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Fjords and the Midnight Sun in Norway

From £2887 pp

Norway

8 Nights

Private Tour

Fjords and the Midnight Sun in Norway

From £2887 pp

What You'll Do

Experience the majesty of Norway's incredible fjords, stunning valleys that run deep into the heart of the country, on this itinerary packed with experiences designed to get the very best out of the magical landscape - from kayaking expeditions to luxury cruises.

Start your adventure by flying into Oslo, where you’ll have a night to refresh before taking a train north towards Bergen. Far from your average commuter train, this 5 hour journey will give you a taste of the stunning scenery that awaits you on the rest of your trip.

You’ll stop off at the highest train station in the country, before cycling your way down through magical mountain roads to a cafe with a serious view, before you head to an authentic ‘Viking’ pub, where you can try traditional Norse food and ale.

The next day you’ll embark on your first fjord cruise, as you spend 5 hours drinking in the sites of Sognefjord, the largest and deepest fjord in the country. You’ll also enjoy a guided walking tour of the city of Bergen, allowing you to get under the skin of the city and get to know it like a local, meaning that when you explore alone, you’re armed with invaluable knowledge that’ll help you make the most of your time.

You’ll then take a flight up to the Lofoten islands, where you will explore by car, kayak and luxury cruise on guided and self-guided excursions through an archipelago of mountains that erupt straight from the sea, towns and villages perched on scraps of rock linked by dramatic bridges, and quiet lakes surrounded by tangled woodland.

Spend one day on a luxury cruise, taking in the sights from supreme comfort with an authentic Norse meal, before hiring a car to cruise the islands on your own adventure. On your last full day, enjoy a kayaking tour that gets you out into some of the wildest nature in Norway.

By the time you head home, you’ll have seen some of the most spectacular scenery on earth and visited some of Norway’s best hidden gems thanks to a little local expertise – and you’ll already be planning your return trip…

Experience
Highlights

Kayak amongst coastal mountains in the stunning Lofoten Islands

Enjoy a luxury cruise along a beautiful fjord, watching out for whales and dolphins

Experience local culture and cuisine at a Viking-style microbrewery and on the streets of Bergen

Your Local Host:

Linda

We are a team of dedicated locals ready to take you for local walks or tailor-make your dream holiday off-beaten track. Our team consists of dedicated locals who strongly believe in showcasing the country's finest and most unique experiences. We pride ourselves in our local knowledge, and utilize every bit of it to make incredibly enriching experiences which are sustainable and at the same time memorable.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Meet your driver in the arrival hall, and go by private car from the airport to your accommodation in the city centre to relax and refresh after your journey.

Spend your first evening at your leisure, exploring the stylish streets of Oslo and getting your bearings ahead of the first full day of your Norwegian adventure.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Amerikalinjen. Stylish boutique hotel, centrally located and steeped in history from the time Norwegians emigrated to America with the shipping company from the hotel building. Standard Twin/Double Room including breakfast.

double room in oslo

Into Fjord Country

After checking out, you will make your way to the train station and catch the morning train in the direction of Bergen. After a scenic ride, disembark at Myrdal Station, the highest train station on the Oslo-Bergen line. Situated at 867 meters above sea level, there is no road connection to the station which makes for a unique, adventurous feel.

This stop is also the arrival/departure station for the Flåm Railway. Here, you will pick up your rental bikes at Café Rallaren, located in the station building, and cycle the last part of the famous “Rallarvegen” bicycle road. It is about 20km down to Flåm along easy downhill terrain, surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Your luggage will be sent with the Flåm Railway and will be picked up at Flåm Station, where you return the bicycles. Head over to “Ægir BryggeriPub”, a charming Norse-style microbrewery that serves Viking-esque food and ale. You will be served 5 beers with your meal, each one paired with an authentic local dish.

Enjoy the fjords, embrace the culture, and get acquainted with food & drink of Norway in this cosy setting. Following your meal, you will receive a taxi transfer to Aurland and your accommodation.

Image credit: Øyvind Heen – fjords.com

Accommodation

Vangsgaarden Gjestegaard. Cosy homestay style hotel with charm and atmosphere. Standard Double Room including breakfast.

double room in a hotel in norway

Fjord Cruising

Today you will take  the scenic 5 hour ferry from Aurland to Bergen along the famous Sognefjord. Drink in the stunning views on your cruise through the ‘King of the Fjords’, the longest and deepest in the country. When you arrive in Bergen you will head to your hotel, which is  just a 10 minute walk from the port.

 

 

 

Image credit: Øyvind Heen – fjords.com

Accommodation

Bergen Børs. Elegant hotel centrally located in Bergen. Standard Twin/Double Room with breakfast.

double room in a hotel in bergen

Exploring Bergen

Today, your guide will meet you in the hotel reception in the morning. Embark on a private 3 hour walking tour, visiting some of the highlights of the city and getting invaluable local insight into this fascinating, and beautifully situated city.

