12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise

12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Norway

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for Norway
Depart for Oslo, Norway

DAY 2 - Arrive in Oslo
Arrive in Oslo, Norway's 1000-year-old capital city; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to rest and relax in this beautiful city surrounded by magnificent hills. Tonight, your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the extraordinary voyage that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Oslo no later than 4:00 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 - Oslo City Tour
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Oslo. Start with a visit to the modern City Hall.* Then, pass the National Theater, the 19th Century Royal Palace and visit the main square to view the Cathedral. Next, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland. The park contains over 200 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high with 121 human figure reliefs, and is carved from a single block of granite that took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Rest of the day is at leisure, or perhaps take an optional tour to visit the Viking Ship and Kon-Tiki Museums*In the event that the Oslo City Hall is closed due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to the Oslo Cathedral
Optional: Treasures of Oslo (PM)
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Stave Church, Flam Railway
A day of dramatic scenery! In the morning, visit a traditional Norwegian stave church dating back to the Middle Ages, still surprisingly intact. When gigantic stone cathedrals were being built in other countries in Europe, Norway developed a technique for building in wood, accented by stunning hand-carved art. Afterwards, board the world-famous Flam Railway, named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, that takes you into Norway's high glacial regions. Along the way, view lush pastures, waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled together in the surrounding mountainside. The train ascends to 3,000 feet within 12 miles for astonishing and magical views. Be sure to keep your camera ready! Arrive at your hotel in this scenic region in time for dinner together
Overnight: Flam
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Travel to Bergen, Farm Visit, Grieg’s Troldhaugen, Evening Embarkation
Your stop this morning is at a typical Norwegian farm to learn about Norway's agriculture, seeing livestock including Norwegian horses. Join the family at the farmhouse as they host you for a local lunch and tell you about its history before proceeding to Bergen, the unofficial capital of western Norway and gateway to the fjords. This old trading port, surrounded by seven imposing mountains, has maintained its bustling harbor since the 11th century. Then, on to Troldhaugen for a visit to the inspirational home of Edvard Grieg, Norway's most famous composer, majestically overlooking the fjords. The guided walk continues to Bryggen, the wooden Hanseatic pier and adjacent quarters dating back to the Middle Ages, with its UNESCO-listed buildings. Time to tour the lively fish market and the surrounding narrow alleyways before transferring to Bergen’s port to embark on your coastal cruise. Immerse yourself in the unique Norwegian sailing experience, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. As you journey through the fjords, you will call on many remote small ports that larger ships are unable to reach. Your Tour Manager will lead the group on optional port walks wherever the ship’s schedule will allow. Tonight, dinner together sets the mood for the amazing voyage through Norway’s most spectacular waterways
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - Enchanting Alesund
Today, the ship arrives in picturesque Ålesund, an enchanting town renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmore Alps. Spend some free time to explore Alesund independently**Exact time in port will vary per sailing. Please see port schedule listed in Additional Information for more details.
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Royal Trondheim
Dock today in Trondheim, Norway’s oldest city and original capital, with its colorful history reflected in its handsome architecture. The city, known as the historical, religious, and technological capital of Norway is dominated by its University of Science and Technology. Free time to explore the town independently. Perhaps view the towering Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav, the country’s patron saint and the Archbishop's Palace, one of the best preserved building complexes of its kind in Europe. Or take a stroll across the Old Town Bridge, with its ornamental red portals, a symbol of the city for over 300 years. The bridge connects the two banks of the river and the city center with Bakklandet, an exciting neighborhood with inviting restaurants and unique boutiques. You may choose to spend time at an outdoor café before returning to the ship. At dinner tonight, compare the experiences of your great day
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Arctic Circle, Bodø, “Sea Eagle Capital”, Svolvaer and Lofoten Islands
Awake to an exceptional day filled with adventure. Your excitement builds as the ship crosses the Arctic Circle today, one of the journey’s highlights. The Arctic Circle marks the southern extremity of the polar, 24-hour sunlight day, often referred to as the "Midnight Sun." The ship arrives in Bodø, situated on a peninsula on one of the most magnificent stretches of coastline in northern Norway. These dramatic islands support the world’s densest concentration of white-tailed sea eagles, earning Bodø the title of "Sea Eagle Capital" of the world. The ship then continues on its voyage to Svolvaer, quaint capital of the glorious Lofoten Islands, known for its small fishing villages and Bohemian atmosphere, surrounded by huge granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Spend free time to explore independently. Relax tonight as you savor dinner on board
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic
At night, you pass through the magnificent Trollfjord and sail through the narrow Raftsund Strait where the rugged mountainous landscape juts up against the horizon. This morning, the ship docks in lively Tromsø, gateway to Arctic Norway. This town, beside the mighty Arctic Ocean, is known for its walrus and polar bear hunting, logging, coal mining and sealing and natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights. You may choose to visit independently the town’s unique Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece inspired by the natural surroundings, with northern Europe’s largest stained-glass window. Recap your day’s adventures tonight with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 - Honningsvåg, Northernmost Point of Europe
Arrive today in the pretty town of Honningsvåg, gateway to the spectacular North Cape with its subarctic landscape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Home to just a small population, Honningsvåg is primarily a fishing community, characterized by its brightly painted boats and rustic wooden buildings. Surrounded by breathtaking fjords and waterfalls, along with areas of dense forest, the town is bathed in the mysterious summertime light of the Midnight Sun. Tonight, enjoy your last dinner aboard the ship together and discuss your spectacular voyage along the coast of Norway
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 - Disembarkation in Kirkenes, Flight to Oslo
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes today; just a short distance from the Russian border and the Sámi communities of northern Scandinavia. Disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate your last night in Norway with a Farewell Dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Exact time in port will vary per sailing. Optional tours are available for purchase on board and may be available to pre-book through Hurtigruten. Please visit this link for tour information.

