12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise

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*Not Included:
Shore excursions, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Kirkenes-Oslo.

Transfers are only included with arrival and departure from Gardermoen Airport (OSL).

Please note that Shore Excursions can only be purchased locally.

Please note that the time the ship stops at each port is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. Please see the port schedule for approximate times.

While sailing with Hurtigruten, passengers are subject to the cruise line’s Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Hurtigruten Passage Contract


Accommodation Details:
Please note that specific cabins cannot be requested. Your cabin number will be assigned upon embarkation.

Apr 26, May 2 & Sep 27 departures will be accommodated at the Fretheim Hotel in Flam.

May 2 departure will be accommodated at the Scandic Solli in Oslo on Days 2 & 3.

Apr 26, May 18, May 29, Aug 14, Sep 5 & Sep 27 departures will be accommodated onboard the MS Richard With for the Coastal Cruise.

May 2, Jun 15, Jun 26, Jul 18, Jul 29 & Aug 20 departures will be accommodated onboard the MS Nordlys for the Coastal Cruise.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This is a moderately active trip. We spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is also moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Oslo, Oslo-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Kirkenes-Oslo
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • Hotel porterage
  • Port fees
  • All transfers
  • 25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo with its more than 200 sculptures, designed by Gustav Vigeland
  • Board the famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions
  • Visit to a working Norwegian farm with light lunch
  • Visit Troldhaugen in Bergen, inspirational home of composer Edvard Grieg
  • Stroll through Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic pier and the UNESCO-listed buildings in Bergen
  • Dock at Trondheim, Norway’s original capital, with its handsome architecture
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, land of the "Midnight Sun"
  • Dock in Tromso, a lively town beside the mighty Arctic Ocean
  • Pass through Honningsvåg, gateway to the spectacular North Cape and Lapland

Coastal Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Coffee & tea with all meals; bottled water with lunch & dinner; wine or beer with dinner
  • Access to 24-hour café serving snacks and drinks
  • Bar serving beer, wine & cocktails
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Internet café & library
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Meetings with your traveling companions and Tour Manager

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is a moderately active trip. We spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is also moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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DAY 1 - Depart for Norway
Depart for Oslo, Norway

