the Vesterålen and Lofoten archipelagos, Hinnoya will surprise, captivate and fascinate. At the northern tip of this island, the fourth-largest in Norway, Harstad stands proudly in the centre of a veritable natural setting, between grandiose fjords and mountain chains that feature prominent curves. The former centre of power during the Iron Age, the charming city unveils its Viking culture through its picturesque alleyways and museums tracing this past, rich in legends, traditions and discoveries.

Your trip will end in Tromso, renowned for the architecture of its church, nicknamed the Arctic Cathedral.

 


Ref : ET015 - LY110524


Your itinerary

Your itinerary - From the Scottish archipelago to the Arctic Circle

An all-new cruise discovering the natural wonders and Celtic and Viking heritage of Scotland and Norway. UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, from Bronnoysund, Vega island (Vega...


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Superior Stateroom
 

(226 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(193 ft²)

From £5,700
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(193 ft²)

From £6,260
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(193 ft²)

From £6,530
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(193 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(398 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilège Suite Deck 6
 

(398 ft²)

From £12,960
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Privilege Suite
 

(592 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 6
 

(592 ft²)

From £24,230



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For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


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For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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