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Cruise Lapland, Lofoten & Sognefjord

This tour is unfortunately not available. You can look up a similar tour here: Arctic fjords & Coastal highlights 

Sunset in Oslo harbour. Photo Gunnar Strom/VisitOslo

Day 1 - Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located Bristol hotel. 1 night in Oslo.

Optional: Add a city sightseeing or a fjord sightseeing.

From mid June to end of August: add an evening cruise on a traditional sailing yacht, with a traditional prawn buffet


Vigeland Sculpture Park. Photo Nancy Bundt, Oslo Promotion

Day 2 - Oslo & Kirkenes

Time to explore Oslo on your own or add one of our optional city tours.

Early evening flight from Oslo to Kirkenes (appr 2 hours). 1 night in Kirkenes

Photo: Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

Midnight sun Norway. Photo Terje Rakke/Innovation Norway

Day 3 - Kirkenes cruise departure

Embark one of the Norwegian Coastal Steamer ships at noon. Cruise via Vardo, Norway's easternmost town, with the enchanting Vardohus Fortress before the ship continues along the Varanger peninsula with a late evening arrival at Batsfjord.

North Cape cliff. Photo TErje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
Reindeer. Photo Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Day 4 - Breakfast at the North Cape

Early departure for a 6 hour amazing excursion combining wildlife, culture and spectacular scenery with a visit to the "top of the world". Enjoy an exotic morning & breakfast at the North Cape cliff - 1,000 feet above the Arctic Ocean and the Northernmost point of the European continent.

The trip continues southwards along the Arctic Porsangerfjord and through the exotic western parts of Finnmark Lapland. There will be a short stop to visit a Sami family for an opportunity to meet reindeer.

Then towards the coast and Hammerfest – the world’s northernmost town – where you will meet the ship. **

 

Then cruise along the Arctic coast to Tromso, where you can experience a Midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral (optional, booking & payment onboard).


Lofoten Islands. Photo Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway
Lofoten Islands & Stockfish. Photo Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway

Day 5 - Lofoten Islands round trip

Lofoten is a group of islands off the west coast, north of the Arctic Circle – at the 67th and 68th parallells. Throughout history, Lofoten has been the home and workplace of generations of fishermen.

 

The Lofoten fishing season in spring is still vital and central to the economy and population here. Many people associate Lofoten with its precipitous, dramatic and often fabled mountains and picturesque fishing villages. However, Lofoten is so much more – quiet bays, white sandy beaches and sheltered fjords.

 

The light in Lofoten is known to be quite unique and highly valued among artists, and there will be a stop at an art gallery showing you various artists paintings of the exotic Lofoten scenery. **

 Early morning at helgeland coast. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway 

Day 6 - Helgeland coast-Rorvik

The ship continues along the beautiful and fabled Helgeland Coast, often considered the most beautiful and spectacular part of the Arctic coast, with the Seven Sisters mountain range and the well-known Torghatten mountain peak. Crossing the Arctic Circle

 Bakklandet Trondheim. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway
Nidaros Cathedral Trondheim. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway
 

Day 7 - Trondheim-Alesund

The Trondheim fjord and the historic island of Munkholmen leads the way to the historic town of Trondheim, known for its well preserved and idyllic areas of tiny wooden houses, like Bakklandet. Time to visit the town on your own or join the optional city sightseeing. After leaving Trondheim the ship passes the beautiful island of Hitra and then to the open sea of Hustadvika, known for its innumerable, tiny islets.

 

 

Photo 1: Bakklandet Trondheim
Photo 2: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

 Knoesesmaet Bergen. Photo Per Nybo, Bergen Tourist Board 

Day 8 - Alesund-Bergen

The ship passes magnificent West Norway scenery with mouths of fjords and a lush, beautiful archipelago, including the island kingdom of Oygarden, before it approaches Bergen, the final destination.

Transfer bus to your hotel. Spend 2 nights in Bergen.

 

 

Photo: Typical, tiny wooden houses & narrow street at the Nordnes peninsula, Bergen

 Funicular to mount Floyen. Photo Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/ 

Day 9 - Bergen

Full day at leisure to explore the sights of Bergen - take the exciting Funicular rail to the top of mount Floyen offering a magnificent view of the city centre and surrounding fjords & islands, the famous Fish Market or take a scheduled sightseeing tour of the city.

Sognefjord. Photo RM Sorensen/Flam Utvikling Flam Railway. Photo Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway 

Day 10 - Bergen-Oslo

Sognefjord cruise
Express steamer cruise from Bergen to the majestic Sognefjord - the world's longest fjord - and the scenic Aurlandsfjord branch before you disembark in the tiny fjord village of Flam.

 

Flam Railway & Bergen line

The trip continues with an unforgettable ride on the famous Flam Railway, taking you through the spectacular Flam valley with rivers and cascading waterfalls to the mountain station of Myrdal, where you change to the main Bergen line - crossing the beautiful Hardangervidda mountain plateau to Oslo.

1 night in Oslo

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