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Epic Norwegian Fjords Southbound Tour

Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 160 Reviews
Cruise to Norway

Set sail on a cruise of your life and make your way all the way above the Arctic Circle to see northern Norway's unique fjords with your own eyes! Enjoy guided tours with professional guides in Oslo and Bergen and have an amazing time as you travel along the world's most scenic railway, Flamsbana. *Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

Epic Norwegian Fjords Southbound Tour

11 days4 cities
Norway1 country
Cruise to Norway
From
$4,591
Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 160 Reviews

Set sail on a cruise of your life and make your way all the way above the Arctic Circle to see northern Norway's unique fjords with your own eyes! Enjoy guided tours with professional guides in Oslo and Bergen and have an amazing time as you travel along the world's most scenic railway, Flamsbana. *Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

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Oslo

first destination
2 days 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.

  • 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 & Flight to Kirkenes
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast you check out and leave your luggage at the hotel. Then you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 5-hour guided city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital. For your convenience, we have booked a 24 hour Oslo pass which gives you an opportunity of free entry to 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport and many other advantages.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking Ship Museum (tickets are included).

After the tour you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage. Your driver transfers you to the airport for a flight to the northern arctic city of Kirkenes that is a small town situated just a few kilometers from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Scandinavia. Upon arrival, you are taken to your Kirkenes hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Clarion Collection Folketeateret, Oslo
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The hotel Clarion Collection Folketeateret boasts a stylish interior and superb location near the Oslo Central Station right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

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.

plane
Oslo
Kirkenes
2 hrs 10 min

Taking a plane to Kirkenes is the most convenient and time-saving way to get there from the beautiful Norwegian capital. One of our local drivers will take you to the airport and meet you when you land.

Kirkenes

second destination
5 days cruising
Detailed itinerary
5 nights on board the ship
Day 3
Hurtigruten Cruise Embarkation
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the pier to embark the Hurtigruten cruise ship that takes you to the voyage of a lifetime to the magnificent land of fjords. The Hurtigruten cruise is noted as one of the most outstanding travel experiences in the world for exploring northern Norway and its magnificent fjords.

  • Cabin upgrade with ocean or land/fjord view - 300 USD per cabin.

Breakfast and dinner included.

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Day 4
Trip to the North Cape
Day tour
Day tour

Today you arrive in Honningsvåg - the capital of the North Cape that is the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Your ship then makes brief stops in Hammerfest and continue south to Oksfjord.

Then you have a short stop (for about 1.5 hours late in the evening) at the Gateway to the Arctic - the amazing city of Tromso, and continue cruising to the next Norway destination.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

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Day 5
Visit to the Lofoten Islands
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Today you reach Harstad, a notable scenic point on the route among the Vesteralen island group. Later your ship sails through the spectacular and narrow Raftsund strait. This leg of the route presents you with the unforgettable views of the rugged mountainous landscape jutting up against the horizon under the endless sun. Then you pass the picturesque Trollfjord.

Then you arrive to 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 white sandy beaches.

Later you continue your trip towards the mainland.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

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Day 6
Crossing the Arctic Circle
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.

Then your cruise vessel passes the Seven Sisters mountain range. You make short stops in Nesna, Sandnessjoen, and Bronnoysund.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

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Day 7
Stop in Trondheim

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

You then continue sailing toward the beautiful city of Alesund.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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 Kirkenes

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.

ferry
Kirkenes
Bergen
5 days 2 hrs

Enjoy your five-day adventure on board the majestic Hurtigruten ship. As you make your way above the Arctic Circle, you’ll pass some of the most breathtaking sights in the world and enjoy the unique Bohemian atmosphere of the small fishing villages.

Bergen

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Arrival to Bergen, Disembarkation & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Today your ship passes Alesund at night and then reaches the final destination of your voyage - Bergen. Here you disembark the ship and your driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel.

Later 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.

Breakfast is 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.

Welcome to Bergen

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

ship
Bergen
Flam
5 hrs 30 min

Have a great time sailing along the Norwegian coast. On your way to Flam, you will have one more opportunity to marvel at the beauty of the Norwegian fjords and take spectacular pictures.

Flam

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Boat Ride to Flam
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast you check out from your hotel, walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip to Flam. This is a wonderful experience definitely worth trying!

  • Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30. From October to May it is replaced with the train ride.

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station. You have the rest of the day free to spend at your leisure or join our carefully-prepared optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Old King Path Kayaking

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Train Trip to Oslo from Flam
Free day
Free day
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and have some free time, you may join one of our carefully-planned optional tours.

  • Optional tasting: Beer tasting at the Ægir Brewery & Pub.
    We invite you to visit a 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
  • Optional extension #1: Boat Trip to Balestrand.
    Today you enjoy an express boat ride to the town of Balestrand nestled in a truly magical setting nearby Norway's largest Sognefjord.
  • Optional extension #2 (available only for those who booked the optional extension #1): Briksdal Glacier Day Trip.
    Your guide and driver meet you at your hotel in Balestrand and after a 2-hour drive you will arrive to Briksdalsbreen to admire one of the most famous glaciers in Norway.

You then walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Myrdal - Oslo Flamsbana Railway ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard sceneries of Norway. Upon arrival you walk to your hotel in Oslo and have the rest of the day free.

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.

train
Flam
Oslo
4 hrs 40 min + 1 hr

Get ready for one of the most memorable train rides of your life. The Flam - Myrdal railway portion from Flam to Oslo is 20 km (12 ml) long and is the steepest railway in the entire world. Plus, this route is also considered to be the most scenic one on the planet. 

Oslo

fifth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Departure from Oslo
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing Norwegian adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for 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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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 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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Kirkenes, Bergen and Flam;
  • 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;
  • 24 hours Oslo pass;
  • Economy class flight tickets Oslo - Kirkenes;
  • Regular class express boat tickets Bergen - Flam;
  • Regular class train tickets Flam - Oslo (via Myrdal);
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • 5 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 and Viking Ship Museum in Oslo;
  • Hurtigruten cruise to the Arctic Circle & Lofoten Islands;
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen;
  • Fjords boat trip from Bergen to Flam;
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway.

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
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