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Epic Norwegian Fjords Northbound Tour

Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 159 Reviews
Cruise to Norway

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. Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

Epic Norwegian Fjords Northbound Tour

12 days3 cities
Norway1 country
Cruise to Norway
From
$5,098
Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 159 Reviews

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. Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

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Oslo

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Oslo 
Transfer
Transfer

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.

 

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Day 2
Oslo City Tour 
City tour
City tour

After breakfast 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 and have the rest of the day free.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Clarion Collection Folketeateret, Oslo
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The hotel Clarion Collection Folketeateret boasts a stylish interior and superb location near the Oslo Central Station right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

Welcome to Oslo

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.

train
Oslo
Flam
4 hrs 40 min + 1 hr

A train ride from Oslo to Flam is one of the highlights of any Norway tour and is known for two things. First, the 20 km (12 mi) long Flam - Myrdal portion called the Flamsbana is the steepest railway in the world. And second, it’s believed to be the most breathtaking route in the entire world. 

 

Flam

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel
Day 3
Train Trip to Flam 
Free day
Free day
Nature views
Nature views

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.

Breakfast is included.

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Flamsbrygga Hotel, Flam
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The Flamsbrygga Hotel is a great place to stay during your visit to Flam. It’s located near the Flam train station and offers comfortable rooms, equipped with private bathrooms and everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Welcome to Flam

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

ship
Flam
Bergen
5 hrs 30 min

Without a doubt, this boat ride along some of the most magnificent sights of Norwegian fjords is something you’ll never forget. One of our local drivers will take you to the port and meet you upon the ferry’s arrival.

Bergen

third destination
2 days in the city and 6 days cruising
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel and 6 nights onboard a ferry
Day 4
Boat Ride to Bergen
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views

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!

  • Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Bergen City Tour 
City tour
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 is included.

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Day 6
Trip to Alesund & Geirangerfjord 
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

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.
  • Note: Hurtigruten makes stop in Geiranger from June 2 to September 1. From September 2 to November 1 it is replaced with Hjørundfjord. From November 2 to June 1 fjords are not included in route.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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Day 7
Stop in Trondheim 
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 8
Crossing the Arctic Circle & Visit to the Lofoten Islands 
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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Day 9
Stop in Tromso
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 10
Trip to the North Cape
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 11
Arrival in Kirkenes & Flight to Oslo 
Transfer
Transfer

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 and lunch are included.

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Bergen Bors Hotel, Bergen
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Set right in the heart of Bergen, the Bors Hotel is housed in the historic stock exchange building. During your stay, you are welcome to use the hotel’s bar and the in-house restaurant offering a nice variety of local cuisine.

Welcome to Bergen

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

plane
Kirkenes
Oslo
2 hrs 10 min

One of the most convenient ways to travel from Kirkenes to the picturesque Norwegian capital is taking a plane. Your personal driver will take you to the airport and meet you when you land.

 

Oslo

fourth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Departure from Oslo 
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Oslo

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.

What's Included

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;
  • 24 hours Oslo pass;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Support line during the trip.

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.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visiting Frogner Park and Viking Ship Museum 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
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