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Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Cruise

20 day Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Cruise with return flights, 10 night small ship voyage, accommodation, sightseeing & more!

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$6,999
20 days | per person twin share | |
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  • Fantastic organized by Webjet Exclusives. Smooth sailing from the time we booked... Home again safely.
  • Customer service and quality of holiday offered were excellent
  • Boni was very helpful and very contactable and organised the trip in such a way that it all happened seamlessly.
  • The Hurtigruten was very well organised and from start to finish we were met with friendly efficiency. A once in a lifetime trip... All I can say is Do It!… Gaildevonshirelass
  • The scenery on the trip was outstanding and this was a trip of a lifetime for us. We relaxed by day, in between meals, every seat had a window view… Gill W
  • I have visited Norway a few times before, but never dreamed of such an experience. The voyage and scenery were stunning! Niel G

Highlights

 

Embark on the trip of a life time and be awe-inspired by the beauty of some of Norway’s best Fjords surrounded by towering mountains as you cruise the Norwegian Coastline crossing the Arctic Circle.

Hunt for the Northern Lights when crossing the Arctic Circle (Winter only). Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel on your journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point of the Norwegian continent. Visit the UNESCO town of Roros with its unique traditional wooden buildings.

Enjoy exploring the heart of Norway, Oslo and its friendly people!

Your package includes return international airfares, accommodation, 10 night small ship cruise, breakfast daily, scenic railway reserved seating and more!

See the full 20 day itinerary here

See What You Get section for more

Hurtigruten won Best for Adventure category by the 2016 Cruise Critic UK Editors.  

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Oslo

Today, departing Australia for your Scandinavian adventure!

Day 2: Oslo

Arrive to Oslo and make your own way to your centrally located hotel. If arriving to Oslo Gardermoen International airport, we recommend taking the ‘Flytoget Airport Express Train’ directly to your hotel, which is located next to Oslo Central Station and shopping precinct.

Day 3: Oslo –train-icon – Voss (B)

Today, you will depart Oslo and travel by train to Voss. Voss is located just an hour from Bergen and an excellent base for exploring the fjord region. Step off the platform in Voss and head straight to your hotel. In Voss you are greeted by snowy mountain tops, valleys and forests, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. The town, home to around 14,000 inhabitants, is located in between the famous fjords of Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord, and can offer outdoor adventures year round. It’s not a coincidence why Voss has a world-renowned reputation as Norway’s adventure capital. For nearly 200 years Voss has been welcoming visitors looking for adventures based on nature, local culture and traditions. For the adrenalin seekers, few places in Norway has more to offer. Bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, white water rafting – Voss lets you do it all.

Day 4: Voss (B)

Today’s excursion takes in the highlights of this breathtaking fjord region: Stalheim Gorge, Gudvangen, the Naeroy Fjord, Flam and Myrdal. Each one of these fjords is spectacular. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest and best known of the many arms of the Sognefjord. With its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, snowfields, waterfalls and small hamlets, this fjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway. The Nærøyfjord is 20 km long, only 250 metres across at its narrowest and a mere 12 metres at its shallowest. The surrounding mountains reach heights of 1,660 metres

Day 5: Voss –train-icon – Bergen (B)

Catch the train to Bergen. Travelling again on the spectacular Bergen Railway as it carves its way through stunning scenery. On arrival spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure.

Day 6: Bergen – Norwegian Coastal Voyage (B) cruise-icon

Mark your way to the port to begin your Norwegian coastal cruise departs Bergen this afternoon. Sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once sailed to the Shetland Islands and beyond – we are heading to the high north. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you take in the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in the ships panorama lounges.

Day 7: Floro—Molde (B,L,D) cruise-icon

If you wake up early you have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. Sail past the West Cape and experience a rare venture into open sea. Then the ship navigates through skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund. We explore Hjørundfjord, situated amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. Its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape earn this fjord its special character.

