We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, travelling with the Hurtigruten cruise ships, boarding the Norway in a Nutshell tour, the terms and availability, and other useful information for your travels.
OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodation, train and cruise tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.
The cruise includes deck space, so your luggage will be stored in a luggage room. For added security we recommend that you bring a lock with you and a backpack where you store your valuables that you carry with you while onboard.
All ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, WIFI and on-board activities. The Hurtigruten Coastal voyages are not like conventional cruises as there are 11 different ships that vary in size and age that sail the Norwegian coast on different dates. Optional shore excursions are available onboard, and we recommend that you pre-book them (can be done until 4 weeks prior to arrival, depending on availability). You can disembark the ship in ports where the stop is for more than 30 minutes.
Included is a cruise through Geirangerfjord on the ship, MS Geirangerfjord II. This fjord cruise journey is about 120 km each way and departs from the harbor by the Rutebilstasjonen. On board you can purchase coffee and light refreshments while travelling from the ocean to the fjord, enjoying spectacular views along the way.
June to August departures:
· Departure from Ålesund: 08:00 - Arrival in Geiranger: 11:00
· Departure from Geiranger: 16:00 - Arrival in Ålesund: 19:00
May & September departures:
· Departure from Ålesund: 09:30 - Arrival in Geiranger: 15:30
· Departure from Geiranger: 16:30 - Arrival in Ålesund: 20:00
NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® TOUR
Included is the famous Norway in a nutshell tour, from Bergen to Oslo, where you will travel by train, bus and ferries among beautiful sceneries and charming villages. This journey is a combination of train, cruise and bus. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. You will receive a ticket with information about transfer points and timings with your final travel documents. Here is the departure timings along with the approximate duration of the journey.
Journey to Flåm:
· Departure from Bergen Central Station: 08:39 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 13:30
Duration: 5 Hours & 30 minutes
Journey to Oslo:
· Departure from Flåm: 12:20 - Arrival in Oslo : 19:05
Duration: 6 hours & 45 minutes
There are places to store your luggage during each leg of the journey. Be advised that if you do not book luggage transfer you have to carry your luggage yourself from train to bus to boat etc, but the connections are all within proximity for easy transfer.
WHAT TO PACK
If booking the additional luggage transfer - An overnight bag in Flåm
Light gloves, hat and scarf
Lip balm and moisturiser
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Lock for suitcases on Hurtigruten - if preffered
If the tour is booked less than 3 months prior to arrival, the overall package price may be subject to change due to possible fare increases for domestic flights. Be assured that we will notify you of any price changes before your payment is completed.
As this tour includes railway, flight and cruise tickets along with other non-refundable services, we charge upon booking a 50% non-refundable deposit. For more information - click here
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.