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Norway Hiking & Cruising

Norway Hiking & Cruising

Norway Hiking & Cruising

HIGHLIGHTS

Hiking in magnificent fjords, Hurtigruten Cruising, friendly locals

FROM

NZ$7,990

DURATION

14 Days

A active and unique way to see Norway, mixing hiking with authentic local experiences, cruising with Hurtigruten all while travelling in a small group.

TRIP SUMMARY

Duration: 14 days
Trip focus: A fabulous Hiking, Cruising and Culture trip focusing on experiencing the real Norway.
Accommodation: 10 nights comfortable hotels and 4 nights onboard the Hurtigruten Cruise.
Transport: Cruise ship, Ferry, Private Mini Van
Group size: Minimum 10, Maximum 14 (8 to 9 travellers, the price will increase by $902 per person)
Single supplement: NZ$1714
Ask us about airfares to join your trip: Packages available ex NZ

We can also offer a great opportunity to visit Iceland with this tour. Please contact us for more information.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • All breakfasts, and most other meals as listed
  • All accommodation and Hurtigruten based on twin share
  • All transport throughout and for included activities
  • Local guides throughout
  • Additional accommodations can be arranged at the clients’ request

WHATS NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Airfares and Taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, laundry, drinks, souvenirs etc
  • Gratuities

PAYING LOCALLY

Most of our adventure tours involve a local payment. Paying locally allows us to keep the overall cost of our tours competitive and pass the savings on to you. These funds are put towards local expenses.

All prices are approximate and subject to currency fluctuations until final payment has been made.

*All our tours are non-smoking

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY IN TROMSØ

Arrive in Tromsø, meet your local guide at the airport, transfer to your accommodation at Scandic Grand Tromsø. In the evening (11 pm), enjoy a “midnight sun concert” in one of Norway’s most beautiful churches (optional, not included, 170 NOK per person).

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – EXPLORING TROMSØ

Breakfast at the hotel. Then explore Tromsø city. Take the cable car up to the mountain close to the city and go for a hike, approximately 1 ½ hours hiking up to the top and down again. Board Hurtigruten at midnight. (Sails at 01.30 am but arrives at 11:45 pm). Keep the hotel room from the night before to relax in before we board Hurtigruten.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (packed from the hotel, enjoyed at the top)

DAY 3 – STOKMARKNES

Enjoy the day on the boat. There will be time to get off the boat in the small places such as Stokmarknes, to have a look around, while the ship is docked. Lunch on the boat (not included) or at one of the stops. Dinner when we arrive in Svolvær at 6:30 pm. Then there is a 1 ½ hour drive to Reine, and the “Rorbuer”, which is very famous local accommodation on the northern coast of Norway.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4 – VILLAGE OF REINE AND BUNESSTRANDA

Today we explore the beautiful small village of Reine, then take a ferry to Bunesstranda. There we have an effortless walk to the beach, 3 hours return, with a maximum distance of 8 km. If anyone prefers not to do it, they can stay in Reine and have a relaxed day there, or take the ferry with the walkers, and back again, so it becomes more of a “fjord cruise”.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5 – EGGUM AND SVOLVÆR

Drive 1 1/2 hours Eggum and walk around the lake. Optional alternative: Have a day sightseeing in Henningsvær and Nusfjord. Beautiful places, and possible to combine with small hikes in the area to see the nature. We’ll then drive 1 hour to Svolvær, have a look around before boarding Hurtigruten again, departing at 8.30pm. Dinner on board Hurtigruten.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Pack (for hikers) and Dinner

DAY 6 – FULL DAY CRUISING

Today the full day is spent on the ship, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Norwegian coast line. (lunch on board, not included).

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 7 – HURTIGRUTEN AND ÅNDALSNES

Today we wake up in Trondheim, the ship arrives at 6.30 am, have breakfast and then 2 hours to explore the city before the ship leaves again at 10 am. We spend the afternoon on the ship, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Norwegian coastline. Lunch can be eaten on the ship or at one of the stops for the day. Hurtigruten arrives in Kristiansund at 4.30 pm and we drive 2hr and 45 mins via the Atlantic road from there to Åndalsnes and Hotel Aak. We have dinner at Hotel Aak at 8 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 8 – ÅNDALSNES

This morning we go for a beautiful valley hike of around 8 km, near Isfjorden. After the valley hike, we visit the fascinating mountaineering museum of Åndalsnes, “Tindesenter”, a center for mountain sports, with a museum where you can learn about the motivation, triumphs and tragedies of the Norwegian mountaineering history. Optional Hike: Those who feel like an energetic hike, can head to Rampestreken (550 m) viewpoint in Åndalsnes in the morning. Read more HERE. It takes around 2 ½ hrs return at a slow pace, though it is steep. The others can relax in Åndalsnes or head back to the Hotel Aak.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

DAY 9 – TROLLSTIGEN AND HOTEL UNION ØYE

After breakfast we drive the majestic and famous Trollstigen (Trolls Path) for a hike on the top of the pass (depending on weather), one of Norway’s most beautiful drives and onwards to Geiranger. There the group will have some time to have a look around in Geiranger, walk up along the waterfall and visit the museum. After this we take the ferry through the whole Geirangerfjord and go to Hellesylt, from there we drive to the accommodation for the night, the historical Hotel Union Øye.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 10 – TRANDAL AND ÅLESUND

Take the ferry to Trandal (a place you can only get to by boat, and it only has 7 inhabitants), yet they still have a nice place to have lunch. We have lunch here and go for a 1 to 2 hours hike in the surrounding hills/mountains. And try out the famous swing. After Trandal and hiking we go to Ålesund and stay at the historic Hotel Brosundet.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 11 – EXPLORING ÅLESUND

After a long and relaxing breakfast we take a short but beautiful walk to Aksla, the viewpoint in Ålesund, 418 steps. This is very doable for anyone. There is a great spot for lunch in the café at the top. In the afternoon and evening we’ll explore Ålesund and have dinner in the city. We will also take an afternoon trip to the bird island of Runde to see the Puffins (either by zodiac or drive and hike). Have a late dinner in Ålesund before we board Hurtigruten at half past midnight. Overnight on Hurtigruten.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 12 – ARRIVE INTO BERGEN, CITY TOUR

Arrive with Hurtigruten in Bergen 2:30pm. Your local guide will show you around Bergen city and we’ll take the cable car to Fløyen, for an amazing view of the city. Take the cable car back down and continue exploring Bergen. Accommodation tonight at Klosterhagen Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 13 – FREE DAY IN BERGEN

Breakfast at the hotel, free day in Bergen city, though your local guide will have plenty of suggestions of what to see and do.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 14 – DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast, go to airport. End of trip or option to take the scenic train to Oslo for extra nights and depart from there.

Meals Included: Breakfast

HikingSightseeingCultural ExperiencesFood and CookingPlaneBusBoatNature

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the most scenic parts of Norway
  • Several Fjord cruises
  • Beautiful coastal walks
  • Travel with Hurtigruten

DATES

Departure Dates Cost
Date for 2021 TBA TBC
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