Day 8: Kristiansund – Rorvik (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today you wake up in beautiful Trondheim. The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful and almost mythical setting for any outing, whether you prefer a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, kayaking on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels, or a casual walk or bicycle ride through the Bakkland district. In the afternoon the ship sets a northwesterly course, passing the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous charming islets and rocky outcrops. After passing through the narrow Stoksund, the ship arrives at charming Rørvik.

Day 9: Bronnoysund—Svolvaer (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today, cross The Arctic circle! The Arctic Circle marks the border of the Arctic region. In summer this means 24-hour daylight – often referred to as the ‘midnight sun.’ During fall and winter, being above this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of experiencing the northern lights, keep your eyes open for this natural phenomenon.

Day 10: Stokmarknes – Skjervoy (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The ship continues to Tromsø for a prolonged stay. In winter and spring you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling husky dog sledge ride. If you want to experience the peace and tranquillity of the sea in summer, why not join us on a kayaking excursion, or participate on a hike on one of the mountains close to the city. The air up here is fresh and clear, and we get a beautiful view of the city and the impressive mountain chains around it. After an exhilarating day in Tromsø, we continue our northbound journey. In winter the Captain invites guests to taste stockfish on deck. The ship is now sailing into the area along the coast where you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights between September and March, and we gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.

Day 11: Oksfjord – Berlevag (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. After brief early stops in Hammerfest and Havøysund we arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. Close to the North Cape you find one of the world’s most exciting nature reserves, Gjesværstappan. Our ship continues north, sailing in the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people. We pass their ancient sacred site, the rock formation Finnkirka. As we approach our next stop, the fishing village Kjøllefjord, local fishermen ever so often visit us during winter and spring to share their catch of the day (King Crab and Cod) with us out on deck. Here you have the opportunity to learn more about the Sámi people, as well as exploring the wonderful scenery all year on our different excursions. In winter you can join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip to one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas.

Day 12: Batsfjord – Kirkenes – Berlevag (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Early birds can see Vadsø and just after breakfast we arrive in Kirkenes, putting us at 30° East, further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The Russian border is close by, and you may find it intriguing that the road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian. Depending on the season, there are several ways to make a visit to the Russian border. As the ship starts its voyage south, you can first enjoy a wonderful lunch followed by views of arctic wilderness from deck or the panorama lounge. There will be a presentation on Pomor trade history in the winter season. The ports previously visited by night on the northbound journey are now seen by day. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø again, Norway’s easternmost port. Weather permitting, we may invite you to experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean during winter season. We continue along the Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord before reaching Berlevåg in the evening.

Day 13: Mehamn – Tromso (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands is a highlight for many Hurtigruten guests. The Lofoten region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature, and small, picturesque fishing villages. This day also offers several exciting optional excursions that will make you feel like a natural-born explorer.

Day 14: Tromso—Stamsund (B,L,D) cruise-icon

In the middle of the night we dock at Mehamn where it is possible to join an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas in winter (on own account). After crossing open water, we will make a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy before sailing through the beautiful Lyngenfjord in spring. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, we may be visited by a local fisherman and enjoy a taste of local freshly caught prawns. We dock in Tromsø known as “the gateway to the Arctic” just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. Alternatively, a walk around town will give you the chance to enjoy a local brew in one of Tromsø’s many friendly pubs.

Day 15: Bodo – Rorvik (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Travel back across the Arctic Circle and through the land of legends. Today you are cruising past the Helgeland coast, with its hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls, is rich in local lore. Legends include how an arrow fired by the Hestmannen troll formed the hole in Torghatten Mountain. 

Day 16: Trondheim (B)

Disembark the ship in Trondheim and make your own way to the hotel. Today spend the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring this Northerly city.

