The Best of Norway by Rail and Sea - to the Top of the World

The Best of Norway by Rail and Sea - to the Top of the World

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The Best of Norway by Rail and Sea - to the Top of the World

11 Days Starting and ending in UK

Visiting: Bergen, Flam Railway Museum, Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, Loen, Geirangerfjord, Åndalsnes, The Rauma Railway - Contrast In Perfect Harmony, Trondheim, Brønnøysund, Svolvær, Stokmarknes, Tromsø, Skjervoy, Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Berlevåg, Kirkenes

Tour operator:

Titan Travel

Tour code:

TTHNO

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 1

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Age range:

18-99

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Cruise

Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Renowned as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, this holiday into the heart of the Norwegian fjords and beyond will leave you with a lasting impression. You’ll pass ravines and thundering waterfalls on the Flåm Railway. You’ll cruise through the awe-inspiring Geirangerfjord. You’ll weave through the historic streets of Tromsø. On a Norway cruise, you’ll take an epic voyage aboard a fully electric ship to bask in the Midnight Sun, conquer northernmost Europe at North Cape and explore the famed Snowhotel in Kirkenes.

Highlights

  • Travelling along the Eagle Road, at 2,030ft above sea level, with breathtaking views over UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord.

  • Riding on the world-famous Flåm Railway, on its spectacular steep descent from mountains to fjord.

  • VIP door-to-door travel service

Places You'll See

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

The Best Of Norway By Rail And Sea - To The Top Of The World

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk - Bergen

Location: Bergen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Scandic Neptun, Bergen (4-star)

Meals Included: Dinner

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Bergen. A highlight of the city is Bryggen Wharf, a colourful array of timbered houses and narrow cobbled streets that climb away from the waterfront towards the magnificent hills that back the city. We transfer from the airport and enjoy a short orientation tour to get acquainted with the city, before checking into our hotel this afternoon.

Day 2 : Flåm Railway - Aurlandsfjord - Nærøyfjord

Location: Flam Railway Museum, Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Scandic Neptun, Bergen (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

You’ll want to keep your camera at the ready for today’s journey. Step aboard the Flåm Railway for a train experience unlike any other. This scenic journey will take you 20km down to Flåm via the longest and deepest fjord in Europe, the Sognefjorden. You’ll pass deep ravines and thundering waterfalls and soaring mountains. There’s lush greenery dotted with chocolate box houses set in idyllic valleys. You won’t want to blink for fear of missing something amazing.Nestled among the Norwegian fjords, Flåm is a pretty little village in a big, dramatic setting. We’ll have some time to explore here and enjoy the beautiful surrounds, before taking to the waters aboard a fully electric cruise boat to travel silently through the fjord from Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. This spectacular stretch is a UNESCO-World Heritage Site and you’ll float by a number of villages that are only accessible from the water. After, we transfer back to Bergen and the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 3 : Loen

Location: Loen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Alexandra (4-star) or Hotel Loenfjord (4-star), Loen

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We’ll set off on a scenic drive from Bergen to Loen this morning. We’ll cross the mountains and the beautiful wide Sognefjord. Driving along the fjord, we will pass waterfalls and colourful fruit orchards before we climb up into the mountains. We’ll stop at the Norwegian Glacier Museum before continuing down to Innvikfjorden for a scenic drive along the fjord, until we arrive in Loen - known as the gateway to the glaciers.

Day 4 : Geirangerfjord - Åndalsnes/Molde

Location: Geirangerfjord, Åndalsnes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Bellevue (4-star), Åndalsnes or Scandic Seilet, Molde (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is a big day. We’ll drive along Innvikfjorden to the village of Hellesylt. From here, we board a cruise ferry for an unforgettable journey along the world-famous Geirangerfjord. This UNESCO-listed stretch is a majestic combination of towering, sheer mountain cliffs, plunging waterfalls and deep blue waters that are enchantingly inviting. It is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Natural wonders aside, we’ll also sail past long forgotten farms and shoreline smallholdings, of people who once lived and worked here.From Geiranger, we tackle the hairpin bends of Eagle Road high up into the mountains. The sight from the top is quite spectacular, with panoramic snow-capped scenes stretching from Geiranger all the way back over the fjord. We then take the narrow Trollstigen serpentine road down the mountain and continue to our hotel in Åndalsnes or Molde.

Day 5 : Rauma Railway - Trondheim

Location: The Rauma Railway - Contrast In Perfect Harmony, Trondheim

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Scandic Bakklandet, Trondheim (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The Rauma Railway is famed for its picturesque mountain route, which whooshes guests over bridges, through horseshoe-shaped tunnels and past the tallest rock-face in Europe: the Trollveggen. We step aboard this morning for our own journey on this renowned railway. The carriages have panoramic windows so you can make the most of the views of fjords, forests, valleys, lakes and mountains - the train slows as we glide by the most scenic spots to ensure you can take it all in.We arrive in Dombås and board the Dovre Railway, which will take us down to the sea and beautiful harbour city of Trondheim. With wide streets, a partly pedestrianised heart and a colourful array of buildings stood on stilts in the water, the historic capital of Norway is a pleasure to explore. On our sightseeing tour, we’ll visit the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, where all the Norwegian Kings have been crowned.

