Aurora Borealis, Norway in a Nutshell® & 71° North Cape
Aurora Borealis, Norway in a Nutshell® & 71° North Cape
from EURO 2800- Per Person on a Twin / Double Sharing
10 Days / 09 Nights
As they say in Norway, ‘we celebrate nature’, and this tour does justice to this adage. The Tour will make you travel to exotic destinations of Norway where you will indulge in various traditional and cultural winter activities. This tour will give you the unique experience of travelling through one of the most beautiful and scenic Train Journeys from Oslo to mountain Village Flåm, from where you continue to the Capital of Fjords, Bergen. From Bergen you travel to the ‘Venice of North’- Tromsø, here you will indulge in the Aurora Borealis Safari on an evening cruise. The package includes a Gourmet lunch in Tromsø in a famous traditional Norwegian restaurant. From Tromsø you will board the world famous Hurtigruten Cruise for a 2 nights cruise to Kirkenes via North cape 71° North – The north most point of Europe. The package includes stay at the unique Snow Hotel in Kirkenes. In Kirkenes, you will experience the traditional and cultural winter activities like King crab fishing safari on snowmobile (or you can choose Hunting the Northern lights on Snowmobile safari) and dog sledding with the Local Huskies.
So that you see the most of Scenic Norway in the most comfortable way, we have combined the various modes of Transport – cruise ship, train ride and Bus tour.
PS: Northern lights is a natural Phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its occurrence.
Tour Departure & Return
The Tour has been recommended from the Capital of Norway, Oslo.
Please arrive by the time provided in the itinerary
.6 Nights Quality accommodation in Standard Rooms (As Scandinavia does not have any star standards, Quality can be 3-4 star European Standards)
.2 Night inside rooms with limited/no view with private facilities om board Hurtigruten (Upgrade possible. You will receive options from us on other room/Upgrade categories)
.1 Night in Snow Hotel (Cabins)
.Gourmet Lunch at a Local restaurant in Tromsø
.King Crab meal during King crab safari in Kirkenes / Picnic meal during Northern Light hunting in Kirkenes
.3 Course Dinner during the stay at Snow hotel
.Train from Oslo-Myrdal
.Train from Myrdal-Flåm
.Fjord Cruise through Aurlandsfjord alternative transport incase weather is not suitable)
.Bus from Gudvangen-Voss
.Train from Voss-Bergen
.Aurora Borealis short cruise in Tromsø
.71° North Cape excursion via Honningsvåg
.Four hours King crab fishing safari on Snowmobile in Kirkenes/ Hunting the Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
.Dog sledding/Husky Tour in Kirkenes
.Transfer from Hotel in Kirkenes to Snow hotel
.Transfer to Airport from Kirkenes Snow hotel.
.All Taxes and Service charge
.A big smile 😊
.Airfare to and fro Norway.
.Domestic Airfare (We can assist in booking the flights. The flights can cost between Nok 500-2000 depending upon the price booking mechanism or as per availability).
.Local Travel costs (unless specified here)
.Entrance fees to attractions (unless otherwise stated)
.Meals and beverages unless those specified here
.Activities unless specified here
.Sightseeing/Local Transfers (unless specified)
.Personal Travel Insurance
.Last minute surprises
Approximately 8:30 PM
Arrival Oslo. Explore the city at your pace
Breakfast ; Train-Flåm Train ; Stay in Mountain Village.
Breakfast ; Scenic train-Boat-Bus-Train ride from Flåm to Bergen
Breakfast ; Explore the capital of fjords at your pace
Breakfast ; Arrival Tromsø ;Aurora Borealis short evening cruise
Hurtigruten Cruise to Kirkenes via North Cape
Breakfast; Gourmet Lunch at a traditional local restaurant ; Departure for Kirkenes on Hurtigruten Cruise
Hurtigruten Cruise- Honningsvåg & North Cape
Breakfast ; North cape excursion ; Overnight onboard Hurtigruten Ship
Breakfast ; Arrival Kirkenes ; King Crab Safari on Snowmobile and Crab meal/ Hunting the Northernlights Snowmobile Safari and Picnic meal.