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Inclusions

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Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Oslo, Oslo-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Kirkenes-Oslo
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights Oslo
  • 1 night Flam
  • 6 nights aboard a Hurtigruten Ship, Standard Inside Cabin
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Port fees
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo with its more than 200 sculptures, designed by Gustav Vigeland
  • Board the famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions
  • Visit to a working Norwegian farm with light lunch
  • Visit Troldhaugen in Bergen, inspirational home of composer Edvard Grieg
  • Stroll through Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic pier and the UNESCO-listed buildings in Bergen
  • Dock in 33 ports of call. Your ship is uniquely designed to explore the Norwegian coastline
  • Dock at Trondheim, Norway’s original capital, with its handsome architecture
  • Sail through the Lofoten islands renowned for their spectacular beauty
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, land of the "Midnight Sun"
  • Dock in Tromso, a lively town beside the mighty Arctic Ocean
  • Pass through Honningsvåg, gateway to the spectacular North Cape and Lapland
  • Coastal Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Coffee & tea with all meals; wine or beer with dinner
  • Access to 24-hour café serving snacks and drinks
  • Bar serving beer, wine & cocktails
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Internet café & library
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Meetings with your traveling companions and Tour Manager
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    , optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Kirkenes-Oslo.

    Transfers are only included with arrival and departure from Gardermoen Airport (OSL).

    Please note that Shore Excursions can only be purchased locally.

    Please note that the time the ship stops at each port is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. Please see the for approximate times.

    While sailing with Hurtigruten, passengers are subject to the cruise line’s Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at:


    Accommodation Details:
    Please note that specific cabins cannot be requested. Your cabin number will be assigned upon embarkation.

    Apr 24, Sep 10 & Oct 2 departures will be accommodated at the Fretheim Hotel in Flam.

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    Accommodations

    Scandic Vulkan
    This first class hotel is situated in Oslo's Vulkan area.

    Fretheim Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the village of Flåm.

    Fretheim Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the village of Flåm.

    Fretheim Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the village of Flåm.

    Stalheim Hotel
    This first class hotel has spectacular views of the Naeroy Valley.

    Stalheim Hotel
    This first class hotel has spectacular views of the Naeroy Valley.

    Stalheim Hotel
    This first class hotel has spectacular views of the Naeroy Valley.

    Scandic Holmenkollen Park
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of the Oslo city centre and the fjord beyond.

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