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素敵な雰囲気のシウダービエハ
放棄された炭鉱とホッキョクグマ
スヴァールバル博物館

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Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen

人里離れた、もてなしの村

スヴァールバル諸島は、北欧の中でも最北の地です。 MSCクルーズで訪れるロングイェールビーンの町は、世界最北の自治体です。 小さいながらも充実したこの街のギャラリーでは、古地図や古書、そして写真家であり作曲家のThomas Widerbergのスライド、そしてKåre Tveterの絵画が展示されています。

豊富であった石炭の採掘のためにできたロングイェールビーンの町では、放棄された炭鉱をしばしば目にします。 石炭を運搬するためのケーブルカーを支えていた鉄塔も、この土地で行われていた炭鉱採掘の名残です。 スヴァールバル博物館では、往時の炭鉱の様子を伝える展示や、地域の植物や生き物、島々で行われていた狩りの方法などを紹介しています。この地の男性は、今も島の王者として野生に生息するホッキョクグマと競わなければなりませんでした(自然を訪れるすべての寄港地観光は、地元の安全に関する指示に従っています)。 この最北の町にあるスヴァールバル世界種子貯蔵庫は、核攻撃に備えた地下壕として、あらゆる既知の種子が分類され保管されています。 ロングイェールビーンでは、多くの場所でのんびりと飲み物を楽しめますが、ユニークなものをお探しなら、ハンティングロッジでの食事がおすすめです。

 お楽しみいただける寄港地観光の数は、戸惑われるほどご用意しています。 海鳥の観察をしたり、カヤックでフィヨルドを彷徨いながらアザラシを探したり、犬ぞり(雪の上でも車輪付きのものでも)に乗ってみるなど、お好きなものを選ぶことができます。 サコファゲン山の頂上を目指しロングヤービーエンとそのフィヨルドの素晴らしい景色を楽しめるコースもあります。

Must see places in Longyearbyen

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

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • 所要時間
      3 時間

    • 大人$160お一人様料金

    • 小人$160お一人様料金

    LYR05

    Keen as mustard, raring to go and sure-footed in traversing the terrain ? and thatfs 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 gMine 5h 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

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Limited seats

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • 所要時間
      3 時間

    • 大人$105お一人様料金

    • 小人$105お一人様料金

    LYR04

    After leaving your ship to reach Nybyen ? the part of Longyearbyen that began life as a settlement for miners working in the gSanta Claus Mineh ? 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

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Lunch or dinner included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • 所要時間
      10 時間

    • 大人$245お一人様料金

    • 小人$127お一人様料金

    LYR14

    Spend a day enjoying the majestic Norwegian landscape on a fjord cruise to Barentsburg, a mining town with a sizeable Russian and Ukrainian population. After boarding the boat, the first views for you to savour will be of Esmark Glacier, which winds through the valley like a giant frozen river. Do take some photos of this amazing natural phenomenon while you have lunch. Moving on again, the next stop is Barentsburg itself, which is named after the Dutch explorer Willem Barents and is Svalbard’s second largest town. You’ll have about 2 hours to spend in town, shop for souvenirs and take photos before re-boarding the boat to cruise to Grumant, a former Soviet Russian settlement that was founded in 1912 and abandoned in 1965. After a sail-by look at this ghost town, you’ll also pass the bird cliff, so named for the numerous seabirds that nest there. Your return to the ship then brings your tour to a close. Please note: as the tour involves negotiating approx. 300 steps in Barentsburg as well as walking on uneven ground and hilly terrain, it is considered to be unsuitable for guests of limited mobility or using a wheelchair. Guides are available only in English. The light lunch will include either meat or fish, depending on the day of the call. However, while lunch does not include any beverages, these can be purchased at the boat’s bar (at extra expense not covered by the price of the tour). Local currency in cash (Norwegian krone) and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment. Guests are recommended to wear warm, windproof clothing and to bring a hat, scarf and warm gloves. The boat is non-exclusive and window seats are available only on a first come, first served basis.
  • FJORD CRUISE TO PYRAMIDEN

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Lunch or dinner included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • 所要時間
      11 時間

