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    13 days - Visit Oslo, Norway in a Nutshell, Bergen then voyage to Tromsø

    This 13-day independent itinerary between Oslo and Tromsø includes a magical wintertime voyage along the Norwegian coast. Sail one of the world’s longest coastlines, from Bergen to North Cape at the top of Europe, and the Arctic city of Tromsø.

    Between Oslo and Bergen, we have included the Norway in a Nutshell® tour which takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery that includes the breathtaking experiences on the Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord and the journey to Bergen. In the comfort of your train and cruise boat, watch fjord scenery with beautiful frozen waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.

    Highlights include

    • Visit the capital of Norway, Oslo with private city tour
    • Board the Flåm Railway and explore the Norwegian fjords
    • Enjoy life aboard exceptionally designed MS Trollfjord, freshly refurbished in 2023 with the finest materials and ship craftsmanship
    Day 1
    Arrive Oslo
    Day 2
    Explore Oslo with a private guided tour
    Day 3
    Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
    Day 4
    Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen
    Day 5
    Explore Bergen this morning before departing on MS Trollfjord northbound
    Day 6
    Arrive in Molde and explore this small village
    Day 7
    Visit Rørvik, an ancient fishing town
    Day 8
    Lødingen - village life and fjord nature
    Day 9
    Visit Alta and it's Northern Lights Cathedral
    Day 10
    Honningsvåg, the northernmost point and North Cape
    Day 11
    Tromsø - The capital of the Arctic
    Day 12
    Discover Tromsø's cozy cafes, museums and pubs
    Day 13
    Depart Tromsø
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Tromsø, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    13 Days
    Start Date
    Scheduled
    Travel Style
    Expedition Cruises
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Moderate activities including city walking tours and no porterage
    Code
    50DN1275

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation
    • Flåm Railway
    • Oslo to Bergen train journey
    • MS Trollfjord between Bergen and Tromsø via the North Cape
    Included
    • All accommodation in shared double/twin room, single supplement available
    • Daily breakfast
    • Voyage from Bergen to Tromsø 6 nights in a twin outside cabin with toilet & shower
    • All meals on board the Express Coastal Ferry, other meals as per itinerary
    • Norway in a Nutshell® train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
    • Discover Oslo with a private city tour
    • Luggage porter transfer on the Norway in a Nutshell®
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees

    Included during the Express Coastal Voyage:

    • Unlimited select beer, wine, and spirits at Flora, Árran, and the 1893 Bar, served during restaurant and bar opening hours excluding breakfast
    • Unlimited mineral water, tea, and coffee
    • Afternoon snack in the 1893 Bar
    • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings
    • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts
    • Access to fitness room and sauna
    • Movie nights, music entertainment, and library access
    • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities
    Not Included

    International and domestic flights, travel insurance, luggage handling & optional excursions.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Oslo

    Arrive to Oslo and make your own way using the express airport train (19 mins) to your central hotel in the heart of Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the discerning traveller. If you arrive early, we can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle & the Harbour area.

    Discover the new area of Bjorvika with the new Opera House and Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cosy cafés and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka. After going shopping at numerous design boutiques, vintage shops and flea markets, head to the Mathallen food hall for local specialties. Lastly, visit the new National Museum of Norway down by the harbour before finding a spot in one of the local fish restaurants for dinner.

    Transportation
    Clarion Hotel the Hub or similar for standard version.

    Amerikalinjen Superior Room or similar for superior version.

    Restaurants
    Restaurant options in Oslo

    Day 2 - Explore Oslo with a private guided tour

    Discover the must-sees of beautiful Oslo including the Royal Palace and Vigeland Park on a private walking tour of its most famous sights. Enjoy all the landmarks of Oslo's city centre on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. Get a taste of the life in this vibrant capital through its famous sights, and enjoy its architectural and cultural diversity.

