10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit

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Shore excursions, optional tours, and gratuities for tour manager & local guides.


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

Transfers are only included with arrival to Gardermoen Airport (OSL).

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.

Please note: Northern Lights viewing is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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.


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 and slippery surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions. Hurtigruten cruise ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ship carries goods, vehicles and passengers between ports, by night and day, as a unique and integral part of Norwegian daily life. The ship calls at ports around the clock. You may expect some noise and vibration in a few cabins during loading of goods. Please be aware that Norway is an expensive destination. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Oslo, Bergen-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight: Oslo-Kirkenes
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Port fees
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 19 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners with wine or beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Special Features

  • Visit Oslo's world-famous open-air Vigeland Sculpture Park brimming with over 200 sculptures
  • Embark on the coastal cruise in scenic Kirkenes, a small town near the Russian border
  • Dock in 33 ports of call. Your ship is uniquely designed to explore the Norwegian coastline
  • Enjoy sailing through the Lofoten and Vesteralen islands renowned for their spectacular beauty
  • Dock in the port town of Svolvaer, the quaint capital of the Lofoten Islands
  • Cruise the magical Helgeland Coast with vistas of thousands of islets and steep granite walls
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, a special moment on your journey south along Norway's coast
  • Dock in ancient Trondheim, with its colorful history mirrored in its handsome architecture
  • Leisure time in Bergen, the 900-year-old harbor town established by Viking King Olav

 

Coastal Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Coffee & tea with all meals; wine or beer with dinner
  • Authentic Norwegian cuisine
  • 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

Please note: Northern Lights viewing is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

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 and slippery surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions. Hurtigruten cruise ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ship carries goods, vehicles and passengers between ports, by night and day, as a unique and integral part of Norwegian daily life. The ship calls at ports around the clock. You may expect some noise and vibration in a few cabins during loading of goods. Please be aware that Norway is an expensive destination. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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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, your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the extraordinary voyage that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Oslo no later than 4:00 PM on day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 - Oslo City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Oslo. Start with a visit to the modern City Hall.* Then, 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 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The park's most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high, it is carved from a single block of granite and took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Rest of the day is at leisure, or perhaps take the optional tour Treasures of Oslo, to visit the Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum
*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 - Flight to Kirkenes, Afternoon Embarkation
A short flight takes you to Kirkenes, a small town near the Russian border and the Sami communities of northern Scandinavia. Known as the capital of the Barents region and the gateway to the East, people here speak Norwegian, Sami, Finnish and Russian. Continue to the port for embarkation on the coastal cruise ship. After arrival formalities, time to refresh and get ready for lunch on board as you begin your five day journey south, captivated by your first views of the majestic wilderness. Look forward to immersing yourself within a uniquely Norwegian sailing experience, often deemed “the most beautiful cruise in the world”. As you journey through the fjords you will call on remote small ports that larger ships are unable to reach. Your Tour Manager will lead the group on optional port walks wherever the ship’s schedule will allow. This afternoon, join an enlightening presentation before docking in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Later, dinner together with your Tour Manager sets the mood for the amazing voyage through Norway’s most spectacular waterways
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 - Hammerfest
Dock this morning in Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town. Despite its remote location, it was the first Norwegian town to have electric street lighting and its own power station. A well protected harbor has been the cornerstone of the town’s growth with a booming fishing industry that competes with some of Norway's major ports. Just before midnight tonight, the ship docks in Tromsø, one of the best places in Norway to possibly view the Northern Lights*. Tonight’s dinner together on board caps the day
*Northern Lights viewing is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands
A highpoint of your cruise is the voyage today through the magnificent Lofoten and Vesteralen islands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this collection of Arctic islands off the northwest coast of Norway are renowned for their spectacular natural beauty -- steep jagged mountain peaks, stark wilderness, white sandy beaches and tiny picturesque fishing villages. Here, observe how the ship navigates magnificently through a remarkable network of inlets before arriving in the port town of Svolvaer, quaint capital of the Lofoten Islands, easily identified by the backdrop of its towering Svolværgeita Mountains. Time to discover the small fishing village and soak up the Bohemian atmosphere. Reflect on the day’s surreal beauty during dinner together
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Helgeland Coast, Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Awake to an exceptional day filled with spectacular scenery! As you cruise along the magical Helgeland Coast, vistas of thousands of islets, fertile farmlands and steep granite walls encircle you. Cross the Arctic Circle and pass the idyllic island of Sandnessjoen and on the approach to Bronnoysund, view the mythical Seven Sisters mountain range. Apart from the sheer beauty of the mountains and its waterfalls, the myth about the beautiful seven sisters tells tales of how these female trolls were turned to stone, now captivating sailors as they pass by. In the evening, gather together for conversation and a delectable dinner
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Royal City of Trondheim, Scenic Sailing
Dock this morning in ancient Trondheim, Norway's oldest city and first capital, with its colorful history mirrored 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. Perhaps stop at 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 to 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, a charming neighborhood with inviting restaurants and unique boutiques. You may choose to spend time at a café before returning to the ship. Later the ship passes the islands of Munkholmen, Hitra, and thousands of islets before crossing the open sea on the way to Molde. On your last night on board, share wonderful memories of this spectacular voyage along the coast of Norway
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Disembarkation in Bergen, City Walk
Savor the glorious scenery this morning before your cruise docks in Bergen, the picturesque harbor town established by the Viking King Olav more than 900 years ago. Today, Bergen is known as the unofficial capital of Western Norway, and the world's only city surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords. After disembarkation, transfer to the hotel where you can drop off your bags before setting out on a city walk with your Tour Manager. See the world-famous harbor area and stroll around the brightly-colored old wooden buildings at Bryggen Wharf, a remnant of the Hanseatic port, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