DAY 2 - Arrive in Oslo
Arrive in Oslo, Norway’s 1000-year-old capital city; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to rest and relax in this beautiful city surrounded by magnificent hills. Tonight, join the briefing by your Tour Manager on the extraordinary voyage that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 - Oslo City Tour
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Oslo. Pass the National Theater, the 19th Century Royal Palace and visit the main square to view the Cathedral. Next, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland. The park contains over 200 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high with 121 human figure reliefs, and is carved from a single block of granite that took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Continue to the modern City Hall to conclude the city tour.* Rest of the day at leisure, or perhaps take an optional tour to visit the Viking Ship and Kon-Tiki Museums
*Please note: In the event that the Oslo City Hall is closed due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to the Oslo Cathedral.
Optional: Treasures of Oslo (PM)
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Stave Church, Flam Railway
A day of dramatic scenery! In the morning, visit a traditional Norwegian stave church dating back to the Middle Ages, still surprisingly intact. When gigantic stone cathedrals were being built in other countries in Europe, Norway developed a technique for building in wood, accented by stunning hand-carved art. Afterwards, board the world-famous Flam Railway, named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, that takes you into Norway's high glacial regions. Along the way, view lush pastures, waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled together in the surrounding mountainside. The train ascends to 3,000 feet within 12 miles for astonishing and magical views. Be sure to keep your camera ready! Spend the night at a hotel in this scenic region. Dinner together tonight at the hotel
Overnight: Flam
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Travel to Bergen, Grieg’s Troldhaugen, Evening Embarkation
Your stop this morning is at a typical Norwegian farm to learn about Norway's agriculture, seeing livestock including Norwegian horses. Join the family at the farmhouse as they host you for a local lunch and tell you about its history before proceeding to Bergen, the unofficial capital of western Norway and gateway to the fjords. This old trading port, surrounded by seven imposing mountains, has maintained its bustling harbor since the 11th century. Then, on to Troldhaugen for a visit to the inspirational home of Edvard Grieg, Norway's most famous composer, majestically overlooking the fjords. The guided walk continues to Bryggen, the wooden Hanseatic pier and adjacent quarters dating back to the Middle Ages, with its UNESCO-listed buildings. Time to enjoy the lively fish market and the surrounding narrow alleyways before transferring to Bergen’s port to embark on your coastal cruise
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - Enchanting Alesund
Today, the ship arrives in picturesque Ålesund, an enchanting town renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmore Alps. Enjoy some free time to explore Alesund independently*
*Please note: Exact time in port will vary per sailing. Please see port schedule listed in Additional Information for more details.
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Royal Trondheim
Dock today in Trondheim, Norway’s oldest city and original capital, with its colorful history reflected in its handsome architecture. The city, known as the historical, religious, and technological capital of Norway is dominated by its University of Science and Technology. Enjoy time to explore the town independently. Perhaps view the towering Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav, the country’s patron saint and the Archbishop's Palace, one of the best preserved building complexes of its kind in Europe. Or take a stroll across the Old Town Bridge, with its ornamental red portals, a symbol of the city for over 300 years. The bridge connects the two banks of the river and the city center with Bakklandet, an exciting neighborhood with inviting restaurants and unique boutiques. You may choose to spend time at an outdoor café before returning to the ship. At dinner tonight, compare the experiences of your great day
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Arctic Circle, Bodø, “Sea Eagle Capital”, Svolvaer and Lofoten Islands
Awake to an exceptional day filled with adventure in harmony with nature. Your excitement builds as the ship crosses the Arctic Circle today, one of the journey’s highlights. The Arctic Circle marks the southern extremity of the polar, 24-hour sunlit day, often referred to as the "Midnight Sun." The ship arrives in Bodø, situated on a peninsula on one of the most magnificent stretches of coastline in northern Norway. These dramatic islands support the world’s densest concentration of white-tailed sea eagles, earning Bodø the title of "Sea Eagle Capital" of the world. The ship then continues on its voyage to Svolvaer, quaint capital of the glorious Lofoten Islands, known for its small fishing villages and Bohemian atmosphere, surrounded by huge granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Enjoy free time to explore independently. Relax tonight as you savor dinner on board
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic
At night, you pass through the magnificent Trollfjord and sail through the narrow Raftsund Strait where the rugged mountainous landscape juts up against the horizon. This morning, the ship docks in lively Tromsø, gateway to Arctic Norway. This town, beside the mighty Arctic Ocean, is known for its walrus and polar bear hunting, logging, coal mining and sealing and natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights. You may choose to visit independently the town’s unique Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece inspired by the natural surroundings, with northern Europe’s largest stained-glass window. Recap your day’s adventures tonight with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 - Honningsvåg, Northernmost Point of Europe
Arrive today in the pretty town of Honningsvåg, gateway to the spectacular North Cape with its subarctic landscape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Home to just a small population, Honningsvåg is primarily a fishing community, characterized by its brightly painted boats and rustic wooden buildings. Surrounded by breathtaking fjords and waterfalls, along with areas of dense forest, the town is bathed in the mysterious summertime light of the Midnight Sun. Tonight, enjoy your last dinner onboard the ship together and discuss your spectacular voyage along the coast of Norway
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 - Disembarkation in Kirkenes, Flight to Oslo
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes today; just a short distance from the Russian border and the Sámi communities of northern Scandinavia. Disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Oslo. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Exact time in port will vary per sailing. Optional tours are available for purchase on board and may be available to pre-book through Hurtigruten. Please visit this link for tour information.

