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Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord

Dawn on Lofoten Islands by Pixabay

Extensive Train & Cruise round trip in Norway – 12 nights

The Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord round trip offers you amazing train rides from Oslo in the south to Bodø in the north of Norway.
Enjoy spectacular scenery along the Norwegian coast from the Lofoten Islands southbound to Bergen.
See the magnificent Sognefjord, the famous Flåm Railway and the scenic Bergen Line.
Stays in Oslo, historic Trondheim, Arctic Bodø, Lofoten, Bergen & Geilo.
Highlights: The Arctic Nordland Line, Dovre Line & the spectacular Lofoten Islands. A 3-night cruise on board a Hurtigruten or Havila ship along the beautiful Norwegian coast. Fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, Flåm Railway & Bergen Line.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), based on travel by public transport where some activities include a guide
You can add extra nights, activities & excursions en route in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 28490 per person

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Day to day itinerary:

Autumn in Vigeland Sculpture Park by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Experience Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo!

DAY 1

Arrival in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by hills and woodlands. The capital of Norway offers easy accessible, popular recreational areas with walking trails.
Akerselva river Park is another green lung in Oslo.
Oslo also offers iconic modern architecture as well as an extensive, pedestrian waterfront, with restaurants & shops.
Spend 2 nights in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Enjoy the extensive waterfront of Oslo!

DAY 2

Full day in Oslo

The second day you have a full day to explore Oslo on your own – you can visit trendy Grünerlokka area, visit highlights of Oslo or take an optional sightseeing tour & Oslo fjord cruise.

Some highlights of Oslo:
The iconic Opera House, the extensive pedestrian waterfront, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art, Edvard Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum (closed for rebuilding to 2025/2026 – artefacts from the Viking Age can be seen at The Historic Museum in the city centre), Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump – a spectacular landmark in Oslo.

Colourful Trondheim by Petr Pavlicek, Visit Trondheim

See the beautiful Nidelven river in Trondheim!

DAY 3

Dovre Line

Enjoy a relaxing journey on the Dovre rail line across the beautiful Dovrefjell mountain plateau to the picturesque, historic town of Trondheim.
This authentic town has a selection of Norway’s largest wooden buildings, picturesque areas with tiny wooden houses, Norway’s only cathedral and the beautiful Nidelven river.
Spend 1 night in Trondheim
Read about the Dovre Line
Read about historic Trondheim

Ride on the Arctic Nordland Line by Oivind Haug, NSB

Travel on the exotic, Arctic Nordland Line!

DAY 4

Arctic Nordland Line

Continue your journey on the unforgettable Nordland Line, taking you through spectacular scenery to the Arctic town of Bodø, beautifully located by the sea, surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks.
Spend 1 night in Bodø
Read about the Arctic Nordland Line

Beautiful Lofoten Islands by Shutterstock, Hurtigruten

Experience the unique Lofoten Islands!

DAY 5

Lofoten Islands

Board one of the authentic Hurtigruten or Havila ships for a cruise across the wide Vestfjord to the spectacular Lofoten Islands, with views of the majestic Lofoten Wall.
Disembark in the tiny town of Svolvær – the fishing capital of the Lofoten Islands.
Spend 1 night in Svolvær
Read about the Lofoten Islands

Lofoten islands; Svolvaer in summer. Photo by Andreas Mihatsch, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy stunning scenery & authentic buildings at Lofoten Islands!

DAY 6

Lofoten & Cruise

Enjoy a full day at leisure before you board the Hurtigruten or Havila ship in the evening for an unforgettable cruise to Bergen.
All meals are included during the cruise (excluding drinks):
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner
Spend 3 nights on board
 Read about Hurtigruten
Read about Havila
General information & facilities on board Hurtigruten

The Arctic Helgeland coast, Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy the magical Helgeland Coast!

