12 Days Of

NORWAY Deluxe WINTER

Duration: 12 Days

Season: December – March

Cities Featured: Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Tromsø and Kirkenes

Program Overview

In this deluxe package, experience the beauty of the Norwegian winter and the excitement that can only be found in the Norwegian Lapland: dog sledding, Sami culture, reindeer safaris and, with a little luck and some clear nights, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Depending on when you visit, gorgeous holiday decorations and lights will take your breath away. Stay in the finest hotels and enjoy the unique experience of sleeping in the SnowHotel, in your own Ice Suite.

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Included in the Deluxe Experience

11 nights at centrally-located, 4- and 5-star hotels with daily Scandinavian breakfast buffet for all guests;

Flights from Bergen to Tromso, Tromso to Kirkenes and Kirkenes to Oslo

10 guided sightseeing tours and adventures led by the most friendly and knowledgeable local guides;

The Norway in a Nutshell® tour, an incredibly beautiful and exciting journey which includes scenic train rides on the Bergen and Flåm lines and a ferry ride along the majestic Sognefjord;

Luggage handling between Oslo and Bergen. All you need to bring with you is an overnight bag for your night in Flåm. Your luggage will meet you in Bergen, making the journey much more comfortable and relaxing;

Airport transfers via private cars in Oslo, Bergen, Tromso and Kirkenes;

All of our services: preparing and implementing your entire trip (including your personalized travel book), addressing all your questions and taking good care of you while you are traveling, through our network of suppliers and our staff in the US.

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Price Table

Prices Per Person From: (USD)

# of Travelers LUXE Tour
2 people $7,887
4 people $7,424
6 people $7,296
8+ people $7,197
Timeline

Day 1

Arrival In Norway

Your arrival at the hip and vibrant Norwegian capital marks the start of your winter adventure. 

Accommodation: 
The Thief Hotel

Day 1

Day 2

Oslo Sightseeing Tour

Join a local guide and see many fascinating corners of this amazing city. 

Main Attractions: 
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo Opera House
Akershus Fortress
Royal Palace
Bygdoy Island

Accommodation: 
The Thief Hotel

Day 2

Day 3

Norway in a Nutshell®, PART 1

Embark on the Norway in a Nutshell ®, a trip which will take you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery.

Included in this segment of your trip is a night in beautiful Flåm

Main Attractions:
Flåm Railway

Accommodation:
Flamsbrygga Hotel

Day 3

Day 4

Norway in a Nutshell®, PART 2

Cruise to Bergen. Don’t worry about carrying your luggage on this journey because we will deliver it to your hotel in Bergen for you.

Main Attractions:

Boat from Flåm to Gudvangen
Coach from Gudvangen to Voss
Train from Voss to Bergen

Accommodation:
Hotel Opus XVI

Day 4

Day 5

Exploring Bergen, The Gateway To The Fjords

Start with a private guided tour of Bergen. A a city that always offers a fantastic balance of modern and traditional.

Main Attractions:
Mount Fløyen
Bryggen
Bergenhus Fortress

Accommodation:
Hotel Opus XVI

Day 5

Day 6

Fly to Tromso

Tromso is dubbed the “Gateway to the Arctic.” You’ll get a chance for an encounter with the Northern Lights, weather permitting.

Main Attractions:
Northern Lights tour in Tromso

Accommodation:
Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 6

Day 7

The Arctic Flora And Fauna Of Finnmark & Sami Culture

Start your Lapland adventure with a fantastic Sami experience.

Main Attractions:
Reindeer sledding
Traditional Sami meal
Native Sami Culture
Northern Lights
Flora & Fauna of Finnmarks

Accommodation:
Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 7

Day 8

Arrival In Kirkenes & Northern Lights

Discover more of Tromso on your own, after which we fly you to Kirkenes.
A team of husky dogs will take you to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. 

Main Attractions:
Huskey Sledding
Northern Lights

Accommodation:
Kirkenes Snowhotel – Gamme Cabin

Day 8

Day 9

King Crab Safari & Northern Lights By Husky Sleds

Search for the Aurora Borealis on snowmobiles!

