16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights

Including return international flights, spectacular cruise along the Norwegian Coast, delicious daily breakfast and all meals aboard the cruise, travel on the Flåm Railway, and more.

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  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
  • 16 day Majestic Norway tour with Arctic Expedition cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Marvel at the unspoilt Scandinavian countryscape on a 16 day Majestic Norway tour that includes a Hurtigruten cruise along the coast, independent exploration and time in Norway’s most popular cities.

Arrive in Oslo, the coast-perched Norwegian capital that boasts a cityscape comprised of historic architecture, splendid public parks and a flourishing social scene. How you spend time in the capital is up to you. History buffs will make a beeline for any of the city’s 50-plus museums – Viking Ship Museum, Fram Museum, Munch Museum – and foodies can take a bite out of traditional Nordic cuisine, fare from a Michelin-starred restaurant or share plates at a local food stall.

A one-way flight takes you from Oslo to Kirkenes where you will step aboard your Hurtigruten cruise ship for an unbelievably scenic voyage along the Norwegian coast. This voyage sees you travel in true Hurtigruten style, and your cruise has all of Hurtigruten’s renowned calling cards: an on-board expedition team to offer insight and knowledge about your destinations; a warm and welcoming feel aboard; plenty of deck room for soaking in those views; commitment to sustainable travel; and an unrivalled collection of optional excursions and activities to choose from.

What kind of sights can you expect to see on this passage? Parts of the extreme north in Hammerfest and Tromsø (perhaps even a glimpse of the Northern Lights!); the islands of the Lofoten and Vesterålen archipelagos and the tiny fishing villages, narrow channels, steep mountains and unspoilt waters that make up the region; cross the Arctic Circle and celebrate with a spoonful of cod liver oil (yes, really) and learn about the legend of the Seven Sister mountains. Visit ports including Brønnøysund, Trondheim and Ålesund, and disembark in Bergen, the second-largest city in Norway.

There is more exploration of Norway to be done after disembarking the cruise. Move from Bergen to Flåm aboard an express ferry and then step into a carriage on the famed Flåm Railway for the steep ascent to the loftily-situated Myrdal Station. Use the 50 Degrees North minibus to travel through some of Norway’s most verdant countryside – past mountains and fjords, and through small towns – on the journey from Aurland to Lom and then Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Your Nordic adventure concludes back in Oslo.

 
 

Day 1: Australia airplane-takeoffOslo, Norway

Depart on your flight for Oslo, the capital city of Norway.

Day 2: Oslo

Arrive in Oslo and make your way to the hotel for check in. You may choose to remain in your room and rest after the long-haul flight to Scandinavia, or eager travellers can put down their luggage and head straight out into the city. The centrally-located hotel puts you within convenient distance of some of the city’s star attractions, including the Parliament buildings, Akershus Fortress and Slottsplassen. Take a walk around the neighbourhood to familiarise yourself with the area.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 3: Oslo (B)

Fuel up on breakfast at the hotel and then step out into Oslo for a full day of independent sightseeing. Some sights that regularly top a visitor’s must-see list include The Vigeland Park, Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, new Opera House, the Harbour area, or the Viking Ship, Kon-Tiki and Fram Museums. Grab a table at a waterfront eatery to dig into a plate of typical Norwegian fare or take a stroll down Karl Johans gate for shopping opportunities.

Day 4: Oslo – airplane-takeoff  Kirkenes – Embark on cruise (B, D) – cruise-icon

Make your own way to the airport to board a one-way flight to Kirkenes, a small town in north-eastern Norway and the embarkation point for the cruise portion of the tour. From the port you will board your Hurtigruten cruise ship. Lunch is served aboard as the ship begins to set out on the southbound voyage.

This afternoon sees the ship make its first port in Vardø. Weather permitting, there could be an opportunity for ice bathing in the frigid Arctic Ocean – a truly reinvigorating and memorable experience! Those travelling during the springtime can attend a presentation on shorebirds native to the Nordic coast area.

The ship then again sets sail, along the Varanger Peninsula towards Båtsfjord and then Berlevåg. The latter is home to a local fishermen-only choir.

Day 5: Hammerfest and Tromsø (B, L, D) – cruise-icon

It is a busy day ahead with the cruise making several ports: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy and Tromsø.

Wake up today to find the ship docked in Mehamn, a village on the Vedvik Peninsula that is fringed by deep valleys and gorgeous far-flung landscape. The sky is so clear here that there have been sightings of the Northern Lights on occasion. The next stop is Hammerfest, a town that was established in 1789 and as acted as the launching pad for expeditions into the deep Arctic. It is also the location of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Meridian Column. The cruise continues to Øksfjord and makes an open-water crossing for a pitstop in Skjervøy. The final port of the day is Tromsø.

Day 6: Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands (B, D) – cruise-icon

Today is spent sailing through the other-worldly Lofoten archipelago. This region is brimming with rugged landscapes, tiny fishing villages and incredible wildlife. Enroute to the islands the ship passes through Risøyrenna. This channel was constructed for Hurtigruten use, providing an exclusive passage between Harstad and Sortland. The cruise makes a short visit to Risøyhamn to deliver groceries and mail to its 200 residents. Then journey to Stokmarknes – the location where Hurtigruten was founded and has its eponymous museum.

Continue south to pass through the Raftsundet, a strait dividing the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. There may be an opportunity to detour into the Trollfjord to glimpse its steep cliffs and resident sea eagles (weather and time permitting). Your destination this afternoon is Svolvær, the main settlement in the Lofoten Islands, and then Stamsund. See the peaks of the Lofoten Wall at the latter. The cruise begins its course back to the mainland in the evening.

Day 7: Bodo and the Vega Archipelago (B, L, D) – cruise-icon

Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle with a local yet quirky tradition: taking a spoonful of cod liver oil! The day of sailing treats you to some truly unforgettable scenery, from the panoramas of the Helgeland coast, to the summit of Torghatten, a mountain whose centre is distinctive thanks to its cavernous hole. Another of the day’s highlights is cruising past the Seven Sisters. Local folklore claims that each of this mountain range’s peaks is actually a female troll (daughters of a king) turned to stone. Many of the other natural landmarks sprinkled along the Helgeland coastline are also said to have been trolls, all petrified at sunrise. Dock in Nesna and then Sandnessjøen. The cruise continues to Brønnøysund and arrives in the afternoon. 

Day 8: Trondheim and the Atlantic Road (B, L, D) – cruise-icon

Explore the city of Trondheim today. This city is perched on the Trondheim Fjord and has a rich collection of 11th-century and Gothic architecture. It is then back onto the ship as it navigates the waters of the fjord. Along the way, you will gain insight into the importance that fishing has for local communities. Stop in Kristiansund, a town dubbed the ‘dried cod capital’ of Norway. Experience the open sea crossing as the cruise heads to Molde, passing the Romsdal Alps along the way.

Day 9: Bergen (B) – cruise-icon

The final day of the cruise features a selection of stunning stops in Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy. The arrival in Bergen marks the end of your spectacular Norwegian coast cruise. Before that moment however, you will take in the sight of the Nordfjord, Jostedal Glacier, Sognefjord and the Bergen Archipelago. Disembark in Bergen and transfer to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure, however you might choose to head out into the City of Seven Mountains for independent exploration.

Day 10: Bergen (B)

You have today as free time to see and do whatever you like. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and is surrounded by a landscape featuring incredible mountains, fjords and hiking trails. Some of the best things to do in Bergen include wandering Bryggen, an area beloved for its wharf and traditional wooden houses; move between vendors at the fish market; jump into the cable car for a scenic trip up Mount Ulriken; or hop between some of the local museums and galleries.

Day 11: Bergen – Flåm – Aurland (B, D)

Step aboard an express ferry for the journey from Bergen to Flåm. This five-hour voyage follows the waters of Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord. You will then swap a ferry for the world-famous Flåm Railway in order to travel to Myrdal Station. This railway passage is incredibly scenic, and the train traverses a steep incline, ascending to near 900 metres above sea level in just an hour. There is then a transfer to Aurland.

Day 12: Aurland – Lom (B, L, D)

Hop onto a private minibus for the drive towards Lom. Traverse over the scenic Aurland mountains, before crossing the fjord aboard a ferry. Lunch is taken at Skjolden Hotel before the group continues through this breathtaking landscape. Make the stop at Nedre Oscarshaug and then sit back to relax on the drive through Breheimen and Jostedal. You arrive in Lom in the afternoon and will check in to your historic hotel for the night. This charming town is ensconced within Jotunheimen National Park.

Day 13: Lom – Lillehammer (B)

Set out on the three-hour drive from Lom to Lillehammer. This journey takes you through majestic highlands, valleys and national park. One of the notable landmarks you’ll see is the Gudbrandsdalen valley. You later arrive in Lillehammer, a small town that rose to prominence on the world stage when it played host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and you can choose to browse the wares in local shops, check out the open-air Maihaugen museum, see the Norwegian Olympic Museum, or admire the Garmo Stave Church.

