Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights

From: Oslo
To: Oslo
Departing: Daily during July & August

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights is a unique combination trip showing you the most spectacular parts of Norway’s Arctic coast, along with the highlights of the Norwegian fjords.

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 Nights Hurtigruten voyage with all meals as per itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation in centrally located hotels, including breakfast
  • One-way flight from Oslo to Tromso
  • Rail, bus and ferry pass with second-class seat reservations
  • All excursions as per itinerary

Day 1 – Oslo

Arrive in Oslo and make your way to the hotel. The centre of Oslo is located 20 minutes from the airport via the airport express train.

The evening is spent in Oslo at your leisure.

Overnight: Oslo Hotel

Day 2 – Oslo > Tromso

After breakfast, you will make your way to the airport for your flight to Tromso, Northern Norway’s biggest city. Head into the city, where you can store your luggage at the Scandic Ishavshotel, before spending the afternoon exploring this beautifully located city.

Enjoy a 3-course dinner in the evening before boarding the authentic Hurtigruten ship just before midnight to begin your unforgettable voyage to Bergen.

Overnight: On board the Hurtigruten

Day 3 – Arctic Coastline

Experience some of the most spectacular coastline in the world, taking in the narrow Risoyrenna, Raftsund and the breathtaking Trollfjord (weather permitting). In the early evening you will reach the beautiful Lofoten Islands, surrounded by towering mountain peaks and tiny fishing villages. A 3-hour land tour of the islands is included, where you will explore the islands under the Midnight Sun, before rejoining the ship in Stamsund.

All meals are included in the voyage: buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and 3 course dinner

Overnight: On board the Hurtigruten

Day 4 – Helgeland Coastline

Be sure to be up early for the morning call at the village of Ornes, which backs onto Svartisen glacier, Norway’s second largest glacier. We will then continue our journey down the magical Helgeland coastline, known for its unique mountain & island formations.

All meals are included in the voyage: buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and a 3-course dinner.

Overnight: On board the Hurtigruten

Day 5 – Trondheim

We pull into the historic city of Trondheim, giving us time to explore this picturesque city including the colourful homes of Bakklandet. Departing Trondheim, we cruise up the western coastline before calling into the coastal town of Kristiansund to begin a spectacular 4.5 hour road trip along the extraordinary Atlantic Ocean Road.

All meals are included in the voyage: buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and a 3-course dinner

Overnight: On board the Hurtigruten

Day 6 – Bergen

We complete our voyage at 14:30 when we arrive in the charming city of Bergen. Make your way to the hotel before spending the evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Scandic Hotel Neptun

Day 7 – Bergen

Explore the beautiful city of Bergen at your own pace today. City highlights include: the UNESCO Bryggen wharf; exploring the narrow streets lined with colourful, wooden houses; taking the funicular to Mount Floyen; and spending time at the Aquarium.

Overnight: Scandic Hotel Neptun

Day 8 – Bergen > Oslo

This morning, take a scenic rail trip to Voss, where a connecting coach takes you to the Gundvangen fjord village via the spectacular Stalheim canyon and the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road. From Gudvangen, you will take a 2-hour fjord cruise down some of the most spectacular fjord systems in the world, before disembarking in the village of Flam.  From here you will board the famous Flam Railway – an unforgettable 1-hour ride through stunning scenery including waterfalls, rivers, and mountain peaks. At the Myrdal mountain station you will rejoin the main Bergen line to continue your trip into Oslo.

On arrival in Oslo you will make your way to your hotel, which is located only a few minutes away from the train station.

Overnight: Thon Hotel Opera

Day 9 – Oslo

Spend the day exploring Oslo at your own pace. City highlights include: a range of museums to suit all interests, historic sites, and an amusement park.

Overnight: Thon Hotel Opera

Day 10 – Oslo

Your tour ends here after breakfast, where you will continue on with your own travel arrangements.

 

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