Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Oslo
Welcome to Oslo! On arrival make your way to your hotel followed by the remainder of your day free to explore the Norwegian capital.
Stay at: Comfort Hotel Borsparken (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Hub (4 star)

DAY 2 Oslo – Myrdal – Flam
This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s breathtaking fjord and mountain scenery. The Flam Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of Norway, taking you from the mountain station of Myrdal to Flam, deep into the fjords, giving you views of the magnificent mountains and the frozen fjord landscape.

Stay at : Flamsbrygga Hotel (3 star) or Fretheim Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Flam – Gudvangen – Voss – Bergen
Today starts with a cruise along the Aurlandsfjord and the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen take a drive up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva for wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls before arriving in Voss. Continue your journey by rail to Bergen. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel.

Stay at: Augustin Hotel (3 star) or Bergen Bors Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Bergen
Enjoy a full day to explore Bergen, the stunning capital of the fjords surrounded by its famed seven mountains. We recommend to explore the cosy, narrow cobblestone alleys and quaint old wooden houses of Bergen's famous Bryggen, the Hanseatic wharf. A ride on the Floibanen cable car will take you to the top of Mount Floyen for magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding mountains, for those feeling more energetic we recommend walking to the top of Mount Floyen.

This afternoon, please make your own way to the port to board your Havila Voyage. This evening as the ship sets sail, enjoy a tasty dinner based on the best ingredients from the coast. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you take in the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in the panorama lounges.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 5 Floro - Alesund - Molde
After the first night on board, you can start the day by waving to Havila Kystruten's head office near Torvik. In Ålesund, a rare harmonious Art Nouveau town awaits with beautiful brick houses and sea stalls. We highly recommend taking the optional shore excursion, Winter Geirangerfjord Cruise, to explore in depth the world heritage fjord Geirangerfjorden with its steep mountain sides and wild waterfalls.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6 Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rørvik
Today wake up near beautiful Trondheim, founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason over a thousand years ago. The landmark in the city is the Nidaros Cathedral; Norway's national shrine and one of Northern Europe's largest cathedrals. In the afternoon the ship heads out of the fjord into a teeming archipelago and towards northern Norway.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 7 Brønnøysund - Lofoten Islands
On this stretch, we mark that you cross the Arctic Circle and travel into the Arctic realm. That means winter has the polar nights - and evenings with the northern lights. Nature here is powerful with Northern Scandinavia's largest glacier, the world's strongest tidal current and encounters with the majesty of the air; the sea eagle. In the evening Lofoten awaits with fishing villages, steep mountains and Vikings.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 8 Stokmarknes - Tromso
The voyage continues through narrow fjords and wild mountains to Tromso, a city characterised by fishing culture, polar expeditions and daring. It is also the land of the Sami, Norway's indigenous people and blends with its modern status of the Paris of the North. On arrival in Tromso, make your way to your hotel for check in and some time to settle in before this evenings exciting Northern Lights Tour.

Tromso is located in the heart of the Northern Lights Zone and tonight, along with your specialist local guide, you will find the best area for viewing the lights. Your guide will also look out for the most scenic spots to take pictures while entertaining you with local folklore and the science behind the stunning Northern Lights.

Stay at: Thon Hotel Tromso (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 9 Tromso
Camp Tamok is located in the Tamok valley, a 75 minute drive from Tromso. A full day spent at Camp Tamok is an unforgettable experience in the Arctic wilderness of Norway. Upon arrival, you will be provided with warm winter clothing, boots and gear before you head out to meet an eager team of huskies waiting to take you on an exhilarating sledding adventure through the snowy terrain. As you mush, the excited dogs will run at full speed and the sled glides effortlessly over the snowdrifts with the skids hissing softly in the snow. Stop halfway for a photo break in the wilderness with the possibility to change drivers.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while warming yourself by the campfire inside the lavvu. During your free time between activities you can try out the snow slope and snowshoes, spend time with your guide who will share stories from the local area or you can relax in the camp with a good book. Before your evening activity you can try the traditional Norwegian way of grilling the sausages at the campfire.

