About This Trip

Sponsored by Bygdelagenes Fellesraad and Norwegians Worldwide

Two prominent Norwegian-American organizations, Bygdelagenes Fellesraad and Norwegians Worldwide, offer you a chance to travel with fellow Norwegian-Americans and explore the stunning Norwegian Coastline!

Visit with fellow tour members, attend special lectures and choose from a variety of exciting shore excursions on this spectacular 12-day voyage roundtrip from Bergen.

Learn more about your Norwegian ancestry as you explore the beauty of the Norwegian coastline when you join this unique voyage!

Dates & Prices

  • Aug 31 2017 to Sep 16 2017
  • Air & Land Pricing (Days 1 - 4 and 15 - 17) with air/taxes/fuel from: $1995 Price is per person based on double occupancy and is based on a minimum of 30 passengers. 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-assess
  • Single Room Supplement: $290
  • Polar Inside (I2) Cabin Category from: $3009 per person
  • Polar Outside (L2) Cabin Category from: $3365 per person
  • Polar Outside (N2) Cabin Category from: $3499 per person
  • Polar Outside (O2) Cabin Category from: $3657 per person
  • Arctic Superior (P2) Cabin Category from: $3950 per person
  • Arctic Superior (U2) Cabin Category from: $4245 per person Cabin prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single cabin supplement: up to 75% of cabin fare.

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including all taxes, fees and fuel surcharge
  • 4 nights accommodations, 1st class/superior tourist class, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast [B] and 3 dinners [D] at hotel
  • Bergen airport and city transfers on Days 2, 4, 15 and 17
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour information kit
  • 12-day / 11-night cruise roundtrip from Bergen in selected cabin category
  • Daily breakfast [B], lunches [L] and dinners [D] on board ship
  • On-board events and lectures
  • Cruise information kit

Disclaimer

NOTE: Cabin requests will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Cabin allotments are limited. If no cabins remain in the requested cabin category, you will be offered the closest cabin category available. All rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single cabin supplement: up to 75% of cabin fare. Price does not include international airfare, travel insurance or optional excursions and gratuities.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday, August 31 Mpls/St. Paul—Bergen

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: Friday, September 1 Arrive Bergen

Arrive at Flesland Airport Bergen. Transfer to hotel in city center. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Welcome dinner and overnight at the First Hotel Marin.

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Day 3: Saturday, September 2 Bergen

Breakfast at hotel. Day free in Bergen or join an optional Norway in a Nutshell excursion. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

Optional Independent Norway in a Nutshell Excursion (from $235 per person): Independent transfer to the train station. Depart by train to Voss. Arrive in Voss and proceed to Gudvangen by bus, ascending the 13-hairpin bends of the Stalheim Road. Cruise the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandfjord to Flåm. Depart Flåm on board the Flåm Railway to Myrdal. Change to the Oslo/Bergen Railway and return to Bergen.

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Day 4: Sunday, September 3 Bergen – Coastal Voyage

Morning free in Bergen for independent exploration. In the afternoon, transfer to the Hurtigruten pier for embarkation on the 12-day Classic Roundtrip Voyage. Depart at 8:00pm and enjoy dinner on board. Overnight in selected cabin category.

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Day 5: Monday, September 4 Florø – Molde

If you wake up early you’ll have the opportunity to see Hornelen before enjoying a delicious breakfast. Rising 2,820 ft. high to the west, this is the mountain that according to the ancient Norse saga, was climbed by Viking King Olav Tryggvason. Experience a rare venture into open ocean as we sail past the West Cape, where the Norwegian Sea opens to the North Atlantic Ocean. We then set course toward the idyllic Hjørundfjord, where only Hurtigruten ships sail.

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Day 6: Tuesday, September 5 Trondheim – Rørvik

Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city, was founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason back in 997 A.D. Trondheim’s architecture and surroundings create a beautiful, almost mystical atmosphere for any outing. Join an optional tour of the Nidaros Cathedral or simply explore the beautifully restored wooden buildings in the Bakklandet district on your own.

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Day 7: Wednesday, September 7 Brønnøysund – Svolvær

On this day we cross the Arctic Circle. This invisible border at 66° 33’ North marks the southernmost point for the midnight sun, which shines 24 hours a day in the summer. North of this line, you will see the midnight sun in summer and the magical northern lights in winter. This is where the Arctic begins. Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, is located near Ørnes, the old trading village and port of call. The journey continues along the beautiful Helgeland coast, considered by many to be just as spectacular as Lofoten. In the afternoon, we sail from Bodø across Vestfjord. Then the 3,280-ft high mountain of Lofotveggen will appear on the horizon, marking our arrival to Lofoten.

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Day 8: Thursday, September 7 Harstad – Tromsø – Skjervøy

Stop in Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic. Get ready for a fun-filled day packed with exciting activities, no matter what time of year you travel. Choose from whale watching, hiking, kayaking or learn about the country’s fascinating polar history.

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Day 9: Friday, September 8 Øksfjord – Berlevåg

Enjoy the magnificent landscape as we continue our journey toward the North Cape. In Honningsvåg, you can join an optional cultural walk through the town and be charmed by the colorful buildings. Then sail through the heart of the Sámi homeland to the port of Kjøllefjord, an area famous for its rich birdlife. Enjoy the sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel north, and be sure to take this opportunity to experience the North Cape - the northernmost point on the continent.

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Day 10: Saturday, September 9 Båtsfjord – Kirkenes

Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and is the gateway to the east. The town is also Hurtigruten’s easternmost port and turning point. The landscape and sea along the coast of Finnmark becomes ever more dramatic the closer we get to Kirkenes, which is located just a few miles from the Russian border.

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Day 11: Sunday, September 10 Mehamn – Tromsø

Bid Finnmark farewell and continue the journey past some of the world’s northernmost fishing villages and Europe’s northernmost lighthouse. On Hjelmsøy, you will have a great view of Europe’s largest colony of guillemots and razorbills. In Hammerfest, you can join in a mountain trek or a guided tour of the town. In short: You are far north, in an inhabited but also quite unspoiled part of Europe.

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Day 12: Monday, September 11 Harstad – Stamsund

The journey past the beautiful Vesterålen Islands toward the spectacular Lofoten Islands is for many the highlight of the trip. Between Sortland and Stokmarknes, you can see the famous Møysalen mountain, which has inspired numerous artists over the years. As we sail south through Vesterålen, we seemingly head straight toward a mountain wall, but there is an opening there: Raftsundet, which leads to the bewitchingly narrow Trollfjord. We end the day with activities in Lofoten’s principal city of Svolvær: Choose from a sea eagle safari, a fishing excursion, a RIB boat ride, horseback riding and more.

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Day 13: Tuesday, September 12 Bodø – Rørvik

In the morning, we cross the Arctic Circle. Now we head for the Helgeland coast with its abundance of islands, islets, reefs and steep mountain walls. This is the home of the unique rock formations of Hestmannen; Torghatten, with its distinctive hole; and the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven mountains are more than 2,950 ft. high, and according to legend, the seven sisters were turned to stone because they forgot to hide from the sun.

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Day 14: Wednesday, September 13 Trondheim – Molde

After visiting Trondheim in the morning, the ship heads slowly out of the majestic Trondheimsfjord past Munkholmen, Hitra and thousands of islands and islets before docking in Kristiansund. Often referred to as Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’, Kristiansund boasts a longtime history of exporting the salted, dried fish. From Kristiansund, we cross the open sea on our way toward Molde.

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Day 15: Thursday, September 14 Ålesund – Bergen – Oslo

During the night the ship will call at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, and on this day, the world’s most beautiful voyage draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead, such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous glacier of Jostedalsbreen. Nordfjord stretches 56 miles inland, all the way to the tiny villages of Loen and Olden. The rugged landscape at the mouth of the fjord is in stark contrast to the fertile landscape found inland. The lush orchards and glacier arms reach out toward sparkling lakes and cascading waterfalls. Be sure to make the most of the last hours on board and enjoy these beautiful sights. Arrive in Bergen at 2:30pm. After disembarkation, transfer to the Bergen Flesland Airport for a 5:30pm flight to Oslo. Upon arrival in Oslo at 6:20pm, transfer to the Scandic Victoria Hotel. Balance of day free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 16: Friday, September 15 Oslo

Breakfast at hotel. Day free for independent explorations or you can choose to join a sightseeing tour. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

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Day 17: Saturday, September 16 Oslo – Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Gardermoen Airport for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $100.

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Pre-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Faroe Islands Extension

    The Faroes are an experience in themselves. The islands are home to unique natural environments, a rich history, and unparalleled scenery. It is an unspoiled bucket list destination for food, photography, hiking, adventure, and culture.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Reykjavik Extension (USA to Europe)

    Enjoy a 3-day independent extension in Iceland's vibrant capital city. Package includes a full-day Golden Circle Tour and a city tour of Reykjavik.

    Additional sightseeing tours on request.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Stavanger - Bergen Extension

    Arrive in Norway early for a chance to view the famous Pulpit Rock! Enjoy two nights in Stavanger, a cruise on the Lysefjord and a cruise to Bergen for the start of your escorted tour.

Post-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Oslo - Copenhagen Extension

    This 4-day package between Oslo and Copenhagen features an overnight cruise between the two Scandinavian capitals. Add this to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Copenhagen to Oslo).

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Oslo - Stockholm Extension

    This 3-day package between Oslo and Stockholm is the perfect extension to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Stockholm to Oslo).

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Reykjavik Extension (Europe to USA)

    Explore the Land of Fire & Ice on this 3-day extension to Iceland! Visit the main attractions in Reykjavik and spend the day in the Icelandic countryside on the famous "Golden Circle" tour.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Stockholm - Helsinki Extension

    Travel from Stockholm to the Finnish capital of Helsinki via an overnight cruise from Stockholm. Upon arrival, enjoy time to sightsee and explore from your city-center accommodations.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Helsinki to Stockholm)