**Please note: Northern Lights viewing is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that exact time in port will vary per sailing. Please see port schedule listed in Additional Information for more details. Optional tours are available for purchase on board. 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 05 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2020 $65.00
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11 Day Classic Scandinavia, June 2019
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We had a wonderful trip and our Tour Guide Stephanie was excellent... she made our trip so special, sharing with us many stories, insights and her care for us was amazing. Thank you very much Gate 1!

Maureen T. Laguna Hills, CA
12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise, June 2019
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It was great. We enjoyed the beautiful vistas of Norway, the land part was very nice and the ship was very comfortable. Minna, our guide throughout the journey was excellent and very knowledgeable about the locations, history and fact about Norway. This was our third trip with Gate 1, in the past 18 months, so we are very much pleased with your services.

Andy & Carol C. Spring, TX
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, June 2019
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We had an excellent time, thank you Gate 1! Everything related to Gate 1 was smooth and well organized. The itinerary was nicely designed to balance group excursions with free time for independent exploration. Thanks for your good work to make it all possible Gate 1!

Jodi F. Williamsburg, VA
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, May 2019
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Our trip to Denmark, Sweden and Norway was great! The tour guide and bus driver helped make it so. Try and keep Miki and Odd together as a team- they made it more enjoyable for our group!

Judy L. Norwood Young America, MN
10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit, March 2019
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It was a great trip! We saw a lot of snow, and best of all, saw the fantastical northern lights, with all of their colors, flights and shape. Our guide Matt was great. He displaced a nice personality with a sense of humor. Could not have had a better trip!

Siu M. San Francisco, CA
10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit, January 2019
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Awesome! It was definitely one of the best trips ever! The scenery was spectacular & our tour guide, Matt, was great! We loved the cruise & really enjoyed being on a small ship, just lovely!

Brenda K. Raleigh, NC
12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise, August 2018
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My tour to Norway was wonderful! I especially liked Stephanie Johannssen, who was our tour group leader. She was excellent! Caring, giving personal service, knowledgeable about Norway, telling us wonderful stories, and very friendly and efficient. The bus tours were very good, and the Hurtigruten cruise was very good.

Laraine Y. Honolulu, HI
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, May 2018
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The trip was very enjoyable and from our perspective everything went to plan. Christina 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.

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
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2017
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We had a great time in Norway! It was an excellent tour...from the transfers, to the itinerary, to the hotels, to the free times, to the coach, to our driver, Jan, and most especially to our tour guide, Stephanie... everything is excellent! Norway is truly magical, with intense natural beauty, and indeed a once-in-a-lifetime destination. Thank you Gate 1 for showing us the world for less! More bookings coming...

Rosemarie E. Bronx, NY
8 Day Classic Norway, June 2017
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We had a wonderful time with Gate1 in Norway. Our tour guide Stephanie was very informative. I felt like I learned so much about the country. The fjords were beautiful as were the mountains. Can't wait to book our next trip!

Christin G. Madison, WI
8 Day Classic Norway, August 2016
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Gate 1 has been the best travel decision that I've ever Made. Our Tour Manager Brigitte was amazing! We traveled through Norway with Driver Jon without a hitch. The bus was very comfortable, the Fram and the ferry were wonderful ways to see Norway. Our tour guides were full of knowledge and happy to share experiences. Again Brigette was amazing and I am ready to book With Gate 1 with tour Manager Brigette again to Russia or the Netherlands.

Karen K. S Plainfield, NJ
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2016
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We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide and driver were great and the itinerary gave us a very good overview of Norway. Gate 1 does an excellent job.

James B. Austin, TX
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2016
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It was great. Thank you for all of your help. Mom was able to find her grandmothers village with the assistance of our wonderful bus driver, Eric. What a gorgeous country!

Marlys R. Cabin John, MD
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2016
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We had an excellent trip with fantastic views in both Norway and Iceland. Would contact you in the future for the next trip. Excellent service!

Kelvin T. Sunnyvale, CA
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
8 Day Classic Norway, June 2014
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Trip was wonderful, we enjoyed it very much. Our Gate 1 tour manager Marie was fantastic. Weather was sunny, bright and cool every day. We enjoy the smaller tour size (27-28 people) as it is easier to get to know fellow travelers. We would be happy to use Gate 1 Travel again sometime.

William Z. Rochester, MN
8 Day Classic Norway, September 2012
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I had a wonderful, fantastic, beautiful travel experience!!! I don't know any way it could have been better! Your tour guide was very informative and knew the area well. She helped me get my money changed, this was my first time traveling by myself, and she smoothed over any rough spots I encountered. Your travel agents were courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. I would not hesitate to book another tour through your company.

Betty D. Alto, TX

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