FROM the history of London and Scotland to the majesty of Norway's stunning fjords ... a Scandinavian cruise through some of the world's most remote beauty should be on everyone's bucket list.
We are giving away a 14-night cruise from London to Bergen in Norway, for two people, leaving on July 12, 2020.
Travelling via Scotland and the Shetland Islands, your Viking ship will traverse the Norwegian Sea, way up into the Lofotens and the Arctic Circle, where the sun shines 24 hours a day at that time of year, returning to Bergen via the fjords around Geiranger.
Your stateroom accommodation comes with a king-size bed and private veranda. All onboard meals and 24-hour complimentary room service are included.
Viking's state-of-the-art ocean ships carry just 930 guests, offering an intimate cruise experience in an atmosphere that combines understated elegance with modern Scandinavian design.
The trip - worth up to $25,390 - includes economy class flights from major Australian cities.
Entries opened on Saturday, January 25 and will close just before midnight on Saturday, February 29. The winner will be announced in the Explore travel section on March 7.
For your chance to win, click through to the entry form now or scroll to the end of this story where you'll find the form in full. (Sorry, entries are only open to residents of NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania).
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Picture yourself boarding the Viking Cruises ship in London. Set your watch to Greenwich Mean Time and settle in to your stateroom. If you've not been to London before, there'll be plenty of time to check out the Tower of London, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.
Next stop is the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and then into the far north of Scotland - to the remote and remarkable Orkney and Shetland islands, where you'll begin to see the influence of Viking culture on this part of the world.
After a journey across the Norwegian Sea, you'll arrive in Honningsvag, a tiny island outpost from where you can reach the prize destination for many Arctic adventurers: Nordkapp (North Cape).
Then it's all points south, through the Lofoten Islands, with their soaring, jagged peaks above sheltered bays where traditional fishing cottages seem to hover over the water on stilts, and on to Geiranger, the village at the top of one of Norway's most spectacular fjords, before your final stop - Bergen and its charming Old Town of cobblestone lanes.
Along the way, you'll be able to savour Nordic-inspired spa treatments and the flavours of Scandinavian cuisine, within walking distance of your stateroom.
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