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Embrace this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, with a 14-night Norwegian Star cruise discovering the spectacular coastal beauty of Norway, Scotland, Greenland & Iceland, paired with a two-night hotel stay in Reykjavik and a mesmerising Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour.

Begin your magical adventure in Norway and a two-night hotel stay in Tromsø, the largest city above the Arctic Circle and a popular jump-off point for Arctic explorations. From here, start your 14-night all-inclusive voyage, embarking the Norwegian Star, one of the most up to date ships in the prestigious Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.

First stop is Svolvær, Northern Norway’s artistic hub, which captivates with its Viking legends and ethereal landscapes, followed by Sandnessjøen, located between fjords and a dramatic mountain range. Then along the Norwegian ’s western coastline, visit Ålesund, regarded as one of Norway’s most beautiful cities, acclaimed for its rare Art Nouveau architecture.

Next, you’ll explore the pretty port town of Bergen, gateway to breathtaking fjord terrain and where many of Norway’s key historical events took place. Leaving Norway, sail on to the ruggedly wild shores of Scotland, taking-in charming Lerwick, capital of the wildly beautiful Shetland Islands, then Edinburgh, Scotland’s enchanting capital, that combines a naturally beautiful setting with grand architecture and rich history.

Then admire the stark natural beauty and neolithic sites of Kirkwall, on Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands, then Thorshavn, a former Viking settlement set amidst Nordic lands on the Danish Faroe Islands.

You’ll next arrive in Iceland, on its wind-swept, ethereal shores; first stopping at the secluded fishing community, Djúpivogur set amid breathtaking fjord terrain, followed by Akureyri, Iceland’s ‘Capital of the North’ and centre of its vibrant folk culture.

Continue to starkly beautiful Greenland and Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the world’s most remote settlements, where you can try dogsledding. Relish a scenic cruise through spectacular Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system and habitat of polar bears. After exploring the cultural and heritage charms of Isafjordur, the largest town in Iceland's remote Westfjords's region, you’ll cruise into Reykjavik, and disembark the Norwegian Star. In Iceland’s one-of-a-kind capital, enjoy a two-night hotel stay, experiencing gnarly lava fields, majestic glaciers and geothermal springs combined with a cosmopolitan urban scene.

A fitting finale is a thrilling full-day tour of The Golden Circle route and Blue Lagoon, considered among Iceland’s top attractions; captivating with Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park, Iceland´s most active geyser and bathing in rich, warm mineral waters.   

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The Norwegian Star Experience

In keeping with NCL’s trademark Freestyle Cruising concept, the attractive Star lets you enjoy your cruise holiday just the way you want. Expect amazingly flexible and varied dining options and a great range of accommodation choices. Norwegian Star’s range of ultra-modern facilities and entertainment makes her the perfect choice for families, while couples seeking a romantic and peaceful time at sea will also find plenty of serene spaces in which to unwind and take it easy. The easy-going pace on-board means choose to eat and drink in any of the on-board restaurants and cafés as and when you care to do so.
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Dining

Try Aqua or Versailles main dining rooms for traditional fare; alternatively, there’s Cagney’s Steakhouse for premium steaks and seafood; La Cucina for gourmet Italian and the Sushi Bar or Teppanyaki for a slice of Japanese.

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Activities

Play a round of golf at the driving net or take part in a game of basketball or volleyball on the outdoor court. For relaxation, enjoy a spa treatment or the Thalassotherapy Pool or take a wine-tasting lesson at Wine Cellar.

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Entertainment

While the teens are playing pinball at the arcade or attending a disco, grab a seat at Stardust Theatre for a Broadway-style show, try your luck at the casino, enjoy nightly entertainment and dancing at Bliss Ultra Lounge or watch live sports at O’Sheehan’s.

Your 18 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

24 - 25 August 2023

Welcome to Norway and ‘capital of the Arctic’, Tromsø, where you’ll enjoy a two-night hotel stay

Today you’ll fly into Norway and Tromsø, transferring to your hotel for a two-night stay. The largest city above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is a popular jump-off point for Arctic explorations and comes packed with culture, history and a vitality that surprises visitors. Tromsø is the perfect place to enjoy an Arctic adventure and enjoy activities extending to skiing, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. Depending on the season, there’s also a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights here. In town, visit the museum for insights into the Lapp culture and admire the strikingly modern Arctic Cathedral.

