Lofoten Arctic Cruise with Northern Lights or Midnight Sun & Norway in a Nutshell®
Lofoten Arctic Cruise & Norway in a Nutshell®
from EURO 2175- Per Person on a Twin / Double Sharing
ALL YEAR (Northern Lights season Nov-Mar ; Midnight Sun season: May-Aug)
11 Days / 10 Nights
The tour starts from Oslo and takes you to Svolvær, the Panoramic Capital of Lofoten Islands. Lofoten is often referred to as the ‘Paradise across the Arctic’ because of its dramatic beauty. From the city of Svolvær will you board the world famous Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage that will take you through various port of calls of beautiful unknown small towns and villages of Arctic region, and to famous towns like Trondheim and Ålesund. Your package includes 2-night stay in Bergen and from Bergen you will descend to the charming Fjord Village of Flåm and after spending a Night at this fairy tale village, you continue your Journey to the Capital city of Norway, Oslo. Since you will be crossing the Arctic therefore you have good chances to see the dancing Northern Lights during the winter season OR the midnight sun during the seasons it smiles.
PS :If availability in Flåm area is limited, then we will adjust the itinerary and accommodation to an equally Picturesque nearby location.
PS: Northern lights is a natural Phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its occurrence.
Tour Departure & Return
The Tour has been recommended from Oslo. We can rearrange the place of start and the itinerary as per your requirement.
Please arrive by the time provided in the itinerary
.7 Nights Quality accommodation in Standard Rooms (As Scandinavia does not have any star standards, Quality can be 3-5 star European Standards) ;
.3 Night Accommodation inside cabins with limited/No View with private facilities in Hurtigruten Cruise ship (Upgrade possible. You will receive options from us on other room/Upgrade categories)
.A Three Course Meal at the hotel near Flåm area
.All meals onboard Hurtigruten
.Train from Bergen-Voss
.Bus from Voss-Gudvangen
.Fjord Cruise through Aurlandsfjord to Flåm
.Train Journey from Flåm-Myrdal
.Train From Myrdal-Oslo
.All Taxes and Service charge
.A big smile 😊
.To and fro air travel to Norway
.Domestic Air Travel (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).
All meals onboard ; Cross the Arctic Circle ; Overnight onboard Hurtigruten
All meals onboard ; Moustache city of Trondheim ; Overnight onboard Hurtigruten
Breakfast ; Arrival Bergen
Breeakfast ; Explore Bergen
Breakfast ; Scenic Train-Bus-Fjord cruise to Flåm ; 3 course Dinner and overnight Flåm/ Vatnahalsen
Breakfast ; Scenic Train to Oslo ; Overnight in Oslo
Breakfast ; Explore Oslo
Day 01 Arrival in the city of Nobel Peace Prize- Oslo
Arrival in Oslo, the Capital city of one of most Peaceful countries on earth. We will book an airport hotel today as tomorrow you will be required to catch an early morning flight for your Arctic adventure.
If you wish to go to the city center, the Airport Express train will take only 20 minutes to take you there.
Enjoy your day at leisure in Oslo. Overnight in Oslo
Day 02 Fly to the Capital of Lofoten Islands- Svolvær
Today you will take the flight to the breath-taking city of Svolvær located in the Lofoton Islands. Take some good reading material or download a nice movie, as the flight can have a stopover as well. But all stopovers here are worth stopping for. (You are kindly required to book flights yourself ; If you need our assistance we can book the flights for you at no extra charge. The Flights can cost between Nok 500-2000,- depending upon the price booking mechanism)
Arrival at Svolvær Airport and check inn to accommodation. You can take a taxi transfer to your hotel. In Svolvær, nothing is far.
Welcome to a dramatically beautiful destination you'll never forget. North of the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten region Consists of a series of rugged islands off the coast of northern Norway. The picturesque archipelago is made up of four main islands - Austvågøya, Vestvågøya, Moskenesøya and Flakstadøya - as well as countless other smaller (but Equally enchanting) isles.
Overnight in Svolvær.
Day 03 Explore the Panoramic city situated across the Arctic, night cruise departure
Enjoy your ‘Arctic’ buffet breakfast and Explore this Panoramic capital city at your pace.
The area is known for its spectacular scenery, pristine environment and excellent fishing. Lofoten is an ideal place to see the magnificent northern lights and experience the midnight sun. It also Provides a fascinating insight into Norway's past and the fishing trade That plays a vital role in the nation's history. But, before you embark on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage we've compiled a list of recommended attractions you can see. All these attractions are at walkable distances.
Recommended Attractions :
Lofoten Wall (mountain chain)
Town of Svolvær
RIB boat Safari, saltstraumen (depends on the season)
Lofoten Viking feast.