This evening is reserved for chasing the Northern Lights. The Tamok Valley is the ideal setting to experience the Aurora Borealis as the camp is far removed from the bright city lights and situated in a drier climate zone producing many cloud-free night skies. After a presentation about the lights and how to photograph them you will be taken to different locations around the camp to observe the northern lights. When it is time to warm up by the open fire in the lavvu.

Stay at: Thon Hotel Tromso (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 Tromso
With time at leisure to explore today you could check out one of the most unique-looking churches in the world, the Arctic Cathedral, which looks like a horizontal cascade of triangles stacked together like dominos. You can see the cathedral from almost anywhere in the city, a beam of white light in the dark of winter. We also recommend taking the cable car to the top of Storsteinen Mountain for the best views over the island of Tromsoya and Kvaloya - one of the most popular experiences for visitors to do in Tromso.

Stay at: Thon Hotel Tromso (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Tromso
Your Fjord & Aurora Explorer cruise-tour concludes after breakfast and check out of your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

At every port there are shore excursions befitting the season of travel, that you may join. We recommend these experiences which will enhance your coastal journey as you interact more closely with the culture, nature and people of Norway. Ask your consultant today for more information including pricing and pre booking your spot.

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in your chosen category
  • 4 night Norwegian Coastal Cruise in cabin of your choice (Bergen-Tromso)
  • 2nd class rail: Oslo – Myrdal, Voss – Bergen
  • Flam Railway (Flamsbana): Myrdal – Flam
  • Fjord cruise: Flam – Gudvangen
  • Coach: Gudvangen – Voss
  • Porter Service: Oslo to Bergen
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Tromso Northern Lights Tour
  • Full day Camp Tamok Experience (includes a Husky Safari and a Northern Lights Tour)

Pricing

11 days Fjord & Aurora Explorer: $5,390* per person

Important:
Pricing for this cruise-tour is “dynamic”, this means it varies depending on availability aboard the coastal voyage at the time of booking along with your exact departure date, your chosen cabin category and your choice of hotel category.
For this cruise-tour you can choose between a Seaview Cabin or an Interior Cabin aboard the Havila voyage, and you have a choice of either 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation for the land portion.

Please contact us for a quote, the team will be happy to provide you with further details. To accurately quote kindly advise your preferred departure date, hotel category and cabin category.

Prices are subject to availability on booking, once your booking is confirmed a deposit will be due to secure the services and guarantee the price.

*From price quoted above is per person, twin or double share, based on a NOVEMBER 2024 departure, in a sea-view superior cabin with 3-star hotel accommodation and is subject to availability on booking.

Departures 2024
Nov 27, 29
Dec 2, 8, 10, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30

Departures 2025
Jan 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29
Feb 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28
Mar 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19, 22

Ship Information

Boat 1: Havila: The Coastal Journey Ships

  • Launched: 2021
  • Length: 124.1m
  • Breadth: 22m
  • Speed: 28km/h
  • Crew: 100
  • Passengers: 350 (sleeping passengers)
  • Cabins: 179
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Promenade deck and viewpoint
  • Observation lounge with recliners under a glass roof, perfect for hunting the Northern Lights whilst staying warm
  • Havblikk bar and lounge
  • Havrand Restaurant
  • Hildring Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Havly Cafe
  • Conference hall
  • Lift
  • 2 fitness rooms
  • Outdoor deck with jacuzzies
  • Sauna
  • Gift Shop / Boutique
  • Reception
  • Laundry room with washers, dryers and ironing facilities
Deck Cabin Description Bedding Size (sqm) Window / Balcony To Open
8 Lighthouse Suite Twin/Double 45 Balcony Yes
7 Junior Suite Twin/Double 22-24 Balcony Yes
7 Balcony Deluxe Twin/Double 21.5 Balcony Yes
7 Panoramic Deluxe Twin/Double 30 Floor to ceiling window No
7 Panoramic Superior Twin/Double 30 Floor to ceiling window No
5, 7 Seaview Deluxe Twin/Double 20 Window No
4, 5 Seaview Superior Twin/Double 15 Window
4, 5, 7 Interior 1 lower single and 1 upper berth 10 No Window No

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