Highlights of Norway

9 days / 8 nights
    New itinerary
    Highlights of Norway

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 3 September 2020 to 11 September 2020
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Göteborg (Gothenburg)
    Arrival Port : Bergen

    Ship : LE BELLOT

    • Ref : E030920

    Cruise with PONANT on a beautiful itinerary and discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords.

    From Gothenburg in Sweden, come aboard the Le Bellot for an 9-day cruise and sail along the Norwegian coastline.

    You will visit Oslo, European Green Capital 2019, surrounded by vast expanses of forest and set in the heart of a majestic fjord.

    You will also call at Stavanger, a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a perfectly balanced blend of old and new. During your stopover, walk the paved streets and admire the wonderfully preserved fishermen's houses that date from the 18th century.

    A must-visit port of call on your trip is Geiranger, a small Norwegian town located in the Sunnmøre region. In 2005, the Geiranger fjord became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your cruise you will discover the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters, two famous waterfalls with mythical names.

    Your next stop will be Olden, a small village with two wooden churches and undeniable charm. It is located a few kilometres from Jostedalsbreen National Park, which is home to one of the last ice caps in Europe. There, you will be able to admire the Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers, before visiting the town of Vik, located on the banks of Sognefjord, the world’s deepest (1,308 metres) and second-longest fjord.

    You will then reach Bergen. Founded by the Vikings over 900 years ago, the city is famous for its seven mountains that surround the town centre. Bryggen, its Hanseatic wharf, still carries a few traces of the city’s rich historic past.

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    Highlights

    • A cruise into the heart of the Norwegian fjords to discover unusual landscapes, with vertiginous cliffs, crystal-clear waters and luxurious vegetation.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bryggen, former Hanseatic port of Bergen and the Geiranger fjord.
    • Discovery of Alesund, a historic town built in Art nouveau style.
    • Sailing in the Lysefjord, meaning the “fjord of light”, flanked by granite cliffs that are several hundred metres high.
    • Visit of Gothenburg, a dynamic city whose preserved old town looks out over a magnificent archipelago.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      AU$14,470
      AU$7,530
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 4
      AU$16,290
      AU$8,440
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5
      AU$17,130
      AU$8,860
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      AU$18,010
      AU$9,300
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$25,490
      AU$13,040
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      AU$25,490
      AU$13,040
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      AU$25,490
      AU$13,040
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$25,490
      AU$13,040
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
      AU$34,950
      AU$17,770
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6 Suite
      AU$36,710
      AU$18,650
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      AU$38,590
      AU$19,590
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      AU$38,590
      AU$19,590
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$42,510
      AU$21,550
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$42,510
      AU$21,550
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      AU$44,650
      AU$22,620
      Not Available
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    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the fifth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    3 September 2020 – Oslo

    Göteborg (Gothenburg)

    Embarkation 03/09/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 03/09/2020 at 19H00 .

    A lively harbour town, Göteborg is located on the west coast of Sweden, at the crossing of the Göta älv river and the bay of Cattégat. In the old Haga district, you can peruse hippy-chic fashion boutiques and bohemian cafés in the ground floors of traditional wood houses. On the majestic Gustave-Adolphe square, you’ll see elegant neoclassical buildings. Not far from here is the municipal museum dedicated to the town’s history. In addition, you will be able to sail along Göteborg’s numerous canals. As for eating, it’s the fish and shellfish which make the gastronomic reputation of this beautiful stopover.

    4 September 2020 – Oslo

    4 September 2020 – Oslo

    Arrival 04/09/2020 midday. Departure 04/09/2020 early evening.

    Capital of Norway, Olso, is a green city. Its many parks and gardens make it the reputedly pleasant city it is. The 80 hectares of Vigeland sculpture parks and its 212 open air exhibitions, the Munch Museum dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, plus the Akershus fortress which symbolises Oslo’s rich history, are both must-sees. For culture, the national gallery shelters the largest Norwegian collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures open to the public. And, for sports enthusiasts, the Holmenkollen district with its Ski museum and famous ski jump offer the most stunning, all-encompassing view of the city.

    5 September 2020 – Arendal

    5 September 2020 – Arendal

    Arrival 05/09/2020 early morning. Departure 05/09/2020 early afternoon.

    This port town located on the south coast of Norway is considered to be the locality with the best climate in the entire country. Arendal was long reputed for its iron mines from which, in the 19th century, it was able to produce a particularly strong earthy iron ore.

