Highlights of the Norwegian Coast

Hurtigruten in Raftsund by Christian Huehn, Hurtigruten

Cruise package- 11 nights

Experience the highlights of the Norwegian coast all the way from Kirkenes to Stavanger. An unforgettable cruise from the rugged Arctic wilderness of Northern Norway to the magnificent fjords of the west coast. You will among others visit the North Cape, Vesteralen & Lofoten Islands as well as Trondheim. From Bergen continue by coach to Stavanger for another highlight: the Lysefjord.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights and/or exciting excursions to the 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 34595 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Visit Oslo Opera House by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo Opera House

DAY 1 – First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located Hotel Bristol, close to the Karl Johansgate main street. You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslo fjord, surrounded by forested hills and an extensive waterfront. Here you will find the Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen pedestrain areas.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
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Arctic Summer by Reiner Schaufler, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Arctic summer

DAY 2 – Flight to Kirkenes

A morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, located close to the Russian border. Kirkenes has a close relationship with their Russian neighbours, and a particular feature of this Arctic town is that the street signs are both in Norwegian & Russian!
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes
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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.

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Sailing along the Norwegian Coast by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Hurtigruten

Experience a cruise with Hurtigruten

DAY 3 – Cruise departure

Embark your Hurtigruten ship after breakfast. The ship leaves Kirkenes around midday. Enjoy lunch followed by views of the surrounding Arctic landscape on deck or from the panorama lounge.
In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardo, Norway’s easternmost town, with the enchanting Vardohus Fortress. Continue along the Varanger peninsula before a late evening call at Batsfjord.
Spend 5 nights on board
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North Cape by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Amazing North Cape

DAY 4 – Breakfast at North Cape *

Imagine having breakfast at the top of Europe! You will enjoy breakfast and more on this scenic coach tour from the town of Honningsvag to the North Cape. The mighty plateau rises 307 m above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland.
The scenery is breathtaking with the cliff coast that plunges down into the endless sea, treeless plains and picturesque fishing villages. You will rejoin the ship in Hammerfest. In the late evening the ship arrives in Tromso.
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Excursion to the North Cape available from May 8

Vesteralen Islands by Klaus Prediger, Hurtigruten

Beautiful Vesteralen Islands

DAY 5 – Vesteralen, Trollfjord & Lofoten Islands

Arrival to Harstad in the morning. Join an excursion to get to know the Vesteralen Islands. Experience history, beautiful scenery and a selection of breathtaking sites that includes a visit to Trondenes Church, one of Norway’s premier cultural heritage sites from the late Middle Ages.
You will rejoin the ship in Sortland. Continuing southwards, you will experience the narrow Raftsund strait. This 20-km passage between Lofoten and Vesteralen takes you through mountains soaring 1000 m directly out of the sea.
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Cruise into Trollfjord by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Spectacular Trollfjord

Trollfjord: Now the ship reaches the Trollfjord, only 2 km long and 100 m wide, surrounded by majestic mountains. If the weather and time permit – the captain makes a detour into the fjord.
Steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides and the dramatic landscape conjures fairy tale images of an imaginary land of trolls. Trollfjord is also the realm of the sea eagle.
The Hurtigruten ship turns around in the narrow fjord, a magnificent sight in its own right! The ship docks in Svolvaer and Stamsund on the Lofoten Islands later in the evening.
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Helgeland Coast by Ronny Lien, Visit Helgeland

Torghatten Mountain

DAY 6 – Magical Helgeland coast

The Arctic Circle: Today you will cross the Arctic Circle at 66°33’N. As you sail along the Helgeland coast you pass hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls rich in local lore.
Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands is close to Sandnessjoen and can be visited on an optional excursion during summer.
The ship will normally pass the strange mountain Torghatten from a distance. Torghatten is famous for its distinctive hole right through the middle.

