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.
This tour will be operated in English only. Board your bus and drive to Gjesvaer. En route, your guide will introduce you to the unusual flora and fauna in the arctic region. Upon arrival in Gjesvaer, board a boat that will take you west of the North Cape to the protected island of Gjesvaerstappan. A large colony of puffins and kittiwakes make their home on the preserve.
After a short walk from the ship, change into the comfortable thermal-floating suits, board your Rib Boat & ride the waves of the Arctic Ocean while exploring the plant & wildlife of the area. After approximately a one-hour trip, you will have the opportunity to refresh yourself with a visit to the Artico Ice Bar. Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.6 mile over flat surfaces with 2 to 3 steps to enter/exit the boat. Due to the nature of this excursion, guests with coronary, back, hip or walking problems & women who are pregnant should not participate on this tour. Participants should be in good physical condition & must wear a floating suit during the tour.
This tour will be operated in English only. Embark upon an unforgettable trip to the North Cape area on a King Crab Safari. Board your boat and travel directly to the crab pots in Sarnesfjorden. En route, stop for a short photo opportunity of the rich coastal bird life. Upon reaching the pots, your guide will check the pots for King Crabs. Afterwards, continue to the camp at Mageroya where your guide will prepare the catch of the day, and enjoy the fresh exquisite taste of the King Crab on this unique adventure.
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.