Main Attractions:
King Crab Safari
Husky Sledding Tour
Northern Lights Tour

Accommodation:
Kirkenes Snowhotel – Gamme Cabin

Day 9

Day 10

Arctic Ice Fishing & Night At The Ice Suite

Experience the magical dance of the Northern Lights from your own Gamme Cabin (rustic cabin with a glass wall for viewing) and spend a night in a hotel suite built entirely in ICE!

Accommodation:
Kirkenes Snowhotel – Ice Suite

Day 10

Day 11

Return To Oslo

Conclude your adventure with a return to Oslo for a night at a hotel by the airport, making your return home the following day convenient and stress-free.

Accommodation:
The Thief Hotel

Day 11

Day 12

Return Home

Your journey ends with a flight back to home.

Day 12

Itinerary

Your arrival at the hip and vibrant Norwegian capital marks the start of your winter adventure. Your friendly driver will greet you at the airport and take you to your luxurious hotel. Once there, spend the first day exploring awesome Oslo at your own pace. On Day 2, join a local guide and see many fascinating corners of this elegant, clean and chic capital while learning about the city’s past and present. We recommend that you spend some of your time in Oslo learning about Norway’s rich maritime history in the awesome little museums of Bygdøy Island, affectionately known as “museum island.”

Continuing your journey, embark on the Norway in a Nutshell®, a trip which will take you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, and the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord.

Included in this segment of your trip is a night in beautiful Flåm, which will allow you to further immerse yourself in the splendor of Norway. Feel the thrill of a fjord safari aboard a fast RIB boat along the Nærøyfjord and make a stop in the little village of Undredal, where you will taste some authentic Norwegian goat cheese. On Day 4 you will depart Flåm via the world-famous Norway in a Nutshell®, which will take you through gorgeous fishing villages all the way to Bergen, the “gateway to the fjords.” The best part: don’t worry about carrying your luggage on this journey because we will deliver it to your hotel in Bergen for you.

Day 5 starts with a private guided tour of Norway’s second largest city: Bergen. There you can eat lunch at the Fish Market, admire the entire city atop Mount Fløyen and soak in the local art at the KODE museums. There is no shortage of beauty in Bergen, a city that always offers a fantastic balance of modern and traditional. On Day 6, from Bergen, the “Gateway to the Fjords,” we fly you north of the Arctic Circle to Tromso, this one dubbed the “Gateway to the Arctic.” Right away you will have your first chance for an encounter with the Northern Lights, weather permitting. Day 7 is very special as it marks the true beginning of your Lapland adventure. We prepared for you a fantastic Sami experience with reindeer sledding, a traditional Sami meal, native songs and stories and, with some luck, another encounter with the magnificent Northern Lights. Earlier that same day you will experience natural wonders only found in the Arctic, when you join a tour to explore the rich and exotic flora and fauna of Finnmark. Day 8 gives you free time to discover more of Tromso on your own and leads you to your grand finale: Kirkenes!

When you land in Kirkenes you will be greeted by the coolest taxi “drivers” you will ever meet: a team of husky dogs ready to take you to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel on the most memorable taxi ride of your life! Close to the Finnish and Russian borders, Kirkenes offers excellent opportunities for Northern Lights viewing and also a vast array of options to all of those who seek a kind of “softcore” adventure typical of the region. There we will present you with opportunities to search for the Aurora Borealis on snowmobiles, try some snow shoeing, go dog sledding and catch (and eat) your own king crab and other Arctic catches. Furthermore, you will be able to experience the magical dance of the Northern Lights from your own Gamme Cabin (rustic cabin with a glass wall for viewing) and spend a night in a hotel suite built entirely in ICE! Conclude your adventure with a return to Oslo for a night at a hotel by the airport, making your return home the following day convenient and stress-free.

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FAQs

Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.

Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.

Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.

Simple: just call us at 800-936-2814 and talk to one of our Scandinavia specialists. Alternatively, you can email us at
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If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.

With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.

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In short, you can typically view the Northern Lights between September and March. But if you really want a memorable Northern Lights vacation, we created an entire blog post dedicated to this question, which you can read RIGHT HERE.

You most certainly can! Just email us ([email protected]) or call us (800-936-2814) and we will start your dream Scandinavian vacation with a free consultation.

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