Trollfjorden (Seasonal activity )
Trollfjorden (from April, depending on ice/snow)
Board the Hurtigruten Cruise. The Boarding begins at 19.00 for the departure at 20.30
Overnight onboard Hurtigruten.
Day 04 Cruise along the Helgeland Coast crossing the Arctic Circle
The Helgeland coast, which also crosses the Arctic Circle, is home to home to Norway's famous 17th century poet-priest Petter Dass. This route is often singled out as one of the most enjoyable parts of the Hurtigruten sailing. The Vega archipelago, situated off the Helgeland coast, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems.
The northern lights can be seen in the night sky on dark, clear evenings from September to April. Numerous legends and stories are associated with this coastline. Perhaps you can ask a local crew member about the myth of the Seven Sisters that are now mountaintops alongside each other when you cross these.
Enjoy your Lunch and Dinner on board and sleepwell on this Journey of Arctic dreamland.
Day 05 Cruise to the ‘Moustache city’ of Trondheim
Early morning arrival in the ‘Moustace city’ Trondheim. Enjoy the city for a few hours or just sip a coffee at the dock. The Ship departs around 10 am through the majestic Trondheimsfjord, which is 170 km long and up to 25 km wide. You will cross the ‘dried cod capital’ of Norway, Kristiansund to the ‘City of Roses’, Molde and enjoy the steep, snow clad, pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps.
Enjoy your Lunch and Dinner on board and sleepwell on this Journey of Arctic dreamland.
Day 06 End of the beautiful cruise journey and Arrival in the ‘Viking’ City-Bergen
Today is the last day of this world’s most beautiful voyage. The ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, at night before the ship docks and you disembark in Bergen. Bergen is called the Gateway to the Fjords. From Bergen Pier, you take a taxi transfer to your hotel located in the city center. Enjoy your day at leisure in Bergen.
Overnight in a Hotel in Bergen.
Day 07 Discover Bergen
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 notice 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 08 Experience Train, Bus and Fjord Cruise-Norway in a Nutshell®- and overnight in Flåm
After your ‘Viking’ breakfast at the hotel. You need to reach the Bergen Train station (you can either walk or take a taxi).
Your train will depart from Bergen at 08.40 am and you need to get off at Voss, from where you will continue by bus to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen you will board the 2-hour fjord cruise and witness the many of the unknown small towns on your way to the small fjord village of Flåm.
Flåm is a picturesque fjord Viillage surrounded by stunning marvels of nature. This thinly populated fjord village will capture your imagination, don’t forget to take a stroll and enjoy the tranquility that Flåm has to offer during winter.
Enjoy your three course dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Flåm.
(Add on : We recommend that you pack an overnight bag for your stop in Flåm and book luggage transfer from Bergen-Oslo. You will receive your luggage on arrival in Oslo. This service will cost Nok 450,- additional)
Day 09Flåm- & Bergen Railway to Oslo
After your ‘Fjord’ breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your morning at this picturesque town. Around noon, you will continue your winter adventure by boarding the Flåm Railway to the mountain Village station of Myrdal. Your train will pass through the magnificent Sognefjord, picturesque frozen waterfalls and wild and beautiful steep mountains. From Myrdal station you will board the Bergen Railway to Oslo (Crossing Finse- the highest train station at 1222 meters above sea level).
After a 5 hour train journey you will arrive in capital city, Oslo. The Nobel Peace Prize host city has maintained a very good balance between urbanization and eco friendliness. Oslo has been judged as Europe’s green capital city and perhaps the only capital city that has the magnificent Fjord on one side and forested ridges on the other.
Accommodation in Oslo in a Hotel/Apartment.
Day 10 Explore Oslo
Enjoy your Scandinavian Buffet breakfast. After breakfast, enjoy the city at your Own pace. We recommend the following attractions (Add on : We can arrange for a 3 Hour Guided sightseeing tour of Oslo with Transport service) :
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Viking Ship Museum
Oslo Opera House
Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Oslo fjord Sightseeing
In the afternoon, you can choose from many of the restaurants located in the city. In the afternoon, you can choose from many of the restaurants located in the city. The Nobel Peace Prize host city has maintained a very good balance between urbanization and eco friendliness. Oslo has been judged as Europe’s green capital city and perhaps the only capital city that has the magnificent Fjord on one side and forested ridges on the other. The city has excellent locations and offers unique photo opportunities.
After your Local Norwegian Dinner, Enjoy the night life of Oslo and Overnight in Oslo.
Day 11 End of the Journey but a beginning of a new relation with Norway. Departure from Oslo
As they say, that the first hello and the last goodbye is the most difficult part. Departure with fond memories as per your own itinerary.
Enjoy your ‘Scandinavian’ Breakfast and take the airport express train to Gardermoen airport (If you want our assistance in booking the airport transfer, please do let us know)
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