Adventure to the North Cape

Sail across the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun to uncover Norway's Viking heritage, explore the cities of Tromso and Hammerfest and enjoy whale-spotting from the deck of Saga Sapphire

No Fly Cruise
15 nights

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  • North Cape
  • Bodo
  • Hammerfest
  • Honningsvag
  • Seydisfjordur

Experience the endless twilight of the midnight sun on this cruise to the northern reaches of Norway and learn more about the culture and heritage of the Vikings with enriching lectures and exhibitions on board including a Viking-themed banquet and a Viking jewellery-making workshop. There will also be representatives on board from ORCA, the whale and dolphin conservation charity, who’ll be holding whale-spotting sessions on deck.

Sail to the Shetland Islands and learn about the archipelago's 5000-year history before heading to Tromso, Gateway to the Arctic. Hammerfest is Norway's oldest town and here the culture and traditions of the Sami people live on. Honningsvag is the gateway to the dramatic North Cape and is the perfect place from which to explore the Arctic.

Bodø is home to a population of white-tailed sea eagles - perhaps go in search of them on a RIB safari or learn about the region’s incredible history at the Nordland Museum or the Norwegian Aviation Museum. Discover the small town of Seydisfjördur in east Iceland, one of the most beautiful in the country, and perhaps join the optional excursions to the stunning Eastern Fjords or the magnificent Hengifoss Waterfall.

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Adventure to the North Cape Itinerary

Day 1 - Dover (UK)

Embark Saga Sapphire in Dover.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Lerwick is the capital of the remote Shetland Islands and was originally a group of fishermen's huts. During the 17th-century, Fort Charlotte was constructed and the town began to take shape. Today, it is a lively town with magnificent Victorian buildings. Learn about the archipelago's 5000-year history on a fantastic optional tour which takes in the Town Hall, the Broch of Clickimin and the Loch of Tingwall, or head to Mousa Island, where you can see the best-preserved Iron Age 'Broch' in the world. Alternatively, travel to the northernmost part of the mainland, Northmavine for a fascinating excursion.

Days 4-5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 6 - Tromsø (Norway)

The Arctic capital of Tromso is known as the Gateway to the Arctic as it was once used as base for explorers heading off on expeditions. Join the city tour which showcases the main sights including Tromso Cathedral, or head to the Tromso Wilderness Centre and Polar Museum.

Day 7 - Hammerfest

Hammerfest is Norway's oldest town and also the most northerly town in the world. The culture and traditions of the Sami people live on in Hammerfest. Perhaps visit the UNESCO-listed Meridian Monument which celebrates the work carried out by Norway along with Sweden and Russia to measure the earth or enjoy a hike to the top of Mount Salen which includes a visit to the Mikkelgammen Sami Camp.

Day 8 - Honningsvåg

Honningsvag is the gateway to the dramatic North Cape and is the perfect place from which to explore the Arctic. Optional excursions include a cruise to the Gjesvaerstappan Nature Reserve which is home to a variety of birds including cormorants and gannets, enjoy a king crab experience in a traditional lavvu tent in Sarnes or visit Mageroy Island and the North Cape Christmas and Winter House.

Day 9 - Cruising the North Cape

Saga Sapphire cruises the North Cape.

Day 10 - Bodø

Bodø has a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and distant islands and is home to a population of white-tailed sea eagles – perhaps go in search of them on a RIB safari. At the Nordland Museum you can learn about the region’s incredible heritage, including that of the indigenous Sami people and the town’s troubles during WWII. Alternatively, uncover the city's Cold War history at the Norwegian Aviation Museum which houses an intact U-2 plane, a Spitfire and a rare Hønningstad C-5 polar seaplane.

Day 11 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Seydisfjördur (Iceland)

The small town of Seydisfjördur in east Iceland has to be one of the most beautiful in the country, not only because of its impressive environment, but also because it has the best-preserved collection of old wooden buildings in the whole of Iceland which were imported from Norway between 1895 and 1922. Optional excursions feature the stunning Eastern Fjords, a hike to the impressive Hengifoss Waterfall and a guided walk around the town.

Days 13-15 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 16 - Dover (UK)

Disembark Saga Sapphire in Dover.

Itinerary is subject to change. Optional excursions mentioned are example of some you may be able to enjoy - an excursion list will be sent out approximately 10 weeks prior to departure.

Price Includes

  • 15-night full board cruise on Saga Sapphire
  • Private home to port transfers within 75 miles and shared transfers within 250 miles
  • Complimentary wine with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Specialty dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome cocktail party and Captain's dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • No tipping policy
  • Optional travel insurance
  • All port taxes

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