Lofoten and North Cape Exploration

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From Oslo to Svolvaer, Harstad, Tromso, North Cape and Alta, returning to Oslo
7 days
12, 26 Jun; 24 Jul 2020
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Welcome to the Lofoten Islands & North Cape. Sheer, jagged mountain peaks, with the sea at their feet, form a towering setting for the tiny, picturesque fishing villages. Northern Norway is renowned for its magnificent scenery and traditional fisheries culture, for the fishermen's rorbu cabins, the Northern Lights (in Winter) and the Midnight Sun (in Summer).

Day 1 Oslo Arrival
Welcome to The Kingdom of Norway. Shuttle bus transfer from airport to Oslo city centre, then make your own way to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps visit Frogner Park, the Viking Ship Museum, Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress. Overnight at Scandic St. Olavs Plass or similar.

Day 2 Oslo – Evenes - Svolvaer 
After breakfast, meet with your tour leader and rest of the participants and transfer to the airport. Flight from Oslo to Evenes. Transfer from Evenes airport to Svolvaer, located on the Lofoten Islands. Your tour leader will travel with you from Day 2-6. Overnight in the Scandic Svolvaer or similar.

Day 3 Svolvaer – Lofoten Islands – Harstad
Panoramic tour of the Lofoten Islands. Discover Norway’s untamed islands, famous for fishing, midnight sun, northern lights, small villages off the beaten track and incredible landscapes. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Scandic Harstad or similar.

Day 4 Harstad - Tromso
Travel by coach to Tromso - The Arctic Gateway. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Quality Hotel Saga or similar.

Day 5 Tromso – Honningsvag – North Cape
Continue by coach to the Northernmost point of Europe, North Cape. Short ferry crossings from Breivikeidet to Svensby, then Lyngseidet to Olderdalen. After driving along Kvænangen fjord, continue through the heart of Finnmark Arctic region, Norway’s largest county. Here, East meets West in culture, nature and geography. The journey is long, but the reward will be great when we reach North Cape. Late afternoon arrival in Honningsvag, check-in and dinner. Evening excursion to North Cape promontory. The Summer sun doesn’t set between mid-May and late-July, watch the midnight sun over the Barents Sea from the North Cape Plateau. Overnight at the Scandic Nordkapp or similar.

Day 6 Honningsvag – Alta – Oslo
Morning departure towards Alta, the largest town in Norway’s Northernmost county. Flight from Alta to Oslo. Overnight at Clarion Oslo Airport Hotel or similar.

Day 7 Oslo Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and end of arrangements.

Group size: maximum 40 passengers

2020 departures: 12, 26 June;  24 July

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in centrally located hotels incl. breakfast; 2 dinners (Days 3, 5); flights Oslo-Evenes (Day 2), Alta-Oslo (Day 6); ferry crossings Breivikeidet-Svensby and Lyngseidet-Olderdalen (Day 5); transfer from Oslo airport-hotel in Gardermoen area (Day 6); coach travel and services of an English speaking tour escort (Days 2-6).

Excludes: luggage handling

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4369.00
Single AUD$ 5446.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in centrally located hotels including breakfast; 2 dinners (Day 3, Day 5); flights Oslo-Evenes (Day 2), Alta-Oslo (Day 6); ferry crossings Breivikeidet-Svensby (Day 5), Lyngseidet-Olderdalen (Day 5); transfer from Oslo airport to hotel in Gardermoen area (Day 6); coach travel and services of an English speaking tour escort (Day 2 – Day 6).

Excludes: luggage handling

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel