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Norway’s Coastal Express & Rail Highlights

13 days/12 nights from $7579 per person share twin
Flights are additional

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13 days/12 nights from
per person share twinFlights are additional

Norway’s Coastal Express & Rail Highlights

Visit the best of Norway in this perfect combination of scenic rail journeys and a coastal cruise. This trip takes in the country’s prettiest towns and most dramatic landscapes, whilst covering the top sights it also covers the majority of the coastline.

Deal includes

6 nights hotel accommodation 
 6 nights accommodation on board a Hurtigruten ship
 Sightseeing tours
 Norway in a Nutshell® rail journey
 Meals as indicated
 Private transfers with English – speaking driver as specified.
Flights are additional

13 days/12 nights

From $7579 per person share twin
Travel: Selected dates Jan – Dec 23

Itinerary Highlights

• Norway in a Nutshell® a 2-day incredibly scenic combination of rail, road and ferry journeys between Oslo and Bergen
• Hurtigruten’s signature Coastal cruise and an insight into everyday life along this extraordinary fjord filled coastline to the Arctic Circle.
• King Crab Safari, a fishing adventure inside the Arctic Circle


Day 1: Oslo
Arrive in Oslo and take a private transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Norway’s capital at your own pace.

Day 2: Oslo
Today you join a private tour, to see the sights of Oslo, starting with The Historical Museum and some Viking treasures, then passing by the Parliament building, the National Theatre, and the magnificent Royal Palace, official residence of the Norwegian Monarch. Then travel outside the city through charming suburban areas with beautiful homes set within manicured gardens and take a guided walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, created by one single artist. (B)

Day 3: Oslo – Flåm

Today the first day of your Norway in a Nutshell® tour begins by rail rising through quaint mountain villages to the town of Myrdal, where you change to the Flåm Railway. An engineering feat and considered one of the most scenic rail journeys, this hour-long rail trip descends over 800m down the Flåm Valley, to the picturesque village of Flåm where you overnight. (B)(D) 

Day 4: Flåm – Bergen

Continue your Norway in a Nutshell® journey embarking on a ferry cruise along the stunning steep and narrow Nærøyfjord from Flåm to Gudvangen. Board the coach for a road journey to Voss, passing waterfalls and superb views of the valley. In Voss, board the train for your last leg on the Bergen Line, which takes you to Bergen. (B)

Day 5: Bergen

Join a private walking tour of this beautiful town, including the fish market, the old Hanseatic warehouses, the cathedral and many charming wooden houses. Enjoy a ride by funicular to Mount Fløyen for a last panoramic view of Norway. In the afternoon, transfer to Bergen Pier to board the Hurtigruten ship. (B)(D)

Day 6: Filøro - Molde

Arrive in Ålesund and explore this pretty art nouveau town. Departures between June-August will also sail into the stunning Geirangerfjord. (B)(L)(D) 

Day 7: Kristiansund – Rørvik

Enter the Trøndelag region of Norway, marked by crumpled hills, fields dotted with farmsteads, and low-laying coastal settlements. Take some time to explore Trondheim, a historical town with an array of handsome civic architecture, before continuing to charming Rørvik. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8: Brønnøysund – Svolvaer

Cross the Arctic Circle in the early morning, followed by a stop in Bodo with some free time to explore. In the afternoon, the ship enters the glorious Lofoten Islands. Take some time to admire the rows of traditional fisherman’s huts on stilts (rorbuer) in the pretty harbour of Svolvær. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9: Stokmarknes – Skjervøy

Arrive in the historic Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø, whose renowned Polar Museum (Polaria) offers a fascinating insight into Arctic life over the centuries. Leaving Tromsø in the early evening, head north for the trading post of Skjervøy, passing by the Lyngen Alps which rise majestically from the sea. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10: Øksfjord – Berlevåg

Cruise past Havøysund, a colourful small fishing village on an Arctic archipelago in the Barents Sea, before arriving at Honningsvåg mid-morning. Honningsvåg is the gateway to the stunning North Cape where a globe monument marks the top of continental Europe. The optional excursion up to the dramatic promontory is very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11: Batsfjord – Kirkenes

The vistas become even more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes, only a few kilometres from the Russian border. This is where your Norwegian Coastal cruise ends. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in Kirkenes on the King Crab Safari, either by snowmobile sledge or RIB boat depending on dates of your travel. Learn how to catch, cook, and most importantly eat this mysterious crustacean. Spend the night in a Gamme Cabin at Snowhotel Kirkenes. (B)(D)

Day 12: Kirkenes – Oslo

Today, a private transfer will take you to Kirkenes airport for your flight to Oslo. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel. (B) 

Day 13: Oslo
After an overnight stay in Oslo, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

NOTE: Only an overnight bag is permitted on the Norway in a Nutshell® but luggage handling is included from the hotel in Oslo to the hotel in Bergen (one piece of luggage per person).

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Terms and Conditions

Sales until further notice • New bookings only • Packages are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Tours depart as specified. •  Prices are a 'from' price and may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability. Prices are per person hare twin in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or eftpos. Credit card fees will apply • Single supplement pricing is available. • Bedding configurations may vary on twin share option • Deposit and payment conditions apply. • Amendment and cancellation fees apply. • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. HOT Code: ADVWORLD

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