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12 Day Independent Winter Tour of Norway

Norway Luxe Winter — 12-Day Luxury Norway Winter Tour

Embark on a beautiful, private winter journey to experience the highlights and hidden gems of Norwegian Lapland.

Norway Winter Trip Overview

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Northern Lights in the heart of Norwegian Lapland.
  • Witness breathtaking scenery from the Flam Railway.
  • Encounter arctic foxes and reindeer near Tromsø, 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
  • Listen to moving Sami stories and taste some of their delicacies.
  • Feel that fun adrenaline rush from husky sledding and snowmobiling in Finnmark.
  • Spend a unique evening in an Ice Suite at the Kirkenes Snowhotel.]

Norway Winter Vacation Package

On this luxury Norway winter tour, you can immerse yourself in a true winter wonderland. Our expert trip planners have crafted an itinerary filled with hidden gems, famous highlights, and unforgettable experiences, bringing you closer to this incredible country’s culture and history.

Your journey begins in Oslo, Norway’s chic, elegant capital. You can get to know this picturesque city at your own pace before joining a local, knowledgeable guide for a deeper dive into its fascinating past and present.

After Oslo, it’s time to travel through some of the most beautiful fjord scenery imaginable on Norway in a Nutshell®. Just some of the highlights include the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the awe-inspiring Aurlandsfjord, and the narrow, dramatic, UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord.

Beautiful Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city awaits, before a journey north of the Arctic Circle to Tromsø and the captivating Lapland. Enjoy Sami experiences and encounter the mesmerizing Northern Lights (weather permitting, of course). And finish this Norway winter trip in Kirkenes, where you can spend a night in a hotel suite built from ice!

Read the full itinerary below to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Norway winter vacation package. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions for our US-based team.

Our range of luxury Norway tours also includes the Norway Luxe Summer tour, the ideal alternative for anyone looking to experience Norway at its warmest and brightest! Do you want to visit multiple Nordic countries on your vacation? Check out our hugely popular luxury multi-country Scandinavia tour packages.

What is Included in This Luxury Norway Winter Tour?

11 nights at centrally-located, high-end hotels

11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners

Flights: Bergen to Tromso, to Kirkenes, to Oslo

10 guided tours & adventures led by expert local guides

Private airport & city transfers

Luggage handling between Oslo and Bergen

The Norway in a Nutshell® scenic journey

All of our services to plan and implement your trip, and support while traveling

Norway Winter Trip 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 snowshoeing, 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.

Click on the blue bars above to read about all you will experience in this journey.

2024 & 2025 PRICING

Estimated prices are in USD, per person, for a private program. Prices vary according to dates and number of travelers. 
Contact us for an exact quote.

# of Travelers in Your Party Express Tour (USD per person) LUXE Tour (USD per person)
2 people from $8,854 from $10,873
4 people from $8,345 from $9,954
6 people from $8,173 from $9,647
8+ people from $8,083 Contact us for a quote

About the Express Tour

The Express Tour is a shorter version of the Luxe Tour. Day 6 and Day 7 have been removed to create a 10-day itinerary. You will now fly to Kirkenes from Bergen on Day 6. The walking tour of Bergen has also been shortened by removing the visit to the Edvard Grieg Museum.

Norway Winter Vacation Package Timeline

Day 1

Arrive in Norway & Relax

Welcome to hip, modern and vibrant Oslo, Norway’s capital. Cheers to the start of your winter, Norwegian Lapland adventure!

Accommodation

The Thief Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing Tour of Oslo

Discover the elegant city of Oslo on a walking tour with a local guide.

Today's Experiences

Oslo Opera House, City Hall, Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Bygdoy Island

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

The Thief Hotel

Day 3

In a Nutshell ® Tour to Flam

The Norway in a Nutshell® trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Enjoy the breathtaking Flåm Railway.

Today's Experiences

Flåm Railway (Flamsbana); RIB boat tour of the Sognefjord

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Flamsbrygga Hotel

Day 4

In a Nutshell ® Tour to Bergen

Jaw-dropping viewpoints and scenic rides will compose your experience, today, as you travel to Bergen. And your luggage? It will be delivered to your hotel for you, so you can focus on your picture taking!

