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Winter Wonders of Norway Tour

Tour rating: 4.75 / 5, Based on 165 Reviews
Cruise to Norway

Discover the real Norway with our combined land + cruise program that includes a handful of traditional winter entertainment like chasing the Aurora Borealis and overnight in the unique Snow Hotel.

Winter Wonders of Norway Tour

11 days4 cities
Norway1 country
Cruise to Norway
From
$3,772
Tour rating: 4.75 / 5, Based on 165 Reviews

Discover the real Norway with our combined land + cruise program that includes a handful of traditional winter entertainment like chasing the Aurora Borealis and overnight in the unique Snow Hotel.

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo

first destination

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.

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 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.

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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.

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Oslo
Bergen
6 hrs 30 min

Have a great time during your train ride from the picturesque Norwegian capital to the beautiful city of Bergen. Your private driver will take you to the airport and meet you upon arrival.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen

second destination

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

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Train Trip to Bergen
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

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.

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Day 4
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 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.

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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.

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Bergen
Alesund
13 hrs 30 min

Embark on an unforgettable journey onboard one of the modern Hurtigruten ships. During the cruise, you make your way to the north, passing the picturesque Norwegian coasts and charming coastal towns. 

Alesund, Norway

Alesund

third destination

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

5 days cruising
Detailed itinerary
6 nights onboard a ship
Day 5
Trip to Alesund
Free day
Free day

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.

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Day 6
Stop in Trondheim
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 7
Crossing the Arctic Circle & Visit to the Lofoten Islands
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 8
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 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 Tromso. Take advantage of its beautiful surroundings and numerous restaurants and cafés to relax and spend time at your leisure.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Day 9
Trip to the North Cape
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Hurtigruten Ship, Norway
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Get inspired by a beautiful coastal voyage onboard one of the high-comfort Hurtigruten cruise ships. All ships are well-maintained, feature tasteful decor and offer a wide range of top-notch facilities including gourmet restaurants, lounge bars, shops, wellness centers with pools and saunas, fitness gyms, and WiFi available.

ship
Alesund
Kirkenes
4 days 18 hrs

Get inspired by a breathtaking cruise from Alesund to Kirkenes. A modern Hurtigruten ship passes the beautiful Norwegian coasts and charming cities, providing just outstanding photo opportunities.

Kirkenes, Norway Gallery

Kirkenes

fourth destination

Being the capital of the municipality of Sor-Varanger, Kirkenes is situated in the north-east of Norway, very close to the Russian border. The place has a population about 4000 people.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a Snow Hotel
Day 10
Arrival in Kirkenes
Free day
Free day

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 at a restaurant with a fantastic view of the fjord.

Breakfast and dinner included.

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Day 11
Departure from Oslo
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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Unique Hotel Experience
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What can be a better addition to your Scandinavia experience than staying at a one-of-a-kind property? This region boasts unique accommodation options, including entire hotels made of ice and snow, igloos with glass roofs which are perfect for observing Northern Lights, as well as unusual tree hotels for uniting with nature.

What's Included

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;
  • 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 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.
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