Norwegian Splendor

Hurtigruten CruiseNorway

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From $4,175 USD
May 1 - September 30, 2018
16 Days / 15 Nights

Hurtigruten, Norwegian Coastal cruise, the "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage", roundtrip sailing combined with Norway in a Nutshell tour and Flåm Railway.

Overview

An unforgettable Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian west coast, combined with famous sites of the Norway in a Nutshell tour from Oslo to Bergen. In Oslo, visit the Viking Ship Museum & Vigeland Sculpture Park. Enjoy the Norway Nutshell route from Oslo, the Flåm Railway, and to Bergen. Embark on Hurtigruten, the "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage", sailing roundtrip via Ålesund, Trondheim, Lofoten Islands, Tromsø to Kirkenes, with return to Bergen.

Operation

May 1 - September 30, 2018

Departure

Daily from May 1 - September 30, 2018

Price

From $ 4,175 per person

Rates in USD, per person and are calculated to the exact departure date. 

Included

  • 4 nights first class hotels
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • Dinner Buffet, Fretheim Hotel in Flåm
  • Norway Nutshell Excursion, Oslo - Flåm /
  • Flåm - Bergen
  • Seat reservation in 2nd class
  • 12-day Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Roundtrip, Bergen - Bergen
  • Cabin category selection of your choice
  • All meals on board the Coastal Steamer

Not Included

  • Airfare & Airport taxes
  • Transfer between airport/hotel/ ship/train or bus station
  • Shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • Fuel surcharge for cruise will be advised at time of booking
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • This tour can be tailor-made to suit your travel plans.

Tour Options

  • Optional Excursions
  • Additional nights in Oslo / Bergen
  • Return train Bergen - Oslo
  • DFDS Seaways cruise Oslo - Copenhagen
  • Copenhagen package

Day 1 ARRIVAL OSLO

Individual arrival in Oslo. Transfer on your own to the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure to explore the sights of Oslo.

Thon Hotel Opera

Day 2 OSLO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure.

Thon Hotel Opera

Day 3 OSLO - MYRDAL - FLÅM (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure on the Bergenbanen over the high mountain plateau to Myrdal. Continue with a spectacular ride on the world famous Flåm Railway down to the village of Flåm. Short walk to the hotel. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Fretheim Hotel.

Fretheim Hotel

Day 4 FLÅM - GUDVANGEN - VOSS - BERGEN (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer on your own to the pier and depart on a two hour cruise on the Aurland and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. Continue by bus to Voss via the steep Stalheim Canyon Road. Arrive in Voss and continue via the Bergen Railway to Bergen. Arrival in Bergen and transfer on your own to the hotel.

Clarion Admiral Hotel

Day 5 BERGEN - HURTIGRUTEN (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Fish & Flower Market, the Hanseatic Quarters, Old Bergen Museum and Troldhaugen. You may ride the Fløybanen up to Mt. Fløyen for spectacular views over the city, harbor and archipelago. Transfer on your own to the pier. Your trip aboard the Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage will begin in the evening from Bergen.

Day 6* MALØY - TØRVIK - ÅLESUND - MOLDE - KRISTIANSUND (B, L, D)

When you awake, the ship will be crossing Stadthavet and heading for Tørvik. You'll have time to stroll around the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. After a short stop at the Jazz Festival town of Molde, you'll cross Hustadvika before docking at Kristiansund.

*Between April 1-September 30, all ships call at Geiranger in the spectacular Geirangerfjord on day 2, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Brudesløret, Friaren, and the Seven Sisters waterfalls.

Day 7 TRONDHEIM - RØRVIK (B, L, D)

You'll arrive in Trondheim early this morning, where you'll have ample free time to explore this historic and colorful town. Take a stroll through the streets, past the charming harbor, or cross the old city bridge to see the restored wooden buildings in Bakklandet. From Trondheim the ship will sail past many islands and skerries before arriving in Rørvik, where the southbound and northbound Coastal ships meet.

Day 8 ØRNES - BODØ - STAMSUND - SVOLVÆR (B, L, D)

You'll have passed the Arctic Circle before you are fully awake. Now in the land of the Midnight Sun, the ship will follow the mighty Borvass Mountains on its way into Bodø. Then you'll sail out to sea, crossing Vestfjord in the direction of the dramatic Lofoten Islands before reaching Stamsund and Svolvær in the evening. Later in the evening, the ship will continue north through the beautiful, narrow Raftsund Strait, passing the majestic Trollfjord on the port side.

