from EURO 4475- Per Person on a Twin / Double Sharing
08 Days / 07 Nights
Situated one and a half hours by speedboat from Bodø (or alternatively three and a half hours’ drive) in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway, the island of Manshausen lies in the middle of the Grøtøy strait between the dramatic peaks of the Lofoten mountains and the Barents Sea. The area is a virgin territory for Tourists and even the local Norwegians are not aware of this hidden paradise. The Norwegian polar explorer Børge Ousland in partnership with architect Snorre Stinessen has built a unique hotel that has won the prestigious Achitizer award for its cabins. The cabins have dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that extend over the water, while the main house accommodates the kitchen, dining area, and library. This marvel is spread across 55 acres and is a secret gateway to tranquility clubbed with outdoor adventures offering endless winter and summer sports and dramatic unspoiled natural beauty. Be the midnight sun or the Northern lights, the location is perfect for a unique experience. You are served, as they say, ‘Manhausen inspired food’ where the inspiration is offering the local ingredients to the dish on the plate.
This tour will then continue to the Paradise across the Arctic, in the capital of Lofoten, where you will stay for a day and a half and from Lofoten embark on the world famous Hurtigruten cruise to the city of Tromsø, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North.’ At Tromsø you will indulge in the cultural activities comprising of the Visit to the Sami tents (the indigenous people of North) during the Northern light safari and also experience the traditional modes of transport the Huskies- Dog sledding tour in the wilderness of the Arctic.
PS: Northern lights is a natural Phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its occurrence. Northern Lights season : Nov-Mar Midnight Sun : April/May til July/August
PS : THIS ROUTE WITH SOME MODIFICATIONS CAN ALSO BE SUGGESTED AS A SELF DRIVE ITINERARY. PLEASE DO LET US KNOW INCASE YOU WANT A SELF DRIVE ITINERARY/OPTION.
Tour Departure & Return
The Tour has been recommended from Bodø. We can rearrange the place of start and the itinerary as per your requirement
.2 Nights stay in the award winning designer Sea cabins at Manhausen Island
.4 Nights Quality accommodation in Standard Rooms (As Scandinavia does not have any star standards, Quality can be 4 star European Standards. In Oslo it can be equivalent to 5 star)
.1 Night stay in Outside cabin with window on Cruise Hurtigruten
.3 Hours guided Fishing Trip in Manhausen
.One day usage of outside Hot tub in Manhausen
.7 Hours Trip including Northern Lights safari in Camp Tamok with Dog Sledding (Only during Winter season/During summer this activity will be replaced with a Midnight Summer activity or equalivent)
.Lavvo-Sami Tent Visit (during winters/May be available during summers as well)
.4 hours Northern Lights evening Cruise(during winter) OR midnight sun cruise(during summer) in Tromsø
.Speed boat transfers from Bodø-Nordskot-Svolvær
.Transfers to and from Tromsø city center for Trip to Camp Tamok (in Bus/minibus ; During Nov-Mar ; Apr- Sept an alternative activity may be suggested)
.Private airport and local transfers
.Local Meal and a hot beverage served at Camp Tamok (During Winters/An alternative activity may be suggested during summers)
.Domestic Flight tickets from Tromsø-Oslo
.All meals during the stay at Manhausen
.One lunch during Hurtigruten cruise
.Arctic lunch or a dinner at a traditional restaurant in Tromsø
.Farewell dinner with wine menu in Oslo
.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
.Meals and beverages unless those specified here
.Activities unless specified here
.Sightseeing/Local Transfers (unless specified)
.Personal Travel Insurance
.Last minute surprises
Arrival Bodø ; Transfer to harbour ; Speed Boat ; Dinner.
All meals ; 3 hours Guided Fishing Trip.
Hiking Tour& Lofoten Transfer
All meals ; Hiking in th area ; Evening transfer via speed boat to Lofoten ; Overnight lofoten.
Day at leisure in Lofoten- Evening Cruise departure.
Breakfast and Lunch; Evening cruise departure to Tromsø.
Breakfast ; Gourmet Lunch ; Evening short cruise for Northern Light Safari.
Departure Tromsø ; Arrival Oslo ; Farewell Dinner.
Departure with fond memories
Day 01 Arrival Bodø and speed boat transfer to Nordskot coastal Village – MANSHAUSEN
Arrival at Bodø airport and transfer to the harbour area. You will take the Speed boat departing in the evening at 17.15 (subject to change. No boats on Saturdays) for an hour and a half journey through the scenic sea route crossing unknown islands to the coastal village of Nordkost.
If tranquillity is the right word then it will be in abundance in this small Village. Upon your arrival your local host will meet and greet you at the dock and drive you to this unique hotel and check you in to your panoramic sea cabins. The award winning cabins have a great view of the sea and mountains. Enjoy your day at leisure and explore the village at your pace. You are free to enjoy the sauna or the outdoor hot tub or perhaps grab a book from the main house and read about the many of the Polar explorations undertaken by the owner.
While your local dinner is being prepared, your host will plan your coming days and suggest your various activities in and around the area. Enjoy your dinner and sleep well in Manshausen.