Today's Experiences

Boat from Flåm to Gudvangen, coach from Gudvangen to Voss, train from Voss to Bergen

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Opus XVI

Day 5

Discover Bergen, “Gateway to the Fjords”

A walking tour of Bergen will expose you to colorful wooden buildings by the water and offer you a view of the city atop Mount Floyen. Visit Norway’s most famous composer’s home and listen to his work.

Today's Experiences

Bryggen (wharf), Mount Fløyen funicular, Bergen Fortress, Edvard Grieg’s home

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Opus XVI

Day 6

Tromso, 220 Miles North of the Arctic Circle

You will fly to Tromso, dubbed the “Gateway to the Arctic.” Tonight you’ll get your first chance for an encounter with the Northern Lights, weather permitting.

Today's Experiences

Northern Lights tour in Tromso

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 7

Finnmark: Arctic Flora, Fauna & Sami Culture

We take you out into the Arctic to experience its unique flora & fauna. Then, at night, you will enjoy a special camp dinner with reindeer sledding and Sami culture.

Today's Experiences

Reindeer sledding, Traditional Sami meal, Native Sami Culture, Northern Lights, Flora & Fauna of Finnmark

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 8

See the Northern Lights in Kirkenes

Discover more of Tromso at your own pace, before boarding your flight to Kirkenes, in the heart of Finnmark. Tonight brings you another opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis… on snowmobiles!

Today's Experiences

Northern Lights safari on snowmobiles

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Kirkenes Snowhotel – Gamme Cabin (warm room with glass wall for Northern Lights viewing)

Day 9

King Crab Safari & Husky Sled Adventures

Venture out into the waters in search of the majestic King Crab, then eat the delicacy for lunch. At night, have your third opportunity to view the Northern Lights, this time on an exciting Husky sledding tour!

Today's Experiences

King Crab safari, Northern Lights tour on dogsleds

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Kirkenes Snowhotel – Gamme Cabin

Day 10

Snowshoeing & Night at the Ice Suite

Experience the peaceful tranquility of your Arctic surroundings on a guided snowshoe walk. For your grand finale, spend the night in a (comfortable) suite made entirely of ICE, a tremendously unique experience.

Today's Experiences

Guided snowshoe walk

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Kirkenes Snowhotel – Ice Suite

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 very convenient and stress-free.

Today's Experiences

Return to Oslo

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Oslo Airport

Day 12

Journey Conclusion

Your Norwegian Lapland adventure ends after a delicious breakfast and short walk to the airport.

Meals Included

Breakfast

Norway Winter Trip Reviews

This is how our awesome clients described their experience on this independent journey.

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Scandinavia Tour FAQs

After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to your hotel in Reykjavík. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, connect with your Tour Director before a visit to the Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kickoff dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes. Your group tour of Iceland has officially started!

After breakfast, join a driving tour of Iceland’s capital. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, you will have free time to experience the city on your own. End your day with a delectable dinner and a drive to view the Northern Lights, if the skies are clear that night. If they are not, don’t worry. We will have many other opportunities!

Day 3 is dedicated to Iceland’s Golden Circle, which is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Fridheimar, you will enjoy a beautiful show with Icelanic horses and some organic, tomato-based delicacies as well. Following your guided tour of the Golden Circle, we will drive to Landeyjahöfn harbor and board a ferry to the Westman Islands. The short 45-minute boat ride will give you a new perspective of Iceland’s south coast. When the ferry docks on the main island, Heimaey, you might even spot a brave sheep grazing on the rocky cliffs surrounding you! Enjoy a delectable dinner at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, your cozy accommodation for the evening.

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
info@DiscoverScandinaviaTours.com

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.

Yes, we do. For details regarding commissions, please visit our TRAVEL AGENT portal.

You will find our cancellation policy, along with all our terms and conditions, RIGHT HERE.

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 (info@DiscoverScandinaviaTours.com) or call us (800-936-2814) and we will start your dream Scandinavian vacation with a free consultation.

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