Winter Package – Norway
Cities Covered: Oslo, Tromso, Mehamn, North Cape, Kirkenes
Independent Departures: 2015
1 Nov 15 -14 April 2016
Price: Euro 2585
(per person on a twin share basis)
|Day 1||Arrival in Oslo- Transfer to hotel- Oslo Sightseeing
On arrival in Oslo, we provide you a dedicated transfer to reach your hotel. The port town of Oslo is the capital of Norway Oslo celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in the year 2000. Until 1814, it was known as Christiania after the Danish-Norwegian king. The city is beautifully situated at the head of Oslo Fjord surrounded by forested ridges, and this very location gives Oslo unexpected qualities for a national capital. Start the day long Oslo tour which allows you to see all of Oslo’s main attractions at your own pace and convenience, with the freedom to take a break from your tour at any time to explore a sight further, or maybe go for lunch or shopping. Explore the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Akershus fortress. Spend some time on the controversial Vigeland Sculpture park.
|Day 2||Flight to Tromsø – Norwegian Cruise starts
After breakfast transfer to Oslo airport for your flight to Tromsø, the flight takes abour 2 hours.
The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon caused by electrically charged solar particles passing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Aurora Borealis means ‘dawn of the north’, the aurora can appear abruptly, filling the sky with incredible speed with great arcs as ghostly wisps in green, yellow, red and violet dance above the horizon, before disappearing again. You are most likely to see them above the Arctic Circle between November and February.
|Day 3||Arrival at North Cape – Stay at Fisherman’s cabin
Enjoy breakfast on board. Arrival Honningsvåg 11.45 Excursion to the North Cape, optional
Pickup to the Fisherman’s cabin, overnight stay. This little fishing town is our base for deep sea fishing
|Day 4||King Crab and Cot fishing in the Barents sea
Dinner at the Bryggen Restaurant 17.00
Departure by bus to Hurtigruten quay 19.45
Departure Mehamn 20.00 With Hurtigruten Northbound
Departure Berlevåg 22.45
|Day 5||Arrival in Kirkenes – Flight to Oslo
The county of Finnmark is the northernmost county in Norway. The surface area is 48,637 km2 and there are approximately 73,200 inhabitants. Primary industries are fishing, fishing industry, aquaculture, tourism, reindeer farming, mining and service industries. Just 10 kilometres from the Russian border, Kirkenes is one of Europe’s most remote outposts. It has fewer than 10,000 inhabitants-but its airport handles around 100, 000 passengers a year. Mining, saw mills and catering for the Russian fishing fleet all help to keep the vibrant little town alive.
Departure Båtsfjord 01.00
In the afternoon, take the flight back to Oslo. On arrival you are transferred back to your hotel.
|Day 6||Departure from Oslo
After breakfast spend time on your own. We provide you a dedicated transfer to the airport for your onward destination
We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. To ensure that the accommodations included in our packages meet our own high standards for quality and service, each establishment has been hand-picked by our local travel experts.
If your desire a higher standard of accommodation than offered here below, please contact us for possible upgrades.
The whole SnowCastle and the rooms inside are made of snow and ice and are rebuilt each year. Great light-effects will add to the charm of the snow- and ice-sculpting as well as to the structures of the SnowCastle. You will sleep in a thermal sleeping bag in a normal comfortable bed. Breakfast buffet is served in the warm Castle Lounge and morning sauna at nearby hotel is included.