Chill Out

….break the ice, literally, and sail in the wake of Norway’s heroic explorers, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, for 7 amazing days aboard the the 691-passenger MS Nordkapp. Dip into small fishing villages, bustling towns and remote islands along the “world’s most beautiful voyage” according to Lonely Planet.

As the MS Nordkapp wends along the rugged, wiggly fjords of Norway’s west coast, Scandinavian historian Arne Kertelhein will reveal some of the mysteries, history, culture and lore of the land.

Push off from Bergen on October 14, 2011 and sail up to the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, medieval Trondheim, head into Arctic Circle and the really rugged Lofoten Islands. Port of call: the colorful, charming Tromsø, capital of Arctic Norway, and Honningsvåg for a shot at the spectacular wonders of the North Cape.  The last port is Kirkenes, near the Russian border.

Prices, including all meals and all onboard programs for the Oct. 14, 2011 voyage range from $1,550 to $2,949 per person, double occ.,. And hey, they toss in a wind- and water-proof jacket to boot.

Operated by Hurtigruten, a world leader in expedition cruising sailing to the most remote destinations — Antarctica, Greenland, Norway’s coast has a fleet of 12 ships.

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