Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 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 thundering waterfalls.

Stay at: Flamsbrygga Hotel (3 star)

DAY 2 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. B

Stay at: Augustin Hotel (3 star)

DAY 3 Bergen
Explore Bergen at your leisure today and discover the highlights of the charming city. We recommend a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You may also like to take the funicular to Mt.Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords. Later this afternoon make you way to the port to start your Hurtigruten voyage north to Kirkenes. BD

On board Hurtigruten

DAY 4 Alesund
Start your morning with incredible views of the breathtaking Nordfjord. Continue to Alesund for an optional tour of the famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Cruise further past pristine natural landscapes, before arriving in the ‘City of Roses’, Molde, late this afternoon. BLD

On board Hurtigruten

DAY 5 Trondheim
This morning, visit charming Trondheim and opt to join an excursion to Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav. Enjoy the rest of the day further exploring this city, before continuing your cruise journey through the narrow channel of Stokksund to Rorvik. BLD

On board Hurtigruten

DAY 6 Lofoten Islands
Welcome to the Arctic! This is your best chance to see the Northern Lights in winter or experience the Midnight Sun in summer. Today, you have the opportunity to see Svartisen glacier, or the Lofotr Viking Museum and partake in a farm to table experience. Between Stamsund and Svolvaer, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit Lofoten’s only craft brewery. BLD

On board Hurtigruten

DAY 7 Tromso
Set sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø. Here, the only light during the polar night comes from headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical Northern Lights. Spend today following the Hurtigruten Guides along hikes or discover more of the area on your own. BLD

On board Hurtigruten

DAY 8 North Cape
You’ve reached the top of the world! Stop in Havøysund for an optional small boat excursion to see the North Cape from the sea and visit the world’s northernmost fishing village. Continue north into the heartland of the Sami people, where you can learn about their way of life and hear traditional joiking (song). Spend this evening taking in the views from one of the northernmost points on the European continent. BLD

On board Hurtigruten

DAY 9 Kirkenes
Your tour ends today in Kirkenes after you’ve had the opportunity to explore the fascinating city on the Russian border. Like seafood? Join an optional excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea, before disembarking your cruise. B

  • 2 nights in 3 star central hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights aboard the Hurtigruten in an outside cabin, Bergen – Kirkenes
  • 2nd class rail: Oslo – Myrdal, Voss – Bergen
  • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Myrdal – Flåm
  • Fjord ferry: Flåm – Gudvangen
  • Coach: Gudvangen – Voss
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Services of an English-speaking guide (days 4-9)
  • Hurtigruten: on-board lectures and presentations on history


04 Jul 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
Essential Norway 9 day Tailor-Made Tour
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