The rest of the day is your to explore the city independently, armed with your new local knowledge about the city which will help you find the very best hidden gems.

 

Image credit: Giovanni Tagini – Visit Norway

Accommodation

Bergen Børs. Standard Twin/Double Room with breakfast.

hotel in bergen

From bergen to Svolvær

Today, you will take a flight from Bergen to Svolvær (not included), and land amongst some of the most dramatic scenery in the country as you arrive on the Lofoten archipelago.

Make your way to your accommodation and take time to relax, refresh after your flight, and explore the otherworldly landscape of mountains rising straight from the sea, and the quaint town perched on the maze of rocks beneath them.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Svinøya Rorbuer. Stay in a comfortable rorbu cabin idyllically located between the fish landing station, quayside buildings, fish racks and old local buildings .These cabins were originally fishermens cabins and have been beautifully restored. The location is unrivalled, with the open ocean on one side, and the spectacular Lofoten mountains on the other. Rorbu S+ includes breakfast.

living space in a rorbu in norway

Luxury Cruise in Lofoten

Today, you’ll set off on a magnificent cruise of the surrounding region. Set sail from Svolvaer through the open sea of Vestfjord, into the narrow inlet of Raftsundet. Learn about the history and culture of the local sites, and experience the magical Trollfjord with its waterfalls and dramatic mountain peaks.

Enjoy a traditional slow-cooked reindeer meal on the return leg, and look out for the eagles, whales and dolphins that make their home in the spectacular landscape.

On your return relax in your comfortable cabin.

 

Image credit: Jørn Allan Pedersen – VisitNorway.com

Accommodation

Sinøya Rorbuer. Rorbu S+ including breakfast

double room in a rorbu in norway

Explore Lofoten by Road

Pick up your rental car (not included) and start heading South of the Lofoten Island. A top tip is to head all the way South to Å, the end of the road and the alphabet (Å being the last letter in the Norwegian alphabet).

In Å, you will truly feel like you’ve reached the last point of civilisation, and it’s a wonderful spot to head out hiking on trails that wind into the lakes and mountain peaks, take your time to truly immerse yourself in the dramatic landscape.

 

Image credit: Roger Johansen – @nordnorge.com

Accommodation

Reine Rorbuer. Reine Rorbuer is located close to the very southern tip of the Lofoten archipelago. Serenity and isolation can be found a footstep away, and with a simple step back you can admire it again from the warmth of your Rorbu. Comfort Rorbu Cabin including breakfast. *note – each cabin has it’s own individual charm, so may vary from the pictures provided*

rorbu cabin in reine norway

Magical Reine and the Midnight Sun

In the morning, explore Reine’s stunning mountains and beaches independently. Reine is probably one of the most dramatic settlements in the entire country, strung out over a collection of islands connected by narrow bridges, surrounded by jagged mountains.

Later, take a kayak on a tour through the beautiful Reine fjord, surrounded by jaw–dropping mountains and panoramic views under the midnight sun.

 

CH – VisitNorway.com

Accommodation

Reine Rorbuer. Comfort Rorbu Cabin including breakfast.

rorbu cabin interior in norway

Departure Day

Today, drive back to Svolvær Airport and return your rental car, the journey through the spectacular scenery will take around 2.5 hours.

We hope you have had an incredible time in Norway, and come away feeling as though your experiences have gone far above an average holiday, and that you’ve got a real insight into the culture and lifestyle in this spectacular part of the world.

Location Information

Begin your journey in Oslo, where you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your overnight accommodation. The next day, take the train northwards, disembarking at Myrdal Station before you are taken to your accommodation in Aurland, in the heart of the Nærøyfjorden Protected Landscape.

From here, you’ll take the ferry to Bergen, where you will spend the next couple of nights, before you catch your self-arranged internal flight to Svolvær, on the Lofoten Islands. After a couple of nights here, you will pick up your self-arranged  rent a car to take to Reine, further south on the archipelago, where you will spend your final two nights. Finally, return your rental car to Svolvær airport, where you will catch your return flight home.

  • 8 nights accommodation in boutique hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Private arrival transfer
  • Train tickets from Bergen to Flam
  • Ferry from Aurland to Bergen
  • Bike hire at Flåm Railway Station
  • Food and paired beers at Ægir BryggeriPub
  • Bergen tour with a local guide
  • Luxury fjord cruise in Svolvaer
  • Kayak trip in Reine fjord

FAQs

The last two days of the holiday are in the remote Lofoten islands and a car is needed here to make the most of your time exploring the mountains and beaches and picturesque small settlements.