Day 9 HARSTAD - FINNSNES - TROMSØ - SKJERVØY (B, L, D)

The ship will call at Harstad at breakfast time. It will then continue through Vågsfjord and Malangen before starting its approach to Tromsø. You'll have three hours for shopping and sightseeing in the capital of Arctic Norway before you leave to cross Lopphavet. Tomorrow, you'll wake up in Hammerfest.

Day 10 HAMMERFEST - HONNINGSVÅG - BERLEVÅG (B, L, D)

In the Finnmark region, nature has created an austere, more dramatic landscape. You'll see both fishing villages from days gone by and lively fishing ports bustling with activity. The ship will head for Havøysund and Honningsvåg, before turning east across Austhavet toward the well-known fishing villages of Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, and Berlevåg.

Day 11 KIRKENES - BÅTSFJORD - BERLEVÅG (B, L, D)

After a few hours docked at Kirkenes, the ship will depart once again to start the second half of its voyage. On the southbound journey, it will be daylight when it was night on the trip northward. Crossing Varangerfjord, you'll arrive in Vardo, the easternmost point in Norway. Leaving Vardø, the ship will circumnavigate the Varanger Peninsula before arriving in Båtsfjord and Berlevåg in the evening. The journey will then continue along the coast of the Finnmark region.

Day 12 HAVØYSUND - ØKSFJORD - SKJERVØY - TROMSØ (B, L, D)

You'll arrive at Honningsvag in the early hours of the morning. After calling at Havøysund, the ship will stop for two hours in Hammerfest. It will then head south across Sorøysund to Øksfjord. Once again, you'll cross Lopphavet, arriving at Skjervøy in the evening. You'll dock in Tromsø shortly before midnight, just in time to enjoy the nightlife of this city, which is known as "the Paris of the North".

Day 13 HARSTAD - SORTLAND - SVOLVÆR - STAMSUND (B, L, D)

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen are believed by many to be the most beautiful scenery on the journey. Before you reach the islands, you'll see the captain carefully maneuver the ship through the shallow waters of the Risøyrenna Channel, where shallow sand banks are visible through the clear green water on both sides of the channel. You'll pass through the dramatic narrow Raftsund Strait leading into the breathtaking Trollfjord before arriving in Svolvær and Stamsund. In the evening, the ship heads east across Vestfjord toward Bodø.

Day 14 ØRNES - SANDNESSJØEN - BRONNØYSUND - RØRVIK (B, L, D)

After leaving Ørnes, you'll travel through exciting and colorful waters, sailing through narrow straits bordered by lush agricultural land. Nearly every peak of the towering mountains in the background is associated with a local legend. Crossing the Arctic Circle once again, you'll pass both Nesna and Sandnessjøen. On the approach to Bronnøysund, which you'll reach in the afternoon, you'll pass the spectacular, mythical Seven Sisters Mountains. Make sure you're on deck when the ship leaves Bronnøysund and you'll see why the captain needs a steady hand! The last port of call for today will be Rørvik.

Day 15 TRONDHEIM - KRISTIANSUND - MOLDE (B, L, D)

You arrive in Trondheim early, and you can use the morning to visit Norway's largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral, and the newly restored Archbishop's Residence. The ship will then continue its journey, sailing out through the beautiful Trondheimsfjord, past the islands of Grip and Hitra, with its large flocks of deer. It will then pass Smøla before arriving in Kristiansund, a town famous for the local salted cod. At the end of the day, you call at Molde, before arriving in Ålesund late in the evening with just enough time for a quick stroll on shore.

Day 16 FLORØ - BERGEN (B)

During the night, the ship will call at Tørvik, Maloy, and Florø. The World's Most Beautiful Voyage is drawing to a close. But don't say good-bye just yet . . . ahead of you lies mile after mile of spectacular west Norway scenery: holly trees on Svanøy, the mouth of Sognefjord, and the beautiful archipelago on the approach to Bergen. Tour ends upon arrival in Bergen. Option to take the scenic Bergen Railway train back to Oslo.

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