Norway’s Cities and Fjords
CORONAVIRUS STATUS UPDATE: Hurtigruten re-started operations on the scheduled Bergen - Kirkenes – Bergen voyages along the Norwegian coast on a phased basis in June. Until the end of the October there are only 2 ships sailing the route from Bergen: MS Polarlys and MS Kong Harald. This means you will need flexibility in your travel dates and may need to add extra nights to your package before/after the voyage to fit in with flight schedules, ship departures and availability. Further sailings for other ships are being considered. The size and scale of the restart is dependent on national and international travel restrictions, government support and other external factors outside of Hurtigruten's control. As of 03/08/2020 Hurtigruten has temporarily suspended all expedition sailings only on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice. All Antarctica expedition sailings departing in October, November & December 2020 are also cancelled.The decision has no impact on Hurtigruten's coastal Norway operations.
See Hurtigruten’s online brochures to discover more about their destinations, their ships and life on board during a Norwegian coastal voyage.
Day 1: Fly Dublin to Bergen when you stay on a bed & breakfast basis in a central 3* hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2: At leisure to explore Bergen. Bergen is the old western Norwegian capital. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen as well as being the birthplace of Edvard Grieg and the northbound boarding point for the Hurtigruten fleet.
Day 3: Day free in Bergen. You could explore some of the city’s other attractions which include outdoor markets, great restaurants, tours inland and a funicular railway to Mount Floyen where you get a panoramic view of the town. In the evening embark on your Hurtigruten coastal voyage. Your 2 night trip takes you north to the town of Trondheim.
Day 4: Experience life on board a Hurtigruten ship as it wends it way north past some of the most beautiful scenery to be seen anywhere in the world. Between 1st June and 31st August the route takes you via one of Norway’s most beautiful and longest fjords, the awe-inspiring Geirangerfjord, now established as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, you have the option to take the Geiranger & Trollstigen Pass half day tour to get a flavour of the heart of ‘fjord Norway’.
Day 5: Disembark at Trondheim early in the morning, giving you a full day to explore the mediaeval city. Overnight in a quality Trondheim hotel.
Day 6: Travel by train through the stunning Gudbrandsdalen to the capital city of Oslo where you stay for 2 nights.
Day 7: You will have plenty of places to visit today in this facinating capital city. Not to be missed is a visit to the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Fram Polar Museum and the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Day 8: Fly from Oslo to Dublin.
Departures: 01 May – 30 September 2020
Adult: from €1695 pp sharing
Single Supplement: from €575
Prices correct at time of print (July 2020). E&OE. Subject to availability at time of booking.
- Return flights Dublin/Norway including taxes
- One 20kg checked bag per person
- 2 nights B&B in a 3* hotel in Bergen.
- 2 nights B&B aboard the Hurtigruten ship in an unspecified inside cabin.
- 1 night B&B in a 3* hotel in Trondheim.
- Train from Trondheim to Oslo city centre.
- 2 nights B&B in a 3* hotel in Oslo.
- Full information pack including maps, guide books and tour brief.
- Meals other than as stated. On the Hurtigruten ship other meals may be purchased in advance or on board: 1 lunch @ €52 pp, 2 dinners @ €134 pp
- Hurtigruten optional land excursions
- Transfers in Norway (easy – full details provided)
- Travel insurance (required)
- Upgrade to an unspecified Outside cabin on ship from €130 per person sharing.
- Adapt this itinerary by adding extra nights in Oslo and/or Bergen. Priced on request.
- On day 2 on the ship, add the Geiranger & Trollstigen Pass half day tour from €259 per person.
Image credits: Hurtigruten, Jens Henrik Nybo / Innovation Norway