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Norway in a Nutshell with Havila Cruise

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FLAVORS OF NORWAY 2024

ITINERARY - Private tour for 2

Day 1: 01 Feb 2024 (sample date) International flight to Oslo

Take your international flight to Oslo, Norway. This is typically an overnight flight.


Day 2: Friday 02 Feb 2024

Oslo Arrival

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Reception at the international airport, and private transfer to your hotel.

Tonight, Oslo Fjord Dinner Sightseeing Cruise

Bring your camera and your appetite for this exciting and edible dinner cruise on the Oslo fjord. Hop aboard an electric boat for a sail into the evening sun. Spot lighthouses like Dyna Fir and the Oslo skyline before enjoying a three-course dinner from the local partner.

Oslo Comfort Hotel Grand Central - Standard room including breakfast


Day 3: Saturday 03 Feb 2024

Oslo - Bergen B

Private transfer to the train station for the Norway in a Nutshell Rail experience from Oslo to Bergen. Upon arrival, private transfer Bergen station/pier to hotel.

The Norway in a nutshell trip takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord. The trip runs daily all year. All travel is included on the one ticket.


INCLUDED:

• Train Oslo-Myrdal (including seat reservation)

• The Flåm Railway Myrdal-Flåm

• Fjord cruise Flåm-Gudvangen

• Bus Gudvangen-Voss

• Train Voss-Bergen


Please note you will get access to the Flåm railway museum when in Flåm.

No seat reservations are necessary.

The exact timing is advised when you receive your travel documents. There is no guiding included. You have to make your own way from hotel to station and change mode of transport as you travel. The itinerary is probably the most ‘well-trodden’ in the whole of Norway, and it runs like clockwork, so there is no need to be concerned that you will miss a connection or not find your way.


Bergen Børs Hotel - Standard room including breakfast

Bergen Børs Hotel is located in the old stock exchange building dating from 1862. The hotel is near Bryggen and the Strandgaten shopping street. Hotel facilities include a Michelin-star restaurant, a bar serving cocktails and a variety of local beers, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.


Day 4: Sunday 04 Feb 2024

Havila cruise B, D

After breakfast and checking out, private transfer to the Havila Hurtigruten Port and board your cruise!


Havila Pollux Voyage North (Bergen to Kirkenes) - Seaview Superior cabin

The Seaview cabin is 15 sqm and has a picture window. The cabin offers a choice of double or twin beds and sofa or sofa bed, private bathroom with shower, large wardrobe, writing desk, TV, fridge, hairdryer and Tea/coffee- making facilities. All cabins have wifi.


Day 5 - 8: 05 Feb - 08 Feb, 2024 Havila cruise B, L, D Enjoy daily stops and activities with the cruise. At night, chase the northern lights!


Itinerary onboard:

Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen

Day 2 Ålesund and Hjørundfjord

Day 3 Be enlightened by the Medieval Spirit - The Royal City of Trondheim

Day 4 Discover your inner explorer - Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

Day 5 Excitement in the Arctic

Day 6 Explore the Northern Soul & Cape - Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Day 7 Disembark in Kirkenes


Highlights include

• Experience Norwegian nature - beautiful fjords, mountains, glaciers, islands and wildlife.

• Enjoy natural phenomena - Northern Lights

• Learn about Norway and its history by visiting museums, viewpoints and churches.

• Discover local Norwegian cuisine.

• Guided excursions as well as activities on your own.



Day 9: Friday 09 Feb 2024

Havila cruise B, L, D

The North Cape plateau

At the end of the Earth, the North Cape plateau rises a steep 307 meters straight up from the Arctic Ocean. You are standing on the European Continent’s most northerly point, looking out across a horizon so long that you see the Earth curve. People come here from all over the world to experience being so far north. The iconic globe has become the symbol of the North Cape and is also a popular photo stop.


On the North Cape is also the North Cape Hall, partly built into the mountain cliff, where you will find a restaurant with endless views, a souvenir shop in the mountain wall, a chapel and a Thai museum. A 180-degree wide-screen film screening of the North Cape throughout the four seasons is a must-see.

The excursion to the North Cape also takes you through a wide, barren landscape with rocks and hardy, low-growing vegetation. In summer, you can see reindeer herds on the plateau. In winter, the snowploughs' battles against the snow can be an equally impressive sight.

Day 10: Saturday 10 Feb 2024 Cruise - Kirkenes B, D

After breakfast and disembarking, shuttle transfer from port to Kirkenes Snowhotel.

This afternoon, Husky Safari - 2 hours. Our huskies are ready to run!


The Snowhotel Kirkenes Husky Safari has become a well known arctic adventure, since we started up with dogsled tours 10 years ago.The professional mindset, the deep care for our dogs, the passionate dog mushers and most of all, our 180 strong and beautiful alaskan huskies, has made us one of the most popular and reputable husky ventures north of the arctic circle. Travel by Dog Power – the sustainable way. Our Alaskan huskies need neither fuel nor incentive -they live to run. Huskies are a hardy breed, bred for both surviving harsh arctic climates, and running over long distances. And they love it! Our huskies may seem fierce at first, but once you make the bond, you will experience the warmth of these fantastic animals. That is why we also have an open dog yard where our guests can get to know all our dogs and puppies. Prepare to cuddle! The tours are by husky sled, driven by our experienced musher., guests as passengers

Kirkenes Snowhotel - Snowhotel room including dinner & breakfast

Snowhotel Kirkenes is situated 8km outside Kirkenes in the secluded wilds of Northern Norway. It is located in idyllic surroundings, with the forest and mountains at the back, and the arctic fjord in front. The Hotel is built from snow and Ice and offers unique accommodation all year round.

Experience cold accommodation in a room built out of ice or snow or regular accommodation in the Gamme Northern Light Cabins. A range of fun arctic activities are on offer each season. The Hotel has its own Husky farm comprising of 180 Alaskan huskies.


Every room in Kirkenes Snowhotel is like a small treasure, uniquely decorated by artists from around the world. All of the 20 rooms have a different theme from Arctic culture or nature. The lighted ice sculptures give the Snowhotel a very cosy and special atmosphere. No matter the temperature outside, the Snowhotel holds a stable -4 Celsius temperature. Rooms are all different sizes, for 2 to 5 people, so you can bring your family or friends to experience this arctic adventure together.


Day 11: Sunday 11 Feb 2024

Kirkenes - Oslo

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After breakfast and checking out, private transfer to the airport for your return flight to Oslo. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel arranged - Flytoget’s express trains offer the simplest and fastest journey to and from Oslo Airport. Departure every 10 minutes from Oslo Airport and Vice Versa (Oslo Central Station). Duration: 19 minutes. Your ticket is valid all day for the selected date.

Enjoy your day at leisure in Oslo. Visit highlights such as the Natural History Museum, Akershus Fortress, The Norwegian National Opera & ballet or the Fram Museum. Day 12: Monday 12 Feb 2024

Oslo - Home

B After breakfast and checking out, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Flytoget’s express trains offer the simplest and fastest journey to and from Oslo Airport. Departure every 10 minutes from Oslo Airport and Vice Versa (Oslo Central Station). Duration: 19 minutes.


PRICING Based on 2 adults - $6,499 per person


INCLUSIONS:

Internal flights within the itinerary; hotel accommodations as listed with breakfast and taxes included;

meals as specified by B L D on the itinerary;

airport transfers and all land transportation during tours;

English speaking guides for all tours included;

entrance fees and gate fees for all tours listed; Not included:

international airfare from home and back any meals or activities not listed;

tipping,

personal expenses, any additional visas, vaccinations or mandatory documents;

travel insurance.








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