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Treasures of Oslo

Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to two of Oslo’s most intriguing museums, the Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. On your first stop, you will see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships, which are the best preserved in existence. These incredible artifacts were uncovered from historic burial mounds together with contemporary 9th-century artifacts. The museum is most famous for its wholly complete Oseberg ship and the unique insight into life during the Viking era it offers. Continue to the Kon-Tiki Museum where you will see the fantastic vessels the Ra and Kon-Tiki. Thor Heyerdahl gained worldwide fame when in 1947 when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft, the Kon-Tiki. This expedition, along with subsequent voyages on the reed boats the Ra and Tigris showed how early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $65.00
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11 Day Classic Scandinavia , May 2018
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The trip was very enjoyable and from our perspective everything went to plan. Christina Romano was an excellent tour guide plus a delightful person. Her communication was concise and as a result the group functioned extremely well and adhered to the schedule. The local guides were equally good. I expect to book with Gate 1 again in the near future as I have seen several trips recently advertised which interest me. Regards Lois Hernadi

Lois H. Victoria, AU
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, May 2018
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We really enjoyed our trip, Scandinavia is so beautiful and our tour guide Mattias is very helpful,we hope to go back in the near future

Luzviminda E. Penticton, BC, CA
10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise, February 2018
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Fantastic! The journey, cruise, land, northern lights!, scenery, food AND the best tour guide ever! This was one great trip.

Darleen W. Media, PA
9 Day Classic Iceland, July 2015
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The trip was absolutely amazing! Everything was perfect :) Iceland is breathtaking with its landscapes and I just love the culture and overall environment. The tour guide was really great - I loved having a local with strong Icelandic roots showing us around. He was hilarious! He and the others in the group just made the trip so enjoyable and memorable. Even though I traveled alone I never felt isolated and had such a fun time. I miss everyone already!

As for other details, the hotels and food were great as well. I really have nothing bad to say except I wish I could have stayed longer!

Thank you for your help with arranging the trip. Everything went smoothly and I was well taken care of. I will be back!

Erica L. Fullerton, CA
8 Day Classic Norway, May 2015
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Please know how much my husband Bill and I appreciated the extremely efficient and top notch assistance of our Tour Manager Birgitte.  We've traveled several times with Gate 1 and have been pleased with the guide service offered before but never have we enjoyed such perfection--in every instance--of a Tour Manager as we received from Ms. Birgitte. 

She was the most hardworking, conscientious, engaging, informative, always pleasant Manager we've ever had!!  Please extend our gratitude to her for making our trip to Norway unforgettable.  She clearly loves her work and seeing others enjoy a super traveling experience.  I also would like to compliment our excellent driver, who was always gracious, careful, courteous and helpful. 

Now we look forward to our next Gate 1 adventure.  Thank you!!

William S. Houston, TX
8 Day Classic Norway, May 2015
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I can't begin to tell you how amazing our trip was.  This trip exceeded all of my expectations and Brigitte was amazing.  I felt like we had enough alone time to explore and with the planned trips/excursions/itinerary we saw everything that we wanted to.  I can not say thank you enough for the exceptional trip and Ms. Brigitte was the cherry on top.  I have recommended your company to everyone I talk to and can not wait to book the next one.

Natalie P. Kenosha, WI
8 Day Classic Norway, May 2015
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We had a fabulous trip - great food, nice hotels, wonderful weather, and best of all: one of the finest guides we've experienced.  We have always enjoyed the guides on our Gate 1 trips, but Birgette was so knowledgeable, helpful, and a genuinely nice person!  She kept our group on schedule in a very good manner.  I only wish we had taken the extension.  Our group got along really well and it would have been fun to stay a little longer - our fault for not doing it.  We love Gate 1!

Virginia D. WDM, IA
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, June 2014
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We had a wonderful time on our vacation. This was our 5th trip with Gate 1 and we were very happy as always. Brigette was our tour guide and she was great. She took care of everything for us in a very professional way. Jan was our driver and we always felt safe.

We will continue to use Gate 1 and will tell our friends and family about it.

Ron S. E Brunswick, NJ

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