10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise

2 Oslo, 5 Scenic Coast Cruise & 1 Bergen
Round trip airfare from JFK, 8 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price 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
    • 2 nights Oslo
    • 5 nights aboard the MS Finnmarken, MS Nordlys, MS Nordkapp, MS Polarlys, MS Kong Harald, or MS Trollfjord Standard Inside Cabin
    • 1 night Bergen
  • 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

Day By Day Itinerary

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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Notes :
  • 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.
  • Please note that specific cabins cannot be requested. Your cabin number will be assigned upon embarkation.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Finnmarken: Nov 1, 23 & Mar 12.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Trollfjord: Dec 20, Feb 2, Mar 6 & 28.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Polarlys: Dec 5.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Nordnorge: Jan 10.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Nordkapp: Jan 16.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Kong Harald: Feb 14.
  • The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Nordlys: Mar 21.
  • 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.
Not Included
Shore excursions Optional tours and gratuities
Optionals

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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