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The fjords and the Coastal Voyage

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Day 1 Arrival Stavanger
Meet and greet at the airport. Stavanger was a canning and fishing city in the last century and is now turned into the oil capital of Norway – a large but friendly provincial town. Andreas visits Stavanger in both the first and third seasons of “New Scandinavian Cooking” – joining the fishermen in catching sardines and paying a visit to the canning musuem. Overnight two nights at the Radisson Sas Atlantic Hotel.

Day 2 Stavanger
Set off on a guided walking tour of Stavanger including visits to the old part of the town with the Canning Museum and the Stavanger Cathedral. Dinner at the unique Flor & Fjære Restaurant located in an exotic garden on an island just ouside Stavanger. Andreas prepares a main course in the program from Stavanger with herbs and spices from this “Garden of Eden”.

Day 3 Stavanger – Sand
Private boat through the Stavanger archipelago and into the Lysefjord with one of Norway's spectacular wonders, Preikestolen - the Pulpit Rock, a rock formation just over 597 meters (2000 feet) above sea level. Andreas prepares alocal variation of the classic Salad Nicoise in these spectacular surroundings - on the top of the rock in episode 13 of season 1. Overnight at the Ryfylke Fjordhotel in the village of Sand.

Day 4 Sand – Lofthus
Visit the Mo Laksegård. This is the place where Andreas, in this season’s episode 11, attempts to catch a salmon with his bare hands – cooking the fish over open fire just minutes later. Try one of two memorable adventures; Salmon Safari or River Safari. Overnight at the Ullensvang Hotel beautifully located right by the fjord in the Hardanger region – the Garden of Fjord Norway.

Day 5 Lofthus - Os
Pay visits to a small producer of a type of garlic (“Viking garlic”) and a goat farm. Andreas is fond of this onion and uses it to flavor many different dishes.And in one of the shows Andreas gives a couple of ideas about how one can use goat cheese in different recipes – at this very goat farm in Hardanger. Two nights at the lovely Solstrand Hotel.

Day 6 Os
Visit the nearby pearl of Lysøen (the island of light) with the summer residence of Ole Bull (1810-1880), the renowned violin virtuoso who inspired Edvard Grieg. Spend the afternoon in the hotel’s spa and wellness area or join a culinary course.

Day 7 Os – Bergen - Coastal Voyage
Bergen is often called “the Capital of the Fjords” and is Norway’s second largest city. In episode 2 in the first season Andreas introduces the viewers to beautiful Bergen with its traditional fish market. Visit the main sights of downtown Bergen with a local city guide. Four nights onboard one of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage ships. In both the current and the previous season of “New Scandinavian Cooking” Andreas travels north on this modern cruise liner. In one of the shows he prepares a smoked salmon baked in eggs with truffle oil - with the stunning coastline as a backdrop.

Day 8 Coastal Voyage
Today enjoy the magnificent, wild and beautiful Geiranger Fjord – with its lovely waterfalls, majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, lush, green vegetation and deep blue water. In the current season Andreas brings his mobile kitchen to this famous fjord. A scenic drive back to Ålesund to meet up with the ship.

Day 9 Coastal Voyage
Wake up in Trondheim. A guided tour includes the Ringve Museum and the Nidaros Cathedral. Episode 8 in the second season of “New Scandinavian Cooking” is from Trondheim. Here Andreas makes mulled wine in the middle of the city and he also visits the Nidaros Cathedral where he gets to conduct the Trondheim boy’s choir.

Day 10 Coastal Voyage
Pass the Arctic Circle and arrive in Bodø just in time for a nice warm bowl of fish soup. In the current season Andreas prepares a special fish soup right here on the quay in Bodø. Sail across the Vestfjord and admire the 100 km long Lofoten mountain range rising from the sea. Andreas has paid numerous visits to the spectacular northern archipelago of Lofoten. You will surely recognize the quaint fishermen’s cabins and the breathtaking scenery.

Day 11 Arrival Tromsø
Pass by the island of Senja, Norway's second largest island, into the Malangfjorden, past Kvaløya and through Rystraumen before catching sight of Tromsø, the city which has many names to live up to – the Paris of the North, Gateway to the Arctic and Gateway to the Arctic Ocean to name but a few. Transfer in the afternoon by private motor coach to the Tromsø airport.

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