NORTHCAPE & LOFOTEN "ROYAL"

  • Kirkenes, North Cape, Tromsø and 2 days Lofoten​
  • Return along the Norwegian coast​
  • Can be combined with our "dream trip with the coastal ship" (Hurtigruten / Havila)​

An unforgettable journey to the top of Europe including the amazing scenery of the Lofoten Islands. A roundtrip where you will see the Best of Scandinavia and experience the magic of the midnight sun. This is a classic route to the North Cape featuring beautiful hotels.

 

DURATION
14 days / 13 nights

TRAVEL DATES
Daily from May 15th until Sep 15, 2022

Rute
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Day 1: Arrive in Copenhagen
Have a city tour round in Copenhagen and see some of the main attractions such as the royal castle, Nyhavn or Tivoli Gardens. Overnight at Copenhagen Island.

Day 2: Copenhagen – Stockholm (605 km)
Continue across Øresund by ferry from Elsinore to Helsingborg with views of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle. On the way to Stockholm, you will pass the beautiful Lake Vättern – one of the larges lakes in Europe. Finally, you will be arriving in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, also known as “The Venice of Scandinavia.” Overnight on board SILJA LINE to Turku.

Day 3: Turku – Oulu (650 km)
You will arrive in the morning in Turku, the former capital of Finland. The tour then continues to Oulu along the Bothnian Bay. Overnight at Original Sokos Hotel Arina.

Day 4: Oulu – Saariselkä (480 km)
Today, you will visit the home of Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle on the way through Lapland. You will also have a stop and see the way of life of the Sami people at the Sapmi museum in Karasjok. Overnight at Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna.

Day 5: Saariselkä – Honningsvåg (405 km)
Continue along the shores of Lake Inari and through Lapland. In the evening, you will pay a visit to the 302 m high North Cape cliff and have a spectacular view of the Arctic Ocean and the sun that never sleeps. This is truly an unforgettable experience! Overnight at Scandic Honningsvåg.

Day 6: Honningsvåg – Tromsø (500 km)
Today, you will travel through several fjords and board two ferry crossings as you make your way to the fascinating city of Tromsø. Overnight at Scandic Grand Tromsø.

Day 7: Tromsø – Svolvær (420 km)
There’s so many things to see before you continue your journey. Among other things, you will have an opportunity to visit the Arctic Cathedral. Later on, continue to the true natural paradise of the Lofoten Islands and Vesterålen with countless fjords, high mountains and picturesque fishermen’s villages. Overnight at Thon Hotel Lofoten.

Day 8: Stay in Svolvær
Enjoy a day in the Lofoten islands, exploring its natural beauty. Visit one of the many traditional fishing villages or learn about some of the islands’ history at the Viking museum Lofotr. Overnight at Thon Hotel Lofoten.

Day 9: Svolvær – Mo I Rana (358 km)
Cruise back to the mainland and have a panoramic view of the extraordinary and picturesque mountains of Lofoten. On the way to Mo-I-Rana, you will again cross the Arctic Circle. Overnight at Scandic Meyergården.

Day 10: Mo I Rana – Trondheim (480 km)
On your journey south, you will pass the villages Grong and Steinkjer and then arrive in a city known for its royal and Viking history, Trondheim. In Trondheim, you will find a charming and modern city centre as well as the impressive Nidaros cathedral. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Trondheim.

Day 11: Trondheim – Lillehammer (337 km)
Leaving Trondheim, you will continue on to the Dovrefjell, passing through the beautiful Gudbrandsdal Valley, to the Olympic town of Lillehammer. Overnight at Scandic Lillehammer Hotel.

Day 12: Lillehammer – Oslo (185 km)
After arriving in the charming Norwegian capital, Oslo, explore the city with a lot of attractions such as Vigelandsparken with its many fantastic sculptures or the architecturally applauded Oslo Opera House. For a more urban experience, check out the exciting cafés at Aker Brygge or take a stroll on Karl Johan – the main shopping street. Overnight at Scandic Holmenkollen Park.

Day 13: Oslo - Copenhagen  
On your second day in Oslo, there’s so much to be experienced. You can have a city tour, see the royal palace, Holmenkollen ski jump or the Viking Ship Museum. In the afternoon, you will board DFDS sailing to Copenhagen.