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Day 3

26 August 2023

In Tromsø, embark the sparkling Norwegian Star for your all-inclusive luxury voyage

Today in Tromsø you’ll transfer to the port, then embark the magnificent Norwegian Star for your incredible all-inclusive voyage ahead. Having undergone a major refurbishment in 2018, Norwegian Star is one of the most up-to-date ships in the prestigious Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. Boasting A-League status, it boasts fifteen contemporary and traditional dining options, along with a new adults-only area and USB sockets in all cabins. NCL’s pioneering Freestyle Cruising concept is still very much in evidence though, doing away with strict dining times and restaurant schedules, so you can choose how and when you eat before dancing the night away, taking-in a Broadway show or enjoying some of the world’s top cabaret artistes.

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Day 4

27 August 2023

Marvel at ethereal landscapes and discover Viking legends in around Svolvær, Northern Norway’s artistic hub

Your first port of call is Svolvær, considered the artistic hub of Northern Norway and a wondrous base for exploring the fairy-tale landscapes of the Lofoten archipelago. If there's an outdoor activity that you enjoy, chances are you’ll find it here. From fishing and rock climbing to hiking, horseback riding, surfing and more, the volcanic-rock islands are your outdoor playground to discover. Or you could explore Svolvær and its surrounding towns for a glimpse into local culture and traditions and the region's legendary Viking past.

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Day 5

28 August 2023

Discover the natural beauty and traditional culinary delights of charming Sandnessjøen

Located on the north-western tip of Alsta Island, Sandnessjøen nestles between the 19-kilometre-long Leirfjorden, and a dramatic mountain range known as ‘The Seven Sisters.’ Explore this storied landscape by water on an unforgettable sea kayaking tour or head to the mountains and soak-up panoramic island vistas. With everything within walking distance in Sandnessjøen, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll through town, browse the local shops and savour traditional Norwegian cuisine at a welcoming café or restaurant.

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Day 6

29 August 2023

Marvel at the striking Art Nouveau architecture in the beautiful town of Ålesund, surrounded by fjords and snow-capped peaks

Today, you’ll stop at Ålesund, a gem of the western Nordic coast and a quaint fishing town, boasting one of Norway's largest fishing harbours. Alesund is best known for its striking Art Nouveau architecture, in fact, one of the few Art Nouveau towns left in the world. You’ll have Kaiser Wilhelm II to thank for this: following a devastating fire in 1904, most of the town was rebuilt in the fashionable Art Nouveau style of the time, with numerous spires, towers and elaborately ornate buildings. Nowadays, Ålesund is regarded as one of Norway’s most beautiful cities, which you can explore on foot to admire its many buildings that feature dreamy turrets and ornate carvings of dragons and mythical figures. Bordering the Norwegian Sea, this scenic area is also famed for its snow-capped mountain ranges and fjord landscapes.

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Day 7

30 August 2023

Explore the pretty port town of Bergen and gateway to the fjords, admiring the Heritage-listed medieval houses and mountain-top views

View this lovely Norwegian city from your cruise ship and you'll see how Bergen is nestled between seven mountains, seven fjords and the North Sea – why it’s known as the ‘City of Seven Mountains’ and is a popular gateway to Norway’s fjords. The Norwegian King resided in Bergen and many key historical events took place in this busy port; events that come alive as you amble down the old waterfront streets of World Heritage Site, Bryggen, past picturesque wooden buildings and the Romanesque-style St. Mary's church. Other delights extend to travelling up the Fløibanen funicular to capture picture-perfect panoramas atop Mount Fløyen and exploring the bustling fish markets. Be sure to sample a traditional Bergen speciality, fiskesuppe, a delicious soup made with fresh mussels, prawns and fish dumplings.

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Day 8

31 August 2023

Explore Lerwick, the charming capital of Scotland’s ruggedly beautiful Shetland Islands

In your next port of call, you’ll soon discover the capital of Scotland's remote Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city, coloured by grand Victorian houses and the region's namesake ponies. Lerwick is a cruise ship's primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred ruggedly beautiful islands inhabited by around 22,000 people and home to an abundance of wildlife. This is a land shaped by the sea, featuring breathtaking views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays.

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Day 9

1 September 2023

Sail into South Queensferry, then make your way to Edinburgh, Scotland’s enchanting capital city, resplendent with heritage and tradition

Today, you’ll sail into pretty South Queensferry, the gateway for Edinburgh, a 16-kilometre drive from here. This truly magical capital city combines a naturally beautiful setting with grand architecture and rich history – the entire city centre forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak-up the ambiance as you walk along bustling Princes Street and through the wide, elegant streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Along the Royal Mile, visit the fairy-tale-like Edinburgh Castle, an imposing landmark that dominates the city skyline and houses the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Scone. Since you’re staying in the 2017 City of Culture, be sure to visit some of many excellent galleries and museums, especially the prestigious Scottish National Gallery.