    See the Royal Palace, the Norwegian Parliament, and the University of Oslo, and stroll the bustling Karl Johan pedestrian shopping area. Take the tram to the iconic Vigeland Park and explore the incredible and unique works of sculptor Gustav Vigeland.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 3 - Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

    Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains. In the afternoon, you check into the cosy mountain hotel in Flåm. Overnight in Fretheim Hotel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Fretheim Hotel or similar.

    Day 4 - Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen

    The day starts with a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss. In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen. Overnight Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar with breakfast.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Superior version includes a private transfer Gudvangen to Bergen
    Accommodation
    Borgen Børs Hotel Standard or Deluxe room.

    Day 5 - Explore Bergen this morning before departing on MS Trollfjord northbound

    Today you’ll have the chance to explore Bergen before joining the ship. Bergen is located right in the heart of the scenic Fjord Norway area. If you’d like to get birds eye view of the city, hop aboard a funicular up to Mount Fløyen. At the summit, you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of Bergen, its neighbouring fjords and surrounding mountains.

    Welcome aboard MS Trollfjord and settle into your cabin or suite, before meeting your Coastal Experience Team. You’ll get to know each member of the team well as they give lectures and organise onboard activities for you throughout your voyage.

    Grab yourself a drink in the ship’s two-storey panorama lounge and meet your fellow guests. As the ship sails from Bergen and into Hjeltefjord, your scenic adventure along Norway’s coast is underway.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 6 - Arrive in Molde and explore this small village

    Molde is the capital and commercial centre of Romsdalen, which sits on the southern coast of the Romsdal Peninsula. You can join optional activities on arrival such as an optional excursion to the Atlantic Road, an icon of the Norwegian coast that often features in Hollywood movies. If you prefer to stay closer to the ship, you can pop into the Romsdal Museum, one of Norway’s largest folk museums about ten minutes away from the town centre.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 7 - Visit Rørvik, an ancient fishing town

    The Vikna archipelago is a chain of around 6,000 islands, islets and skerries. The largest of the chain, Inner-Vikna, is where you’ll make the next stop. The ship aims to dock at the port town of Rørvik around mid-morning, remaining there most of the day.

    The town and its surrounding areas have a long history, with burial mounds found there that date back to ancient times. The area’s maritime legacy is well-documented across Rørvik’s many museums, particularly The Norwegian Coastal Museum.

    Similarly, at SalmoNor visiting centre, you can take a tour of a modern salmon farm and find out more about the Norwegian aquaculture industry that supplies the world with tasty Nordic salmon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 8 - Lødingen - village life and fjord nature

    You’ll dock at around midday, using Lødingen as a base for a few hours to explore more of Hinnøya island, Norway’s largest island south of Svalbard. Wander the streets near the port and admire the traditional red fishing huts, or rorbuer, that line the shore. As you walk, you’ll likely notice the calming atmosphere that village life brings.

    From Lødingen, you can join a handful of optional excursions, including a fishing trip with a local, an immersive Sámi experience to learn more about their culture and history, or a visit to Dampskipsbrygga, Lødingen’s former wharf.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 9 - Visit Alta and it's Northern Lights Cathedral

    Alta is one of the bigger coastal towns we visit, with a population of over 10,000 people. A particularly famous part of the town is Alta River, one of Norway’s best salmon rivers. Here, large salmon are regularly caught, with some even weighing up to 24 kg. You won’t regret trying some fresh grilled salmon in one of the local restaurants.

    Increased snowfall in the winter allows for some truly authentic Arctic excursions, like dogsledding. The snow and climate of Alta also creates the perfect conditions to build and maintain the Igloo Hotel, located on the banks of river Alta.

    You’ll have the chance to visit and tour the world’s northernmost ice hotel, built out of snow and ice every winter and carved with different artistic themes by local sculptors. Head to the hotel’s ice bar, decorated with handcrafted ice sculptures and order a drink in an ice glass – no ice cubes needed.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 10 - Honningsvåg, the northernmost point and North Cape

    The northernmost city on the mainland, Honningsvåg’s landscape is quite distinctive, with barely any trees or bushes. This far north, winters are long and snowfall is high, so get ready for some fantastic winter scenery and activities.

