August 17 – 28, 2019
- Travel the breathtaking Bergen Railway through fjords and mountains
- Travel on the famous Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering
- Cruise the stunning Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe.
- Explore Bryggen, Bergen’s old Hanseatic wharf, and a UNESCO site.
- Unpack once for a truly unforgettable 6-night Norwegian cruise.
- Enjoy the freshest culinary products on board the ship with most ingredients locally sourced.
- Dine in Bergen’s historic neighborhood.
Experience It! Cruising Norway’s Coast
Norway reveals some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and many once-in-a-lifetime experiences await on your cruise along the coastline. Travel to this quiet place at the top of the world, reaching the highest point in Europe. Visit a town that is only 1,304 miles away from the North Pole. Relax on deck while you cross into the Arctic Circle. Each season produces a new adventure. Travel October through the Norwegian winter months and find yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis – the dazzling northern lights. Travel in May through July when the sun never sets and experience firsthand what it is like to live in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Your cruise gives you those unique experiences while being immersed in nature’s beauty.
Highlights: Oslo, Viking Ship Museum, “Norway in a Nutshell” Tour, Flåm Railway, Nærøyfjord Cruise, Bergen, 6-Night Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northbound, Alesund, Trondheim, Arctic Circle, Tromso, Kirkenes
Inside Cabin Double Occupancy: $7,749/pp
Outside Cabin Double Occupancy: $8,349/pp
Superior Outside Cabin Double Occupancy: $8,749/pp
Trip Protection: $385/pp
$350/pp if booked by February 18, 2019
Deposit: $750/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: June 18, 2019
Day 1: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Overnight Flight – Set out for Norway, in one of the world’s most incredible regions, Scandinavia. In this land of intense natural beauty and famous for its deep fjords, Viking legends, and well-preserved historical sites, you’ll see majestic mountains, fishing villages, historic towns, and experience a true milestone as your ship sails across the Arctic Circle to the very top of Europe.
Day 2: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Day 3: Monday, August 19, 2019
Oslo – This morning set out on a tour of regal Oslo featuring the remarkable Viking Ship Museum, Karl Johan Street, a view of the Royal Palace, City Hall and the new Opera building. Then it’s on to Vigeland Park where you will find the collection of statues and sculptures that comprise Gustav Vigeland’s life’s work. (B)
Day 4: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Oslo – Myrdal – Flåm Railway – Gudvangen – Voss – Bergen – Today you embark on the legendary “Norway in a Nutshell” tour! All aboard the Bergen Railway to experience Europe’s most scenic rail journey. Have your camera ready as this legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking fjord and mountainous terrain on its way to Bergen. Switch trains in Myrdal and travel 12 miles on the famous Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering, taking you 2,800 breathtaking feet in 55 minutes to the village of Flåm on Sognefjord, Norway’s longest (120 miles) and deepest (more than a mile). Next, cruise Nærøyfjord (UNESCO), the narrowest fjord in Europe with stunning views of waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides. In Gudvangen, your journey continues by bus with the breathtaking Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (available May through September only), a thrilling ride around 13 hairpin bends. In Voss, board the train for Bergen, one of Norway’s oldest and most iconic cities. (B, D)
Day 5: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Bergen – Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Board Ship – Join your fellow travelers on a leisurely paced walking tour of Bergen. Explore the picturesque, old Bryggen Wharf (UNESCO) with its tiny wooden houses and narrow streets. Mingle with the locals at the fish market located in the “heart” of the city. Then prepare for your memorable 6-night cruise – the “World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” – sailing along the stunning Norwegian coastline. This evening, board your Hurtigruten ship. Sit back and take in the treasure trove of landscapes, scenery, sights and sounds that surround you. (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northbound – This morning’s view from the ship will be of either the tranquil Stadthavet Sea or the majestic Geirangerfjord as we make our way to the charming village of Alesund. Take a stroll through the fairy-tale streets of Alesund, a vibrant town known for its colorful art nouveau architecture and its stunning setting at the entrance of the Geirangerfjord. Then it’s on to Molde for a brief stop at this trading and cultural hub dating back to medieval times. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Friday, August 23, 2019
Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northbound – Today, enjoy some time in the historic city of Trondheim. Founded by Viking King Olav in A.D. 997, it was the location of the first capital of Norway and is still the city where new kings receive their ceremonial blessings. Later, continue toward the Land of the Midnight Sun, passing rugged coastlines en route to Rorvik which sits among 6,000 islands. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northbound Today you become one of a select few as your cruise ship crosses the Arctic Circle on our way to Bodo. Gaze at the distant rugged peaks and to the infinite sky…keep an eye out for white-tailed sea eagles found in this region. Continue sailing, crossing the stunning Vestfjord and past the breathtaking Lofoten Islands before pausing briefly at the villages of Stamsund and Svolvaer. Later, sail on past the majestic Trollfjord. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northbound- Take in the serenity as we sail past a chain of islands on our way to the small town of Harstad. Stop here for a moment before continuing on to Tromso, capital of the Arctic. Find yourself immersed in beautiful fjords and mountains. Located 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Tromso is home to the world’s northernmost university, botanical garden and cathedral. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Monday, August 26, 2019
Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northbound – Your voyage continues along Norway’s northernmost region, pausing briefly along the way at sleepy villages and busy ports surrounded by breathtaking panoramas. Have some time in the peaceful town of Honningsvag, the capital of North Cape, situated closer to the North Pole than it is to Oslo. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Kirkenes – Disembark Ship – Oslo – Early this morning we arrive in Kirkenes, home to the Sami people who have herded reindeer for centuries. Disembark your ship and fly back to Oslo. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip filled with the breathtaking scenery and cultural treasures of Norway. (B, D)
Day 12: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Oslo – Tour Ends – Your tour comes to a close today. (B)