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 travel (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. Flight time depending on availability.
NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® TOUR
Included is the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour, from Oslo to Bergen, where you will travel by train, bus and ferries between 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.
Journey to Flåm:
· Departure from Oslo Central Station: 08:11
· Arrival in Flåm Village: 14:25
· Duration: 6 Hours & 15 minutes
Journey to Bergen:
· Departure from Flåm: 11:00
· Arrival in Bergen: 17:00
· Duration: 6 Hours
There are places to store your luggage during each leg of your journey. Be aware that if you do not book luggage transfer you have to carry the 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
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.