Day 14: Lillehammer – Oslo (B)

A train whisks you from Lillehammer and back to Oslo. This is your final full day in Norway and you have the rest of the day to check off any last-minute itinerary items in the capital.

Day 15: Oslo – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Make your way to the airport and depart on the return flight back to Australia.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ twin share boutique hotel accommodation on mainland Norway 
  • 5 nights’ twin share accommodation aboard a Hurtigruten cruise in an Outside Cabin, plus all meals while aboard the cruise
  • One-way flight from Oslo to Kirkenes
  • Airport transfer from Kirkenes Airport to cruise ship
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Travel on the world-famous Flam Railway
  • Travel by mini bus between Aurland and Lillehammer
  • Valid for summer 2020 season travel!
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

Highlights:

  • Spend time in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital, and wander the cityscape to see its most popular sights 
  • Fly to Kirkenes and step aboard a Hurtigruten cruise ship for a magnificent voyage along the pristine Norwegian coast
  • Sail through the waters of the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands, and marvel at the beauty of the region’s quaint fishing villages, looming mountains and verdant valleys
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and learn about local folklore upon passing the Seven Sisters on the Helgeland coastline
  • Explore the medieval city of Trondheim and disembark the cruise in Bergen
  • Take an express ferry along Sognefjord to Flåm and enjoy the scenic journey on the famous Flam Railway
  • Travel by private minibus to Lom and Lillehammer, the host town for the 1994 Winter Olympics
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain stric

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers 
  • Visas
  • Tipping
  • Shore excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary.

Please note, the airport transfer from Kirkenes Airport to the cruise ship is included.

Group Sizes:  This is an independent tour. Accompanying guides are not provided except where mentioned in the tour itinerary. 

Single Supplement: $2,999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price. 

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your private cruise cabin and indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel rooms. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. The start day is day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary. Please note, one-way flight on day 4 of the flight-inclusive itinerary from Oslo to Kirkenes will be provided for the tour only option.

Accommodation:  The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Oslo: Comfort Grand Central
Bergen: Clarion Admiral
Aurland: Vangsgården Gjestgiveri
Lom: Fossheim
Lillehammer: Clarion Hammer

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Hurtigruten Cruise: The Hurtigruten ships have been a hallmark of the Norwegian coast. Today, our ships sail to the Arctic and Antarctica, and many destinations in between. On each ship, you will find modern facilities carefully blended with true character.

17 May – MS Finnmarken
7 June – MS Nordkapp
12 July – MS Polarlys
16 August – MS Richard With 
13 September – MS Nordlys

Onboard activities: 

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event  

Cabin Type:

Outside Cabins – primarily located on the middle decks, most approx. 20 square meters, some with a sofabed and TV. Bedding Configuration – 1 x double bed. Twin beds on request only and cannot be guaranteed. 

Please note, this is the only cabin type available and, unfortunately, cabin upgrade is unavailable for this tour package.

Cabin number will be allocated by the cruise company no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available

Child policy: Child price is the same as an adult. Minimum age 8 years old.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

17 May
7 June
12 July
16 August
13 September 

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, the tour commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Qantas, Finnair or Cathay Pacific and their codeshare partners
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase.  Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

Travel Information

 

 

Ship Profile

 

Known for cruising to some of the world’s most remote corners , Hurtigruten’s extraordinary fleet of ships will ensure your journey through Norway is truly spectacular. Depending on your chosen departure date, you could be embarking on one of five incredible ships; MS Finnmarken, MS Nordkapp, MS Polaryls, MS Richard With and MS Nordlys. 

Cruising the waters of the Norwegian coast for over 125 years, Hurtigruten will take you to the heart of Norway’s most captivating landscapes. Your home away from home will be an Outside Cabin, a 20 square metre room equipped with a double bed, bathroom and TV. On-board you’ll have the chance to interact and learn from your ship’s dedicated expedition team, as they educate you about the regions sensational history, culture, nature and more.

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Package Inclusions
  • Book by 30 November to receive a BONUS Black Friday Gift Pack* containing Samsonite luggage, $100 Webjet eGift Card and $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*
  • Return international flights, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ twin share boutique hotel accommodation on mainland Norway 
  • 5 nights’ twin share accommodation aboard a Hurtigruten cruise in an Outside Cabin, plus all meals while aboard the cruise
  • One-way flight from Oslo to Kirkenes
  • Airport transfer from Kirkenes Airport to cruise ship
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Travel on the world-famous Flam Railway
  • Travel by mini bus between Aurland and Lillehammer
  • Valid for summer 2020 season travel!
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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