Ice factors heavily into Norway's beauty, from its massive glaciers to the famous fjords that were created from glaciated valleys. As you cruise through these narrow inlets with high cliff walls, it's easy to picture Viking ships plying the same waters. Among the most impressive of the fjords is UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord, known for its deep blue water, breathtaking cliffs, and free-flowing waterfalls. To get a taste of the Ice Age, venture into the Arctic Circle to the island of Spitsbergen, also known as Svalbard. Here among the glaciers, the opportunities for wildlife spotting are excellent, and you're likely to see some combination of seals, walruses, beluga whales, polar bears, and even reindeer. In contrast to all the time spent in the great outdoors, cosmopolitan Oslo will charm you with its excellent museums—the National Gallery houses one of four versions of The Scream by Edvard Munch—as well as its cutting-edge architecture, burgeoning food scene, and thriving nightlife.
Join us on two amazing trips in "The Land of the Midnight Sun," where daylight hours stretch well into the night, giving visitors ample opportunity to take in the country's magnificent scenery.