Tromsø to Lisbon Grand Expedition Cruise: Norway & Europe’s Atlantic Coast in the Autumn

Departure date
22 days

Tromsø to Lisbon Grand Expedition Cruise: Norway & Europe’s Atlantic Coast in the Autumn

Join us for a special late autumn/early winter adventure, starting in Tromsø and ending in Lisbon.

Stunning fjord landscapes and cultural gems

We’ll travel from above the Arctic Circle down the Norwegian and European Atlantic coastlines, taking in amazing natural highlights including glaciers, fjords and idyllic islands – and maybe even the Northern Lights. Our journey starts in Tromsø and we sail south, exploring coastal treasures and unique towns along the rugged coastline.

We’ll visit the iconic Lofoten Islands and the fishing town of Svolvær, learning about Viking history, glaciers and Norwegian mythology as we go. Norway’s south west coast offers spectacular fjords and mountainous landscapes, likely dusted with fresh snow. Savour the crisp fall air as we explore these awe-inspiring surroundings, and then visit Bergen, Norway’s old capital.  

Historic cities and southern European treasures

Crossing the North Sea to Germany, we pay a visit to the famed island of Heligoland before moving onto Hamburg, the so-called ‘Venice of the North’. Next, you’ll explore the galleries and canals of Amsterdam before touching base in England at the White Cliffs of Dover. In France we witness D-Day battlefields and medieval settlements before crossing the Bay of Biscay, where we’ll be looking out for marine wildlife.

The rugged northern coast of Spain is where we find Galicia, famed for its distinct culture and gastronomy. In Portugal we visit Porto, where port wine is made, before ending our journey in beautiful Lisbon. We’ll be joined by an onboard Expedition Team who’ll be giving you lectures and leading nature walks. Our ship MS Spitsbergen is a small, comfortable and stylish expedition ship, ideally suited to this kind of adventure.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Set sail from Tromsø

Day 1

The Lofoten Archipelago

Day 2

Svartisen adventures

Day 3

Torghatten Mountain

Day 4

The Heights of Romsdalen

Day 5

The narrow fjord

Colourful Bergen

Day 7

Pretty Hardangerfjorden

Day 8

Cosy Egersund

Day 9

Exploring Heligoland

Day 10


Day 11

A relaxing day at sea

Day 12

Amsterdam's Dutch Masters

Day 13

Dover's white cliffs

Day 14

Normandy Past and Present

Day 15

Buccaneers’ hideout, corsairs den

Day 16

Sailing the Bay of Biscay

Day 17

Historical A Coruña

Day 18

Galicia's UNESCO sites

Day 19

The ancient port of Vigo

Day 20

Charming Porto

Day 21

Arrival in Lisbon

Day 22

Explore more of Lisbon

Day 23

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages