About This Trip

13-day tour featuring Trondheim, Narvik, Tromsø and the exquisite beauty of the Lofoten Islands

Visit Trondheim, Namsos, Saltstraumen, Kjerringøy, Bodø, the Lofoten Islands, Narvik and Tromsø

Tour highlights: Travel north of the Arctic Circle, city sightseeing in Trondheim and Tromsø, Arctic Circle Center, Kjerringøy Trading Post, full day exploring the breathtaking Lofoten Islands, cable car excursion in Narvik, Polar Park (the world’s northernmost wildlife park)

Dates & Prices

  • Jun 7 2019 to Jun 19 2019
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: $5995 Price includes airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
  • Land Only from: $4995 Services begin in Trondheim and end in Tromsø. Includes domestic flight from Bodø to Leknes.
  • Single Room Supplement: $850

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • Domestic airfare from Bodø to Leknes
  • 11 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 3 lunch [L] and 10 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Trondheim and Tromsø
  • Cable car excursion in Narvik
  • Entrance fees to: Nidaros Cathedral, Norwegian Aquacenter, Arctic Circle Center, Blood Road Museum, Stockfish Museum, Viking Museum, Galleri Lofotens Hus, Lofoten Aquarium, WWII Museum, Boat Museum, Polar Park, Arctic Cathedral & Polar Museum
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 13

Disclaimer

Please read Brekke's Terms and Conditions for this tour carefully before registering.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Friday, June 7 Mpls/St. Paul―Trondheim

Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

Day 2: Saturday, June 8 Trondheim

Arrive at Værnes Airport Trondheim. Transfer to hotel in city center. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Nidelven.

[D]
Day 3: Sunday, June 9 Trondheim

Morning sightseeing tour features the Nidaros Cathedral, one of Scandinavia's most splendid cathedrals. Afternoon free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 4: Monday, June 10 Trondheim―Stiklestad―Namsos

Drive to Stiklestad, site of the battle of 1030 which led to the death of King Olav Haraldson (later St. Olav) and the acceptance of Christianity in Norway. Learn about life of the Vikings in this region during that time period. Proceed to Namsos, an important trade center. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Rock City.

[B][D]
Day 5: Tuesday, June 11 Namsos―Sandnessjøen

Enjoy the coastal scenery of Helgeland as we drive north. Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of fish and seafood, an industry employing approximately 21,000. Visit the Norwegian Aquacenter and learn about aquaculture. Continue to Sandnessjøen. Dinner and overnight in at Scandic Syv Søstre.

[B][D]
Day 6: Wednesday, June 12 Sandnessjøen― Saltstraumen

Drive to the Arctic Circle, which marks the boundary of the midnight sun of the Arctic summer and the sunless winters of the north. The Arctic Circle Center provides a visual presentation of the flora, fauna and countryside north of the Arctic Circle. Visit the Blood Road Museum, portraying the plight of prisoners of wars under the German regime from 1942-45. Proceed to Saltstraumen, site of the strongest maelstrom in the world. Dinner and overnight at Saltstraumen Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 7: Thursday, June 13 Saltstraumen―Kjerringøy―Bodø

Morning drive to Kjerringøy, a gem on the Nordland coast. Visit the historical Kjerringøy Trading Post, which enjoyed its golden age in the 1800's. Following lunch, proceed to Bodø for dinner and overnight at Scandic Havet Hotel.

[B][L][D]
Day 8: Friday, June 14 Bodø―Leknes

Depart Bodø for flight to Leknes on the spectacular Lofoten islands, known for its distinctive scenery. Arrive in Leknes and drive to the fishing village with the enigmatic name of Å at the southernmost point of Lofoten. Lunch. Visit the Stockfish Museum, which provides an insight into the production of Norway’s oldest export commodity, stockfish. Proceed north past Reine, once selected as the most beautiful village in Norway. Continue to Leknes for dinner and overnight at Scandic Leknes.

[B][L][D]
Day 9: Saturday, June 15 Excursion in Lofoten

Sightseeing in the Lofoten Islands includes the Viking Museum at Borg including lunch; the Galleri Lofotens Hus in Henningsvær with an exhibition of classical painters from Northern Norway; and the Lofoten Aquarium in Kabelvåg. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][L][D]
Day 10: Sunday, June 16 Leknes―Narvik

Drive to Narvik, established as an ice-free port for the iron ore mines in Kiruna, Sweden. A visit the WWII Museum provides information about that time period in history. A late afternoon excursion by cable car takes us to 2200 feet for an awesome view of the area. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Narvik Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 11: Monday, June 17 Narvik―Tromsø

Depart for Gratangen. Tour the North Norway Boat Museum. Visit the Polar Park, the northernmost wildlife park in the world. Proceed to Tromsø, the capital city of Arctic Norway. Dinner and overnight at Clarion Hotel the Edge.

[B][D]
Day 12: Tuesday, June 18 Tromsø

Sightseeing tour of Tromsø includes a visit to the Arctic Cathedral and Polar Museum. Balance of day free. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
Day 13: Wednesday, June 19 Tromsø―Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Tromsø Airport for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $150.

[B]

Pre-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Bergen - Trondheim Extension

    Explore historic Bergen, the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, the Jazz Festival town of Molde and the spectacular Geirangerfjord. End your journey with an optional tour of Trondheim including the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral.

Post-Tour Extensions

  • Scandinavian Cruises

    Norwegian Coastal Voyage - 7 Day Northbound Cruise

    This cruise will give you spectacular experiences you will never forget! Set sail from Bergen harbor in the evening, heading for the Arctic.