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 Hurtigturen Scenic cruise up to Arctic Circle. This is the journey you will remember for years to come.
City:
Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Alesund
Duration:
12 days
Type:
4-star cruise
From:
$5,989
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

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.

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Day 2
Oslo City Tour 

Following breakfast you meet your private guide and go on a panoramic city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital. Today you see one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures - the famous Frogner Park informally known as the Vigeland Park, named after its founder Gustav Vigeland.

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Day 3
Train Trip to Flam 

Today you board a train with direction Oslo - Myrdal - Flam. This is a truly unforgettable journey on the Flamsbana Railway that will give you a great opportunity to admire the unique nature and picture-postcard sceneries of this magnificent land. 

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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.  

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Day 5
Bergen City Tour 

Following breakfast at your hotel you enjoy a wonderful walking tour of Bergen around the best sights of this beautiful city, including the famous Bryggen district and Fish Market. Later you have the unique chance to experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular ride, that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

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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 to the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord that is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway.

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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.

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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, where the sun is visible for the full 24 hours within the summer months - the unique natural phenomenon known as the Midnight Sun. In the evening you reach Svolvær - the picturesque capital of the Lofoten Islands. 

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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 will present you with the unforgettable views of the rugged mountainous landscape jutting up against the horizon under the endless sun.

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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.

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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 Sámi communities of Northern Scandinavia.

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Day 12
Departure from Oslo 

This is the final day of your amazing Norwegian adventure. Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. You are leaving with ultimate experience and bright memories, fascinated by the beauty of Norwegian cities and fjords! We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips! 

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Price

$5,989
Deposit $1,198
Private tour
Based on 2 people traveling.Tour dates flexible from June 1 to August 31.

What's included

  • 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.

Itinerary

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 

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.

Breakfast is included.

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. You have the chance to taste the Norwegian delicacies, including shellfish, smoked reindeer, fish and shellfish soup, pork shank and dark Porter chocolate cake (the menu might vary slightly depending on the season). If you want to continue this gastronomical evening you can dine at the Ægir Brewery & Pub that offers a rich menu of traditional Scandinavian cuisine. Dinner is optional and should be booked separately.

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. Upon arrival you go to your hotel that is located a walking distance from the boat station. The evening is yours to explore this charming city on your own and admire its unique romantic atmosphere and wonderful fjord views.

Optional extension #2 (available only for those who booked the optional extension #1): Briksdal Glacier Day Trip.

Your guide and driver meets 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. Buffet lunch at the local restaurant is included. In the evening you are transferred back to Balestrand for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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

This is a sea kayak tour and short hike combined, the ideal way to experience the Fjords of Norway. You paddle to Fronneset, a place of historical importance from the viking era, and follow a winding path along a wild river, passing amazing waterfalls and "bubbling lagoons". You will have a short break on land, you may want to bring a snack, lunch is not provided. Kayak, paddle, sprayskirt, jacket, pump and paddlefloat is included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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.

Breakfast and evening meal are included.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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 Svolvær - 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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!

Breakfast is included.

  • 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.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo feels like the perfect blend of nature and city life. When in this beautiful city you are never far away from a park. In Oslo everyone could find something to their liking.

Frogner (Vigeland) Park, Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park is a public park in Oslo that contains the world famous Vigeland installation - a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland.

Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway

Take a glimpse at the rich Viking heritage of Norway in the Viking Ship Museum is located in Oslo. Its most famous exhibit is the legendary full-size Viking ship Oseberg

Flam, Norway

Flåm is a very small village nestled in a gorgeous fjord surrounded by the beauty of nature. The city os renowned for its spectacular and scenic Flåm railway.

Flamsbana Railway, Norway

The Flåm Railway is regarded as a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering as is one of the world's steepest railway lines on normal gauge.

Balestrand, Norway

Balestrand is a pleasant tiny fjord town renowned for its spectacular breathtaking views from the highest peaks.

Sognefjord, Norway

Sognefjord is Norway’s longest fjord which stretches 204 kilometers inland and is considered to be one of the most spectacular sights on the planet.

Briksdal Glacier, Norway

Snow, ice, cold water and thousands of years brought the largest glacier on the European mainland - Jostedal Glacier into the world.

Sognafjord boat (Flam to Bergen), Norway

The boat ride from Flam to Bergen takes travelers through the Sognefjord - the largest fjord in Norway.

Bergen, Norway

The colorful Norwegian city of Bergen is a gateway to majestic fjords and a real architectural and cultural treasure.

Floibanen funicular, Bergen, Norway

The Floibanen funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions situated in the center of Bergen.

Hurtigruten coastal voyage, Norway

The Hurtigruten ships trace the dramatic Norwegian coastline from Bergen and the southern fjords, up across the Arctic Circle, all the way to Lofoten and the top end of Europe.

Alesund, Norway

Ålesund was voted as the most beautiful town in the country by the Norwegian people and often called the Adventure Capital of the Fjords.

Geirangerfjord village, Norway

The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005.

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

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Package type Price
Private tour
Based on 2 people traveling.
Tour dates flexible from June 1 to August 31.
$5,989
Deposit $1,198