Norwegian Coastal Voyage

The world’s most beautiful cruise aboard the MS Midnatsol

Base Fare:
$9,890 per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

7 private shore excursions in Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø, North Cape, Lofoten & Kristiansund
Scenic journeys: ‘Over the Roof of Norway’ rail journey and drive across the Atlantic Road
Most meals included
15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners
11 nights aboard the MS Midnatsol
4 nights in outstanding hotels
Round-trip airfare from Toronto with KLM (Air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick-up & return service

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

This legendary ocean journey explores Norway’s interior, very dramatic coastline, majestic fjords, intimate villages and spectacular scenery. A complete, authentic and immersive Norwegian experience. To make sure you miss nothing, we have ensured that your journey covers all 34 ports of call. Discover the Scandinavian capital of Oslo after a night in your Louis XVI revival-style hotel. Rail your way “Over the Roof” of Norway. Celebrate with King Neptune as you cross the Arctic Circle. Drive the world-famous scenic Atlantic Road. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Lofoten Islands. Peer over the edge from the Fløibanen funicular to Fløyen. A journey up North that will move even the most experienced of voyagers.

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Base Fare:
$9,890 per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • 7 private shore excursions in Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø, North Cape, Lofoten & Kristiansund
  • Spectacular 'Over the Roof of Norway' rail journey to Bergen
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle & visiting the world's most northern town
  • Witnessing all of Norway's incredible coast with complete round-trip sailing

Outstanding accommodation

  • 11 nights aboard the MS Midnatsol
  • 4 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 2 nights in Oslo
    • 2 nights in Bergen

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with KLM
  • Air gateways available across Canada

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

I / POLAR INSIDE

  • TWIN: $9,890
  • SINGLE: On Request

N / POLAR OUTSIDE

  • TWIN: $10,890
  • SINGLE: On Request

P / ARCTIC SUPERIOR

  • TWIN: $11,390
  • SINGLE: On Request

U / ARCTIC SUPERIOR

  • TWIN: $11,890
  • SINGLE: On Request

 

ENJOY $200 OFF YOUR JOURNEY FARE

Pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other air gateways available.These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

 

DECK PLAN

Travel Insurance 
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Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR OSLO, NORWAY

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from Toronto airport are assisted with their check in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travelers and board your flight to Oslo, Norway.
Overnight flight

Day 2

OSLO

Our local guide greets us at the airport and takes us into Oslo. We enjoy lunch en route. Our hotel, with its Louis XVI revival-style and characteristic clock tower is central to many historical gems. ‘Kvadraturen’, the ancient city, beckons your exploration. Tonight, we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (L,D) 
Grand Hotel Oslo, Oslo (2 nights)

Day 3

TOURING OSLO

Surrounded by mountains and sea, Oslo’s high rises reveal a bustling metropolis boasting innovative architecture with pockets of quaint historic buildings and peaceful urban parks. This morning, we tour the city and discover the harbour area downtown and take a moment in Frogner Park. After lunch, enjoy this afternoon at your leisure to explore the Scandinavian capital and indulge in Norway’s staple culinary delicacies. A favourite is peel-and-eat shrimp! Do keep an appetite for your dinner at our hotel tonight. (B,L,D)



Day 4

RAIL JOURNEY TO BERGEN

Today we are in for a treat as we board a train and travel ‘Over the Roof of Norway,’ to Bergen. This railroad adventure is the longest, high mountain stretch of railway in Europe and is recognised as being one of the top twenty railway experiences in the world. On arrival in Bergen, also known as the ‘gateway to the fjords’, we board the MS Midnatsol, your home for the next eleven days. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated. (B,D)
MS Midnatsol (11 nights)

Day 5

ÅLESUND

Awaken to Norway’s fresh sea air and wonderful picturesque views. We arrive in Ålesund this afternoon, a small fishing centre. We head ashore to appreciate the art nouveau style of the city that was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904. We climb towards Fjellstua for a panoramic view over the city, mountains and ocean. We also visit Waldehuset, a wooden house that miraculously avoided the flames of the city fire. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Exploring Ålesund, Fjellstua and Waldehuset

Day 6

TRONDHEIM

Founded in 997 and capital of Norway during the Viking Age, Trondheim is steeped in history and culture. At the Ringve Museum, our local guides are music students who share their intimate knowledge of their music instruments and history. We continue our exploration to Norway’s largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral. The colourful houses, quaint waterways and charming cobbled streets make this town picture-perfect! (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Experiencing Trondheim and the Ringve Museum

Day 7
CROSSING THE ARTIC CIRCLE

Have your cameras ready today as you visit five fantastic ports. Today, we celebrate with King Neptune the crossing of the Arctic Circle and announce the winner of the Arctic Circle Competition; each passenger places a guess as to what time the ship will cross the Arctic Circle, the winner is the one who guessed the closest time! We end the day at the quaint fishing village of Svolvær where you can enjoy a drink in a glass made of ice. Skål! (B,L,D)

Day 8

TROMSØ

In Tromsø, our guide takes us to the Arctic Cathedral, a beautiful and modern church inspired by the local Norwegian faith and nature. Known as the Arctic capital, Tromsø is surrounded by majestic mountains, scenic fjords and picturesque islands, making our cable car ride up Storsteinen a true highlight of the day with these impressive vistas. (B,L,D)
Included excursions: Tromsø, the Arctic Cathedral and Cable Car