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Day 10

2 September 2023

Embrace the stark natural beauty and mysterious neolithic sites on Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands

You’ll next visit Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Islands. This stunning archipelago may lie just a few kilometres off the northernmost tip of the Scottish mainland, but the wild rugged beauty of the Orkney Islands makes you feel like you’ve escaped to another world. Buffeted by westerly winds, the Orkneys have virtually no trees making its green tops and towering sandstone cliffs stand out even more dramatically against the surrounding seas. Here, discover prehistoric villages, the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones and Viking traditions that have shaped these island’s unique heritage and culture for centuries. You may even spot seal colonies. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals and snap-up some of Kirkwall's specialty items, such as cashmere, whiskey and handicrafts.

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Day 11

3 September 2023

Explore Thorshavn, a former Viking settlement in the Faroe Islands, surrounded by awe-inspiring Nordic landscapes

You’ll next arrive in the Faroe Islands, a North Atlantic archipelago that’s part of the Kingdom of Denmark and its colourful capital city, Thorshavn, on the island of Steymoy. Here you’ll discover a panoply of breathtaking Nordic landscapes, featuring fjords, straits, deep green valleys and a wonderful harbour dotted with brightly painted fishing boats bobbing in the water. Thorshavn began as a Viking settlement and later became a thriving town, replete with quaint, fascinating neighbourhoods and historic cathedrals and fortresses that date back to the Middle Ages.

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Day 12

4 September 2023

Welcome to Iceland and first stop, endearing Djúpivogur, set amid breathtaking fjord landscapes and imbued with a slower pace of life

Nestled between two fjords, Hamarsfjörður and Berufjörður, today you'll visit the remote little town of Djúpivogur. Captivating as it is quant, this humble fishing community is home to breathtaking scenery that moves from gently sweeping beaches to jagged cliffs and Búlandstindur, the iconic pyramid-shaped mountain. In contrast to the high-energy hustle and bustle of modern life, Djúpivogur encourages a slower, more contemplative way of living. Savour incredible seafood, enjoy drinks with the locals and shop traditional handcrafts you probably can't find anywhere else in the world. While the town of Djúpivogur might be small, there's no doubt it will make a big impression on you!

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Day 13

5 September 2023

Explore Akureyri, the captivating ‘Capital of the North’ and centre of Icelandic folk culture

Today you’ll visit Iceland’s second largest urban area, Akureyri, ‘Capital of the North,’ nestled at the southern end of the 64-kilometre-long fjord, Eyjafjörður – Iceland’s longest fjord– which boasts some of the country’s most incredible landscapes. Originally settled in the 9th century, this small but vibrant harbour city is regarded as a centre of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens. Shop in one of the many charming boutiques and then catch a glimpse of the world’s most northerly 18-hole golf course! After you've worked up an appetite, feast on some Nordic specialties, such as smoked lamb and fresh fish. then indulge in an Icelandic fried pastry!

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Day 14

6 September 2023

In Greenland, feel like you’re on the edge of the world at Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most remote settlements on earth

There are few places where you can truly feel on the edge of the world as you do in Ittoqqortoormiit, your next captivating port of call. As one of the world's most remote settlements, this small, colourful village of approximately 400 residents is situated in East Greenland, near Scoresby Sund – your next destination. To say that the wild, untouched landscape surrounding the village is incredible just wouldn’t do it justice! From dogsledding and hiking to kayaking, fishing and boat tours, there are many ways to discover the diverse wildlife, rugged cliffs and large icebergs dotting this unique corner of the globe.

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Day 15

7 September 2023

Take a memorable scenic cruise through spectacular Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system

Relish a day of scenic cruising through Scoresby Sund (Kangertittivaq), a massive fjord system considered the world’s largest, on the eastern coastline of Greenland. First mapped out in 1822 by the English explorer, William Scoresby, the overwhelming beauty of this fjord system, including the towering walls and cliffs made of basalt, as well as the multi-faceted flora and fauna, fascinated this explorer, just as it does for any traveller who visits this enchanting area of Greenland. While cruising through the Scoresby Sund, you may spot seals and polar bears, the best place in Greenland for the latter; situated just south of the Northern Greenland National Park, animals are protected here.

