We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, journey durations, deposit payments, what to pack for your holiday and more!
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 the best available outside cabin (unspecified cabin with windows/port holes) with private facilities, and included meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The fare is in the BASIC price structure, so cabin number/grade and dining time will be assigned onboard. If you wish to choose your cabin number and dining time, you can upgrade your fare to SELECT.
All ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, WIFI and onboard 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).
DOMESTIC FLIGHT – KIRKENES TO OSLO
Included is a flight from Kirkenes to Oslo that will depart around noon and arrive in Oslo around 14:10. Please make sure that your connecting flight home is in the evening or plan to spend an additional night in Oslo. There are only two flights from Kirkenes each day, one departing around noon and one leaving in the evening. The flight time for your tour package depends on availability.
NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® WINTER TOUR
Included is the famous Norway in a nutshell tour, from Oslo to Bergen, where you will be travelling by train, bus and ferry among wintry scenic landscapes 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 timing with your final travel documents. Here is the information regarding the estimated departure time along with the approximate duration of the journey.
Journey to Flåm:
· Departure from Oslo Central Station: 08:25 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 13:55
· Duration: 5 Hours & 30 minutes
Journey to Bergen:
· Departure from Flåm: 09:30 - Arrival in Bergen: 14:57
· Duration: 5 hours & 30 minutes
WINTER TRAVEL & NORTHERN LIGHTS
Travelling in the winter season in Norway is highly recommended and very enjoyable. You will get a chance to see the snow covered landscape, and it‘s not as cold as one would think. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Norway travel guide.
Please be advised that northern lights can only be seen from northern Norway, which is part of this tour package, but sightings cannot be guaranteed as northern lights are a natural phenomenon. The best months to experience the northern lights are October through March, with peak visibility from November through February. Please note that as the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated.
Also, please note that there are limited opening hours during the Christmas and New Year‘s season throughout the country.If you have any questions about this, please contact your travel consultant for further information.
SPRING TRAVEL IN NORWAY
If you are travelling to Norway during the spring (end of March - end of April), please be advised that many attractions and museums still have winter opening hours during this time. Also, the weather is much milder in the spring and you will get to experience warmer temperatures and and more sunlight compared to the winter months.
WHAT TO PACK
If booking the additional luggage transfer - an overnight bag for Flåm
Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
Gloves, hat and scarf
DEPOSIT PAYMENT & CANCELLATION CHARGES:
This tour package requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. View more information on deposit payments and cancellation charges 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.