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Experience glittering fjords and Scandi-cool cities onboard Explora Journeys

Embark on a bucket list journey through UNESCO-acclaimed fjords surrounded by snow capped mountains. This is an amazing time to visit this region as the  long days of sun allow you to take in the incredible views all day and night.  

The journey ends in Copenhagen which is buzzing at this time of year. The city has a cutting edge dining scene and now is the perfect  time to eat outside.  We’ve  even included a culinary experience tour where you will discover the local’s favourite eateries and market halls with an expert local guide.

Explora Journeys Norwegian Fjords

A Maiden Journey into Epic Fjords & the Arctic Circle

17th July 2023 – 4th August 2023
  • Day 1 Southampton, United Kingdom

    Begin your voyage from Southampton, a vibrant coastal town with waterfront restarurants, heritage charm, bars, cinemas and great access to other spots in the South of England.

  • Day 2 Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

    Explore the tree-lined canals and cobbled streets of the old town in Bruges. Sample the city's world-famous chocolate, partake in beer tasting and enjoy a waffle that melts in your mouth.

  • Day 3 At Sea

    Enjoy a day at sea onboard EXPLORA I

  • Day 4 At Sea

    Enjoy a day at sea onboard EXPLORA I

  • Day 5 Geiranger, Norway

    Travel through Geirangerfjord, one of only two fjords in Norway to be singled out for UNESCO status to reach the small coastal town of Geiranger. Visit the beautiful Seven Sisters waterfalls and walk on air at Geiranger Skywalk for the best views of the fjord.

  • Day 6 Trondheim, Norway

    End the day discovering the colourful town of Trondheim. Take world's northernmost tram to marvel at the views, seek adventure on a thrilling RIB adventure and sip Norweigan aquavit at an elegant tasting.

  • Day 7 Molde, Norway

    You will visit Molde during it's famous jazz festival week. Listen to the sounds of jazz as your explore the city's beautiful rose gardens.

  • Day 8 At Sea

    Enjoy a day at sea onboard EXPLORA I

  • Day 9 Leknes (Lofoten Islands), Norway

    Take in the dramatic landscapes of turbulent seas and soating mountains in Leknes. Hike, helicopter or horse-ride to deep fjords and wide beaches. Take a sea safari by RIB and look for otters, puffins and sea birds or scaba dive through coral reef waters.

  • Day 10 Brønnøysund, Norway

    Stroll through the bustlings streets and marina of this pretty coastal town. Discover the bespoke houses built for the eider ducks.

  • Day 11 At Sea

    Enjoy a day at sea onboard EXPLORA I

  • Day 12 Flåm, Norway

    At the end of a mile-deep fjord, surrounded by towering mountains is a village village called Flåm. Board the incredible Flåmsbana train, often named the world's most beautiful rail journey. Cycle or take a RIB safari through UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord.

  • Day 13 Bergen, Norway

    Known as the 'heart of the fjords' there is so much to do in Bergen. Take the funicular to admire the beautiful panoramic views of Bergen from above. Enjoy a seafood feast at the historic fish market and enjoy a wander round the local shops.

  • Day 14 Stavanger, Norway

    This thriving fishing port is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. Take a walk around the traditional white wooden houses in Gamle Stavanger and Øvre Holmegate street - which is known as 'The Street of Colours'.

  • Day 15 Skagent, Denmark

    Discover Denmark's most beautiful place, with it's white beaches, yellow houses and red fishermans' huts to eat in. Marvel at the magical light that plays over Skagen - the only place where you can stand in tow seas at once.

  • Day 16 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Arrive in one of the happiest and most vibrant capital cities in the world. Check into 5* d'Angleterre, rated as one of the best hotels in Copenhagen and Northern Europe. Celebrated for it's elegance, luxury and style, it perfectly combines stately Victorian architecture with contemporary Nordic design.

  • Day 17 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Explore Copenhagen's foodie scene on a brilliant food tour. An expert local guide will let you experience the Nordic country's flourishing cuisine and restaurant scene through several tastings. Discover the locals favourite restaurants and market halls and fresh Scandinavian produce.

  • Day 18 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Discover the cities trendy neighbourhoods like a local by bike and treat yourself to a flaky Danish pastry.

  • Day 19 -Return to UK

    Take in some last minute sight seeing before boarding your flight home to the UK.

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Highlights Onboard Explora Journeys

Travel the World and Taste It

  • 11 culinary experiences to discover – each distinct but every one created to celebrate global cooking talents, provenance and wholesome ingredients sourced by local partners

Numerous Lounging and Entertainment Experiences

  • 12 indoor and outdoor bar and lounge experiences with curated entertainment and intimate performances
  • Casino, culinary school, art gallery and curated shopping experiences

Generous Outdoor Decks

  • Three outdoor pools, including one adults-only and one indoor pool with retractable glass roof
  • 64 private cabanas
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor whirlpools
  • Poolside dining and lounging

Holistic Wellness and Fitness

  • Over 7,500 sq ft of indoor and outdoor wellness facilities
  • Over 2,900 sq ft of fitness facilities with latest equipment
*Experience fee applicable to two venues
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Homes at Sea

The suites onboard Explora Journey I  start at 35 sqm (377 sq ft) with an average size of 42 sqm (453 sq ft), making them among the most SPACIOUS for the category of cruise.


Ocean Terrace Suites

Our Ocean Suites elegantly combine space and light to help you truly relax and feel closer to the ocean.

Ocean Terrace Suites at 35 sqm (377 sq ft) are amongst the largest in the category. 

 Ocean Grand Terrace Suites    feature a larger ocean-front terrace of 11 sqm (118 sq ft), 


  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Lounge area with coffee/dining table
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine, kettle and tea pot with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Complimentary personal refillable water bottle for each guest
  • Pair of binoculars for guests’ use during their journey
  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybed for relaxation

Ocean Penthouses

The Ocean Penthouses offer a luxurious, spacious retreat with ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces to unwind and relax.


  • Spacious lounge area
  • Some of the suites feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Dining table for 4 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Spacious ocean-front terrace with a dining area
  • Comfortable daybeds for relaxation
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults / some suites with a capacity for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years

Ocean Residences

For a true sense of being at home at sea, experience the sweeping decks and effortlessly elegant spaces of our Ocean Residences.


  • Private butler services
  • Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the sea
  • Separate living, dining and sleeping areas
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Dining table for 4 or 6 guests
  • Spacious work desk area
  • Private refrigerated mini-bar, replenished according to the guests’ preferences
  • Espresso machine and tea maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and teas
  • Panoramic ocean-front terrace with private outdoor whirlpool, a dining table and sun loungers
  • Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 children


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