Tromso, Northern Lights & Norway in a Nutshell

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Cruise round trip with Arctic Tromso & Fjord Norway – 8 nights

Tromso, Northern Lights & Norway in a Nutshell – an amazing winter round trip from Oslo!
Experience exciting highlights, such as beautifully located Arctic Tromso with Northern Lights excursion.

You will experience a 4 nights Northern Lights cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coast, with excursions en route, as well as calls at Lofoten islands & tiny settlements.
You will experience picturesque Bergen as well as a Fjord day excursion, with an unforgettable fjord cruise on Unesco Naeroyfjord and the famous Flam Railway.
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Tromso harbour. Photo by Shigeru Ohki, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

About the tour

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with guided excursions
• You can add nights & activities, such as Snowmobile safari, Dog sledding  as well as Reindeer sledge
Prices from NOK 21900 per person, transport, cruise, excursions, accommodation & meals as per the itinerary

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism

Day to day itinerary:

Winter at Oslo Opera House by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Winter at Oslo Opera House

DAY 1 – Overnight in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol Hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about trendy Oslo

Tromso by F.Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Arrival to beautifully located Tromso!

DAY 2 – Travel to Tromso

A 2-hour flight to Tromso. Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel, easily accessible by the airport bus. Tromso is beautifully located, surrounded by spectacular Arctic islands & alpine mountain peaks.
1 night in Tromso
Read about Tromso

Northern Lights Norway by Gaute Bruvik Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Hunt the Northern Lights in Tromso area!

Aurora Safari

Time to explore the town before the excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for a Northern Lights safari by bus. Seven base stations are set up at different locations, and the best one for the evening is chosen, depending on the weather & Northern Lights forecast reports.
Each base has its own local English speaking guide, a warm shelter and camp fire. Northern Lights film shown on the bus.

Included: Transfers, light evening meal & warm clothing
Difficulty level: Easy

Emmas Drommekjokken in Tromso by CH, Visit Norway

Lunch at Emmas


Arctic lunch at Emma’s in Tromso

Enjoy today’s lunch at the tiny, centrally located Emmas Restaurant, facing the wooden Tromso Cathedral – within walking distance of your hotel. They serve fresh, local produce. Includes 2 courses.
Time to relax or explore Tromso before you join the Northern Lights trip in the evening.

Husky in Tromso by CH, Visit Norway

Meet some dogs in Tromso

Aurora Husky Visit

Enjoy this Northern Lights trip before the late evening cruise departure. The excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso 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 can also meet the dogs in the dog yard.

The trip includes transfers and a traditional evening meal served in a lavvo (Sami tent).

Winter Cruise by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise on Hurtigruten

Tromso cruise departure

Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship just before midnight for a truly unforgettable cruise to Bergen!
All meals are included during the cruise (excl. drinks);
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner
4 nights on board
Read about Hurtigruten
General information & facilities on board

Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands

DAY 4 – Vesteralen excursion

You will join an extensive excursion across the spectacular Arctic archipelago of Vesteralen. Visit a medieval church and admire the breathtaking scenery of beautiful fjords and steep mountains.

Lofoten Islands:

You will rejoin the ship in Sortland. The southbound sailing route continues towards the Lofoten Islands, and the ship calls at Svolvaer – the capital of the Lofoten Islands – in the evening.
Vesteralen excursion

Amazing Helgeland Coast by Ott, Hurtigruten

Amazing Helgeland Coast

DAY 5 – The magic Helgeland coast

The ship makes an early call at the village of Ornes, surrounded by dramatic Arctic scenery with views of the spectacular Svartisen glacier. The Helgeland coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountain formations, islands & the Arctic Circle.
Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. The seven mountain tops look so beautiful that a local legend claims that they are female trolls turned in to stone.
Read about the Helgeland coast

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

Winter in colourful Trondheim

DAY 6 – Trondheim sightseeing

Early arrival to Trondheim. After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of this historic city. You will get to know Trondheim’s streets and highlights, including a short stop at Utsikten (the View). You will also have a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
Read about the Trondheim excursion
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Winter in Bergen by Grim Berge, Fjord Norway

View of Bergen from Mount Floyen

DAY 7 – Cruise arrival to Bergen

Arrival to Bergen at 14:30, check in at a centrally located hotel. Spend 2 nights 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 Floyen, the Aquarium.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen
Read about Bergen
See pictures from Bergen

Winter On Stegastein Viewpoint By Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Experience an unforgettable Fjord cruise!

DAY 8 – Norway in a Nutshell®

Local train & coach:

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.

Fjord cruise:

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 Unesco 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

Flam Railway In Winter By Paul Edmundson, Visit Flam

Winter along the Flam Railway!

Flam Railway

A short walk from the pier you 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 tiny Myrdal mountain station you change to the main Bergen Line.
Return to Bergen for another overnight (included in the tour price).
Read about the Flam Railway

Winter on Sognefjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Enjoy an unforgettable Fjord cruise!

This trip includes:

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

Hurtigruten cruise
4 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-Tromso

Activities & Excursions
Aurora Safari incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers
Lunch at Emmas, 2 courses (excl. drinks)
Aurora Husky Visit incl. warm clothes, evening meal & transfers
A taste of Vesteralen
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Unescorted Norway in a Nutshell day trip incl. UNESCO Naeroyfjord & Flam Railway

All taxes & VAT

Christmas in Bergen by Christer Ronnestad, Visit Norway

Picturesque Bergen in winter!


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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

  • 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