    6 September 2020 – Stavanger

    6 September 2020 – Stavanger

    Arrival 06/09/2020 early morning. Departure 06/09/2020 midday.

    At the far end of the country, stands the harbour town of Stavanger, with its warm, friendly atmosphere. A friendliness you’ll notice in the little old town cobbled streets, which has some 170 old wooden houses, as well as in its modern city centre, always bustling.

    6 September 2020 – Sailing in Lysefjorden

    6 September 2020 – Sailing in Lysefjorden

    Arrival 06/09/2020. Departure 06/09/2020.

    You will sail into the heart of one of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords, its marvellous décor dominated by pristine nature, between vertiginous granite cliffs, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant vegetation. Very close to Stavanger, the quiet waters of Lysefjorden stretch out over around forty kilometres, beneath impressive rocks. Admire the world-famous site of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a majestic cliff in the shape of a pulpit that rises to more than 600 metres above the waters. A bit further on, Flørli, from the top of its 4,444 steps, is the world’s longest wooden stairway, whereas the Kjerag, with its mythical boulder wedged between two rock faces, provides an unusual and unforgettable spectacle. 

    7 September 2020 – Alesund

    7 September 2020 – Alesund

    Arrival 07/09/2020 early afternoon. Departure 07/09/2020 early evening.

    Surrounded by a multitude of islands, fjords and majestic mountains, the town of Ålesund surprises many visitors. In fact, it is internationally renowned for its Art nouveau architecture. After the terrible fire of 1904 which reduced a large part of the town to ashes, Norwegian architects inspired by the Art nouveau style contributed to its reconstruction, with a very picturesque result. Not far from Ålesund, you will also discover Giske, the native island of Rollon, the great Viking leader who commanded the Norse expeditions to Normandy, or the beautiful island of Godoy and the village of Alnes, which offers a grandiose panorama over the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands.

    8 September 2020 – Hellesylt

    8 September 2020 – Hellesylt

    Arrival 08/09/2020 early morning. Departure 08/09/2020 early morning.

    Hellesylt is a small village located 20 kilometres from the Geiranger site. Here, you’ll get a taste of a traditional Norwegian village. Colourful houses, wooden walkways, rustic stalls where you can have a refreshment before heading off to discover more of the local colour. The surroundings are simply magnificent with cliffs, mountains and lakes with peaceful waters. The village is crossed by a river whose charming cascade tumbles into the fjord waters.

    8 September 2020 – Geiranger

    8 September 2020 – Geiranger

    Arrival 08/09/2020 mid morning. Departure 08/09/2020 late afternoon.

    A must-see stopover in Norway, located halfway between Bergen and Trondheim, Geiranger offers the stunning beauty of a natural decor, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The splendour of the sheer cliffs, dark rock and crystalline water are the stars of the show here. The sides of the fjord offer many possibilities for hiking: the Eagle’s Road takes you up to a steep stretch offering a gorgeous panoramic view. A visit to Geiranger village will immerse you in the rhythm of life in the little local community.

    9 September 2020 – Olden

    9 September 2020 – Olden

    Arrival 09/09/2020 early morning. Departure 09/09/2020 late afternoon.

    With its two wooden churches, one red and the other white, plus its breathtaking view of the mouth of the river Oldeelva, Olden looks just like a picture post card. Located a few kilometres from the Jostedalsbreen park, home to one of the last glacier polar icecaps, this little village is a definite must for exploring the blue languages of the Briksdal or Kjennalen glaciers. Make sure you find some time to visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Absolutely amazing. Another gem is lake Lovatn and its turquoise waters inviting you to quiet contemplation.

    10 September 2020 – Vik I Sogn

    10 September 2020 – Vik I Sogn

    Arrival 10/09/2020 early morning. Departure 10/09/2020 late afternoon.

    Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings and sail up Sognefjorden. Penetrating over 200 km into large mountainous massifs, this magnificent fjord, the longest in Norway, has breathtaking landscapes. One of its branches, Nærøyfjorden, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your journey, you will discover the municipality of Vik, located on the southern shore of Sognefjorden. Don’t miss the visit to its oldest church, the famous Hopperstad Stave Church, dating from the 12th century. Made of wood, it represents a perfect example of Viking art and will take you back to the era of the Christianisation of Norway. Travel in time, in a stunningly beautiful natural space.

    11 September 2020▸10 September 2020 – Bergen

    Bergen

    Disembarkation 11/09/2020 at 00H00 .

    Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable openair museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

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