We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, travelling with 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 cabin accommodation (unspecified cabin with windows/port holes) with private facilities, and breakfast is included. 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. We are unable to offer guaranteed cabin numbers for port-to-port and short voyages (less than 5 nights). You can disembark the ship in ports where the stop is for more than 30 minutes.
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 scenery 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 are the departure times along with the approximate duration of each journey.
Journey to Flåm:
· Departure from Bergen Central Station: 08:39 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 13:30
· Duration: 5.5 Hours & 21 minutes
Journey to Oslo
· Departure from Flåm: 12:20 - Arrival in Oslo: 19:05
· Duration: 7 Hours
There are places to store your luggage on each leg of your journey. Be aware that if you do not book luggage transfer you have to carry your luggage from train to bus to boat, but the connections are all close for an 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
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.