Day 02 Guided Fishing Trip and Natural sightseeing
Wake up to the amazing scenery. Enjoy your morning breakfast served in the main house, the house that serves as the main dining area has been totally renovated, but the building is from the 1800s. After breakfast, enjoy your 3 hours guided fishing tour. There are several good spots nearby and the catch varies from place to place and time of year. Halibut is one of the favourites, and during springtime migrating cod comes down from the Barents Sea to spawn in the West Fjord. Pollock and mackerel are also common species in this area. If the weather is not suitable for fishing then it can be arranged the next day.
Enjoy your evening under the dancing Northern lights (subject to occurrence) or the midnight sun (during summer season; Subject to weather conditions) and enjoy your meal. Overnight in the sea cabins.
Day 03 Hike The Mountains and Explore Resshola – THE TROLL CAVE. Evening Speed Boat transfer to the Paradise across the Arctic,Lofoten.
Wake up to the amazing scenery. Enjoy your morning breakfast and the view of this hidden paradise.
The surrounding area, both on land and on the bigger islands nearby offers great hikes for all levels and difficulties. Trips range from easy strolls on the islands Måløya and Grøtøya to spectacular and breath-taking traverses. All within the immediate vicinity of Manshausen. The cave at Nordskot is about half an hour stroll away. It is called Resshola, (the troll cave). There is a path going up to the cave but it is rough so you need good boots, headlamps can be borrowed from the hotel. The cave is about 140 metres deep.
In the evening your host will drive you to the harbour area of Nordskost, you will embark with fond memories for your next level of Arctic experience to the Capital of Lofoten, Svolvær, often referred to as the ‘Paradise across the Arctic.’
Night arrival in Svolvær and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel in Svolvær.
Day 04 Day in Lofoten Islands. Late evening departure via overnight cruise to Arctic capital-Tromsø.
Wake to the panaromic views and enjoy your Arctic breakfast.
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.
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.
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)
After your day well spent, in the evening around 21.00 will you Board the world famous Hurtigruten Cruise.
Boarding begins at 21.00 for the departure at 22.00
Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Day 05 Cruise Vesterålen Islands to the Arctic Capital of Tromsø.
The Cruise during the morning hours will briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes. The sailing then continues to the city of Tromsø, often referred to as the `Capital of the Arctic’. Arrival in Tromsø in the afternoon at 14:15hrs and transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy your day in Tromsø. Tromsø is the Capital of Arctics. Be it Northern Lights or the midnight sun, this Urban Arctic city has many winter and summer adventure activities to offer. The city has many unique attractions located at walkable distances. We recommend you take a walk in this Arctic city and see these recommended attractions:
Tromsø Gondola lift
Polaria Arctic Aquarium
In the evening your Northern Norway experience will continue, today you will do a Dog Sledding/Husky Trip at a Camp located 75 minutes from city center. Pick-up by bus or minibus in the city centre of Tromsø, by the harbor around 1700 hours and transported to the camp. This cultural adventure includes Dog sledding, trying lasso-throwing and storytelling about the Sami culture and history. This will give you a good opportunity again to experience the Northern Lights while you are being riden on a Dog Sledge. Before heading back to Tromsø, you´ll get a lovely hot meal in the dining lavvo, sami tents. Tromsø town centre return around 24:00 hrs, midnight. The trip is around 7 Hours. (Only during Nov-Mar ; Alternative activity will be suggested for summer seasons)
Overnight in Tromsø.
Day 06 Traditional Lunch and Northern Light/Midnight sun (depending on which season) Short Cruise.
After breakfast, enjoy this beautiful city at your Pace.
Enjoy your Arctic lunch today at a tiny, centrally located local restaurant- within walking distance of your hotel. The restaurant will serve a 2 -course meal made from fresh local produce. After lunch, it’s time to relax and explore Tromsø before you join the evening Northern Lights cruise.
In the evening at 1845 hours, from Tromsø city harbor, you cruise out from Tromsø city in the safe and calm waters, with beautiful views of the city, mountains, fjord and the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) with Arctic Explorer. The different locations you visit on this cruise provide different views of the sky with several possibilities of seeing the Northern Lights. Your four-hour cruise is in a high-class comfortable and very stable boat with space inside and outside. (Included: Transportation, life jacket, hot drink, biscuits, winter warm suit).
(During Midnight Sun season the cruise will then do the midnight sun cruise)
Overnight in Tromsø.
Day 07 Flight to the Capital of Norway, Oslo
After your Arctic breakfast at the hotel. Airport transfer (included) for your flight back to Oslo (flight tickets included).
Arrival at Oslo airport, Private transfer to your centrally located hotel (included) in Oslo. You can enjoy some of the attractions:
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Viking Ship Museum
Oslo Opera House
Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
We will choose a fine dining restaurant from fine selections of restaurants located in the city. Your package includes dinner at a fine dining restaurant in Oslo with wine menu. 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.
(PLEASE DO LET US KNOW INCASE YOU WANT US TO BOOK AN AIRPORT HOTEL INSTEAD OF A CITY HOTEL.)
ADD ON : Add a night in Oslo.
Day 08 The Journey has finished but the relationship with Norway has just started. Departure day with fond memories
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.
After your ‘Scandinavian’ Breakfast, Private airport transfer to Gardermoen airport (included) for your onward journey.