Longyearbyen

De sfeervolle Ciudad Vieja
Verlaten kolenmijnen en ijsberen
Het Svalbardmuseum

Vind Noord-Europa cruises

Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen

Een afgelegen, gastvrij dorp

De Svalbardeilanden vormen de meest afgelegen provincie van Noord-Europa. Aankomen in Longyearbyen op een MSC cruise betekent aankomen in de meest noordelijke gemeente ter wereld.

Het plaatsje is klein maar heeft veel te bieden, zoals de interessante collecties van oude plattegronden en boeken over de Svalbard in de stadsgalerie, evenals dia's van fotograaf-componist Thomas Widerberg en een tentoonstelling van schilderijen van Kåre Tveter. Longyearbyen werd gesticht voor de mijnbouw vanwege de overvloed aan kool, dus zult u er veel verlatenkoolmijnen vinden.

De pylonen die de kabelbaan ondersteunen zijn ook overblijfselen en onderdeel van de lokale cultuur die de lokale steenkoolwinningsmethoden belichten. Het Svalbardmuseum biedt inzicht in deze activiteit, evenals voorbeelden van lokale flora en fauna. Daarnaast illustreert het museum de jaagmethodes van de eilanden waar de mens moest concurreren met de ijsberen, de koning van dit gebied, die nog steeds aanwezig is in het wild (alle excursies in het wild worden uitgevoerd aan de hand van lokale veiligheidsinstructies).

Een interessante bezienswaardigheid in dit afgelegen plaatsje is de Wereldzadenbank op Spitsbergen, een ondergrondse antinucleaire bank waar alle bekende en geclassificeerde zaden worden bewaard. In Longyearbyen zijn genoeg plekken waar u kunt genieten van een ontspannend drankje, maar als u naar iets meer speciaals zoekt kunt u ook dineren in één van de jachthuizen. Er zijn ook verschillende excursies mogelijk in het gebied.

U kunt er zeevogels spotten, rond de fjorden kajakken, op zoek gaan naar zeehonden of een ritje nemen in een hondenslee; hetzij op sneeuw hetzij op wielen. Sommige routes leiden naar de top van de berg Sarkofagen van waaruit u kunt genieten van een spectaculair uitzicht op Longyearbyen en het fjord.

Must sees in Longyearbyen

Ontdek onze excursies

14 resultaten gevonden

  • A PANT IN THE COUNTRY: THE AMAZING
    DOG-SLED TOUR

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      3 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen152Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen152Prijs per persoon

    LYR05

    Keen as mustard, raring to go and sure-footed in traversing the terrain - and that's just the handlers. Wait until you see the wagging tails and wet noses of the dogs that will take you on the sleigh ride of your life. Who needs Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen when you can have a pack of eager canines to pull you through the landscape? All this can be yours when you join this tour, which begins with a short transfer to the kennels from where you will set off on your ride. Channel your inner ice maiden or Arctic prince as you wrap up warm against the cold and get set to enjoy the scenery en route to Endalen. Apart from its vegetation, the region is also noted for its interesting mining history, of which the so-called Mine 5 is a lasting reminder. Your tour of fabulous furry fun then comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: guides available only in English. The average summer temperature is 6° C and weather conditions can change very quickly. We suggest wearing windproof or warm outer jackets, trousers and gloves. No restrooms available during this tour that is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Guests will be on a carriage pulled by the huskies.
  • BECOME A FOSSIL HUNTER ON SARKOFAGEN
    MOUNTAIN

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Actieve excursies worden enkel aangeraden aan gasten met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Moeilijk

    • Duurtijd
      3 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen99Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen99Prijs per persoon

    LYR04

    After leaving your ship to reach Nybyen - the part of Longyearbyen that began life as a settlement for miners working in the Santa Claus Mine - your hiking trip through the Arctic terrain up Mount Sarkofagen will begin. As you explore the wonderful landscape between the Lars and Longyear Glaciers en route to the moraine - a large accumulation of glacial debris - of the Longyear Glacier, you will have time to soak up the special atmosphere of the unspoiled surroundings and enjoy lovely views from your vantage point at 150 metres above sea level. And since glacial regions such as this provide excellent conditions for fossilisation to occur, this is also the perfect spot to discover the palaeontologist slumbering within you and try your luck at finding some plant fossils - a great memento to take back to the folks at home. The enjoyable outdoor tour comes to a scenic close with your return journey to the port and the comforts of your ship. Please note: the tour involves walking on steep and rough mountain tracks and can be classified a grade 4 hike. Participants must be physically fit as the hiking lasts ca. 2 hours both ways on uneven a slippery ground. Sturdy hiking shoes recommended. Guides available only in English. The average summer temperature is 6° C and weather conditions can change very quickly. We suggest wearing windproof or warm outer jackets, trousers and gloves.
  • Fjord cruise to Barentsburg