Breakfast ; Snow Hotel stay ; 2 Hours Husky tour ; 3 Course Dinner
Day 1 Welcome to the Capital of one of the most peaceful countries on earth
Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. If you arrive at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, we recommend you take the airport express train (flytoget). It takes only 20 mins to reach the city center and has frequent departures ( Add on : We can arrange for a private transfer to your hotel in the center of Oslo ).
You can buy the Oslo Pass for free travel on all public transit along with free admission to over 30 museums and attractions plus special offers on entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. The pass can be purchased at tourist information centres or at most hotels and major attractions in the city.
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Viking Ship Museum
Oslo Opera House
Enjoy the night life of Oslo and Overnight in Oslo. (Recommended : add a night in Oslo with a Private sightseeing tour)
Day 2 Scenic Bergen Train to the Fjord Village -Flåm
After your ‘Scandinavian’ Breakfast, you will head to Oslo S, the central station, to board your train to Bergen departing around 08.11 am. Now starts your Journey to the magnificent fjords. The Bergen Railway ride is considered as one of the world’s most scenic train rides. The Journey takes you through Europe’s highest mountain plateaus, Spectacular scenery and varied nature.
Upon arrival in Myrdal, you disembark and change trains to the legendary Flåm Railway. The Flåm Railway offers spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.
Spend the night in Flåm area (In case your accommodation is not available at Flåm due to non-availability, then your accommodation will be booked at the Mountain Village of Vatnahalsen)
(Add-on: We recommend that you pack an overnight bag for your stop in Flåm and book luggage transfer from Oslo-Bergen. You will receive your luggage on arrival in Bergen. This service will cost Nok 450,- additional)
Dinner at Mountain Hotel.
Accommodation at Flåm /Vatnahalsen.
Day 3 Flåm-Gudvangen-Voss-Bergen, it’s the Journey that matters not destination – Travel through Boat-Bus-Train
After enjoying most of your morning in this mountain paradise, your journey continues from Flåm with a Fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the UNESCO's World Heritage Listed Nærøyfjord. (Alternate mode of transport will be arranged If the weather condition is not suitable for the Fjord cruise)
After your fjord cruise you arrive in the small village of Gudvangen, nestled in the innermost part of Nærøyfjorden. From here the journey continues with a bus trip through to the adventure capital, Voss, where you continue the tour by train on the Bergen Railway to Bergen.
If you have booked for baggage transfer from Oslo-Bergen, then you will collect your luggage at the station. Take a taxi or walk to your hotel located in the center of this Vibrant city.
Overnight in Bergen.
Day 4 Discover Bergen- Gateway to fjords
After your ‘Viking Breakfast, enjoy the offerings of the city at your pace.
Bergen is the ‘Viking’ City of Norway. The city has many beautiful and historic sites. You will see how the city has preserved the charm of a small town. The recommended attractions that you can visit are at walkable distances. Don’t forget to get a good pair of walking shoes.
Bryggen Wharf- a UNESCO World Heritage site
Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen
Old Bergen Open Air Museum
Not so smelly but vibrant fish market
Fragrance full flower market
Flöibanen cable cars
Overnight in Bergen.
Day 5 Fly to Tromsø- The Capital of Northern Lights
You will start your day early today. You can either take a taxi to the airport or the airport express bus to Flesland Airport of Bergen. You will board your flight to Tromsø today. (You are kindly required to book flights yourself ; If you need our assistance we can book the flights for you. The Flights can cost between Nok 500-2000,- depending upon the price booking mechanism.)
Welcome to the North. Tromsø, the capital city of Northern Lights situated across the Arctic circle is often referred to as the ‘ Venice’of North. This bustling town is both modern and Cutural. All the attractions are nearby. Recommended attractions:
Tromsø Gondola lift
Polaria Arctic Aquarium
In the evening at 18.45 you will cruise out from downtown Tromsø for an unforgettable experience of seeing the Aurora Borealis. You will experience the local hospitality when you board the relaxing and warm Aurora Cruise to look for the Northern Lights.
From the safe and calm waters you will visit different locations with beautiful views of the city, mountains, fjords and the Northern Lights.
Your guide/Captain will ensure that you are comfortable and are kept warm. A viewing deck and heated lounge will give you a comfortable way to search the Northern Lights. Onboard you can buy hot expedition meals, snacks and cold drinks.
Overnight in Tromsø.
