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Cruises to Skarsvåg


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Top Skarsvåg Cruises

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Svalbard - Tromso to Longyearbyen

Silver Wind 31 Jul 2025 9 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Tromso

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Itinerary: Tromso, Norway - Gjesvaerstappan, Norway - Skarsvag - Svalbard, Norway - Longyearbyen/Oslo, Norway
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Suite from £11,600pp

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6★ all-inclusive expedition cruising
Svalbard & British Isles

Silver Endeavour 25 May 2025 18 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Edinburgh

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Butler service for all suites*

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All Luxury Oceanview Suites*

Itinerary: Edinburgh (from Leith), Scotland - Papa Stour, Shetland Islands, Scotland - Foula, Shetland Islands, Scotland - Mousa, Shetland Islands - Noss Island - Alesund, Norway - Island Of.…
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Suite from £24,300pp

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What to see in Skarsvåg

Skarsvåg, the world's northernmost fishing village, is a serene Arctic gem where timeless traditions meet the mesmerising dance of the Midnight Sun.

Just a stone’s throw from Skarsvåg lies one of Norway’s most iconic landmarks, the North Cape. Towering 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean, the North Cape plateau offers an unparalleled view of the surrounding seascape and, during summer, the enthralling phenomenon of the Midnight Sun. A visitor centre at the North Cape houses exhibitions, a cinema showcasing the region's four distinct seasons and a restaurant where you can sample local dishes with a panoramic ocean view. Be sure to touch the iconic globe statue - a symbolic marker of this northernmost point. For those who love a bit of adventure, a hike from Skarsvåg to North Cape offers a less trodden path. This trail winds through craggy landscapes, past reindeer grazing on sparse vegetation and finally culminates in the spectacular plateau. Regardless of how you choose to reach it, the North Cape experience is a testament to the majesty of nature’s extremities.

The indigenous Sami people have inhabited the Arctic regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia for thousands of years. In Skarsvåg, visitors have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this ancient culture. A visit to a traditional Sami camp introduces guests to the intricacies of their nomadic lifestyle. Here, you can enter a lavvu (a traditional Sami tent) to warm up by a roaring fire, listen to enchanting joik (traditional Sami chanting) and learn about their deep connection with reindeer. Reindeer sledging is another popular activity, especially during winter, providing a thrilling ride across the frozen tundra.

For those who carry the festive spirit year-round, Skarsvåg offers a delightful surprise. The Christmas House (Julehuset) and Post Office in the village provide a sprinkle of festive cheer, regardless of the season. This charming establishment, adorned with twinkling lights, Christmas trees and an array of festive decorations, is the northernmost Christmas house in the world. Stepping inside is like entering a winter wonderland. Handcrafted ornaments, unique gifts and traditional Norwegian Christmas crafts fill the shelves. It's the perfect place to select a souvenir that embodies the spirit of Skarsvåg and the magic of the holiday season.


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