FJORD NORWAY & THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

Vibrant cities and impressive, varied landscapes are to be discovered on this round rip both from the sea and by the idyllic Norwegian Railway. The adventure kingdom of Southern Norway and Nordland are ready for extensive exploration! 

A great view of the colourful wooden houses in Bergen, the Royal Castle in Oslo, Karl Johans Gate, and the view of the Gothic tower of the Nidaros Cathedral are all fantastic highlights of this round trip which will take you to three of Norway’s largest cities – Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. 

The Arctic Circle is crossed by train on the way to Bodø, before boarding one of the famous HURTIGRUTEN ships. The Adventure of Fjord Norway by train and ship is perfectly rounded off by an unforgettable boat trip from Bodø to Bergen. 

 

Duration
9 days/8 night

Departure
Daily from 15.05 to 15.09.21

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Day 1: Arrival in Bergen
Individual arrival in Bergen. One of the most visited attractions are the colourful wooden houses on the waterfront Bryggen with the mighty mountains in the background. A trip on the funicular to the Mount Floyen is worthwhile because here you have a unique panoramic view over the city. 

Day 2: Bergen – Oslo by Train and Boat
Today’s journey takes you by train and boat to Oslo via Flåm and offers magnificent experiences: steep serpentines, a boat tour on the UNESCO protect Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, and a ride on the world famous Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway. You are guaranteed breathtaking views all day long.

Day 3: Stay in Oslo
Free day in the capital of Norway. The friendly city offers a wide range of activities, both for sunny and rainy days. A walk along the famous Karl Johans Gate as well as through the fantastic Vigelandspark are recommended, also a visit to the Opera should not be missed during a visit to the Norwegian metropolis. 

Day 4: Oslo – Trondheim
Today we take the train to the far North to Trondheim, Norway’s former capital. The railway leads through the legendary Gudbrandsdal and past the magnificent Dovrefjell mountain range. With a little luck, a view of a herd of reindeer or a musk ox can be caught. 

Day 5: Stay in Trondheim
Free day for sightseeing in Trondheim. A visit to the Nidaros Cathedral is a must – the kings of Norway were crowned in the Northernmost Gothic cathedral. Trondheim is now a popular student town, with almost 30,000 students giving the city a vibrant atmosphere. 

Day 6 : Trondheim – Bodø
On the way from Trondheim to Bodø, you cross the Arctic Circle b train. Over the next few days, there will be plenty of time to explore the city which was largely destroyed during World War II.

Day 7: Stay in Bodø
Stay in the Arctic city of Bodø with its beautiful views of the mountains and the sea. A visit to the Norwegian Aviation Museum is worthwhile, as well as a trip to the tidal stream “Saltstraumen”. For stays in Bodø from 30.05-12.07 an evening walk under the midnight sun is recommended.

Day 7-9: Bodø-Bergen
Enjoy the next two nights on board one of the Hurtigruten ships, which feature the most beautiful sea voyage in the world. Both small and larger harbors are on the itinerary – past small islands with idyllic lighthouses, through pretty fjords, the boat journey then returns to Bergen.

Day 9: Return journey
Individual return journey from Bergen.