Day 6 Gourmet Lunch in Tromsø and the famous Hurtigruten cruise
After your ‘Arctic’ breakfast’ explore this Urban Arctic city at your pace.
Enjoy your Gourmet Arctic Lunch at one of the most famous and traditional restaurants of Tromsø.
Your Northern Norway experience continues. In the evening you will board the world famous Hurtigruten ship for your cruise to Kirkenes via Northcape located at 71° North. The Journey is mesmerizing when you see the snow-clad Fjords chasing the dancing green lights through the darkness of the winter. This voyage offers incredible scenery, friendly staff, quality on-board entertainment and gourmet dining.
Overnight onboard the Hurtigruten.
Day 07 North Cape at 71° North – The north most point of Europe- Cruise to Kirkenes
Wake up to beautiful scenery of the Norwegian coast. Enjoy your Hurtigruten breakfast and get ready to visit the northernmost point on the European continent, North Cape the 71° north experience. See the Verical cliff above the Arctic Ocean.
You will disembark at Honningsvåg for your North cape excursion. Your Bus will be waiting for you, departure time approx. 11.30 in the morning. During this 3 Hours excursion (Return/embark Honningsvåg : 14.30 ) you will visit the iconic `globe´ sculpture along the cliff , don’t forget to take selfies with this Iconic landmark. You also can visit the North cape hall that has been built partially into the cliff, here you can buy local souvenirs and watch a short film about the Local Finnmark region.
Spend another night on board the cruise ship.
Day 08 Kirkenes and King Crab safari on Snowmobile/Hunting the Northern lights Snowmobile Safari
Wake up to the amazing winter dream land scenery around you and enjoy your Hurtigruten Breakfast.
Your ship’s arrival to this Cold Town of North Norway, Kirkenes is scheduled at 9:00 in the morning. Kirkenes, in northern Norway is a town located in Finnmark county and shares borders with both Russia and Finland. Though the town has only 3,000 inhabitants but has many offerings through its culture and offerings.
Take a Transfer to your Hotel in Kirkenes.
In the afternoon/evening, as per your convenience ( 1300 hours or 1700 hours) Join us for the the king crab fishing experience. You will be transported in a snowmobile on the Langfjord towards the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik. During this Cultural and historical guided tour, you will enjoy your feast on the giant Crab, served the Norwegian way in a Beautiful Rustic restaurant nearby. (The Tour is appox. 4 hours). After the Tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
If you do not want the King crab safari tour, then as an alternate, we can arrange a 4 Hours ‘Hunting the Northern Lights’ Snowmobile safari (2100 hours). You will be transferred from your hotel in Kirkenes to an Old Norwegian farmhouse where you will be given warm clothing and instructions as to how to handle snowmobile. One snowmobile will have two people and drivers will change places with passengers so that all get the opportunity to drive the machine. You will have short photo stops and will also be served Picnic meal made from local ingredients. For this tour you need to have a valid drivers license.
Overnight in a hotel in Kirkenes.
Day 09 Kirkenes Snow Hotel and Husky Tour
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to your Snow hotel. Your hostess will take you to a tour of this manmade marvel. Enjoy this unique experience.
Your Huskies will be waiting for you in the afternoon at 1500 hours. You will today along with your friendly Huskies travel the wilderness of Kirkenes on a two-hour tour. Enjoy the frozen fjords and landscapes covered in snow and meet the locals. The musher will drive the sledge so that you can enjoy the ride and the Journey.
Enjoy your feast on a 3-course meal by the fireplace at the Høyloftet Restaurant by the Snow hotel. Don’t forget to take a drink at the famous Ice Bar.
Overnight at Kirkenes Snow hotel.
Day 10 Departure day via flight to Oslo and home- End of a Journey but beginning of a relationship with Norway
As they say, that the first hello and the last goodbye is the most difficult part. Today is your last day of this trip.
Enjoy the morning sauna (if you get up early) and your Arctic breakfast.
Transfer from Snow Hotel to the Airport for your flight to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, and onward connection to your flight home. (You are kindly required to book flights yourself ; If you need our assistance we can book the flights for you. The Flights can cost between Nok 500-2000,- depending upon the price booking mechanism.)
(Add on : We can book an additional night at an airport hotel in Oslo if your onward journey flight from Oslo does not coordinate with your Kirkenes-Oslo flight) .