    • 大人$245お一人様料金

    • 小人$127お一人様料金

    LYR15

    Take a day to savour the splendour of the Norwegian fjords and explore the town of Pyramiden, a now abandoned Russian mining town. But first you’ll sail through Isfjorden en route to the green, yellow and orange Hatten bird cliff before crossing Sassenfjorden towards Mount Templet at the entrance to Tempelfjorden. Then you’ll head down Billefjorden and past Brucebyen, a now disused mining settlement founded by the Scottish explorer William Bruce in the early 20th century. Lunch follows, accompanied by amazing views of the glacier and the constant crackling and popping noises it makes in an effort to calve. Next up is Pyramiden itself. Once operated as a Soviet Union mining outpost yet situated within Norway’s sovereign territory, the town was founded by the Swedish in 1910, then sold to the USSR in 1927 and finally abandoned in 1998. You’ll be taking a look at the town’s former cultural and sports centre, the world’s northernmost bust of Lenin and the Tulipan Hotel to shop for a souvenir before embarking on the journey back to your ship. Please note: as the tour involves a longer period of walking on uneven ground in Pyramiden, it is considered to be unsuitable for guests of limited mobility or using a wheelchair. Guides are available only in English. Additional food and drink can be purchased at the boat bar (at extra expense not covered by the price of the tour). Local currency in cash (Norwegian krone) and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment. Guests are recommended to wear warm, windproof clothing and to bring a hat, scarf and warm gloves. The boat is non-exclusive and window seats are available only on a first come, first served basis.
  • HIKING ON FOXFONNA GLACIER PLATEAU

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Snack included

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • 所要時間
      4 時間

    • 大人$164お一人様料金

    • 小人$0お一人様料金

    LYR09

    Answer the call of the wild and spend about 3.5 hours hiking in the great Norwegian outdoors. To begin with, though, a short coach ride will deliver super views of the Adventdalen valley as you travel along the banks of the fjord. On arrival at the starting point and after being kitted out with suitable gear (solid snowshoes if snow is on the ground), you’ll set off in the direction of Breinosa en route to the Foxfonna glacier plateau. Keep your camera at hand as you hike to capture the stunning views and once you reach the plateau, a break is scheduled. Depending on the weather and time of year, Foxfonna presents itself either as an endless glacier or as an arctic landscape, complete with possible glimpses of the Nordenskiöld glacier in the distance and maybe even some Arctic Svalbard reindeer. Among the various stops made during the hike, one will be accompanied by a hot drink and biscuits to ensure you keep up your strength. After returning to the port via the same route, you can choose whether to go straight back to the ship or stay in town and make your own way back later. Please note: as the tour involves a long period of hiking on muddy and/or snowy terrain, it is considered to be unsuitable for guests with back/neck problems, with limited mobility or using a wheelchair. There may be no snow from July to August, with icecaps visible only in the distance. The hiking route may be changed at the discretion of the guide to suit participants’ fitness levels. Guests must be at least 14 years of age to take part and are generally recommended to wear thermal underwear, warm clothes, sturdy hiking/walking shoes, windproof outerwear, a woolly hat and warm gloves. Guests are also advised to wear the protective glasses provided. Guides are available only in English. This tour is subject to weather conditions.
  • THE ADVENT VALLEY EXPERIENCE BY QUADBIKE

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • 所要時間
        2 時間

      • 大人$241お一人様料金

      • 小人$0お一人様料金

      LYR11

      What better way to explore the Arctic countryside around Longyearbyen and the Advent Valley than in a vehicle that matches the ruggedness of the landscape: a two-person quadbike? You can even drive yourself, take turns with your companion or simply enjoy the thrilling ride as a passenger. A 10-minute drive will first take you to the quadbike station to be issued with your vehicle and be briefed on safety matters, after which you can sally forth to explore the fascinating area, with several photo stops on the way. The sun never sets during the short, but sweet Arctic summer, a time of year when migratory birds, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes are quite common – so keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready for wildlife sightings. You’ll also head up to Mine 7 Mountain, at the top of which you’ll find the Kjell Henriksen Observatory where an international team of scientists is conducting research into the Northern Lights phenomenon. After a break to savour fabulous views of the Advent Valley, you’ll return to town and your ship. Please note: the tour is self-drive only and guests must be at least 12 years of age to take part. Guests wishing to drive must be in possession of a valid international driving licence. Each quadbike can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests, incl. the driver. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with heart problems or limited mobility. Information will be provided only in English. The tour can be booked and paid for in advance of or during the cruise, but not via the internet. All guests will be required to sign a waiver before taking part. Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
    • TREK TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
      • Limited seats

      • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

        Difficulty Level
        Strenuous

      • 所要時間
        3:30 時間

      • 大人$98お一人様料金

      • 小人$98お一人様料金

      LYR03

      Crisp Norwegian air, snow-capped peaks, plus a hike up to 317 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 exceptional views 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 you walk 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.
    • ARCTIC ADVENTURE: BOAT TRIP TO
      FUGLEFJELLA

      NATURAL WONDERS
      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • 所要時間
        2 時間

      • 大人$186お一人様料金

      • 小人$186お一人様料金

      LYR08

      Donft 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 Bj?rndalen 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

      NATURAL WONDERS
      • Snack included

      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • 所要時間
        3 時間

      • 大人$105お一人様料金

      • 小人$76お一人様料金

      LYR02

      As the capital of Svalbard ? the Arctic Archipelago midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole ?Longyearbyen is the regionfs principal city. In addition, if it struck you that the town has a very English-sounding name, youfd 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fs 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.
    • BARENTSBURG BY CATAMARAN

      SCENIC ROUTE
      • Snack included

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • 所要時間
        4:15 時間

      • 大人$175お一人様料金

      • 小人$87お一人様料金

      LYR12

      Although the town of Barentsburg is the second largest settlement in Svalbard, it numbers no more than about 500 inhabitants – most of whom are Russian and Ukrainian nationals working the local coal mines. This catamaran tour from Longyearbyen, therefore, takes you on a journey to Norway’s most Russian town. During the cruise, you’ll have plenty of time to savour panoramic views of the Arctic landscape, including thousands of seabirds on the so-called bird cliff just before you pass the long-abandoned former Soviet settlement of Grumant. You can also have tea or coffee with biscuits on board the boat while you tour guide provides you with an introduction to Barentsburg. On arrival, you’ll be met by a local guide who will then proceed to show you the town. You’ll also have some time to shop for a souvenir and take photos before the catamaran begins the return leg to Longyearbyen, with more superb views to enjoy en route. Please note: as the tour involves negotiating approx. 300 steps in Barentsburg as well as walking on uneven ground and hilly terrain, it is considered to be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or using a wheelchair. Guides are available only in English. Additional food and drink can be purchased at the catamaran bar (at extra expense not covered by the price of the tour). Local currency in cash (Norwegian krone) and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment. Guests are recommended to wear warm, windproof clothing and to bring a hat, scarf and warm gloves. The catamaran in non-exclusive and window seats are available only on a first come, first served basis. The tour runs only in the mornings.
    • CATAMARAN TRIP TO PYRAMIDEN

      SCENIC ROUTE
      • Snack included

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • 所要時間
        6:15 時間

      • 大人$212お一人様料金

      • 小人$109お一人様料金

      LYR13

      Founded by Sweden in 1910, sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, but situated within the sovereign territory of Norway, the once thriving little town of Pyramiden – named after the shape of the local mountain – continued to operate as a Russian mining outpost until its abandonment in 1998. Your trip to this eerie ghost town begins on a fast catamaran through Isfjorden and Billefjorden, with views of Arctic wildlife, the stark landscape and examples of Svalbard’s industrial heritage to enjoy on the way. Coffee or tea with biscuits will be served during the cruise and your guide will fill you in on what you need to know about Pyramiden before you arrive. After meeting your local guide, you’ll move on to the former cultural and sporting centre as well as take a look at the world’s northernmost Lenin statue. Next up is the Tulipan Hotel to browse for a memento, after which you can catch views of Billefjorden and the Nordenskiöld Glacier calving ice floes in the distance. Part 2 of the tour will see you return to the catamaran and head for this natural phenomenon – so keep your camera at hand to capture the unforgettable on film. The outing then draws to a close with your return to the ship. Please note: as the tour involves a longer period of walking on uneven ground in Pyramiden, it is considered to be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or using a wheelchair. Guides are available only in English. Additional food and drink can be purchased at the catamaran bar (at extra expense not covered by the price of the tour). Local currency in cash (Norwegian krone) and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment. Guests are recommended to wear warm, windproof clothing and to bring a hat, scarf and warm gloves. The catamaran in non-exclusive and window seats are available only on a first come, first served basis. The tour runs only in the afternoons.
    • EXPLORING THE ARCTIC ON A POLAR BOAT

