Trip Overview

Magic Lofotens

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 159 Reviews
Private tour to Norway
Take in the natural beauty of Norway on the extensive tour from Oslo to the world's most scenic railway to the Briksdal Glacier and the Geirangerfjord. Then sail on the Hurtigruten cruise to the spectacular Lofoten Islands, located above the Arctic Circle, to discover their wildlife and to see the Midnight Sun.

Magic Lofotens

10 days5 cities
Norway1 country
Private tour to Norway
From
$4,938
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 159 Reviews
Take in the natural beauty of Norway on the extensive tour from Oslo to the world's most scenic railway to the Briksdal Glacier and the Geirangerfjord. Then sail on the Hurtigruten cruise to the spectacular Lofoten Islands, located above the Arctic Circle, to discover their wildlife and to see the Midnight Sun.

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Oslo

first destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night 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.

No meals included.

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Oslo The Hub Hotel, Oslo
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The Oslo The Hub Hotel boasts a stylish interior and superb location right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV, free 'Rituals' body care products, ensuite bathroom, coffee machine, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel's gym, bar, and lounge.

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 centrally located hotel
Day 2
Train Trip to Flam on the Flamsbana
Tasting
Tasting

This morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. You have some free time to explore the magnificent Norwegian capital on your own or join an optional 3-hour guided city tour.

  • Optional tour: Guided Oslo City Tour
    Enjoy the main treasures of Oslo, including the famous Frogner Park that boasts extravagant sculptures and unique nature.

In the afternoon walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Flamsbana Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard sceneries of Norway. The duration of your trip is about 6 hours. Upon arrival to Flam you walk to your hotel for check-in.

In the evening we invite you to visit the 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 (included in the price). 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).

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.

ferry
Flam
Balestrand
1 hr 30 min

Taking a ferry from Flam to Balestrand is among the most memorable ways to travel between the cities. During the ride you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable journey, unique photo opportunities, and a chance to marvel at the beauty of Aurlandsfjord and Sognefjord.

Balestrand

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Boat Ride to Balestrand
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have the rest of the morning at your leisure.

In the afternoon walk to the pier to enjoy an express boat ride to the charming town of Balestrand that is set in a truly magical location nearby Norway's largest fjord - Sognefjord (trip duration: 1,5 hours).

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station and have the rest of the day free to explore the city by yourself and enjoy its unique atmosphere.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand
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The Kviknes Hotel is located right on the shore of the scenic Sognefjord and promises elegant guest rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The hotel boasts an elegant restaurant and a large choice of outdoor activities.

Welcome to Balestrand

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

car
Balestrand
Geiranger
5 hrs 50 min

Your personal driver takes you on a breathtaking journey along some of the most picturesque Norwegian panoramas. On the way to Geiranger, you’ll pass amazing lakes, sheer-sided mountains, and authentic villages.

Geiranger

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Briksdal Glacier Day Trip & Transfer to Geiranger
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your guide-driver who takes you on an unforgettable journey to one of the world's most famous glaciers - the Briksdal Glacier. Surrounded by the roaring waterfalls, fertile valleys and mighty mountains it offers one of the most awe-inspiring natural sceneries in Norway!

You spend around two hours exploring the magnificent beauty of the Briksdal Glacier. During the tour you also enjoy buffet lunch at the local restaurant and have a few photo stops along the scenic drive, so make sure to take a lot of pictures to share with your friends and family later on.

After the day tour you are transferred to the spectacular Geiranger village located nearby the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord that is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Upon arrival you check in your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Free Day at Geirangerfjord & Hurtigruten Cruise to Svolvaer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast you have the morning is free to relax in the Union Bad swimming pool of your hotel or explore the charming village of Geiranger on your own.

Nearby the hotel you can enjoy the Fossevandring cascading waterfall from the top or take the stairs down to the pier to see the whole power of the falls, or visit the Norwegian Fjord Center.

In the afternoon you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the port where you board a comfortable Hurtigruten ship to begin your fantastic cruise to Svolvaer that provides you with the unique chance to admire spectacular Norwegian scenery and mind-boggling fjords.