Day 14: Depart from Copenhagen

SERVICES

  • 11 nights accommodation in double room incl. breakfast
  • 11 dinner buffets or 3 course meals
  • Internal route ferries
  • 1 night on SILJA LINE in double cabin inside incl. breakfast
  • 1 night on DFDS in double cabin inside incl. breakfast
  • Entrance to Santa Claus village, Sapmi and North Cape Hall
SUPPLEMENTS/EXTRAS
Dinner buffets on ferries p.p. € 84,-
Double outside cabin p.p. on ferries € 122,-
Single outside cabin on ferries €   244,-
Cruise Stokmarknes-svolvær p.p. €   55,-
Entrance to Tivoli Copenhagen p.p. €   14,-
Entrance to Arktikum Rovaniemi p.p.   €  9,-
Entrance to Gold Prospector Museum Tankavaara p.p.   €  11,-
Entrance to Husky farm visit Saariselkä p.p.   €  9,-
Entrance to Artico ice bar incl. 2 drinks Honningvåg p.p.   €  17,-
King crb safari 3 hours Honningsvåg p.p.   €  131,-
Copenhagen - 3 hours gide €  254,-
Stockholm - 3 hours guide € 304,-
 
REQUESTS
Prices for extra services on request: 
  • Cross Channel ferries 
  • Pre/post hotel nights in germany/Netherlands 
  • Great Belt Brigde 
  • Puttgarden - Rødby ferry 
  • Coach 
  • Tour Leader 

Combine this tour with” A Dream Trip on the Old Post Ship Route” (Day 6-13) with our normal North Cape round trip with island hopping on Lofoten. You don’t need a full group to take this exclusive Hurtigruten trip. Here you can offer 2 tours in 1, therefore filling the bus and offering 2 different tour options. Maybe 30 people will register for the normal tour and possibly 10 people would opt for the Hurtigruten option. Overall, this gives your tour diversity and very good booking rate!

Day 6: Kirkenes – Honningsvåg
Around midday, board the Hurtigruten or Havila ship and “cast off” for the tour of a lifetime to Bergen. The next few days are filled with opportunities to take part in various and exciting shore excursions.  We are happy to assist in choosing and booking excursions for the tour.

Day 7: Honningsvåg – Tromsø
The early morning excursion to the North Cape is a true highlight of the tour. At noon arrive in Hammerfest – the northernmost city in the world. The route continues past Øksfjord and Skjervøy and arrive in Tromsø around midnight. A concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø is a must! 

Day 8: Tromsø – Lofoten
Today the journey continues from Harstad via Risøyhamn to Sortland. After a stop in Stokmarknes, the ship will sail through the narrow Raftsund strait between Vesterålen and Lofoten. When the weather is allowing, the ship makes a detour into the narrow Trollfjord on the way to Svolvær. The branch of the Raftsund is only 100 m wide and truly a breathtaking experience! Perhaps the white-tailed eagles will be circling the mountain tops as well.

Day 9: Lofoten-Brønnøysund
On the way to Brønnøysund, you will sail along the famous west coast and pass numerous islands. You will see the famous mountain formation of “The Seven Sisters” and “Torghatten”

Day 10: Trondheim-Ålesund
Upon arriving in Trondheim in the morning, the northbound ship is already ready next door. Continue on to Kristiansund, and in the evening the rose town of Molde and the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund on the Atlantic Coast will be visited.

Day 11: Ålesund-Bergen
Enjoy the last day on board the maginificent ship. After Måløy and Florø, the ship makes its way leisurely along the coast. Finally, you will reach the old Hanseatic city of Bergen – the cultural capital of the Westland. Disembark the ship, enjoy a city tour and transfer to a hotel in the city center.  

Day 12: Bergen-Oslo
Today, travel comfortably with the Bergen Railway through beautiful landscapes to Oslo. Arrive in Oslo and overnight at a hotel in central Oslo.

Day 13: Stay in Oslo
In the morning there will be time to explore Oslo on your own. In the afternoon, you will be picked up by your coach and travel companions to explore the charming city together. Embark on the Stena Line ferry in the early evening and enjoy a gourmet buffet on board while sailing through the beautiful Oslofjord.