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Woodturning Cruise June 2023 Itinerary

 Dates for 2023: 19.June until 1.July

Arrival/Departure: Date: Time:


Departure: Stavanger  Monday 19.June 22.30  Day 0 *
Arrival: Sandane Tuesday 20.June 16.15  Day 1
Excursion in the Nordfjord area. 
Read more here: EXCURSIONS.
Departure: Sandane  Tuesday20.June 22.00

 Day 1

Due to new regulations our ship will not be allowed to sail into the Geirangerfjord as it is an evironmental area. Even though GANN has the possiblity to sail by electric motors we are not allowed into the fjord due to the type of main motor onboard.
The ship will go Åndalsnes and we will arrange excursions to visit the famous Trollstigen and more. As this is new for us, we will need a bit of time to present a good alternative. Embarking will be in Molde later on the same day. Will be updated!
Arrival: Åndalsnes Wednesday 21.June 13.00  Day 2
Arriving Åndalsnes - excursions will start here and end up in Åndalsnes/Molde later on the same day. New stop!
Excursions to Trollstigen and Atlanterhavsveien will be arranged.
Read more here: EXCURSIONS
Departure: Åndalsnes Wednesday 21.June 17.00  Day 2

​Arrival: Molde
Wednesday 21.June 19.00  Day 2
Molde - the town of Roses and Norway's Jazz City! It's an exciting place on the Romsdalsfjord.
Departure: Molde  Wednesday 21.June 21.30  Day 2
Arrival: Namsos Thursday 22.June 13.15  Day 3
We will visit the Norwegian Sawmill museum and get a guided tour, showing also the Spillum steamsaw from 1853. A visit to the local candlelight factory 
are included and we will be able to see the production of candlelights.
Read more here: EXCURSIONS
Departure: Namsos Thursday 22.June 20.00  Day 3
Arrival: Bodø Friday 23.June 12.00  Day 4
EXCURSIONS -In Bodø you can join the bus and take a boat trip to the small fishing village of Kjerringøy. It's one of Norway's richest trading communities, dating back to the 18th century - before the steamships. This place is also well known as the location for several movies. It has kept its original architecture, maintaining its timeless and amazing uniqueness. Or you can choose the excursion to Keiservarden, which is more of a hiking trip, 5 hours. 366meters above sea level. Good clothing needed.
The third trip goes to Saltstraumen, the worlds strongest maelstrom and further on to the Norwegian Aviation museum.
Read more here: EXCURSIONS
Departure: Bodø Friday 23.June  20.00  Day 4
Arrival: Tromsø Saturday 24.June  10.30  Day 5
Tromsø is a beautiful, vibrant and picturesque city. It is known as the Nordic answer to another famous place, often being called The Paris of Norway. Tromsø is the capital of Northern Norway and boasts a major university, The Polarinstitutt, Northern Light Observatory and several other important institutions. Join the bus trip and visit the Ishavscathedral (breathtaking!) then stop at Tromsø museum with its famous lapp-exhibition. There's much more to see on this great excursion! For the adventurous, take a ride on a gondola to the top of Citymountain and get an absolutely fantastic view over Tromsø and its spectacular surroundings. Let's not forget shopping in Tromsø - it's really great. If you would like to go for a hike and get a panoramic view of Tromsø? Take the Fjelltur -Tromsø trip. Comination of bus, cable car and the last bit walking to the top of Fløya, 650 meters above sea level. 4 km, 2 hours.
Read more here: EXCURSIONS
Departure: Tromsø Saturday 24.June  21.00  Day 5
Arrival: Honningsvåg Sunday 25.June  10.00  Day 6
Today we will visit the North Cape! You will travel by bus to the worlds most northern town before reaching the North Pole. Travel any further north and you will find only ice... At the North Cape Point we'll visit the North Cape Center - it's a very special place. Bust trip from Honningsvag to the North Cape takes about 1 hour.  (Changed from 2011, giving much more time at the North Cape).
Read more here: EXCURSIONS
Departure Honningsvåg Sunday 25.June 14.00  Day 6   
Approximately 21.30 we will drop fishing lines (provided) at Lopphavet and passengers can fish for really BIG cod or any other denizens of the deep! Lots of exciting fun. And the chef will be ready to prepare a fabulous meal.
Arrival: Sortland Monday 26.June 13.30  Day 7 
Visit to Nyksund a genuine old fishing village. A must see! More information
RRead more here: EXCURSIONS
Departure: Sortland Monday 26.June 18.30  Day 7 
Monday at approximately 2100 we will visit the unique Trollfjorden! This is a very narrow fjord that MS Gann will very slowly sneak into and turn around - you can almost touch the steep mountainsides by hand! Unforgettable experience - definitely a MUST! If time permits we will also make a short visit to Svolvær - an unique fishing village. Due to timing we might not be able to go ashore but it will for sure be a nice photo oppertunity!
Short stop in Svolvær Monday 26.June 22.30 23.55
Arrival: Sandnessjøen Tuesday 27.June 14.00  Day

Mosjøen has been cancelled.
Short stop in Sandnessjøen, no excursions.

Departure: Sandnessjøen  Tuesday 27.June 17.00  Day 8

Arrival: Trondheim

Wednesday 28.June 15.00  Day 9
Trondheim is Norway's second largest city, combining historical and modern architecture. Visit beautiful and majestic Nidarosdomen - the biggest cathedral in the country and Ringve Museum with Norway's largest musical instrument collection. There's much, much more in Trondheim including great shopping in unique stores.
Read more here: EXCURSIONS

Departure: Trondheim

Wednesday 28.June 23.00  Day 9

Arrival: Ålesund

Thursday 29.June 11.00  Day 10

Travel by bus to Aksla and get a great view over the city. Continue to the Atlanterhavsparken and Northern Europe's largest seaworld. 10 large tanks hold over 6.5 millions liters of seawater and close to 40,000 fish of many species. Read more here: EXCURSIONS

Departure: Ålesund Thursday 29.June 20.00  Day 10
Arrival: Bergen Friday 30.June 09.30  Day 11
Bergen's uniqueness makes it Norway's top tourist attraction. Surrounded by seven mountains, it's a beautiful, energetic and happy city. Go for a city sightseeing tour, enjoy magnificent city and harbor views from Fløyfjellet or amble downtown to the bustling markets and shops. There's lots to see and visit.
Read more here: EXCURSIONS

Departure: Bergen

Friday 30.June 23.00  Day 11
Arrival: Stavanger Saturday 1.July 07.30  Day 12
Arrival in Stavanger heralds the end of a successful, happy and one of a kind cruise you'll share with people for years to come. The friendships you make will last a lifetime and the things you learn will make you a better artist.

* NOTE: The numbering of the days does not match our excursion overview. This is due to how the system counts the days. The actual dates are correct. Sorry for any inconvinience. 

National Geographic rates the Norwegian fjords as the world's greatest unspoiled travel destinations and we will be travelling in these surroundings!

One last point! Everywhere we travel, there'll be loads of magnificent photo opportunities so bring your cameras.