Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Cruise to the Tromsø Olympiad
Cruise to the Olympiad
Vestland Classic has partnered with the Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad to offer both a unique cruise up the Norwegian coast from Trondheim to Tromsø and a floating hotel and tournament venue during the Olympiad itself.
Experience the high summer along the Norwegian coast on board MS Nordstjernen
TRONDHEIM – TROMSØ 28 JULY – 1 AUGUST 2014
Join us on a voyage to Tromsø and the Chess Olympiad
Day 1 (28 July) TRONDHEIM
Depart Trondheim at 17.00.We sail out of the Trondheimfjord and take a northerly course across Folda towards Helgeland and Vegaøyan.
Day 2 (29 July) VEGA
Morning arrival in Vega.
In 2004 Vegaøyan was inscribed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites. On Vega you may join a hike in this unique egg and down site and also visit the ‘E-house’, a museum and documentation centre for eider ducks.
Depart Vega at 15.00. We sail across the Vestfjord to the Lofoten Islands and Reine.
Day 3 (30 July) REINE – HENNINGSVÆR
Morning arrival in Reine.
Reine is a beautiful fishing village comprising 350 inhabitants in Moskenes municipality. You may join a guided coach tour from Reine to Henningsvær, an idyllic fishing village in Vågan municipality. The ship sails to Henningsvær in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the dockside in Henningsvær.
Day 4 (31 July) HENNINGSVÆR – TROLLFJORDEN
Depart Vega at 13.00. Before departure we would recommend a visit to Galleri Lofotens Hus, which houses the largest collection of paintings from North Norway.
We sail from Lofoten and Henningsvær through the Raft Sound, where the highlight of the day is the Trollfjord. This fjord is 2 km long and scarcely 100 metres wide. The Trollfjord is renowned throughout the world as one of the most beautiful fjords along the Norwegian coast. The voyage continues north towards Tromsø.
Day 5 (1 August) TROMSØ
We sail along the outer side of Senja, Norway’s second largest island, towards our destination, Tromsø, where we arrive at 07:00. In Tromsø, the MS Nordstjernen will function as a hotel ship during the Chess Olympiad from 1 – 17 August.
28 July – 1 August 2014
Trondheim – Tromsø from NOK 6,000
Prices include ticket, double occupancy cabin and full board. Excursions and beverages for meals are not included. Single cabin supplement NOK 400 per day
For further information and to make a booking, contact:
Tel: +47 909 37 808