Land of the Midnight Sun & Lofoten Islands

If you’ve dreamt of experiencing Scandinavia’s Land of the Midnight Sun, our guided vacation in Norway can make your dreams come true. Your adventure begins in Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the National Theater (home of Henrik Ibsen’s plays), Parliament and the Royal Palace, as well as the magnificent display of Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures in Frogner Park. Your exciting journey to the Lofoten Islands takes to the air with a flight across the Arctic Circle to Alta. After dinner in Honningsvåg, embark on your excursion to the North Cape’s sheer 1,000-foot cliff above the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also take ferry crossings on the Lyngenfjord and Ullsfjord in view of the Lyngen Alps.

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Day 1: Arrive In Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel The Hub, 2 nights

Day 2: Oslo

Today gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past-including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Day 3: Oslo – Alta – Honningsvag – Excursion to the North Cape

Board the plane and fly across the Arctic Circle. Land in Alta, and proceed to Honningsvag. After dinner, enjoy an exciting excursion to the North Cape located at 71°10′21″N , a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. See the iconic globe, and visit the North Cape Hall with its visitor centre, before returning to your hotel.

Hotel: Scandic Honningsvag

Day 4: Honningsvag – Alta

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon return to Alta, considered the northernmost city in the world and catch glimpses of the new Northern Lights Cathedral.

Hotel: Scandic Alta

Day 5: Alta – Tromsø

Visit the Alta Museum with its spectacular rock carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discovered in 1973, they are evidence of a settlement going back to before 4,000 BC. Drive south and enjoy Ferry Crossings on the Lyngenfjord and the Ullsfjord with views of the Lyngen Alps. Arrive in lively and colourful Tromso, the largest town in Northern Norway, surrounded by high mountains and beautiful fjords.

Hotel: Scandic Ishavshotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Tromsø

During an orientation walk with your Tour Director, explore the old wooden buildings in the historic centre. Then, visit the impressive Arctic Cathedral, the city’s landmark, with its peaked roof and stained-glass windows. Choose from our optional excursions: ride the Fjellheisen cable car and maybe visit Sommaroy island, pearl of nature.

Day 7: Tromsø – Harstad

Continue further south via the coastal island of Hinnoya, and arrive in Harstad, city of culture. Here, visit Trondenes Historical centre, a museum focusing on the history of the area from the early Viking settlements to the Nazi occupation during World War II. Also see Trondenes Church nearby, dating back to late medieval times.

Hotel: Thon Hotel Harstad

Day 8: Harstad – Svolvær – Excursion to Kabelvag & Henningsvær

Head for Svolvaer, and start your Lofoten adventure! The Lofoten archipelago is known for its magnificent natural scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, tiny fishing villages, white beaches, and crystal-clear water. Stop for pictures and fantastic views of Sildpollnes with its chapel. Arrive in bustling Svolvaer, Lofoten’s capital. For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the light and the scenery. In the afternoon, travel to Kabelvag and see Lofoten Cathedral dating back to 1898 and the village used by fishermen during the famous Lofoten Fishery season. The town has preserved much of its old architecture and from its square you can see the statue of King Oystein on the hill. Visit the Lofoten Museum, an authentic 19th-century setting, with the former village owner’s residence, rorbu cabins, general store, boathouse, and garden. Continue to the famous fishing village of Henningsvaer with its codfish drying racks, lovely harbour, and art galleries.

Hotel: Thon Hotel Lofoten, 2 nights

Day 9: At Leisure in Svolvaer

To make the most of your stay, experience the Viking Age on an exciting optional excursion to the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg which houses an impressive reconstruction of the Chieftain’s house.

Day 10: Svolvaer – Ramberg – Reine – Moskenes – Bodø

Another scenic day! Take pictures of beautiful Ramberg beach, before heading down to the well-known, picturesque fishing village of Reine, situated on several small islands. In Moskenes, board the Ferry and cross the Vestfjord to Bodo on mainland Norway.

Hotel: Scandic Havet

Day 11: Bodø – Oslo

After a visit to Bodo’s interesting Norwegian Aviation Museum, board the flight to return to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate your Arctic journey with a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel The Hub

Day 12: Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & Prices Twin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 23$5,429.00Price on Application
May: 30$5,589.00Price on Application
June: 06$5,519.00Price on Application
June: 13, 20$5,589.00Price on Application
June: 27$5,519.00Price on Application
July: 04, 11, 18, 25$5,519.00Price on Application
August: 01$5,519.00Price on Application
August: 08, 15$5,429.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Flights:Air Ticket: Oslo - Alta / Bodo - Oslo
Ferry:Ferry Crossings: Lyngenfjord & Ullsfjord
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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