  • Note: Hurtigruten starting from Geiranger is available from June 2 to September 1.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Union, Geiranger
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The stylish Hotel Union is set right next to the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord, it offers comfortable guestrooms equipped with free WiFi, a TV, and a minibar. The hotel’s spa/fitness center and restaurant are at your service during your stay.

Welcome to Geiranger

Geiranger is settled in a fabulous location at the head of the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005.

ferry
Geiranger
Svolvaer
2 days 10 hrs

Without a doubt, taking a ferry from Geiranger to Svolvaer is among the most memorable ways to travel between these two beautiful cities. This scenic route offers unique photo opportunities and great amenities.

Svolvaer

fifth destination
2 days cruising and 3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights onboard a ferry and 3 nights in a hotel
Day 6
Stop in Trondheim
Day tour
Day tour

Today you have a stop in Trondheim - 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 is included.

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Day 7
Arrival to Svolvaer
Free day
Free day

In the evening around 9 p.m. your cruise ship arrives in the capital of the Lofoten islands - Svolvaer, easily recognized by its sea-facing Rorbu cabins, drying racks, lovely harbor, galleries, and arts and crafts shops.

Upon arrival you disembark the ship and walk from the port to the hotel, which is easily reachable by foot, and check in.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Lofoten Museum & Midnight Sun Safari
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast meet your driver and guide who take you on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful surrounding area.

Your first stop is the famous Lofoten Museum where you experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best-preserved squires in Lofoten. You see the stately 1815 main building, authentic fishermen’s cabins, and boathouses featuring Nordland boats as well as exhibitions of the Lofoten fisheries, ports and coastal lighthouses, traditional crafts.

Continue to the Vagan Church, aka Lofoten Cathedral. Consecrated in October 1898, it is a timber-built cruciform church in the Neo-Gothic style and is the biggest wooden building north of Trondheim.

The highlight of your day is an unforgettable 2,5-3 hour Midnight Sun Safari*. Your driver takes you south to Henningsvaer, located 200 km north of the Polar Circle where the sun doesn't set starting from May 23rd. After a short briefing you depart the harbor in the evening in big rib boats and go west through narrow fjords out to the Atlantic Ocean. During the safari you get to look for sea eagles, puffins, grey seals, and even whales if you get lucky. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm winter clothes (wind and waterproof floating suits are provided).

  • Note: The Midnight Sun Safari is available from June 10 to August 15.

After the tour you return to your hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Trollfjord Cruise
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

In the morning after breakfast in your hotel prepare for an exotic day cruise to the famous Trollfjord. Ahead is an adventurous day out at sea as you experience the magnificent Lofoten Islands by sea!

Walk to the pier, located right by your hotel and board the MS Ylajali ship for the beginning of your cruise which will also include lunch, an eagle safari, fishing and sailing!.

  • Note: The Trollfjord Cruise is available from May 19 to August 31.

The rich wildlife in the Lofoten Islands have fascinated visitors for centuries, if you are lucky, you see both eagles and seals, and a great variation of bird life during your cruise to the Trollfjord. Enjoy the views of sandy white beaches and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Departure from Svolvaer
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast at the hotel you meet your driver in the hotel lobby who takes you to the airport for your flight home.

Thank you for choosing Firebird Tours! We look forward to seeing you on other tours with us!

  • Optional flight to Oslo: If you wish to depart home from Oslo we can book an optional Svolvaer - Oslo flight for you in advance.

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 Svolvaer

Svolvaer, Norway is an exceptional destination to get an insight of mysterious Scandinavia with its centuries-old enigmas and astonishing nature views.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Flam, Balestrand, Geiranger and Svolvaer;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the detailed itinerary;
  • Traditional beer tasting at a local Flam Brewery;
  • Hurtigruten cruise to Svolvaer: 2 nights on board the ship in the Outside cabin (with included breakfasts);
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Balestrand;
  • Support line during the trip.

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

  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Balestrand
  • Briksdal Glacier Day Trip
  • Midnight Sun Safari in Svolvaer
  • Trollfjord Cruise in the 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.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
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