10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit

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$2469*
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*Not Included:
Shore excursions, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Oslo-Kirkenes.

Transfers are only included with arrival to Gardermoen Airport (OSL).

Please note that the time the ship stops at each port is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. Please see the port schedule for approximate times.

Please note: Northern Lights viewing is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.


Accommodation Details:
Please note that specific cabins cannot be requested. Your cabin number will be assigned upon embarkation.

The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Nordkapp: Jan 9, 20 & 31, Feb 11 & 22, Mar 5, 16 & 27.

The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Nordnorge: Jan 14, Feb 5, 16, & 27, Mar 10 & 21.

The following departures will be accommodated on the MS Nordlys: Mar 4, 15 & 26.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This is a moderately active trip. We spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is also moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for Norway
Depart for Oslo, Norway

DAY 2 - Arrive in Oslo
Arrive in Oslo, Norway's 1000-year-old capital city; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to rest and relax in this beautiful city surrounded by magnificent hills. Tonight, join the briefing by your Tour Manager on the extraordinary voyage that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 - Oslo City Tour
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Oslo. Pass the National Theater, the 19th Century Royal Palace and visit the main square to view the Cathedral. Next, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland. The park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The park's most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high, it is carved from a single block of granite and took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Continue to the modern City Hall to conclude the tour. Rest of the day is at leisure, or perhaps take the optional tour Treasures of Oslo, to visit the Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum
Optional: Treasures of Oslo (PM)
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Flight to Kirkenes, Afternoon Embarkation
A short flight takes you to Kirkenes, a small town near the Russian border and the Sami communities of northern Scandinavia. Known as the capital of the Barents region and the Gateway to the East, people here speak Norwegian, Sami, Finnish and Russian. Continue to the port for embarkation on the Coastal Cruise ship. After arrival formalities, time to refresh and get ready for lunch on board as you begin your five day journey south, captivated by your first views of the majestic wilderness. Afterward, join an enlightening presentation before docking in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Later, dinner together with your Tour Manager sets the mood for the amazing voyage through Norway’s most spectacular waterways
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 - Hammerfest
You dock this morning in Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town. Despite its remote location, it was the first Norwegian town to have electric street lighting and its own power station. A well protected harbor has been the cornerstone of the town’s growth with a booming fishing industry that competes with some of Norway's major ports. Just before midnight tonight, the ship docks in Tromsø, one of the best places in Norway to possibly view the Northern Lights**. Tonight’s dinner together on board caps the day
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands
A highpoint of your cruise is the voyage today through the magnificent Lofoten and Vesteralen islands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this collection of Arctic islands off the northwest coast of Norway are renowned for their spectacular natural beauty -- steep jagged mountain peaks, stark wilderness, white sandy beaches and tiny picturesque fishing villages. Here, observe how the ship navigates magnificently through a remarkable network of inlets before arriving in the port town of Svolvaer, quaint capital of the Lofoten Islands, easily identified by the backdrop of its towering Svolværgeita Mountains. Time to discover the small fishing village and soak up the Bohemian atmosphere. Reflect on the day’s surreal beauty during dinner together
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Helgeland Coast, Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Awake to an exceptional day filled with spectacular scenery! As you cruise along the magical Helgeland Coast, vistas of thousands of islets, fertile farmlands and steep granite walls encircle you. Cross the Arctic Circle and pass the idyllic island of Sandnessjoen and on the approach to Bronnoysund, view the mythical Seven Sisters mountain range. Apart from the sheer beauty of the mountains and its waterfalls, the myth about the beautiful seven sisters tells tales of how these female trolls were turned to stone, now captivating sailors as they pass by. In the evening, gather together for conversation and a delectable dinner
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Royal City of Trondheim, Scenic Sailing
Dock this morning in ancient Trondheim, Norway's oldest city and first capital, with its colorful history mirrored in its handsome architecture. The city, known as the historical, religious, and technological capital of Norway, is dominated by its University of Science and Technology. Perhaps stop at the towering Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav, the country’s patron saint and the Archbishop's Palace, one of the best preserved building complexes of its kind in Europe. Or, take a stroll to the Old Town Bridge, with its ornamental red portals, a symbol of the city for over 300 years. The bridge connects the two banks of the river and the city center with Bakklandet, a charming neighborhood with inviting restaurants and unique boutiques. You may choose to spend time at a café before returning to the ship. Later the ship passes the islands of Munkholmen, Hitra, and thousands of islets before crossing the open sea on the way to Molde. On your last night on board, share wonderful memories of this spectacular voyage along the coast of Norway
Overnight: Coastal Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Disembarkation in Bergen
Savor the glorious scenery this morning before your cruise docks in Bergen, the picturesque harbor town established by the Viking King Olav more than 900 years ago. Today, Bergen is known as the unofficial capital of Western Norway, and the world's only city surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords. After disembarkation, transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Bergen at your own pace. Choose to visit the Bergen Museum, the world-famous fish market, or stroll around the brightly-colored old wooden buildings at Bryggen Wharf, a remnant of the Hanseatic port, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

**Please note: Northern Lights viewing is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that exact time in port will vary per sailing. Please see port schedule listed in Additional Information for more details. Optional tours are available for purchase on board. Please visit this link for tour information.

Virgin Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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Optional Tours

Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to two of Oslo’s most intriguing museums, the Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. On your first stop, you will see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships, which are the best preserved in existence. These incredible artifacts were uncovered from historic burial mounds together with contemporary 9th-century artifacts. The museum is most famous for its wholly complete Oseberg ship and the unique insight into life during the Viking era it offers. Continue to the Kon-Tiki Museum where you will see the fantastic vessels the Ra and Kon-Tiki. Thor Heyerdahl gained worldwide fame when in 1947 when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft, the Kon-Tiki. This expedition, along with subsequent voyages on the reed boats the Ra and Tigris showed how early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 $65.00
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