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Happy Boxing Day Viking Cruise CC Members!


We are contemplating our first Viking cruise.


Our household is interested in Norway. But - I can not find an itinerary that includes the beloved Troll Fjord.


One of our party is a Geologist and this is very important.


May I ask your assistance please - are there any itineraries in 2020 or 2021?


Thank you kindly for your expertise!




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Midnight Sun. One of the ports is near Trollfjord (Lofoten). I did not see a Trollfjord shorex on the Viking website but I did see information about companies in Lofoten that offer trips up the fjord on Trip Advisor --and even these tours are very weather dependent.


Viking vessels do not usually sail down the fjord as it takes a convergence of perfect weather factors to make it possible with such a large vessel--and they don't converge quite as often as the cruise lines would like to bet on. The turnaround at the far end of the fjord is very tight. I know that Viking Sea was given permission to do it once in 2016, because it happened when we were on board. It was such an unusual event that everything on board, dinner included, stopped while guests and crew alike stood along the rails watching--and the whole event was filmed. The far end of the the fjord is barely wide enough for the ship to make a three point turn. And, yes, it was an amazing hour.


In short, even if you find an itinerary that promises Trollfjord, you stand a good chance of being disappointed.

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We were on Midnight Sun in 2018 and there were no optional excursions to the Trollfjiord.  In fact, our time is port (Leknes) was pretty short and the since it was a Saturday, everything shuttered fairly early.  I don't know that a private excursion would even have been possible.

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