Tromso, Lofoten Islands & Fjord Norway winter tour

Winter on Lofoten Islands by Pixabay

Arctic cruise & Fjord travel package- 9 nights

Tromso, Lofoten Islands & Fjord Norway is an amazing extensive winter round trip in Norway including a 3-night Hurtigruten cruise, stunning Arctic scenery, spectacular Lofoten Islands and beautiful Fjord Norway. Experience the majestic islands of LofotenTromso and Bergen, cruise along the Norwegian coast and on the UNESCO Naeroyfjord and enjoy a ride on Flam and Bergen Railway. You will have good chances to see the Northern Lights as well.

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

Prices from NOK 24900 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Winter at Oslo Opera House by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Winter at 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.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo – Norway’s capital
See pictures from Oslo

Arctic Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

View of Tromso

DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso

Flight to the Arctic town of Tromso, beautifully located surrounded by islands & mountain peaks. Tromso is the world’s northernmost university town. Store your luggage at a hotel in the city centre before you explore the city on your own. Take the cable car to Mount Storsteinen and admire the view of the city and its surroundings, visit the Arctic Cathedral, the Polaria Activity Centre and Aquarium, the Polar Museum.
Read more about Tromso

Hunt the Northern Lights in Tromso by Malangen Resort

Spectacular Northern Lights

Aurora Husky Visit & Cruise departure

In the evening you will be picked up for an Aurora Husky Visit to Tromso Wilderness Centre, located on the Kvaloya island outside Tromso.
The Aurora camp has a great location for viewing the Northern Lights, and you will also visit the dog yard. You will be served a traditional, light evening meal in a lavvo (Sami tent). Transfers included.

Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship just before midnight for a really unforgettable cruise to Stamsund on Lofoten Islands. Spend 1 night on board

Winter Cruise Hurtigruten by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise along the Norwegian Coast

DAY 3 - Cruise & Arrival Lofoten Islands

Cruise through the narrow Risoyrenna channel after leaving Harstad. Stokmarknes with the Hurtigruten Museum, then on to Vesteralen Islands & the spectacular Lofoten Islands. You will disembark in Stamsund.
Spend 2 nights in Stamsund

Winter RIB Safari on Lofoten Islands by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Winter RIB Safari on Lofoten Islands

DAY 4 – RIB Safari Lofoten Islands

Join a RIB boat ride along the inner seaside of Lofoten. You will follow the fjords and the deepest mountains to your destination. You will see Lofoten from the seaside and the fantastic wildlife. Stops will be made during the trip to tell you all about the interesting history over the last thousand years. You will make a longer break at a small fishing village where you will go for a walk before your return to Stamsund.

Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands

Hunting the Northern Lights

In the evening go Northern Lights hunting by bus. This excursion takes you from Stamsund to a place where there are very little artificial lights. Our experienced guide will search for the best spot according to the weather conditions where there are clear skies. Wherever you catch the Northern Lights you will stop and watch the beautiful natural phenomena.

Crab Safari Norway by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Crab safari in Norway

DAY 5 – Crab safari & Cruise departure

Experience a crab safari from Stamsund today. After dressing up you head out to sea in search for the crab pots that has been set out along the shore the day before. You will assist in taking up the pots. There are good chances to get a glimpse of wildlife at sea on the trip. After returning you will be served today’s fish or shell soup, (depending on season) as well as the crab that you caught.

In the evening embark another Hurtigruten ship for your cruise to Bergen. Spend 3 nights on board

Amazing Helgeland Coast by Ott, Hurtigruten

Amazing views at Helgeland Coast

DAY 6 – Magical Helgeland coast

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. On deck you can see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole right through the middle. Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. Move on to Sandnessjoen. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands is close to Sandnessjoen and can be visited on an optional excursion during summer.

Visit to Nidaros Cathedral by Tom Gustavsen, Visit Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral 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. You can explore the city on your own or join an optional land excursion. 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.

Winter in Bergen by Grim Berge, Fjord Norway

Winter in Bergen

DAY 8 – Arrival in Bergen

Magnificent Western 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 2 nights in Bergen
Read more about Bergen
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Winter Cruise on Naeroyfjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Cruise on Naeroyfjord in winter

DAY 9 – Day excursion, Norway in a Nutshell ®

Start the day by train from Bergen to Voss, where a connecting coach picks you up at the train station. Continue across local mountain areas to the Gudvangen valley. In the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen you board a ferry for a 2-hour fjord cruise on the inner branches of the Sognefjord; the Naeroyfjord & the Aurlandsfjord. The Naeroyfjord means the narrow fjord in Norwegian – the narrower branch of the Sognefjord, with steep mountain sides and tiny farms clinging to the mountain sides. Disembark in Flam fjord village.

Winter view from Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Experience the famous Flam Railway

Flam Railway & Bergen Line

Board the famous Flam Railway for an unforgettable journey from fjord to mountain, through the scenic Flam Valley with mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls & the beautiful river. The Flam Railway is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world. At the Myrdal mountain station you change to the main Bergen Line.
Travel back to Bergen for another overnight.
Read more about the Flam Railway

Winter cruise Arctic Coast by Jan Holthe, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise along the Arctic Coast

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Small fishing village on Lofoten Islands in winter by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Fishing village on Lofoten Islands

Northern Lights illuminating the sky in Tromso by Gaute Bruvik, Visit Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso

Wintercruise on Naeroyfjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Wintercruise on UNESCO Naeroyfjord

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Accommodation
Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Stamsund & Bergen

Transport
Flight Oslo-Tromso

Norway in a Nutshell combination ticket:
Train Bergen-Voss
Coach Voss-Gudvangen
Naeroyfjord cruise Gudvangen-Flam
Flam Railway Flam-Myrdal
Train Myrdal-Bergen

Hurtigruten cruise
1 night Tromso to Stamsund
3 nights Stamsund to Bergen
Accommodation in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner

Activities & Excursions
Aurora Husky Visit incl. warm clothes, evening meal & transfers
RIB Safari Lofoten Islands incl. overalls & life vests
Crab Safari Lofoten Islands by RIB boat incl. overalls, life vests, fishing gear, meal & coffee/tea
Northern Lights hunting by coach

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Northern Lights cruise in Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigurten

Amazing Northern Lights

Where do the magic Northern Lights come from?

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are an ethereal display of coloured lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?
Dr Dònal Hill from University of Oxford explains us all about these magic lights occurring on the northern skies.
Watch our Northern Lights video (external link – You Tube)



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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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.

    Alison, 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