We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, deposit payments, what to pack for your holiday, and useful information about the activities included on the tour.
We recommend you wait to book flights to Scandinavia, and other parts of your travels, until we can confirm your desired travel dates for this tour. This is due to varying availabilities aboard Norway cruises, as included in this package. Contact us for more details.
Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with young children.
YOUR PRE-TOUR IN OSLO, TRONDHEIM & THE HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE
On this tour, you will get all the exciting adventures of the Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords tour plus the chance to explore the beautiful cities of Oslo andTrondheim and board a Hurtigruten coastal voyage all at your own pace. The pre-tour in Oslo, including the journey to Trondheim and the Hurtigruten cruise, is not part of the guided small group tour, it is a self-guided tour. While your accommodations in Oslo and Trondheim, including the railway journey to Trondheim and cruise tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, travellers are ultimately responsible for their own time during the first few days of the trip. You will meet your tour guide and group on day six at the welcome meeting in Bergen.
HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE LINE
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 differ from conventional cruises. There are 11 different ships that vary in size and age that sail the Norwegian coast on different dates. Optional shore excursions are available, and we stongly recommend that you pre-book all excursions. We are unable to offer guaranteed cabin numbers for port-to-port calls and short voyages (less than 5 nights). You can disembark at ports where the stop is scheduled for more than 15 minutes.
YOUR NORDIC VISITOR GUIDE
Our team of local expert guides at Nordic Visitor are highly recommended by our travellers and staff with years of experience. What they offer is local knowledge, love for their country, their stories, favourite places and sites where travellers, on their own, would not hear about or visit. They always have some trick up their sleeves and hidden gems to surprise our clients and therefore we recommend that you join our guided small group tours to get a personal experience for your Norwegian adventure. There will be one guide per tour. As an expert on Norway, the guide is also a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, shopping, food and other practical travel information.
To ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage. We request that you leave non-essential luggage at the hotel in Bergen and to only keep with you, daily essentials like camera, wallet, medication and other essentials.Please contact your Nordic Visitor travel consultant if you have any questions about luggage.
To ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage on the van. Each guest is allowed one suitcase or large bag that can be stored in the back of the van and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or daypack) to keep inside the van for daily essentials like camera, wallet, medication and other essentials. Unfortunately carry-on suitcases (cabin bags) are too large to store inside the van in the overhead racks. If you have any questions about luggage, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes quite a lot of walking during sightseeing tours. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 3-5 kilometres during days where sightseeing tours are included. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding trains, buses and cruises.
FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast buffet is included at your booked hotels and cruises for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy four dinners with the group, included in your package. They will include either a set 2-3 course dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients. Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions. Other meals and drinks are not included during the trip.
WHAT TO PACK
• A small backpack to store your daily items on the bus
• Waterproof jacket
• Comfortable shoes
• Small umbrella
• Sunglasses and sunscreen
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.