Day 17: Trondheim – train-icon– Roros (B)

Today make your way to the train station to take the train to Roros – its unique industrial history has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Røros is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe, and is located on a gently sloping plateau 628 metres above sea level. The city was founded in 1644, when the first copper ore was found in the area, and over the years Røros became one of the most important mining towns in Norway. Røros has retained much of its original character. The street pattern and farming properties in the center of town are the same as were originally constructed in the 1600’s. Due to its authentic wooden buildings and unique character of an early mining town, Røros was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980. On arrival make your way to your hotel where to afternoon is free to explore this incredible town.

Day 18: Roros – train-icon– Oslo (B)

This morning, make your way back to the station for scenic train ride past soaring mountains and glittering lakes on the way to Oslo. On arrival in Oslo, from the station walk upstairs to your central hotel and enjoy your last night in Oslo.

Day 19: Oslo –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

After breakfast, check out of hotel and onwards journey. We recommend taking the ‘Flytoget Airport Express Train’ directly to Gardermoen International airport when departing from here. We hope you have enjoyed your Scandinavian experience!

Day 20: Australia

Arrive home today

 

Inclusions

 

Your package includes return international airfares, all accommodation,breakfast daily, 10 night small ship voyage and more…

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage.
  • 10 night Hurtigruten Small Ship Coastal Cruise in a I-grade cabin (upgrades available)
  • 7 nights centrally located twin share superior accommodation.
  • Scenic Railway reserved seating Oslo – Voss  / Voss – Bergen / Trondheim – Roros / Roros – Oslo
  • Daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board your cruise
  • Summer season travel available!

See the full 20 day itinerary here

Sightseeing highlights:

  • Be awe-inspired by the beauty of some of Norway’s best Fjords surrounded by towering mountains
  • Cruise the Norwegian Coastline with spectacular fjords crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Hunt for the Northern Lights when crossing the Arctic Circle (Winter only)
  • Enjoy the sub-artic landscape of North Cape, the northernmost point of the Norwegian continent
  • Visit the UNESCO town of Roros with its unique traditional wooden buildings
  • Enjoy the heart Norway, Oslo and its friendly people

Please note: This is an independent tour, tour guides are not provided

 

Fine Print

 

To book your 20 Day Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Cruise:

  • Bookings essential. Bookings must be made through the online booking system.
  • If you want to book later, please use this link: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations or modifications permitted
  • Must book a minimum of 65 days prior to departure

Package Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: Not available 

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Accommodation: 

Cruise: Hurtigruten I-grade cabin (upgrades available)
Oslo: Scandic Byorten (or similar)
Voss: Fleischer’s Hotel (or similar)
Bergen: Augustin Hotel (or similar)
Trondheim: Thon Hotel Trondheim (or similar)
Roros: Bergstadens Hotel (or similar)

Cruise Shore Excursion: Please note there is a wide range of shore excursions available in the Hurtigruten cruise. This will vary depending on the season you are travelling (Winter, Autumn, Spring, Summer). You will be provided a list of shore excursions on board your vessel. This and booked and paid locally.  

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $3,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Extend your stay post tour
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

Note: All flights will be booked with the best promotional airfare. You will not be able to request a an alternative airline. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers.

 A minimum $500 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person (plus any fare and tax difference where applicable). Fees are non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.

If choosing to extend your stay, your departure flight must still depart from the departure city as per the tour itinerary. Webjet Exclusives cannot accommodate any flights departing from an alternative city or airport.

If you are wishing to arrange internal flights within Europe, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.

Also, Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment has been paid. Please contact flightdesk@webjetexclusives.com.au if you have not received your quote within two weeks of paying the final payment.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.

 

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable. 

 Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value 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.

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

Departs Daily: 10 January 2017—10 December 2017

Please note: Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon (not guaranteed) and best viewable in the winter months between October – April. January, February are the best months for viewing.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with KLM (Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)
  • Adelaide/ Brisbane – A $250 Interstate surcharges applies per person. 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only

 Flights:

  • 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 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • 10 night Hurtigruten Small Ship Coastal Voyage 
  • Daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board your cruise
  • Summer season travel available!
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