      SCENIC ROUTE
      • Tasting included

      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • 所要時間
        9 時間

      • 大人$186お一人様料金

      • 小人$76お一人様料金

      LYR10

      This all-day outing will see you board an engine-powered polar boat – the M/V Polargirl – to venture out into the frozen wastes of the Svalbard’s Arctic landscape. You’ll set sail from Longyearbyen and head for Barentsburg, with a stop planned at the 15-km/9-mile Esmark Glacier. You’ll have a little time to view and photograph the glacier from the boat before you set off again for Barentsburg, named after the Dutch explorer, Willem Barents, and Svalbard’s second largest town. Thanks to the Svalbard Treaty that permits the area’s natural resources to be exploited by the signatory nations, the Russian coal mining town of Barentsburg is home to numerous Russian and Ukrainian nationals. Next up, the boat will also take you past the former Soviet Russian settlement of Grumant – established in 1912 and abandoned in 1965 – as well as the so-called bird cliff, the well-populated nesting site of seabirds. A light lunch will also be served during your boat cruise, which ends with your return to the ship. Please note: the tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair. Guides are available only in English. The light BBQ-lunch will include either meat or fish, depending on the day of the call. Any food allergies shall be notified to the shorex office onboard. However, while lunch does not include any beverages, these can be purchased at the boat’s bar (at extra expense not covered by the price of the tour). Local currency in cash (Norwegian krone) and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment.
    • SHORT-BUT-SWEET: SIGHTSEEING IN
      LONGYEARBYEN

      SCENIC ROUTE
      • Limited seats

      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • 所要時間
        2 時間

      • 大人$85お一人様料金

      • 小人$62お一人様料金

      LYR06

      Designed to give you a quick taste of Longyearbyenfs 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fs 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

      SOMETHING SPECIAL
      • Snack included

      • Limited seats

      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • 所要時間
        2 時間

      • 大人$98お一人様料金

      • 小人$65お一人様料金

      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fs exciting past at Camp Barentz, Arctic wilderness and a pack of polar dogs. An interesting presentation will be given in the campfs 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.

    寄港地観光ツアーはMSCクルーズのお客様にそれぞれの寄港地で異なる観光ツアーを提供する目的で設定されているものです。上記の情報はあくまで事前案内であり、ツアー催行の有無は船上で最終的に決定されます。またツアー内容及び料金がクルーズ中に変更となる可能性がある旨、予めご了承ください。
     
    寄港地観光ツアー及びアイテナリーは寄港地における諸事情や、その他不可抗力によるもの、当社が制御できない異例または予測不可能な状況によってツアー当日に変更/中止される場合があります。尚、寄港地観光ツアーは人気が高く、人数制限が設定されているツアーのある為、参加ご希望のお客様は事前のご予約をおすすめします。
     
    尚、ツアー言語は英語のみとなり、他言語によるナレーションの有無についてはガイドの空き状況により異なります。南米クルーズのみ、ブラジルポルトガル語によるツアーを用意しています。ツアーの言語は最終的にクルーズ中に船上にて決定される旨、予めご了承ください。 

    ノルウェー

    オーロラの魔法
    オーロラの魔法

    ノルウェーで過ごす夢のような休暇。 ノルウェーを象徴する大自然の造形美、フィヨルドを巡る夢の旅へ。

    ユネスコ世界遺産の自然遺産として登録されているガイランゲルフィヨルドネーロイフィヨルドをはじめ、全長204キロメートルを誇るヨーロッパ最長のソグネフィヨルド、春になると山の斜面がさくらんぼうやリンゴの果樹の花々に彩られるハダンゲルフィヨルドも、見逃せない絶景スポットです。

    MSCクルーズの北欧クルーズでは、また、オーロラが織りなす感動的な自然美を鑑賞。夏季には、北極圏ならではの神秘的な白夜を体験します。 ノルウェーでは、2つの古代文明、ヴァイキングサーミの足跡をたどるのも、旅の醍醐味のひとつ。ヴァイキングは単なる海賊や戦い好きの部族ではありませんでした。彼らは商人、探検家かつ植民地開拓者であり、11世紀まで300年以上にわたりスカンジナビア半島と北大西洋地域を統治していました。一方、サーミの人々はこの地方の先住民族で、カラフルな民族衣装(コルト)を身にまとい、大規模なトナカイの遊牧を行いながら、1万年以上にわたり北欧の奥地で生活を営んできました。

    旅の間は、トロル(トロール)にご注意! 北欧クルーズでは、このノルウェーの伝承に登場する妖精にちなんで名付けられた場所をいくつも訪問します: トロルヘイム(トロルの家)山地、トロルスティーゲン(「トロルのはしご」という意味の美しい山岳道路)、トロルヘッタン(トロルのボンネット)、トロールヴェゲン(トロルの壁)など。