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Lofoten & the Fjords

by Cruise and Rail

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Lovely Lofoten & Fantastic Fjords

This 10-day self-guided tour includes a stay in the picture-perfect Lofoten Islands before sailing south to Bergen on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage. You will get to experience pristine nature amidst the deep fjords, unique destinations like Svolvær, and the popular Norway in a Nutshell® journey to Oslo, taking you by train, bus and boat through famous fjords and charming villages like Flåm. There are also opportunities for exciting optional activities like a rib boat safari to Trollfjord to spot sea birds

10 days / 9 nights

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Approx 2216 EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Tour scenic Svolvær in Lofoten, the home of Svolværgeita mountain
  • Sail the Norwegian coastline along a Hurtigruten cruise
  • Complete your northern adventure by sailing across the Arctic Circle
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo and visit charming Bergen
  • Sail through dramatic fjords like Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord, branches of spectacular Sognefjord
  • Explore the famous Norway in a Nutshell from Bergen to Oslo
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Enjoy a bus ride through the steep hairpin beds of Stalheimskleiva
  • Roam the UNESCO site, Bryggen in the beautiful town of Bergen

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO LOFOTEN ISLANDS

    Welcome to Svolvær, the “Capital of the Lofoten Islands” a small, picturesque fishing village with a charming Scandinavian atmosphere. Here you will find a variety of small galleries, shops and cultural attractions nestled under the town’s landmark mountain, Svolværgeita (the Svolvær Goat), a popular challenge for climbers.

    If you arrive early, we recommend a walk to the nearby island of Svinøya for a visit to the local art museum and fish racks or you could take a stroll around town for excellent views of the sea and surrounding islands.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

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  • Day 2: SVOLVÆR AT LEISURE

    Today you can explore Svolvær as you wish. This a great opportunity for photographers to experiment with Lofoten's unique lighting conditions or for nature lovers to enjoy activities like hiking, rib boat safari to Trollfjord, fishing, or kayaking. We recommend ending the day with a visit to the “Magic Ice bar” with its gallery of magnificent ice sculptures.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

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  • Day 3: SVOLVÆR & CRUISE DEPARTURE

    Enjoy another day at leisure in this beautiful environment. It’s a great place for hiking and exploring the town. In Svolvær it’s a must to take a stroll between stockfish racks and traditional fishermen huts called ‘rorbuer’.

    The next leg of your tour, the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, departs for its southbound journey this evening. The first stop is Stamsund, and here you’ll have a fantastic view of the majestic mountain tops of Lofotveggen. Then we leave Lofoten behind and set course towards the mainland.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

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  • Day 4: CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

    Today the ship crosses the Arctic Circle, sailing past such highlights as the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters Mountains, Torghatten and the island of Sandnessjøen. The Seven Sisters mountains are around 1000 metres tall, and according to folklore, the mountains are trolls that turned into stone when they looked at the sun. Meanwhile, Torghatten is known for the tunnel that goes through the mountain, which was formed during the Ice Age. The last port of call for the day is the charming town of Rørvik, which is home to several museums.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

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  • Day 5: TRONDHEIM TO ÅLESUND

    Early in the morning the ship docks at the fascinating medieval city of Trondheim, where you have some free time to explore the city. The voyage then continues down the Trondheim fjord past Hitra Island with a brief stop at Kristiansund and Molde. This journey passes through some breathtaking coastal landscapes, and the final port of the day is a short stop in Ålesund, after midnight. Optional shore excursion to see the Atlantic Ocean Road is available today.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

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  • Day 6: SAIL TO HISTORIC BERGEN

    During the night, the ship calls at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø as the journey weaves through islets and stunning landscapes before arriving in Bergen. Here you will disembark at 14:30 to enjoy some leisure time. Despite being an international city, Bergen, “The Capital of the Fjords”, has all the charms of a small town. Here you’ll find Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with remarkably preserved old houses, a lively fish and flower market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums and more.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 7: THE CAPITAL OF THE FJORDS

    Continue to explore beautiful Bergen today. We recommend riding the Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen to enjoy panoramic views over the city or to take a cable car up Mt. Ulriken. Bergen is surrounded by 7 mountains so this is an ideal place for hiking. Bergen is also known for its museums that cover the city’s history, architecture, music and art. We recommend visiting the Edvard Grieg museum and the KODE art museum, which is Scandinavia’s largest museum for art and music. If you wish to explore the fjords further, optional fjord cruises are available.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 8: NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL BY LAND AND SEA

    Today will be an especially scenic day with a lot of travel. From Bergen, the early Bergensbanen train transports you to Voss, where you’ll be transported by bus down Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. After a thrilling ride around 13 hairpin bends, you will continue to Gudvangen. There, you will embark on a scenic 2-hour fjord cruise to Flåm, including a trip through Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in all of Europe. Finally, the boat sails up Aurlandsfjord to Flåm, where you will spend the evening.

    Spend the night in Flåm.

    We recommend booking luggage transfer for the travel between Bergen and Oslo.

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  • Day 9: THE FLÅM RAILWAY EXPERIENCE

    Spend the early part of your day exploring the village of Flåm by following one of the many hiking trails in the mountains around the village. At noon, you’ll get to experience the famous Flåm Railway firsthand as it climbs 900 metres over a span of 20 kilometres up the winding track to the Myrdal Station. Here you will switch to the Bergensbanen train that takes you over the mountainous rooftops of Norway, through the charming villages of Geilo and Gol before concluding in Oslo, where you will spend your final night of the tour.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 10: DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

    For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or book a private transfer through Nordic Visitor that will deliver you to the airport directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo’s many museums or just relax at a café reflecting on your Norway holiday.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

All of the arrangements went smoothly

Kolbrun's services were excellent. All of the arrangements went smoothly. When I was running late to catch a ferry to my final destination for that day, Kolbrun solved my problem. The hotel in Balestrand was unique and wonderful; wish I could have stayed a little longer. Through Nordic Visitor, I felt that I was given some of the nicer rooms available at hotels, for example, rooms with good views. This was a big plus in my travel experience.

Very pleased with all experiences

All the hotels chosen by Nordic Visitor for our standard tour were very good we have absolutely no complaints, and the locations chosen by you could have not been better. The organization of the tours we did by day were very well planned. We are very pleased with all our experiences with you and we told Bjarni that we were interested in our next trip to organize with Nordic Visitor, and I have already recommended it to other friends who have asked us how we planned the whole trip.

Would definitely use your services again!

Bjarni was excellent, thorough, and very responsive. He picked a superb hotel in Oslo (Continental) which spoiled us for the next leg of our vacation in Germany. Luggage transfer from Flom to Oslo was a great idea and worked very well - thanks again, Bjarni. I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to several fellow travelers and would definitely use your services again!

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

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Approx 2216 EUR

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Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2020

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Tour Information

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.

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE
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
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

DEPOSIT PAYMENT
As this tour includes railway tickets and non-refundable services, we charge upon booking a 50% non-refundable deposit. For more information - click here

CURRENCY RATE
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.

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