Day 9

BARENTS SEA & NORTH CAPE

Today we travel through the Finnmark region and see fishing villages both old and active. We go ashore to the island of Magerøya and visit the North Cape Pavilion where we watch a 125° panorama film showing the beautiful and spectacular landscape around the North Cape through the four seasons. We also learn about the reindeer and the remarkable indigenous Sami people who have survived in the Finnmark region for thousands of years. (B,L,D)
Included excursions: North Cape and the Sami People

Day 10

KIRKENES

Our ship arrives in Kirkenes. Here we are further north than any part of mainland Canada! Enjoy some free time to explore this remote northern community or set off to the Russian border on an optional excursion. We depart Kirkenes to begin our southbound voyage, visiting the ports in daylight that we previously called on during the night. This afternoon, we stop in Vardø, and during your free time here, you may wish to walk to the Vardøhus Fortress or the Pomor Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 11

HAMMERFEST 70° 39' 48"N

Possibly the world’s most northern town, Hammerfest offers many attractions including the Museum of Reconstruction as well as the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society. It is also the ideal stop to visit the local shops. (B,L,D)



Day 12

UNIQUE CONCERT & LOFOTEN AQUARIUM

This single day is testament as to why this round trip voyage on the MS Midnatsol cannot be missed. The Lofoten Islands are a feast for the eyes with their countless mountains, colourful green valleys, bright houses and endless rippling waters. We will tour Vesterålen and enjoy a concert in an old herring oil tank. We return to the ship for dinner before a visit to the Lofoten Aquarium. (B,L,D)
Included shore excursions: Vesterålen to Sortland with Herring Oil Tank Concert & Lofoten & the Lofoten Aquarium

Day 13

DAY AT SEA: THE ARCTIC CIRCLE 

Today is a day for relaxing as we cross back over six ports of call and take in the spellbinding scenery. We pass the Arctic Circle again and around lunchtime, we call on Sandnessjøen to enjoy an early afternoon stroll. The Helgeland coast has hundred of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls. Do not miss the majestic chain of peaks named the ‘Seven Sisters’ peaks, as well as the characteristic Torghatten, the famous mountain with a hole through it. After dinner we call on the pretty town of Rørvik. (B,L,D)

Day 14

TRONDHEIM & 'THE ATLANTIC ROAD'

In Trondheim, enjoy free time to chat with the local people, wander into the town with your Journey Manager, or enjoy the shops. We also call on Kristiansund, an ancient town situated on three islands before driving the scenic Atlantic Road. This road was chosen as ‘Norway’s Construction of the Century’ and links many small towns between Kristiansund and Molde. (B,L,D)
Included Excursion: Kristiansund & ‘The Atlantic Road’

Day 15

EXPLORING BERGEN

We disembark the MS Midnatsol this afternoon and transfer to our hotel, located amidst the historical buildings of Bryggen, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the day is yours to discover this stunning coastal city as you please. This evening, enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret, Bergen (2 nights)

Day 16

FREE DAY IN BERGEN

Today is yours to explore the beautiful city of Bergen and enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choice. Join your Journey Manager for a scenic ride on the Fløibanen, the only funicular cable car in Scandinavia, for spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, fjords and sea from the top of Fløyen. Let yourself be taken aback by the sheer beauty of this mesmerizing landscape! This evening enjoy our farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 17

HOME

We bid Norway "avskjed" (farewell), and make our way to the airport for our flightS home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights






Aboard the MS Midnatsol

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Arctic summer, does just that. The vessel has a strong environmental profile and modern design, with Norwegian materials used extensively throughout its interiors and bright, colourful décor inspired by Norway´s sunny warm days of summer. One of the key features on MS Midnatsol is the large, two-storey Panorama Lounge overlooking the bow, with wall-to-wall windows that bathe the room in natural light and provide extraordinary views. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities make this voyage an exciting and educational journey.

“Over the Roof of Norway"

“Over the Roof of Norway” is a railroad adventure across the longest high-mountain stretch of railway in Europe. Recognized as one of the top twenty railway experiences in the world, your rail voyage to Bergen will take you past mountains covered with snow, green fields clinging to steep hillsides, and rivers tumbling joyfully over rocky basins. This one-of-a-kind rail journey is the best way to view the many stunning vistas and panoramic views Norway has to offer.

Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands are a feast for the senses. Long heralded as the most beautiful part of Norway, they are sure to evoke a rush of emotion as you gaze at the endless mountains, colourful green valleys, bright houses, and tranquil rippling waters. Enjoy a concert in an old Herring Oil tank at the Neptun Herring Oil Factory in Melbu. Pass through the stunning wall of mountains that is Lofoten. Finish your visit with a memorable trip to the Lofoten Aquarium, which celebrates the many marine animals of the waters around Lofoten.

The "Atlantic Road"

From above, the “Atlantic Road” might look like a long ribbon, draped across the rocks and islets that connect Norway’s mainland to the island of Averøy. Drive along this stunning feat of engineering that has been called one of the most scenic drives in the world for a truly unforgettable experience. Prepare for magnificent views unlike any you’ve ever seen as you drive down the gently winding road and across bridges jutting out over the sea.

North Cape & the Sami People

On the north coast of the island of Magerøya, North Cape features a stunning plateau that suddenly drops to the sea down a 307-meter cliff. Whether you’re watching the afternoon sun reflect off the ocean or the vibrant colours of a sunset, the view from this lookout is nothing short of incredible. You’ll also have time to explore the North Cape Pavilion and view the 125° panorama film showing North Cape through the four seasons. Then, learn about the Sami people, the indigenous people who have thrived in the Finnmark region for thousands of years.

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