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Wintertime Fjords with Shetland’s Up Helly Aa

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £1,449 per person 9 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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Celebrate Shetland’s Viking heritage

Explore Norway’s magical fjords, ride on the Flåm’s incredible Railway and Bergen’s famous funicular, and enjoy scenic cruising between the islands and islets of Boknafjord. After Norway, you’ll sail south via the Shetland Islands for a unique experience – arrive in Lerwick in time to catch all the parades and ceremonies of the unique Up Helly Aa Festival, a celebration of the islands’ Viking heritage.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise...

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails.


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20/01/2021 Southampton, England

Southampton, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Southampton, embark Balmoral.

Depart late afternoon.

Southampton Hampshire England UK Europe

21/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

22/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

23/01/2021 Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

At the heart of Stavanger you’ll find charming neighbourhoods of traditional white clapboard homes and Norway’s oldest cathedral. You can also sail back in time on the reconstruction of the Norwegian Mayflower, Restauration, and as you ply the fjord try setting the sails or climb the rigging for a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings.

Stavanger Rogaland Western Norway Norway Europe

24/01/2021 Flam ⚓, Norway

Flåm, Norway

Arrive early morning. Depart late night.

Visit the secluded village of Flåm at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 19th century when steamships carrying English and German passengers arrived to take advantage of the Flåm River’s outstanding salmon fishing. Today’s visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways, Flåm Railway, which navigates the winding Flåm Valley.

Flåm Sogn og Fjordane Western Norway Norway Europe

25/01/2021 Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. Overlooking the harbour the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the homes and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today are mostly shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.

Bergen Hordaland Western Norway Norway Europe

26/01/2021 Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Arrive early morning. Depart late night.

Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland Islands, which have a rich Viking heritage with a distinct dialect and culture from mainland Scotland. This windswept, sea-lashed archipelago is a lush green haven for birds and also offers some of Scotland's most stunning archaeological remains. Your stop in Lerwick is perfectly timed for the Up Helly Aa Festival. You’ll catch the Viking parade in the evening and see hundreds of guizers, dressed in traditional Viking costume and carrying flaming torches, march the streets before partaking in the ceremonial burning of a replica Viking ship.

Lerwick Shetland Islands Scotland UK Europe

27/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

28/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

29/01/2021 Southampton, England

Southampton, England

Arrive early morning.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Southampton Hampshire England UK Europe

Please note

⚓ Land by launch or tender.

Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Wintertime Fjords with Shetland’s Up Helly Aa

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £1,449 per person 9 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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Wintertime Fjords with Shetland’s Up Helly Aa

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £1,449 per person 9 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required