8 Night, 9 Days
Norway, country of northern Europe that occupies the western half of the Scandinavian peninsula. Nearly half of the inhabitants of the country live in the far south, in the region around Oslo the capital. About two-thirds of Norway is mountainous, and off its much-indented coastline lie, carved by deep glacial fjords, some 50,000 islands.
Amsterdam, is a neither land’s capital. Known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. The city has everything, from a bustling night life, to picnic parks, to some spectacular museums. … However, once the true potential of the city was unlocked, it became one of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists
Airport to hotel Transfers
06 Night Stay in Norway 4 Star Hotel.
Kirkenes : 1 Night in Snow hotel incl. breakfast, 3-course dinner (excl. drinks), warm sleeping bags & morning sauna Transfers from/to the center of Kirkenes
Hurtigruten cruise 2 Nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner
Transport Flight Oslo-Tromso Flight Kirkenes-Oslo
Activities & Excursions Tromso: Northern Lights dog sledding incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers
North Cape land excursion Snowmobile safari in Kirkenes
02 Night Stay in Amsterdam 4 Star Hotel.
Zurich & Surroundings tour by Coach, Cable Car and Ferry
Titlis from Zurich: Eternal Snow.
City Tour and Lake Cruise.
Daily Buffet Breakfast
Airport to Hotel & Hotel to Airport Transfer
All Taxes & GST included
Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the Park Inn airport hotel at Gardermoen, conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. The center of Oslo is located 20 mins from the airport by the frequent airport express train. Spend 1 night in Oslo
A 2-hour flight to Tromso. Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel, easily accessible by the airport bus. Tromso is beautifully located, surrounded by spectacular Arctic islands & alpine mountain peaks. Northern Lights evening trip included. Spend 1 night in Tromso
In the evening of day 2 you will be picked up in the centre of Tromso for a Northern Lights trip with dog sledding and a warm, local meal in a lavvo (Sami tent). Included: Transfers from the centre of Tromso & warm clothes.
Time to see Tromso before you board the Hurtigruten ship in the early evening for the Northern Lights cruise to the Arctic town of Kirkenes. All meals are included during the cruise. Spend 2 nights on board
Hurtigruten cruise 2 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner
Cruise along stunning Arctic scenery to the main port of Honningsvag, where you join the exotic North Cape excursion by coach across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island, normally covered by snow during the winter months. Then on to the North Cap cliff – an impressive, 307-m (1007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top.
After breakfast you disembark in Arctic Kirkenes, located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone. Kirkenes is located close to the Russian border, and has always had a close relationship with their Russian neighbours – the street names in Kirkenes are both in Norwegian & in Russian
You will be picked up at the pier by a transfer bus for an adventurous snowmobile safari on a frozen fjord. Remember to bring your driver’s licence if you want to drive the snowmobile! The bus will stop at a hotel, where you will leave your luggage in the meantime. They will bring you back to the hotel after the trip. The snowmobile safari includes a light snack (coffee/tea in a well-heated lavvo, the Sami equivalent of a tipi), warm winter clothes and instructions in snowmobiling safety. What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided). Age restrictions: Min. 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. Notices: Guests under 18 and guests without a driving license are not allowed to drive the snowmobiles. Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
You will be picked up at the hotel in Kirkenes for an Arctic dinner in the Snowhotel restaurant & an unforgettable overnight stay in the exotic snow hotel – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures, located next to the warm & comfortable service building with lounges. You can also take part in the feeding of the reindeer in their tiny reindeer park. You will be given thorough instructions for the stay in the snow hotel.
After breakfast in the Snow hotel you join the transfer bus back to the center of Kirkenes, where you can take the scheduled airport bus or a taxi to the airport (approx. 15 mins). Overnight in the center of Oslo or you may choose to stay at an airport hotel.
Thoughtful thoughts to your inbox