Norway Fjord Tour Cruise by Firebird Tours - Firebird Tours ®
Lofoten Islands
Fjords of Norway
Fjords of Norway
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Trip Overview

Set sail on a cruise of your life and make your way all the way above the Arctic Circle to see northern Norway's unique fjords and locations, such as the Lofoten Islands, with your own eyes! Enjoy guided tours with local professional guides in Oslo and Bergen and have an amazing time as you travel along the world's most scenic railway, Flamsbana.
 

Tour type:
4+ star cruise
Tour rating:
4.83 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4 & 5-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 train trip & 1 boat trip
    5 nights on Hurtigruten ship
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 10 breakfasts
    4 lunches
    5 dinners

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Oslo

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

  • Recommended dinner: As the grand final of the first day we advise you to dine at the famous panoramic restaurant Ekeberg dating back to 1916.

No meals included.

Day 2
Oslo City Tour & Flight to Kirkenes

After breakfast you check out and leave your luggage at the hotel. Then you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 5-hour guided city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital. For your convenience, we have booked a 24 hour Oslo pass which gives you an opportunity of free entry to 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport and many other advantages.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking Ship Museum (tickets are included).

After the tour you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage. Your driver transfers you to the airport for a flight to the northern arctic city of Kirkenes that is a small town situated just a few kilometers from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Scandinavia. Upon arrival, you are taken to your Kirkenes hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Hurtigruten Cruise Embarkation

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the pier to embark the Hurtigruten cruise ship that takes you to the voyage of a lifetime to the magnificent land of fjords. The Hurtigruten cruise is noted as one of the most outstanding travel experiences in the world for exploring northern Norway and its magnificent fjords.

  • Cabin upgrade with ocean or land/fjord view - 300 USD per cabin.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4
Trip to the North Cape & Stop in Tromso

Today you arrive in Honningsvåg - the capital of the North Cape that is the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Your ship then makes brief stops in Hammerfest and continue south to Oksfjord.

Then you have a short stop at the Gateway to the Arctic - the amazing city of Tromso, and continue cruising to the next Norway destination.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 5
Visit to the Lofoten Islands

Today you reach Harstad, a notable scenic point on the route among the Vesteralen island group. Later your ship sails through the spectacular and narrow Raftsund strait. This leg of the route presents you with the unforgettable views of the rugged mountainous landscape jutting up against the horizon under the endless sun. Then you pass the picturesque Trollfjord.

Then you arrive to Svolvaer - the picturesque capital of the Lofoten Islands. These islands are famous for their tiny fishing villages, unmatched Bohemian atmosphere and breathtaking natural attractions, including majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches.

Later you continue your trip towards the mainland.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 6
Crossing the Arctic Circle

Today you experience one of the highlights of your journey, as your cruise ship crosses the Arctic Circle that marks the latitude at which the sun can remain continuously above or below the horizon for 24 hours during the summer and winter solstice.

Then your cruise vessel passes the Seven Sisters mountain range. You make short stops in Nesna, Sandnessjoen, and Bronnoysund.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 7
Stop in Trondheim

Today your cruise vessel arrives in the first capital of Norway - an ancient city of Trondheim. You have some free time to explore the unique Viking heritage of this amazing city.

We recommend you to take a walk around the cozy narrow streets of Trondheim, enjoy the scenic views of the harbor and discover the most cherished treasures of the old town, including the restored wooden buildings and the fantastic Nidaros Cathedral.

You then continue sailing toward the beautiful city of Alesund.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 8
Arrival to Bergen, Disembarkation & City Tour

Today your ship passes Alesund at night and then reaches the final destination of your voyage - Bergen. Here you disembark the ship and your driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel.

Later you enjoy a 3-hour guided city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen. During the tour you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen Funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

After the tour you have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Boat Ride to Flam

After breakfast you check out from your hotel, walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip to Flam. This is a wonderful experience definitely worth trying!

  • Note: The boat ride to Bergen is available only during the summer period. From October to May it is replaced with the train ride.

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station. You have the rest of the day free to spend at your leisure or join our carefully-prepared optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Old King Path Kayaking

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Train Trip to Oslo from Flam

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and have some free time, you may join one of our carefully-planned optional tours.

  • Optional tasting: Beer tasting at the Ægir Brewery & Pub.
    We invite you to visit a local Ægir Brewery & Pub to enjoy a traditional Ægir Viking plank. This is a special 5-course food tasting served with 5 different Ægir beers
  • Optional extension #1: Boat Trip to Balestrand.
    Today you enjoy an express boat ride to the town of Balestrand nestled in a truly magical setting nearby Norway's largest Sognefjord.
  • Optional extension #2 (available only for those who booked the optional extension #1): Briksdal Glacier Day Trip.
    Your guide and driver meet you at your hotel in Balestrand and after a 2-hour drive you will arrive to Briksdalsbreen to admire one of the most famous glaciers in Norway.

You then walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Myrdal - Oslo Flamsbana Railway ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard sceneries of Norway. Upon arrival you walk to your hotel in Oslo and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Departure from Oslo

This is the last day of your amazing Norwegian adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

5 nights in centrally-located 4 and 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
5 nights in centrally-located 4 and 5-star hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Kirkenes, Bergen and Flam;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours in Oslo and Bergen with professional English-speaking guides;
  • 24 hours Oslo pass;
  • Economy class flight tickets Oslo - Kirkenes;
  • Regular class express boat tickets Bergen - Flam;
  • Regular class train tickets Flam - Oslo (via Myrdal);
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • 5 nights on board the Hurtigruten ship in the Outside cabin (with included water);
  • Three meals daily on board the Hurtigruten ship;
  • English-speaking tour leader on board;
  • Port stops according to the itinerary with free time or optional tours;
  • All portage fees and taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note: All the tours during the Hurtigruten cruise are optional and not included in the price of the package. You are free to book any of them separately to combine your cruise experience with professional sightseeing tours. Please, contact your travel specialist for additional details.

Tour Highlights
  • Visiting Frogner Park and Viking Ship Museum in Oslo;
  • Hurtigruten cruise to the Arctic Circle & Lofoten Islands;
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen;
  • Fjords boat trip from Bergen to Flam;
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway.
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,591
Deposit $919
Two travelers: double occupancy
$4,991
Deposit $999
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,591
Deposit $919
Two travelers: double occupancy
$4,991
Deposit $999

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What a wonderful job you did!

What a wonderful job you did, planning our Ultimate Norway tour! We enjoyed visiting Norway so much and were amazed by all the special experiences incorporated into our trip.

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Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

The Norway Fjords trip was outstanding. One little glitch with a driver not showing up in Bergen but the matter was taken care of.

The hotels, tours, trains, fjords and the cruise were just the best. You put together a wonderful tour for us and we ...

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We’ve created some unforgettable memories

Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything we wanted to do and went very smoothly. I did have 2 concerns before we left both of which turned out to be non-problematic. Our 3 train tickets were issued in 2 names – this was not questioned. We ...

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Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

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