The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway

Amazing Northern Norway by Frank Andreassen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Cruise package – 11 nights

The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway is an extensive Norway trip with fjord cruises & stay in Balestrand fjord village, the Flam Railway & the Bergen Line, picturesque Bergen, an unforgettable Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian coast with 2 wonderful excursions;
Trollstigen hairpin road & the North Cape. Calls at historic Trondheim, Arctic Bodo, the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Tromso & optional land excursions. The trip starts & finishes in Oslo.

This tour is flexible and you may add extra nights, shore excursions and/or exciting activities to your trip.

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible.

This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)

Prices from NOK 44995 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Parliament building, Oslo Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

See the Oslo Parliament Building

DAY 1 – First night in Oslo

Check in at the centrally located, classic Hotel Continental, with excellent restaurants. This family owned hotel is member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by forested hills. Oslo offers an extensive waterfront, like the Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen pedestrian areas.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo – Norway’s capital

Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Experience the Flam Railway

Cruise Fjord Norway by Jonny Akselsen, Fjord Norway

Enjoy a cruise on the Sognefjord

DAY 2 – Oslo to Balestrand

Bergen Line: Morning departure by the scenic Bergen mountain train line through the scenic Hallingdal valley and across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the tiny Myrdal station.
Read about the Bergen Line

Flam Railway: Disembark at Myrdal station, walk across the platform and board the famous Flam Railway; an unforgettable descend from mountain to fjord through the spectacular Flam Valley, with mountain peaks, the beautiful Flam River, cascading waterfalls, a spectacular bridge & tiny farms.
Read about the Flam Railway

Fjord cruise: In Flam you board an express boat for a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord branch & the main Sognefjord to the beautifully located Balestrand village. Overnight at the Kviknes Hotel. Room with fjord view in the historic wing & buffet dinner included.
Spend 1 night in Balestrand
Read about the Sognefjord

Colourful houses in Bergen by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway

The heart of Bergen

DAY 3 – Cruise to Bergen

A 4-hour cruise to the mouth of the Sognefjord, then along the scenic coast with islands & local fjords, narrow straits & tiny settlements. The boat takes you to the very heart of Bergen, close to the Fish Market. Check in at the centrally located Hotel Opus XVI or similar. Superior room with breakfast.
Spend 1 night in Bergen
Read about Bergen

View from Mount Floyen in Bergen by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

View from Mt Floyen

DAY 4 – Cruise departure

A relaxing day in Bergen before the Hurtigruten cruise departure in the evening.
Make sure to visit the authentic areas with tiny wooden houses and narrow streets in Bergen!
Evening meal on board.
Spend 6 nights on board
General cruise information & facilities on board

Cruise to Mostraumen by Rodne Fjordcruise

Cruise to Mostraumen

Optional add-on:

3 hour fjord cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen
This spectacular tour from Bergen takes you up the 27-km long Osterfjord in Hordaland province. Underway, the fjord narrows between the steep mountains as you are brought safely through the strong currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen strait.

The add-ons with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

View of Geirangerfjord by CH, Visit Norway

View of the spectacular Geirangerfjord from the Eagle Road

DAY 5 – Geirangerfjord

Morning arrival to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. Enjoy a full day cruise to the famous Geirangerfjord, with the “Seven Sisters” waterfalls. Disembark in tender boats in Geiranger village. (The ship sails into the Geirangerfjord from June to August, in May you can enjoy 3 hours at leisure in Alesund.)
Read about the UNESCO Geirangerfjord

Geiranger & Trollstigen Pass excursion (Jun 2-Sep 1)
Enjoy the amazing excursion by coach across the Golden Route – with the Eagle Road & the breathtaking Trollstigen hairpin road. Enjoy marvellous views from Eagle Road.