    Feel the snow crunching under your snowshoes as you hike across the plains. You might even be able to try your hand at ice fishing, a beloved winter tradition in the far north. Get a taste of the local delicacy, king crab, which is caught in the waters around Honningsvåg and served year-round. Admire local art in the Once Upon a Dream art gallery, and don’t miss the Honningsvåg Church. This is the oldest building in the area, dating back to 1885.

    The highlight of any trip to Honningsvåg is a visit to the North Cape. This is one of the northernmost points of mainland Europe, and as we’re visiting in winter, we can get there by snowmobile. Standing near the northern edge of Norway and looking out over the Barents Sea under the polar night sky is a truly special experience. Add the ethereal Northern Lights dancing in the sky above, and you’ve got a sight you’ll never forget.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 11 - Tromsø - The capital of the Arctic

    Arrive at Tromsø early in the morning today. The city is buzzing with everything from trendy restaurants and cafés to boutique shops selling local crafts and produce.

    Say farewell to the ship and crew before you disembark and walk to your hotel. This afternoon, you can visit three of Tromsø’s most famous attractions: the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria centre, and ride the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel, the Edge or similar

    Day 12 - Discover Tromsø's cozy cafes, museums and pubs

    Today is free to wander around in this Arctic capital - if it is a bit fresh outside, explore the lovely cafes & galleries. You can join an additional Northern Lights tour if you haven't had any luck or a evening cruise.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Restaurants
    Skarven
    Restaurant options in Tromsø
    Optional Add Ons
    Vulkana - Luxury Spa Boat

    Day 13 - Depart Tromsø

    Self-transfer to the airport and depart Tromsø.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, twin share. Standard version includes Polar Outside Cabins on the North Cape Express voyage. Self transfer in Oslo on the standard version.

    Superior version includes private transfers and different hotels/higher room categories, plus Arctic superior P2 cabin on the North Cape Express voyage.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    26 Dec 2023
    7 Jan 2024
    26 Dec 2023
    7 Jan 2024
    NZD 6,575
    On request
    Standard
    26 Dec 2023
    7 Jan 2024
    26 Dec 2023
    7 Jan 2024
    NZD 4,392
    On request
    Extra for Single
    26 Dec 2023
    7 Jan 2024
    26 Dec 2023
    7 Jan 2024
    NZD 10,337
    On request
    Superior
    19 Jan 2024
    31 Jan 2024
    19 Jan 2024
    31 Jan 2024
    NZD 6,575
    On request
    Standard
    19 Jan 2024
    31 Jan 2024
    19 Jan 2024
    31 Jan 2024
    NZD 4,392
    On request
    Extra for Single
    19 Jan 2024
    31 Jan 2024
    19 Jan 2024
    31 Jan 2024
    NZD 10,337
    On request
    Superior
    12 Feb 2024
    24 Feb 2024
    12 Feb 2024
    24 Feb 2024
    NZD 6,575
    On request
    Standard
    12 Feb 2024
    24 Feb 2024
    12 Feb 2024
    24 Feb 2024
    NZD 4,392
    On request
    Extra for Single
    12 Feb 2024
    24 Feb 2024
    12 Feb 2024
    24 Feb 2024
    NZD 10,337
    On request
    Superior
    7 Mar 2024
    19 Mar 2024
    7 Mar 2024
    19 Mar 2024
    NZD 6,575
    On request
    Standard
    7 Mar 2024
    19 Mar 2024
    7 Mar 2024
    19 Mar 2024
    NZD 4,392
    On request
    Extra for Single
    7 Mar 2024
    19 Mar 2024
    7 Mar 2024
    19 Mar 2024
    NZD 10,337
    On request
    Superior
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    NZD 6,575
    On request
    Standard
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    NZD 6,575
    On request
    Standard
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    NZD 4,392
    On request
    Extra for Single
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    31 Mar 2024
    12 Apr 2024
    NZD 10,337
    On request
    Superior

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