May 17 - June 1, 2024 | 15 days/14 nights
Named “the world’s most beautiful voyage” by Lonely Planet, we will sail along Norway’s stunning coastline, crossing into the Arctic Circle. Cruise past majestic mountains and breathtaking fjords, explore remote but welcoming towns, embark on once-in-a-lifetime excursions and savour ‘Norway’s Coastal Kitchen’ prepared from fresh local produce. Along the route, dedicated expedition leaders have a single mission: to enhance your experience by leading activities and interpreting the cultural and natural treasures you will see during your journey.
Overnight flight from Toronto to Oslo.
On arrival, transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour by private motorcoach. Highlights include the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, Oslo Cathedral, the Akershus Fortress and City Hall. You have the opportunity to visit the Fram Museum and the Kontiki Museum.
After breakfast, travel by train to the town of Myrdal then board the scenic Flåm Railway which takes you on a spectacular journey to Flåm. From there, take an awe-inspiring express boat trip along the Sognefjord,Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, and into Bergen.
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. Admire the venerable King Haakon’s Hall, the Rosenkranz Tower, and Bryggen – a row of Hanseatic timbered houses with characteristic pointed gables facing the harbour – and the bustling Fish and Flower Market, the City Park, and the Grieghall, the concert hall of Bergen. The rest of the day is at leisure.
The morning is at leisure, then transfer to the pier to join your expedition ship for an incredible voyage through the Norwegian Fjords. This evening, sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once plied to the Shetland Islands and beyond. We are heading to the High North. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes.
This morning, view Mount Hornelen which stands 860 metres above sea level. Cruise past the West Cape and cross the open sea for the first time on this voyage, before navigating through skerries and islands to reach Ålesund.
Cruise into Trondheim and discover its mystical architecture and surroundings. Included is a tour of the Ringve Museum, featuring musical instruments from several eras, and the Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s largest cathedral.
Today we cross the Arctic Circle. See Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, and the beautiful Helgeland coast. The sight of the 1,000 metre-high mountain of Lofotveggen on the horizon marks our arrival into Lofoten.
Today we approach Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic. During our sightseeing tour, we pass the Arctic Cathedral with its magnificent stained glass window, then ascend a nearby mountain by cable car to enjoy the spectacular
view from the top.
Our excursion in Honningsvåg takes you on a cultural walk through the town. Later, sail to the port of Kjøllefjord before our ship continues past the North Cape – one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
The vistas become more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes to disembark. Then transfer to the hotel in Ivalo by coach.
This morning travel to Siida Sami Museum, located in the heart of the village of Inari. The museum focuses on Sami and northern Lapland culture and nature. The journey continues at a reindeer farm where you’ll experience reindeer feeding, learn about Sami culture from a local guide, and have
time to take photos with the reindeer.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our flight to Helsinki.
During a morning tour of the Finnish capital, admire the major sights such as the Rock Church, the Senate Square surrounded by the Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki, the Senate, the University and Library of Helsinki, the Sibelius monument, the Olympic stadium, and the new Opera House. The afternoon is at leisure.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight home.
MS Kong Harald was upgraded to a greener hybrid ship in 2023. Emissions are cut by large battery packs combined with the ships efficient and brand-new engines, reducing fuel consumption and CO2-emissions by approximately 25 percent.
MS Kong Harald also has a large compass area where you find the reception, the Coastal Experience Team, conference room and shop. The top deck of the boat features a sun deck, observation saloon and panorama lounge, all of which provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery.
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PRICING AND TERMS
Travel Date: May 17 – June 1, 2024
Price are in CAD, per person
PACKAGE PRICE (AIR & LAND & CRUISE) PER PERSON:
|Cabin Category||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|Category I||CAD $10,580||CAD $14,420|
|Category L||CAD $11,200||CAD $15,370|
|Category O||CAD $12,030||CAD $16,820|
|Category P*||CAD $12,430||CAD $17,520|
|Category U*||CAD $12,830||CAD $18,220|
* These cabins have double beds instead of two separate beds. This bed cannot be separated. All single cabins are by request only and cannot be confirmed without passenger names.
|Deposit and Payment|
CAD $1,500 per guest for double occupancy at the time of booking
CAD $1,500 per guest for double occupancy due on Oct 17, 2023
|Final Payment:||Due on January 16, 2024|
|Cancellation Charges on Cruise & Land|
|From time of booking – Oct 16, 2023||CAD $3,000 per cabin|
|Oct 17, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024||CAD $6,000 per cabin|
|Jan 16, 2024 – Mar 16, 2024||50% of total price|
|Mar 17, 2024 – April 16, 2024||90% of total price|
|April 17, 2024 – Departure||100% of total price|
Air cancellation penalties are subject to airline regulations.”
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation or comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking. Please contact GLP Worldwide for a quotation.
Prices above are in Canadian Dollars. The program and all related travel services described herein are subject to the detailed terms & conditions of GLP Worldwide which are available at any time upon request and which will be provided with your booking confirmation.
Economy class air ticket from Toronto to Oslo and return from Helsinki to Toronto
Domestic flight within Finland
Air carrier imposed fees and surcharges
Two nights hotel in Oslo
Two nights hotel in Bergen
Two nights hotel in Ivalo
Two nights hotel in Helsinki
Transfers, tours and meals as indicated in the itinerary
Full board and complimentary tea and coffee on board the MS Kong Harald
Gratuities for included guides, drivers and meals
Join us on an adventure to Lapland – home of the Sami; the indigenous people of northern Scandinavia. On our journey, we will experience Norway’s beautiful fjords, charming ports, rare wildlife, and travel to places no other cruise ships can access before venturing into northern Finland.
Visit cities like Bergen, Alesund, and Trondheim, before we cross the Polar Circle and sail into Tromso. We continue further north and explore Ivalo in Northern Finland as well as the historic centre of Finland – Helsinki.