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      10 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen222Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen115Prijs per persoon

    LYR14

    Fjord cruise to Barentsburg
  • Fjord cruise to Pyramiden

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      11 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen222Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen115Prijs per persoon

    LYR15

    Fjord cruise to Pyramiden
  • HIKING ON FOXFONNA GLACIER PLATEAU

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Snack inbegrepen

    • Actieve excursies worden enkel aangeraden aan gasten met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Moeilijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen142Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen0Prijs per persoon

    LYR09

    If you want to experience a polar walk, then this is the tour not to miss! After leaving the port, a short coach drive will take you around Adventdalen valley for a scenic exploration along the fjord. Depending on the weather conditions and if terrain is snow-covered, you will be equipped with solid snowshoes and will set course up Breinosa on the way to the glacier plateau Foxfonna where a break is scheduled. You will have the opportunity to understand the meaning of the word ice cap as you will only see glacier as far as you can see! If weather conditions are mild and snow has melt, you will still experience the beautiful wilderness and enjoy the artic landscape, and even catch glimpses of a big part of Nordenskiöld. Take your camera ready as, with a little bit of luck, some artic animal life, notably the Artic Svalbard reindeer, may be viewed. During your 3.5-hour hike, you will have some stops en route and one of them will enable to gather strength tasting biscuits and drinking something warm. On returning to the port by the same path, you may opt to stay in the city and return to the port on your own. Please note: the tour is not suitable for guests with back/neck problems or with walking difficulties as it involves a very long hiking on muddy and snow terrain depending on the day of call. During July and August calls, there could be no snow and the iced landscape will be only in a distance. The hiking route may change at the discretion of the guide based on participants' levels of physical fitness. We suggest wearing woollen underwear, warm clothes, sturdy shoes, windproof outer and headwear, a woolly hat as well as warm gloves. We also suggest wearing the glasses provided in order to protect your eyes. Guides available only in English. This tour is subject to weather conditions. Age to take part in the tour: 14 years old.
  • THE ADVENT VALLEY EXPERIENCE BY QUADBIKE

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duurtijd
        2 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen219Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen0Prijs per persoon

      LYR11

      Thrill-seekers take note: spend a few hours exploring the captivating landscapes of the Advent Valley in a two-person quadbike. Best of all, you can take the wheel yourself - or take turns with your companion. After leaving the ship, a 10-minute drive will first see you reach the quadbike station for a short safety briefing and to be issued with your vehicle. You will then be good to go, travel across the area around Longyearbyen. The magic summer in the Arctic is short but sun never sets; the migratory birds feed and nest during these months and it is not uncommon to see Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes or geese on this tour. Driving through the Advent Valley, you will follow the road past the old airport and up to Mine 7 Mountain. On the top of the mountain, you will see the Kjell Henriksen Observatory, where local and international scientists study the Northern Lights. Take a break and enjoy the incredible views of the Advent Valley and surrounding mountains before turning back to town. Your itinerary will include several stops along the way to take photographs and appreciate the amazing local wilderness and wildlife. Please note: as drivers are not included in the tour, guests shall drive the quadbike themselves, for which an international driving licence is compulsory. Each quadbike can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests, incl. the driver. This tour is unsuitable for guests with heart problems or limited physical abilities. Information only in English. The tour can be booked and paid in advance of or during the cruise, but not via the internet; price is per couple. Minimum age to take part in this tour: 12 years old. Guests must sign a waiver before taking part in the tour. Sightings of fauna cannot be guaranteed.
    • TREK TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

      • Actieve excursies worden enkel aangeraden aan gasten met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Moeilijk

      • Duurtijd
        3:30 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen89Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen89Prijs per persoon