Day 6 : Trondheim

Location: Trondheim

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Havila Castor (4-star) or Havila Capella (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we set sail for a journey that will cement your status as an arctic explorer. Step aboard a fully electric Havila ship as we sail north towards the Arctic Circle. Take some time to settle into your cabin then perhaps head to the Observation Lounge for a coffee with panoramic views - the reclining seats allow you to make the most of the glass roof. Havila puts a real emphasis on sustainability and meals on board are created using the best raw ingredients from local Norwegian producers for traditional and modern dishes. As we sail, you might notice local commuters will step aboard as they travel from port to port, so you’re in for an all-round local experience.

Day 7 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Location: Brønnøysund, Svolvær

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Havila Castor (4-star) or Havila Capella (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We finally cross into the Arctic Circle today and the occasion is marked with a special ceremony on deck. Every summer for six weeks, the sun doesn’t fully set at all. This is known as the Midnight Sun, providing ever-changing shades of light throughout each day and night - perfect for keen photographers to capture. We’ll pass by Scandinavia’s largest glaciers, the world’s strongest tidal current and there might even be an opportunity to spot a majestic sea eagle soaring in the breeze (keep your binoculars at the ready).This evening, Lofoten’s tiny fishing villages and steep mountains make for a beautiful backdrop.

Day 8 : Stokmarknes - Tromsø - Skjervøy

Location: Stokmarknes, Tromsø, Skjervoy

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Havila Castor (4-star) or Havila Capella (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our voyage continues through narrow fjords and past wild mountains to the island city of Tromsø. This northern city is known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ and is characterised by hunting, fishing and polar bears. This is the land of the Sami, Norway’s indigenous people. Perhaps take the opportunity to meet and learn about the Sami, their reindeer and their unique culture.The afternoon is yours to spend in Tromsø. The streets are decorated with charmingly simplistic, colourful wooden houses but the city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, its distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic.

Day 9 : Hammerfest - Honningsvåg (North Cape) - Berlevåg

Location: Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Berlevåg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Havila Castor (4-star) or Havila Capella (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The North Cape is as far north as you can go - by land and sea. It’s closer to the North Pole than it is to Oslo and it’s a goal for many who venture along the Norwegian coast. It was a sacrificial site for the Sami, which gives it a haunting beauty. The North Cape plateau rises a mighty 307 metres straight up from the Arctic Ocean. You’ll simply feel on top of the world.

Day 10 : Kirkenes

Location: Kirkenes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Scandic Kirkenes (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Each winter, 25 tonnes of ice and 15,000 cubic metres of snow are shifted to build Kirikenes’ Snowhotel. It’s an absolute wonder to see it in person: the intricate detail, the beautifully decorated snow suites and Norway’s largest ice bar - it doesn’t seem possible. We disembark the ship this morning and enjoy a guided tour of the Snowhotel - and there’ll be a chance to cuddle with the resident huskies (and possibly puppies) and meet the reindeer.

Day 11 : Kirkenes - Uk

Location: Kirkenes

Meals Included: Breakfast

We transfer to the airport and your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

What's Included

  • 6 nights in hotels and 4 nights cruise on Havila Castor or Havila Capella (accommodation as specified or similar)

  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Scandinavian Airlines from London Heathrow via Oslo. Supplements may apply from other airports

  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11) 4 lunches (days 6-9) 10 dinners (days 1-10) 7 excursions and visits

  • Journey on the Flåm Railway and Nærøyfjord cruise

  • Bergen orientation tour

  • Entrance to the Norwegian Glacier Museum

  • Geirangerfjord cruise

  • Journey on the Rauma Railway (with guided commentary) and the Dovre Railway

  • Sightseeing tour of Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

  • Guided tour of the Snowhotel Kirkenes Plus

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What's Not Included

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  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4 Star

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Do I have to pay a Single Supplement?

    In most cases a single supplement will apply. If the price for a Single room for sole occupancy is not shown, please ask our team for details and we will be able to check the details for you.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We've been taking our customers across the world on escorted tours for more than 40 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our commitment to sustainable travel is part of our ethos. We love exploring the world and hope that, alongside our customers, we can be part of a bigger change in respecting the people and wildlife on our planet and minimising the impact we have on our environment.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    With some COVID-19 rules and restrictions still in place there are a few details that you need to know. This information is subject to change. It’s your responsibility to monitor changes and ensure you fulfil all relevant criteria for travel. Rest assured that we’re on hand to help and answer any questions you might have.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You’ll receive your Final holiday documents via email approximately 14 days prior to your departure.

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