Trondheim by ka71/Foap/Visitnorway.com

Colourful houses in Trondheim

DAY 7 – Trondheim, Molde & Alesund

The tiny historic island of Munkholmen leads the way to the historic town of Trondheim, with picturesque areas of tiny, wooden houses (Bakklandet) and the medieval Nidaros Cathedral. Join a sightseeing tour of Trondheim.
Back on the ship you will pass by the beautiful island of Hitra and the open sea of Hustadvika before approaching the towns of Molde & Alesund towards midnight.
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Bergen at sunset by Willy Haraldsen, Visit Bergen

Bergen at sunset

DAY 8 – Arrival in Bergen

Magnificent West Norway scenery with mouths of fjords and a lush, beautiful archipelago, including the island kingdom of Oygarden, before the ship approaches Bergen. Arrival to Bergen at 14:30. Check in at a centrally located 4* hotel.
Spend 1 night in Bergen
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Ovre Strandgate Stavanger by CH - visitnorway.com

Old Town Stavanger

DAY 9 – Bergen to Stavanger

Morning at your own disposal in Bergen. Visit the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, take the Funicular to Mount Floyen with a marvellous view of the city below. In the early afternoon travel by coach to Stavanger.
Relax on board the coach and enjoy the view of glittering fjords, snow-capped peaks and idyllic small farms along the way. You will also cross the Bjornafjord by ferry. Arrival to Stavanger in the evening.
Spend 2 nights in Stavanger

Pulpit Rock seen from the Lysefjord by Pixabay

Pulpit Rock seen from the fjord

DAY 10 – Cruise to Lysefjord

Experience the famous Pulpit Rock from the fjord! On this tour, you will be taken on a refreshing fjord cruise to the Lysefjord. The Lysefjord offers waterfalls, idyllic islands and stunning nature.
Discover the “mysterious” Vagabonds’ Cave, the goats and get a taste of the fresh mountain water from the Hengjane Waterfall. And last but not least, see the world famous Pulpit Rock high above the fjord.

Lysefjord by Paul Edmundson, Fjord Norway

Hike to Pulpit Rock

Optional add-on:

Hiking trip to Pulpit Rock & additional night in Stavanger
This guided trip will take you on one of Norway’s most popular and spectacular hikes. Situated only a few hours from Stavanger, the Pulpit Rock – or “Preikestolen” in Norwegian – is a towering cliff-plateau directly suspended over the Lysefjord. The top offers unobstructed views over the meandering blue fjord.

City Hall Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Oslo City Hall

DAY 11 – Stavanger to Oslo

Flight to Oslo. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Norwegian Capital on your own. Visit the iconic Opera House, the spectacular Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Enjoy the extensive waterfront of Oslo with the vibrant Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen pedestrian areas & the spectacular wooden Astrup Fearnley Museum.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
The trip finishes after breakfast on day 12.

Cruise on UNESCO Geirangerfjord by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Experience UNESCO Geirangerfjord

Optional add-on:

UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Alesund
Extend your stay in Norway.
Add 3 extra nights to your trip and experience Alesund & UNESCO Geirangerfjord! The iconic Geirangerfjord is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in the world. Experience this natural wonder, waterfalls and spectacular landscapes on a day cruise from Alesund. You will also have the chance to explore the Art Nouveau town of Alesund on this optional trip.

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

Coastal Highlights Norway by Robert Cranna, Hurtigruten

Cruise along the Norwegian Coast

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Midnight Sun North Cape by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Visit the famous North Cape

On top of Pulpit Rock by Pixabay

Join a hike to the Pulpit Rock

Arctic Fjords by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Cruise along the Arctic Coast


4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Kirkenes, Bergen & Stavanger

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

Flight Oslo-Kirkenes
Coach Bergen-Stavanger
Flight Stavanger-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Breakfast at the North Cape
A taste of Vesteralen
Trondheim City Walk incl. Nidaros Cathedral
Lysefjord cruise incl. audio-guiding

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What our customers say:

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • 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!

    Robert, Australia

  • 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.

    Candan, Turkey