      LYR03

      Crisp Norwegian air, snow-capped peaks, plus a hike up to 327 metres above sea level are the main components of this enjoyable outdoor excursion. Make the journey your destination and give yourself half a day off the ship on a tour that teams a little invigorating exercise with a chance to experience some of the most beautiful, untamed and unspoiled scenery anywhere in the world. The effort you put in while climbing up the mountain will then be more than rewarded by breathtaking vistas of the city, the surrounding mountain ranges as well as Adventfjorden and Isfjorden at the top. Do bring your camera to capture this spectacular eye-candy for the album at home. A well-deserved rest then awaits you at the ship after your descent back down to the port. Please note: the tour involves walking on very steep and slippery ground. Participants must be physically fit as the tour involves hiking uphill on uneven ground. Sturdy hiking shoes recommended. Guides available only in English. Due to the substantial hiking the tour entails, it is classified a grade 4 hike. The average summer temperature is 6° C and weather conditions can change very quickly. Guests are recommended to wear windproof or warm outer jackets, trousers and gloves. This tour is feasible for children aged 12 years on.
    • CATAMARAN TRIP TO BARENTSBURG

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
      • Snack inbegrepen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duurtijd
        4:15 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen159Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen79Prijs per persoon

      LYR12

      All aboard! This is an invitation to discover the Russian side of Svalbard. Board a speed catamaran and sail along the coast all the way to Barentsburg. While cruising you have the opportunity to gaze at the scenic landscape, and, en route to Grumant, you can observe a stunning wildlife display, with the thousands of birds gathered on the rocks. During the sailing, your guide will describe the scenery and provide you with an introduction of Barentsburg, your destination, so that you are well prepared on your arrival in town. Enjoy tea or coffee with some biscuits on the catamaran before setting foot to Barentsburg, the Russian capital of Svalbard. A local guide will provide a sightseeing tour of the settlement before having some free time for souvenir shopping and photos! Next, you will board the catamaran and set off to Longyearbyen: this leg of the trip promises amazing views and the sailing back to the port will feel like flying into the past. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair as the tour in Barentsburg includes approx. 300 stairs to negotiate and walking on uneven roads and hilly areas. Guiding is only in English. Additional drinks & food can be purchased at the catamaran bar. Norwegian crowns and credit cards are accepted on the boat. We recommend dressing in warm, windproof clothing and bringing a hat, scarf and gloves. The ship is not exclusive and window seats are available on a first come, first served basis. This tour is available in the morning.
    • CATAMARAN TRIP TO PYRAMIDEN

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
      • Snack inbegrepen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duurtijd
        6:15 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen192Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen99Prijs per persoon

      LYR13

      Even though the town is under Norwegian sovereignty, the Svalbard Treaty signed by many nations, allows these nations exploitation of natural resources in the area, with Russia being one of the countries conducting coal mining. This amazing excursion includes a sailing into the wilds to discover the abandoned Soviet town - Pyramiden! Board a speed catamaran and sail through the Isfjord and the majestic Billefjorden: you will have the opportunity to observe the unique Arctic wildlife, the magnificent landscape, and see historical sites from Svalbard's industrial heritage. During the sailing, your guide will describe the scenery and provide you with an introduction of Pyramiden, so that you are well prepared on your arrival in the deserted town. Enjoy tea or coffee with some biscuits on the catamaran before setting foot to Pyramiden where a local guide will introduce you to the abandoned Russian settlement. Explore some of the abandoned buildings, like the impressive cultural and sporting centre and see the statue of Lenin with its steely expression looking over the town. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Tulipan Hotel, where you can find local souvenirs. Pyramiden has, without a doubt, the most picturesque location of any town on Svalbard. The outlook across the Billefjord is directly towards the massive Nordenskiöld Glacier, with its impressive walls of calving ice. Your second leg of the tour will see you board the catamaran again and head directly towards this impressive ice formation to view the enormous blue walls rising up from the sea. Take your camera ready to catch shots of the fascinating sceneries occurring before your own eyes. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair as the tour in Pyramiden includes walking on approx. 2km on uneven roads. Guiding is only in English. Additional drinks & food can be purchased at the catamaran bar. Norwegian crowns and credit cards are accepted on the boat. We recommend dressing in warm, windproof clothing and bringing a hat, scarf and gloves. The ship is not exclusive and window seats are available on a first come, first served basis. You can book this tour only during your cruise and is run in the afternoon.
    • EXPLORING THE ARCTIC ON A POLAR BOAT

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
      • Proeverij inbegrepen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemakkelijk

      • Duurtijd
        9 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen195Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen85Prijs per persoon

