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The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway

The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway. Arctic coast. Photo by Frank Andreassen www.nordnorge.com

Cruise package – 11 nights

«The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway» – If you wish to experience the real highlights of Norway! With the unique scenery of the Norwegian fjords, scenic rail trips, Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian coast, overnight stays in Oslo, Bergen & the tiny Balestrand fjord village. You will travel like a local


Highlights: The Bergen line & Flam Railway, Sognefjord cruises, the Geirangerfjord, excursion across the Trollstigen hairpin road, the historic town of Trondheim, the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands, the Arctic towns of Bodo & Tromso, the North Cape, main sights of Oslo


Oslo Parliament building. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Oslo parliament

DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Check in at the centrally located, classic Hotel Continental, with excellent restaurants. This family owned hotel is Norway’s only member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”.
Spend 1 night in Oslo
Optional: Add city sightseeing or Fjord cruises in Oslo
Read about Oslo – Norway’s capital


Kjosfossen waterfall. Photo by RM Sorensen/Flam Utvikling

Flam line Waterfall & bridge

DAY 2 – Bergen line, Flam Railway, Fjord cruise
Bergen line: Morning departure by the scenic Bergen mountain train line through the scenic Hallingdal valley and across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the tiny Myrdal station.
Read about the Bergen line

Flam Railway: Disembark at Myrdal station, walk across the platform and board the famous Flam Railway; an unforgettable descend from mountain to fjord through the spectacular Flam valley, with mountain peaks, the beautiful Flam river, cascading waterfalls, a spectacular bridge & tiny farms.
Read about the Flam Railway


Balestrand village. Photo credit Kviknes hotel

Balestrand village

Fjord cruise: In Flam you board an express boat for a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord branch & the main Sognefjord to the beautifully located Balestrand village. Overnight at the Kvikne’s hotel. Room with fjord view in the historic wing & Buffet dinner included.
Spend 1 night in Balestrand
Read about the Sognefjord


Bergen Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The heart of Bergen

DAY 3 – Cruise to Bergen
A 4 hour cruise to the mouth of the Sognefjord, then along the scenic coast with islands & local fjords, narrow straits & tiny settlements. The boat takes you to the very heart of Bergen, close to the fish market. Check in at a centrally located hotel.
Spend 1 night in Bergen
Read about Bergen


Norway: the Funicular in Bergen. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Funicular to mount Floyen

DAY 4 – Hurtigruten Cruise departure 
A relaxing day in Bergen before the Hurtigruten transfer bus picks you up at the hotel in the late afternoon. Evening meal on board and late evening departure.
Spend 6 nights on board


View of the Geirangerfjord. Photo by Fred Jonny Hammero/More og Romsdal fylke

Geirangerfjord view

DAY 5 – Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen hairpin road
Morning arrival to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. Enjoy a full day cruise to the famous Geirangerfjord, with the “Seven Sisters” waterfalls. Disembark in tender boats in Geiranger and join the amazing excursion by coach across the Golden route – the Eagles road & the breathtaking Trollstigen hairpin road. You will enjoy a marvelous view of the fjord below
Read about the UNESCO Geirangerfjord


Bakklandet area, Trondheim Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Trondheim, wooden houses

DAY 6 – Cruise & historic Trondheim
Through the wide Trondheim fjord to the picturesque, historic city of Trondheim. Spend 4 hours at leisure in the city, or take an optional sightseeing tour. Make sure to visit the authentic areas with tiny well preserved wooden houses at Bakklandet, the old bridge “Gamle Bybro” & the Nidaros Cathedral. Continue along the scenic Troendelag coast
Read about historic Trondheim


Saltstraumen Bodo. Photo by Roger Johansen,  Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Saltstraumen current Bodo

DAY 7 – Cruise, Arctic Bodo & Lofoten Islands
Passing the Arctic circle before the call at the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo, surrounded by mountain peaks. Time to visit the town before the ship continues across the Vestfjord towards the impressive Lofoten wall & the Lofoten Islands
Read about the Lofoten Islands


Tromso Panorama. Photo by Bard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Tromso Panorama

DAY 8 – Arctic coast & Tromso
Along the spectacular Arctic coast and through a marvelous archipelago before the arrival to Tromso – Europe’s northernmost University town. Time to visit the town before the cruise sets off towards the north


The Arctic coast. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic coast

DAY 9 – Arctic coast & North Cape
Main port Honningsvag, then cruise along Finnmark’s barren coast, passing the Svaerholdtklubben Bird Colony and the unbelievable rock formation of Finnkjerkja. From Honningsvag you will join the exotic excursion to the North Cape plateau


Varanger peninsula Norway. Photo by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Varanger peninsula

DAY 10 – Finnmark coast, Kirkenes & Oslo
Cruise along the barren Finnmark coast before the ship continues to the south-east into the Bokfjord and on to Kirkenes, close to the Russian border. Flight to Oslo and check in at the same hotel as per day 1. Spend 2 nights in Oslo


Vigeland sculpture park, Oslo Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Vigeland park

DAY 11 – Main sights of Oslo
A late morning city sightseeing including the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump & the Viking Ships.

In the evening you can join the very popular evening cruise on the Oslo fjord on a traditional sailing yacht, including a traditional, Norwegian prawn buffet. (optional/additional costs)

The trip finishes after breakfast on day 12


Sea eagle safari. Photo by Rune Nilsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Sea eagle safari

Land excursions: We have already included 2 excursions, but you can add more, such as city sightseeing in Trondheim, Bodo, and Tromso,  the Lofoten Islands, the Svartisen glacier…. (available for booking during the booking process)
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DEPARTURES, PRICES & BOOKING:


The Arctic coast. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk REiseliv

The Arctic coast

Departures:
Daily from May 29  to Aug 28
Also available from April 30 to May 28, but without the Geirangerfjord cruise and the Golden Route excursion on day 5. Instead the ship will be 3 hours in Alesund (reduced price)

PRICES from NOK  34900 per person in double room/twin bed cabin
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THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Lofoten Islands. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Lofoten Islands

Hotels w. breakfast buffet
Oslo:
Hotel Continental or similar
Balestrand:
Kvikne’s hotel historic wing + dinner buffet
Bergen:
Radisson Blu hotel Norge or similar, Business class room

Transport
Train Oslo-Myrdal
Flam Railway
Express boat Flam-Balestrand
Express boat Balestrand-Bergen
Hotel to cruise transfer bus in Bergen
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Excursions & sightseeing
1. Land excursion from Geiranger
2. Land excursion to the North Cape
3. Oslo city sightseeing

Cabin
Standard outside cabin type P on mid or upper deck; window, 2 separate beds, shower & toilet

All meals during the cruise
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch w. hot & cold dishes, 3 course dinner.
Evening meal in Bergen

All taxes & VAT


The Arctic coast. Photo by Gunder Gabrielsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic coast

General cruise information & facilities on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
Read about Hurtigruten’s history

Read about the Hurtigruten ships
See the Hurtigruten cruise picture gallery


Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to post@fjordtravel.no or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)


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