DAY 7

Helgeland Coast

Make sure to get up early for this morning’s early call at the village of Ørnes, surrounded by dramatic Arctic scenery with views of the spectacular Svartisen glacier.
The Helgeland Coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountains like the Seven Sisters mountain range, islands & the Arctic Circle.
Read about the Helgeland Coast

You can add exciting excursions:
UNESCO Vega Archipelago
Visit the Salmon

Bakklandet in Trondheim by CH VisitNorway.com

Visit the authentic Bakklandet in Trondheim!

DAY 8

Historic Trondheim

Early arrival in Trondheim, with time to go ashore on your own, or join a sightseeing trip.
Departing Trondheim you will pass the tiny, historic Munkholmen island, cruising out the wide Trondheimsfjord and along the beautiful western coast, with call at the coastal town of Kristiansund.
Read about Trondheim

You can add an amazing excursion to the spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road!

The Atlantic Ocean road. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Add an unforgettable trip across Atlantic Ocean Road!

DAY 9

Cruise to Bergen

Cruising along magnificent West Norway scenery with mouths of fjords and a lush, beautiful archipelago, including the island kingdom of Øygarden, before the ship approaches Bergen.
Arrival in Bergen at 14:45, with individual arrival to a centrally located hotel.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen

Bergen Bryggen by Pixabay

See the UNESCO Bryggen wharf in Bergen!

DAY 10

Full day in Bergen

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this picturesque, colourful city, with the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, the hillsides and Nordnes peninsula with authentic, tiny, wooden houses and narrow streets, the Funicular to Mount Fløyen, the Aquarium.
Read more about Bergen

Cruise to Mostraumen by Rodne Fjordcruise

Experience the narrow Mostraumen strait!

Optional in Bergen

Cruise to the narrow Mostraumen strait
You can add a spectacular 3-hour fjord cruise, taking you up the 27-km long Osterfjord.
Underway, the fjord narrows between the steep mountains as you are brought safely through the strong currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen strait.
Read more about fjord cruise to Mostraumen

This add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

Cornlius Seafood Restaurant by Visit Bergen

Experience one of Norway's finest seafood restaurants!

Optional in Bergen

Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Just outside the city of Bergen you will find Cornelius, one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants, situated by the sea on a small island, with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries, and passing boats and ships.
Read more about the dinner at Cornelius

This add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

Aurland village Sognefjord. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy an amazing fjord cruise!

DAY 11

Travel to Geilo

Fjord cruise on the Sognefjord
In the morning, you board the express boat in the centre of Bergen, taking you through beautiful scenery to the majestic Sognefjord. Cruise to the inner part & the Aurlandsfjord branch.
Read about the Sognefjord

Flåm Railway
In the tiny village of Flåm, you board the famous Flåm Railway for an unforgettable 1-hour journey from fjord to mountain through the spectacular Flåm Valley, with the Flåm River, cascading waterfalls & tiny settlements.
Read about the Flåm Railway

Bergen Line
At the Myrdal mountain station you change to the main Bergen Line, with the Finse Station as the highest point at an altitude of 1222 m above sea level, then across the spectacular Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the mountain village of Geilo. Disembark just in time for dinner at the historic Dr. Holms Hotel.
Spend 1 night at Geilo
Read about the Bergen Line

Bergen Railway by Tore Bjorback Amblie, NSB

Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery along the Bergen Line!

DAY 12

Bergen Line to Oslo

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel before you board the Bergen Line for a 4-hour journey through the scenic Hallingdal valley to Oslo.
Final night at a centrally located hotel in Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Nordland Railway by Rune Fossum, NSB

Enjoy a ride on the Arctic Nordland Line!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet (+dinner in Geilo)
in Oslo, Trondheim, Bodø, Lofoten Islands, Bergen & Geilo

Hurtigruten or Havila cruise
3 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner

Transport
Train Oslo-Trondheim-Bodø
Cruise Bodø-Lofoten Islands

Sognefjord in a Nutshell combination ticket:
Express boat Bergen-Flåm
Flåm Railway Flåm-Myrdal
Train Myrdal-Geilo-Oslo

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
• International flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers
• Personal travel insurance

Small cafe at Akerselva river by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Experience hidden treasures in Oslo; waterfall in the Akerselva river

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