Norwegian Coastal Express
Oslo to Bergen
- Four nights’ premium hotel accommodation
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Leader and local guides
- 20 meals – 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
- Port charges and transfers
- Visit the Snowhotel in Kirkenes
- Enjoy a breakfast at North Cape, one of the northernmost points in Europe
- Cruise through the archipelagos of Lofoten and Vesteralen
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
- Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Hurtigruten
- Prices are for land, cruise and flights as specified only
Designed exclusively for our guests
Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event
On arrival in Norway’s capital Oslo, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, centrally located in the Sentrum district.
Stay: Two Nights, Clarion Hotel the Hub, Oslo
A morning sightseeing tour will take you to Oslo’s most famous sights. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps you will choose to walk through Vigeland Sculpture Park or see the Munch Museum to admire Edward Munch’s collection of artworks.Daily :
Enjoy an authentic arctic experience when you set out on a local fishing boat on a king crab fishing adventure in the northern reaches of Norway in Kirkenes, a small town located close to the Finnish and Russian borders. Learn about king crab fishing and delve into the Kirkenes’ past with a discussion about how heavily WW2 affected the town. After pulling up the crab cages, head to a rustic boathouse restaurant across the fjord from Kirkenes. Here, indulge in delicious crab legs served northern Norwegian style with bread, butter, mayonnaise and lemon.
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to the small town of Kirkenes in northern Norway. On arrival, take part in a special Insider Experience. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Thon Hotel KirkenesDaily :
Kirkenes, Vardo, Batsfjord, Berlevag
This morning you’ll visit Norway’s coolest hotel, the beautifully decorated Snowhotel. Each of the hotel’s suites are made entirely of snow and ice, and feature sculptures, wall carvings and furniture crafted by artists from all around the world. After a light lunch of local delicacies, transfer to your Hurtigruten ship and settle into your comfortable cabin as you sail to the port of Vardo, home to the world’s northernmost fortification, Vardohus Fortress. Built in 1737, this star-shaped structure remains a part of the military to this day. Continue your cruise along Norway’s northern coastline, stopping in port in the small, charming town of Batsfjord in the evening before sailing on to Berlevag, one of the largest fishing villages in the north. Both destinations offer amazing landscapes surrounding the towns, notably Mount Tanahorn to the west and the Kjolnes Lighthouse which shines over the Barents Sea.
Stay: Five Nights, Hurtigruten ShipDaily :
The North Cape plateau soars 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean and is Europe’s northernmost point. Traverse this stunning landscape via a coach from Honningsvag all the way to the top. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in the North Cape Hall while looking out over the rugged Barents Sea, before experiencing the four seasons of the North Cape through a panoramic film.
Stop at Mehamn and the quaint fishing village of Kjollefjord during the night before an early morning visit to Honningsvag to disembark your ship for a special Insider Experience. From Honningsvag, drive through an underwater tunnel that connects the town with the mainland. The coach will then take you south along the majestic Porsanger fjord, before heading back towards the coast to beautiful Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town with more than 10,000 inhabitants. You may choose to visit the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column, purchase souvenirs at the Polar Bear Society, or take in the magnificent views of the surrounding landscape atop Mount Salen. Rejoin your ship and continue cruising Norway’s coastline south to Oksfjord and then the enchanting island of Skjervoy, home to alpine mountains and breathtaking scenery. As you sail to Tromso, catch glimpses of some of the highest peaks in Norway, the Lyngen Alps. Dock in the lively city of Tromso just before midnight and take advantage of the 24-hour daylight in the summer months by taking a stroll around town.Daily :
Tromso, Lofoten Islands, Stamsund
Early in the morning, arrive at Harstad on the island of Hinnoya, the gateway the archipelagos of Lofoten and Vesteralen. Take in the best of Harstad, including the white-washed 13th-century medieval Trondenes Church, the northernmost of its kind in the world. Later, wander through a museum, exhibiting objects from the early Stone Age through to Viking times, the Middle Ages, and the present day. Enjoy a scenic drive across Hinnoya Island to meet a ferry at picturesque Gullesfjord. On board, savour a hot drink, freshly made waffles and lefse, a Norwegian soft bread, whist enjoying incredible views. Watch the landscape transform from hills to 1,000-metre-high mountains en route to Sortland where you’ll re-embark your ship. Reach Svolvaer in the evening and disembark for an optional tour to one of the Lofoten Island’s fishing villages. Set sail for Stamsund and glide by the giant granite cliffs of the Lofoten Wall.Daily :
In the early hours of the morning, call at Bodo and Ornes, before the ship navigates over the Arctic Circle just after breakfast. Then, stop briefly at the former trading post of Nesna before sailing through to Sandnessjoen, the gateway to the spectacular Helgeland Coast. Witness the grandeur of the Seven Sisters peaks, part of Holyoke Range, and take in the awe-inspiring landscape of peaks up to 1,100 metres high. Arrive in Bronnoysund by mid-afternoon and disembark to explore the buzzing marina on a walk along Havnegata. See Bronnoy Church in the centre of town, a stone church in the Neo-Gothic style dating back to 1870. Your final visit of the day is to the charming fishing port of Rorvik in the captivating Vikna archipelago.Daily :
Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde
This morning, take a bus tour of Trondheim, an ancient city rich in history and culture that also serves as one of Norway’s major academic and research centres. Visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine. Construction of the cathedral began in 1070 and is built over the tomb of Saint Olav or Olfa II Haraldsson, king of Norway between 1015 and 1028. Back on board, sail through beautiful island scenery and some of Norway’s smallest communities before docking at Kristiansund in the late afternoon. Spread across three islands, Kristiansund is known as Norway’s ‘Bacalao Capital’ for the salted cod that is dried on surrounding cliffsides and called klippfisk in Norwegian. You may like to wander around the old town’s cobblestone streets and stroll through the lively port or make your way up to the old watchtower at Varden viewpoint for picturesque vistas. Finally, arrive in the port of Molde and see the tops of the Romsdal Alps. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.Daily :
This morning, take the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the stunning landscape of Nordfjord, under the enormous Jostedal Glacier, mainland Europe’s largest glacier. Dock at Floro in the morning to embrace scenic views of the harbour and marina. While departing Floro, observe the photogenic Stabben Lighthouse and enjoy beautiful vistas as your ship crosses the mouth of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and widest fjord. Later, arrive in the city of Bergen, known as ‘the city between seven mountains’ and the birthplace of some of Norway’s most famous writers, artists and thinkers. Disembark your ship for the final time. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Stay: Clarion Hotel Admiral, BergenDaily :
This morning after breakfast, sadly your journey comes to an end. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.Daily :
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