Norway Fjord Tours 2017. Tours to Norwegian Fjords

Norway Fjord Tours 2017. Tours to Norwegian Fjords

Hurtigruten Cruise
Geiranger Fjord
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
Visit a traditional fishing village of Reine to slow down and soak in some of the most picturesque fjord views
Cruising the Norwegian fjords on board the Hurtigruten ship
Set amidst the marvelous fjords - Alesund is a highlight of your Norway tour

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Trip Overview

Seeking a truly breathtaking experience? Our custom-made program combines the best of both worlds: our own premium land program in Oslo, Flaam and Bergen paired with Hurtigruten Scenic cruise up to Arctic Circle. This is the journey you will remember for years to come. Best time to travel: Tour dates are flexible from June 1 to August 31.

Tour type:
4-star cruise
Tour rating:
4.83 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4 & 5-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 train trip & 1 boat trip
    5 nights on Hurtigruten ship
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 11 buffet breakfasts
    5 lunches
    6 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.

Day 2

Oslo City Tour 

After breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 5-hour panoramic city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital.

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 and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: 3-hour evening cruise with prawn buffet.

Day 3

Train Trip to Flam 

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - 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 Flam and have the rest of the day free.

  • 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.

Day 4

Boat Ride to Bergen

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have the rest of the morning free to spend at your leisure or join our carefully-prepared optional tour. 

  • Optional tour: Old King Path Kayaking

In the afternoon you walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway. 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 for overnight.

Day 5

Bergen City Tour 

Following breakfast 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. In the evening 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.

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

Day 6

Trip to Alesund & Geirangerfjord 

Today your vessel arrives in the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Alesund. After a short stop you continue cruising by picturesque 800-meter high cliffs and impressive waterfalls to the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord that is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway.

  • Note: There are no tours included in the cruise program from this day on, but optionals are available. You are free to book any of them to combine your cruise experience with professional sightseeing tours. Please, contact your travel specialist for additional details.

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.

Day 8

Crossing the Arctic Circle & Visit to the Lofoten Islands 

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.

In the evening you reach 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.

Day 9

Stop in Tromsø

During the night your ship passes the picturesque Trollfjord and 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.

Later you reach the Gateway to the Arctic - the amazing city of Tromsø. Take advantage of its beautiful surroundings and numerous restaurants and cafés to relax and spend time at your leisure.

Day 10

Trip to the North Cape

Today after brief early stops in Hammerfest and Havøysund you arrive in Honningsvåg - the capital of the North Cape that is the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure or join one of the unique optional tours.

Day 11

Arrival in Kirkenes & Transfer to Oslo 

Today your ship reaches the final destination of your voyage - Kirkenes that is a small town situated just a few kilometers from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Scandinavia.

In Kirkenes you disembark the ship and your driver transfers you to the airport for a flight to Oslo. Upon arrival to Oslo you are transferred to your centrally located hotel.

Day 12

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!


Hotels

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

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Flam and Bergen;
  • 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;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class express boat tickets Flam - Bergen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Kirkenes - Oslo;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • 6 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.

What's Included

  • Visiting Frogner Park in Oslo
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Bergen
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Hurtigruten cruise to the Arctic Circle & Lofoten Islands

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
$6,377
Deposit $1,276
Regular package
$6,928
Deposit $1,386
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$6,377
Deposit $1,276
Regular package
$6,928
Deposit $1,386

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Cindy Malmquist

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October 16, 2016

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.

First of all: the guides and drivers were exceptional. We learned so much about the cities and regions, having...

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Monty Berg

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October 16, 2016

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 are delighted.

Denice and I agree this was the best ...

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Barbara Grabow

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October 16, 2016

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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Cindy Malmquist

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October 16, 2016

What a wonderful job you did!

What a wonderful job you did, planning our Ultimate Norway tour! We enjoyed visiting Norway so ...

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Monty Berg

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October 16, 2016

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 ...

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Barbara Grabow

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October 16, 2016

We’ve created some unforgettable memories

Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything ...

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