Beautiful Trondheim by ka71, Foap,

Colourful houses in Trondheim

DAY 6 – Historic Trondheim

Through the wide Trondheimsfjord to the picturesque, historic city of Trondheim. Spend 4 hours at leisure in the city, or take an optional sightseeing tour.
Make sure to visit the authentic areas with tiny well preserved wooden houses at Bakklandet, the old bridge “Gamle Bybro” & the Nidaros Cathedral.
Departing Trondheim the ship passes by the tiny, historic Munkholmen island, and continues along the scenic Trondelag coast.
Read about historic Trondheim

Saltstraumen Bodo by Tommy Andreassen,

The amazing Saltstraumen maelstraum

DAY 7 – Arctic Bodo

Passing the Arctic Circle before calling at the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo, surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks & islands. Time to visit the town or you can take an adventurous RIB-safari to the Saltstraumen maelstrom – the world’s strongest maelstrom. Its impressive strength is caused by the world’s strongest tide occurring in the same location.

Beautiful Lofoten Islands by Shutterstock, Hurtigruten

Beautiful Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Departing Bodo, the ship continues across the Vestfjord towards the impressive Lofoten Wall & the unforgettable Lofoten Islands – the most spectacular archipelago!
Calls at the villages of Stamsund & Svolvaer in the evening.
You can join a real Viking feast at Lofotr Museum (optional excursion)
Read about the Lofoten Islands

Beautiful Tromso by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautiful Tromso

DAY 8 – Tromso

Along the spectacular Arctic coast and through a marvellous archipelago before the arrival to Tromso – Europe’s northernmost university town. Time to visit the town or join the sightseeing excursion, “The Arctic capital”, before the cruise sets off towards the north.
Tromso is beautifully located, surrounded by Arctic fjords, islands & alpine mountain peaks. The amazing Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) is a famous landmark in Tromso.

The North Cape cliff, Norway. Photo by Filip Hoel, Hurtigruten

Amazing North Cape cliff

DAY 9 – The North Cape

In today’s main port Honningsvag, you join the amazing North Cape excursion by coach across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island. Then on to the North Cape cliff – an impressive, 307-m (1007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top.
Then cruise along Finnmark’s barren coast, passing the Svaerholdtklubben Bird Colony and the unbelievable rock formation of Finnkjerkja.
Read about the excursion to the North Cape

Arctic Summer by Reiner Schaufler, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Arctic summer

DAY 10 – Kirkenes & Oslo

Continue along the Finnmark coast before the ship sails to the south-east into the Bokfjord and on to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, close to the Russian border.
Disembark after breakfast on board. You can take the scheduled airport bus (20 mins), or ask the reception desk on board to order a taxi for you.
Flight to Oslo and check in at the same hotel as per day 1.
Spend 2 nights in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Spend the night at Kirkenes Snowhotel by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Experience the magic Snow Hotel in Kirkenes

Optional add-on:

Overnight in Kirkenes Snow Hotel & King Crab safari by RIB
The snowhotel is open all year, and you can now experience this winter wonderland even in summer. Stay overnight in a beautiful snow suite with art made of ice and snow. You will also join a 3 hours king crab fishing trip by RIB boat! Cruise along the fjord to the catching area, where you join in lifting the big gages with King Crabs. Then on to a renovated boat house by the fjord, to be served a king crab meal.

The add-ons with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

Angry boy in Vigeland Sculpture Park by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

The angry boy, Vigeland Park

DAY 11 – Main sights of Oslo

Enjoy the 4-hour Selected city sightseeing tour including the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump & the Kon-Tiki Museum.
In the evening you can join the very popular evening cruise on the Oslofjord on a traditional sailing yacht, including a traditional, Norwegian prawn buffet (optional/additional costs).
Add City sightseeing or Fjord cruises in Oslo

The trip finishes after breakfast on day 12.

Sognefjord in autumn colours by M. Dickson, Foap, Visit Norway

Beautiful Sognefjord!

Small fishing village on Lofoten Islands by Tomas Rasmus Skaug, Visit Norway

Enjoy the Lofoten Islands!


4* Hotels, upgraded rooms w. breakfast buffet (+dinner in Balestrand)
in Oslo, Balestrand & Bergen

Hurtigruten cruise
6 nights in Arctic Superior outside cabin w. separate beds or double bed (depending on ship) & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner

Sognefjord in a Nutshell combination ticket:
Train Oslo-Myrdal
Flam Railway Myrdal-Flam
Express boat Flam-Balestrand-Bergen

Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
North Cape land excursion
Oslo City sightseeing

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What our customers say:

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

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  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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