      LYR10

      If you want a close approach to Svalbard nature and its amazing Arctic landscape, join us on this full-day tour onboard engine-powered M/V Polar Girl. You leave Longyearbyen en route to Barentsburg with a stop at Esmark Glacier. Named after Danish geologist Jens Esmark, it is a 15-km long glacier in Oscar II Land - a land area between Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden - named after Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. Without leaving the boat, you will have a chance to look at this impressive glacier before sailing to Barentsburg, the second largest settlement in Svalbard whose inhabitants are mostly Russians and Ukrainians. You will enjoy a guided tour of the city before having some free time for independent exploration. Named after the Dutch explorer Willem Barents, the settlement is a mining town. Even though the town is under Norwegian sovereignty, the Svalbard Treaty signed by many nations, allows these nations exploitation of natural resources in the area, with Russia being one of the countries conducting coal mining. After leaving this tiny town, your boat exploration will pass by Grumant city - a by now deserted Russian settlement - and the spectacular Birdcliff. Your tour will be enhanced by a delicious light lunch served on the boat. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. Guiding is only in English. Drinks are not included in the light lunch but can be purchased at the boat bar; light lunch will include meat or fish depending on the day of call. Norwegian crowns and credit cards are accepted on the boat. During MSC Splendida calls on 06.08.2016, guests will visit the Russian settlement of Pyramiden and not Barentsburg.
    • SHORT-BUT-SWEET: SIGHTSEEING IN
      LONGYEARBYEN

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
      • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemakkelijk

      • Duurtijd
        2 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen55Prijs per persoon

      LYR06

      Designed to give you a quick taste of Longyearbyen's main historical and cultural highlights as well as a look at the fascinating world of husky farming, this 2-hour tour begins with a an external viewing of Svalbard Church, the world's most northerly place of Christian worship. Next up is a visit to the husky farm; following an informative briefing at the farm, you will then be introduced to the dogs and learn a little about what dog mushing involves. Your return to the ship then brings your tour to a close. Please note: guides available only in English. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. The average summer temperature is 6° C and weather conditions can change very quickly. We suggest wearing windproof or warm outer jackets, trousers and gloves.
    • THE CALL OF THE WILD: A VISIT TO CAMP
      BARENTZ

      SPECIALE EXCURSIE
      • Snack inbegrepen

      • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemakkelijk

      • Duurtijd
        2 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen99Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen69Prijs per persoon

      LYR07

      Beginning with a short coach drive out of Longyearbyen through the scenic Adventdalen valley, this tour gives you a chance to get away from it all for a few hours and learn a little about Longyearbyen's exciting past at Camp Barentz, Arctic wilderness and a pack of polar dogs. An interesting presentation will be given in the camp's large gamme, a faithful if smaller reproduction of a traditional type of Norwegian building, after which you will meet the pack of friendly huskies. Your outing to the Arctic edge then comes to a close with your return to the cosy comforts of your ship. Please note: guides available only in English. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. The average summer temperature is 6° C and weather conditions can change very quickly. We suggest wearing windproof or warm outer jackets, trousers and gloves.
    • ARCTIC ADVENTURE: BOAT TRIP TO
      FUGLEFJELLA

      WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
      • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duurtijd
        2 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen162Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen162Prijs per persoon

      LYR08

      Don't leave Longyearbyen without experiencing the exhilarating thrill of sailing through the waters of the Arctic circle in a large purpose-built speedboat on a route that will take you through the Bjørndalen valley to Fuglefjella - or Bird Mountain - to see thousands of nesting seabirds. During your boat trip, fascinating tales about the old mining days will be told for your entertainment, while the Arctic scenery provides a captivating backdrop throughout the tour. Ending with your return to the ship, the tour promises to deliver lasting memories of the very best kind. Please note: the tour is not suitable for guests with back/neck problems or in a wheelchair. We suggest wearing woollen underwear, warm clothes, sturdy shoes, windproof outer and headwear, a woolly hat as well as warm gloves. We also suggest wearing the glasses provided in order to protect your eyes from the strong wind. Guides available only in English. This tour does not include any stop and, in case of adverse weather conditions (too much wind), may have a different route. The duration of the tour includes also the briefing. This tour is feasible for children aged 8 years on.
    • LIFE ON THE ARCTIC EDGE: HIGHLIGHTS OF
      LONGYEARBYEN

      WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
      • Snack inbegrepen

      • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duurtijd
        3 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen95Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen65Prijs per persoon

      LYR02

      As the capital of Svalbard - the Arctic Archipelago midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole -Longyearbyen is the region's principal city. In addition, if it struck you that the town has a very English-sounding name, you'd be right - almost, anyway. In fact, the town was named after its founder, the American entrepreneur John Munro Longyear who set up Longyearbyen in 1906. After leaving the port, this tour takes you to Svalbard Church, the world's northernmost place of Christian worship. Next up is Svalbard Museum, whose many natural exhibits and historical artefacts provide insight into life in the Arctic. Last on the list of highlights is a drive through the starkly beautiful Adventdalen valley to visit a husky farm, where a short introduction will be followed by a chance to meet the dogs and learn a little about the art of mushing before you head back to your ship. Please note: guides available only in English. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The visit of the museum will be unguided. Conservative attire recommended for visiting places of religious importance. The average summer temperature is 6° C and weather conditions can change very quickly. We suggest wearing windproof or warm outer jackets, trousers and gloves.

    De excursies in het bovenstaand programma geven een indicatie van beschikbare excursies in elke haven. Het programma is slechts een beschrijving van de excursie. Het definitieve programma en de prijzen ontvangt u tijdens uw cruise.

    Afhankelijk van de lokale omstandigheden en/of onvoorziene gebeurtenissen kan het excursieprogramma, het tijdstip van de excursie en de route variëren.


    Sommige excursies zijn erg populair en daarom kan de beschikbaarheid niet altijd gegarandeerd worden. Het is raadzaam om vooraf te reserveren om teleurstelling te voorkomen.

    Houdt u er rekening mee dat gidsen aan boord gegarandeerd zijn in het Engels. Alleen voor afvaarten in Zuid-Amerika zijn de gidsen gegarandeerd in het Braziliaans/Portugees. Gidsen in andere talen zijn beschikbaar op basis van beschikbaarheid. Houdt u er rekening mee dat de uiteindelijke taal van de excursie aan boord bevestigd zal worden tijdens de cruise.

    Kinderen:

    Kinderen: 2 t/m 13 jaar voor Middellandse Zee, Noord-Europa en MSC Grand Voyages (Europese havens) en 2 t/m 11 jaar voor de Caraïben, Cuba & Franse Antillen, Zuid-Amerika en MSC Grand Voyages (niet-Europese havens)
    Volwassenen: 14 jaar en ouder voor Middellandse Zee, Noord-Europa en MSC Grand Voyages (Europese havens) en 12 jaar en ouder voor Caraïben, Cuba & Franse Antillen, Zuid-Amerika en MSC Grand Voyages (niet-Europese havens)

    Noorwegen

    De magie van het Noorderlicht
    De magie van het Noorderlicht

    Een vakantie in Noorwegen is een droom. Een droom langs een fjord, de meest sfeervolle en karakteristieke natuurlijke formatie van dit land.

    Het Geirangerfjord en het Nærøyfjord zijn beide genoteerd op de UNESCO-werelderfgoedlijst, maar ook de langste van alle fjorden (het 204 km lange Sognefjordas) en het Hardangerfjord (waar kersen- en appelbloesem op de kliffen te zien zijn in het voorjaar) zijn ook vermeldenswaardig.

    Een Noord-Europa MSC cruise betekent echter ook de spectaculaire schoonheid van het Noorderlicht meemaken. Degenen die in de zomer naar Noorwegen reizen, kunnen de even spectaculaire middernachtzon zien, ooit ten noorden van het Noordpoolgebied. Tijdens een cruise naar Noorwegen kunt u ook de cultuur van twee eeuwenoude bevolkingsgroepen ontdekken. Zoals de Vikingen, niet alleen piraten en strijders maar ook handelaren, ontdekkingsreizigers en kolonisten die meer dan driehonderd jaar tot aan de 11e eeuw over Scandinavië en de Noord-Atlantische Oceaan heersten. Maar ook de Sami's, de inheemse bevolking van dit gebied, gekleed in veelkleurige kleding met enorme kuddes rendieren, die al meer dan 10.000 jaar in het hoge noorden leven.

    En ten slotte, kijk uit voor de trollen! Veel van de plaatsen die u zult bezoeken zijn vernoemd naar deze legendarische wezens: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (met het spectaculaire Trollenpad), Trollhatten en Trollveggen.