Extend Your Stay
What better way to begin or end your holiday than to spend a few nights in one of the great cities many of our voyages connect through.
Spitsbergen’s capital Longyearbyen is home to around 1800 inhabitants and is a modern city with an idyllic setting between two glacier tongues, near the head of Advent Fjord. Boasting good quality visitor facilities, this is a perfect place from which to explore. There is a ‘frontiers’ feel about the settlement, with most heated structures built above rather than on the permafrost to prevent it melting. Hot water pipes run above ground too and everywhere are reminders of the cities humble beginnings as a mining town – Arctic Coal was set up in 1906 by American John Munroe Longyear.
The oldest of the Scandinavian cities, Norway’s capital is modern with a traditional charm. Appealing architecture, spacious streets and squares and numerous eateries give Oslo a very pleasant atmosphere.
Sitting at the end of a 100km long fjord, Oslo is known as the outdoor capital of Europe surrounded as it is by enormous uninhabited forests. During the summer months good hiking areas are only minutes away from the city centre. Oslo offers great shopping, lively nightlife, quality dining and most notably a collection of world-class museums.
Why not extend your holiday by adding on a few days in Iceland after the voyage? Whether you choose to explore Iceland’s fascinating north or spend time in the vibrant capital Reykjavik; we can prepare the perfect add-on. discover more about Iceland »
Situated on Montreal Island and divided by the St Lawrence River, Canada’s second largest city is a chic blend of the old and new. Fine wining and dining are very much a part of the city’s culture as is reflected in the vast array of eateries and restaurants that can be found throughout, especially in the Latin Quarter and Old Montreal. The central city is a manageable size with meandering streets interspersed with pedestrian squares and a metro system that makes getting around easy.
Lying along the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a sprawling city with a population of 4.2 million, making it the largest in Canada. Comprising 80 different cultures, it is the world’s most ethnically diverse city and boasts and imminently appealing atmosphere. Most of the city’s attractions are clustered around the centre amidst the striking architecture and glitzy skyscrapers. The most obvious landmark is the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free standing building at 553 metres. There are several viewing levels and a visit to at least one of these is virtually compulsory and offers stunning views across the city and beyond.
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