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Day 16

8 September 2023

Explore the cultural and natural charms of Isafjordur, the largest town in Iceland's remote Westfjords's region

Bordered on three sides by dramatic mountains that form a natural harbour, Iceland’s lovely Ísafjörður is a charming jumble of tin and old wooden buildings, but with a reputation as a cultured and urbane town. Originally a church site and a 16th century trading post, this town is home to wonderful museums and historic sites for those wishing to learn about the region's rich heritage and local culture. A good place to start is the Westfjords Heritage Museum, housed in a renovated 18th-century building. As the largest town in Iceland's remote Westfjords's region, Ísafjörður is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Boasting an enchanting fjord perfect for water sports and a mountainous landscape brimming with opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and more, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy here.

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Day 17

9 September 2023

Disembark the Norwegian Star and then enjoy a memorable two-night hotel stay in Reykjavik, Iceland’s one-of-a-kind capital

After sailing into Reykjavik, you’ll disembark the Norwegian Star and conclude your incredible voyage. You’ll then transfer to your hotel for a memorable two-night stay, allowing plenty of time to experience Iceland’s truly unique capital. Laid-back and effortlessly cool, you’ll soon discover the world's most northerly capital is like nowhere else on earth. Famed for its natural wonders and dramatic scenery, Reykjavik comes surrounded by a staggering backdrop of gnarly lava fields and majestic glaciers. And with geothermal water pumping through this diminutive city’s veins, outdoor geothermal swimming pools are an important part of Icelandic culture and a great place to socialise with the locals. Reykjavik is also Iceland’s liveliest and trendiest city, a cosmopolitan capital with a small-town feel, filled with quirky, rainbow-coloured houses and captivating with its wonderful museums, galleries, restaurants and cafés, as well as a vibrant music and arts scene.

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Day 18

10 September 2023

Relish a full-day immersive tour, taking-in Iceland’s incredible Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon – two ‘must see’ destinations

Today you’ll enjoy a fully escorted day tour, experiencing two of Iceland’s most famous and popular destinations, The Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon! Your incredible day starts along the route of Iceland’s world-famous Golden Circle. This covers some of Iceland´s most famous attractions, such as Thingvellir National Park a place of amazing natural beauty and an old Viking settlement, where the world´s first parliament was founded more than a thousand years ago. You can also admire Gullfoss, an impressive waterfall, the result of the meltwater of two glaciers and Iceland´s most active geyser, Strokkur, which sprays up to ten-metre-high water cascades at regular intervals. As the grand finale of your tour, you’ll then visit the Blue Lagoon for a dip in its warm, mineral rich waters – a perfect way to relax and reflect upon the natural beauty of this island nation.

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Day 19

11 September 2023

Bid farewell to Iceland and transfer to the airport for your flight home

Today your fantastic land and cruise adventure concludes. You’ll bid a fond farewell to magical Reykjavik and Iceland and filled with treasured memories to last a lifetime, transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

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Touring Experience

Iceland’s Golden Circle route & Blue Lagoon

The Golden Circle route and Blue Lagoon are considered among Iceland’s top attractions, drawing visitors from all around the world – and “must see” destinations during your time in this incredible ‘Land of Fire and Ice.’ On this fully escorted day tour, you’ll experience Iceland’s most iconic and popular destinations all in one day and one tour. Among the highlights, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, home to Iceland’s largest freshwater lake and birthplace of the world’s oldest parliament, dating back to 930 AD. You’ll also marvel at the majestic Golden Waterfall, known locally as Gullfoss. As water melts from the Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, it reaches Gullfoss where it plummets 32-meters down into a canyon with a thunderous roar. Fully immersed in the Blue Lagoon at the end of your tour offers a unique and first-hand experience of Iceland's plentiful and iconic geothermal springs.

Your Holiday Summary

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 14 night all-inclusive cruise on board Norwegian Star

Four FREE at sea inclusions when booking ANY cabin:

  • FREE Beverage Package
  • FREE Specialty Dining Package
  • FREE Shore Excursions Credits
  • FREE WI-FI Package

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay at the Scandic Grand Tromsø or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik or similar with breakfast

All flights & taxes

Prices

18 Nights |  Departing 24 August 2023

Departing

Sydney

Inside

$8,999pp

Oceanview

$9,999pp

Balcony

$12,499pp

Suite

$13,499pp

Departing

Perth

Inside

$9,299pp

Oceanview

$10,299pp

Balcony

$12,799pp

Suite

$13,799pp

Departing

Brisbane

Inside

$9,499pp

Oceanview

$10,499pp

Balcony

$12,999pp

Suite

$13,999pp

Departing

Melbourne

Inside

$9,599pp

Oceanview

$10,599pp

Balcony

$13,099pp

Suite

$14,099pp