Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
You will depart from Olden on a 58-mile journey south through the small towns of Skei and Utvik en route to Fjaerland, to the Norwegian Glacier Center. You will have a brief visit at the Boyabreen Glacier, one of the mighty arms of the Jostedalen glacier plateau, before continuing to Skei Hotel for lunch. After the meal, you will have time for a stroll through the village with its interesting handicrafts. The return drive to Olden will be via the same route.
For approximately 1 hour, your coach will travel the winding roads through the Kjenndal Valley, described as one of the wildest in Norway, with its high mountain walls and the beautiful emerald green Lake Loen before reaching your destination, Kjenndalen. A 10-minute walk will take you close to the glacier, which lies surrounded by high peaks. Having enjoyed the fantastic sight, the bus will return to your ship following the same route.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.