Winter Norwegian Cruise by Firebird - Firebird Tours ®
Set amidst the marvelous fjords - Alesund is a highlight of your Norway tour
Visit Norway’s second largest city of Bergen that is a gateway to the magnificent land of fjords
The Lofoten Islands is one of the best destinations in Norway to witness the fantastic natural phenomenon of Aurora Borealis
Explore the picturesque sceneries of winter Norway on your Scandinavia tour

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Trip Overview

Discover the real Norway with our combined land + cruise program that includes a handful of traditional winter entertainment like husky dog sledding, chasing the Aurora Bolearis and overnight in the unique Snow Hotel. Best time to travel: Tour dates are flexible from January 1 to March 31.  
Tour type:
4+ star cruise
Tour rating:
4.75 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms: 3 nights
    Kirkenes SnowHotel: 1 night
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 train trip & 1 flight
    6 nights on Hurtigruten ship
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 10 breakfasts
    5 lunches
    7 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

After breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour panoramic city tour around the most interesting Oslo attractions (no entrances included). All tickets and public transportation should be paid on the spot.

During the tour you also visit one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland (public transportation is included). You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Train Trip to Bergen

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot) to board a train that takes you to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway.

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the train station. The rest of the day is free for you to do some independent sightseeing, dine in one of the local restaurants or just have a good rest.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
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 will take 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 dinner included.

Day 5
Trip to Alesund

Today your vessel arrives in the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Alesund. After a short stop you continue cruising.

  • 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 included.

Day 6
Stop in Trondheim

Today your cruise vessel arrives in the first capital of Norway - an ancient city of Trondheim. You will 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 included.

Day 7
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 beautiful beaches.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 8
Stop in Tromso

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. 

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 included.

Day 9
Trip to the North Cape

After brief early stops in Hammerfest and Havooysund, you arrive in Honningsvag - 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 included.

Day 10
Arrival in Kirkenes

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 unique Snow Hotel, constructed entirely from snow and ice. The rest of the day is free. In the evening you enjoy dinner by the open fire at the Gabba Restaurant.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 11
Departure from Oslo

This is the last day of your amazing Norwegian adventure! In the morning you are invited to warm up in the sauna before breakfast. Later you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the Kirkenes airport for a quick flight to Oslo (tickets are included). Upon arrival at the Oslo airport you take your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

3 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels, 1 night at Kirkenes SnowHotel, 6 nights on Hurtigruten ship

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

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

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo and Bergen;
  • 1 night in the unique Snowhotel in Kirkenes made entirely of ice and snow;
  • 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 - 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.

Tour Highlights
  • Visiting Frogner Park in Oslo
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Overnight at the unique Snow Hotel in Kirkenes
  • Hurtigruten cruise to the Arctic Circle & Lofoten Islands
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh.
  • 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.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,772
Deposit $755
Two travelers: double occupancy
$4,094
Deposit $819
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,772
Deposit $755
Two travelers: double occupancy
$4,094
Deposit $819

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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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Everything went like clockwork!

We’re home, still buzzing about our trip of a lifetime. Craig and I don’t like crowds of people, so going at this time of year and doing a private tour was perfect. The organization by Firebird was unparalleled, everything went like clockwork. All of our transfers were waiting for us at every pickup point which took ...

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A trip to beautiful Norway

This was an amazing trip. Norway was the most beautiful place I have ever been to. Usually, I love doing my own travel research and planning, but all of the various methods of transportation required to travel around Norway made this trip more complicated and...

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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 ...

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October 16, 2016

Everything went like clockwork!

We’re home, still buzzing about our trip of a lifetime. Craig and I don’t like crowds of people, so going at this time...

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Tonia Teasley

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October 16, 2016

A trip to beautiful Norway

This was an amazing trip. Norway was the most beautiful place I have ever been to. Usually, I love doing my own travel ...

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