Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise

12 days from $7,000 pp*
  • Cruise through picturesque fjords on a 6-night cruise.
  • Embark on a rail journey into Norway’s snow-capped mountains.
  • Private guided walking tour through historic Oslo.
  • Dinner excursion by boat to a renowned seafood restaurant near Bergen.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Embark on an adventurous voyage on land, rail and sea through the mystical natural wilds of the fabled Norwegian archipelago, into the Arctic Circle & onto the land of the Midnight Sun. Expose yourself to Viking lore, awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage-listed fjords, quaint fishing villages, bustling markets & sparkling glaciers as you cruise aboard a ship that's specially adapted for graceful travel through the whims of the arctic. Cruise between Bergen, Geiranger Fjord, Alesund, Trondheim, the North Cape, the Arctic capital of Tromso, Kirkenes, all following a discovery of cosmopolitan capital, Oslo, with a private guide.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Oslo
    Oslo
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Norway - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Oslo
    Oslo
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Heart of Oslo Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Oslo to Flam
    Oslo to Flam
    • Activity - Porter Service from Oslo to Bergen - Luggage Porterage
    • Short Walking Transfer: Train Station
    • Train - Oslo - Flam [via Myrdal, 6 hrs] - Standard Class
    • Short Walking Transfer: Train Station
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Scenery of Flam Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Activity - Dinner at Fretheim Hotel
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Flam to Gudvangen to Stalheim
    Flam to Gudvangen to Stalheim
    • Short Walking Transfer: Port
    • Boat - Flam - Gudvangen [2.5 hrs] - Boat
    • Activity - At Leisure at Njardarheimr Viking Village - Admission
    • Private Transfer - Gudvangen - Stalheim [10 min] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Stalheim to Voss to Bergen
    Stalheim to Voss to Bergen
    • Shared Transfer - Stalheim - Voss [30 min] - Bus/Driver
    • Train - Voss - Bergen [1 hr 15 min] - Standard Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Walking Tour & Funicular Ride (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant (4.5 hrs) - Boat
    Clarion Hotel Admiral (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 6 Bergen to Norway Fjords Cruise
    Bergen to Norway Fjords Cruise
    • Morning at Leisure
    • Embarkation
    • Private Transfer - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Alesund to Norway Fjords Cruise
    Alesund to Norway Fjords Cruise
    • Cruising Floro to Molde
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Optional: Shared Shore Excursions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Trondheim to Norway Fjords Cruise
    Trondheim to Norway Fjords Cruise
    • Cruising Kristiansund to Rorvik
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Optional: Shared Shore Excursions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Ornes to Norway Fjords Cruise
    Ornes to Norway Fjords Cruise
    • Cruising Brønnøysund to Svolvær
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Optional: Shared Shore Excursions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Tromso to Norway Fjords Cruise
    Tromso to Norway Fjords Cruise
    • Cruising Stokmarknes to Skjervøy
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Optional: Shared Shore Excursions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Mehamn to Honningsvag to Norway Fjords Cruise
    Mehamn to Honningsvag to Norway Fjords Cruise
    • Cruising Øksfjord to Berlevåg
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Optional: Shared Shore Excursions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12 Kirkenes
    Kirkenes
    • Disembarkation
    • Private Transfer - Port Taxi - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Oslo

For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will meet you at your hotel to walk you through your welcome package documents, your itinerary, and answer any questions you may have.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Thon Hotel Opera

Thon Hotel Opera is located close to the Airport Express Train Terminal at Oslo Central Station, and offers fabulous views of Oslo Fjord and the new Opera house in Oslo. Guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Dine at Scala Restaurant, which offers International cuisine in modern surroundings, or check out Tosca Bar for freshly ground coffee and cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. A fitness center is available for guests use within the hotel.

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Oslo
Oslo
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Thon Hotel Opera
Thon Hotel Opera

Day 2: Oslo

Today you’ll set out on a half-day walking tour with a private guide, exploring the heart of Oslo, the Norwegian capital. Walk the ramparts of the 13th century Akershus Fortress, medieval residence of the royals with a coastal view. Discover the city’s main street Karl Johans gate, rich with Oslo’s highlights, where you can admire the likes of the 19th century Royal Palace, and stroll part of the surrounding 54-acre public green space known as Palace Park, with its finely kept grounds. See the 17th century Oslo Cathedral, admire some of the grandiose old university buildings, and venture over to Radhusplassen where you can view the Radhus, Oslo’s City Hall where the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held.

Accommodation: Thon Hotel Opera
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 3: Oslo - Flam

For your added comfort, your luggage will be picked up at your hotel in Oslo and safely transferred to your upcoming hotel in Bergen. With luggage being taken care of, you can sit back and enjoy your train journey hassle-free, taking in the breathtaking views along the way.

Take a short, self-guided walking transfer to the Oslo Central Train Station, located two minutes from your hotel.

Transfer from Oslo to Flam today by train, with a connection in Myrdal. The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe's highest-altitude railway line. One of the greatest challenges is the harsh and quickly changing weather. The line is exposed to deep low-pressure centers from the west, which can mean strong winds and heavy snow for part of the year. Keeping the railway open demands great effort and technical expertise. Today, skilled workers, effective equipment, tunnels and snow tunnels make the Bergen Railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of travelling between Oslo and Bergen. The line is consistently ranked among the top rail experiences in the world. Four stops before the end of the line in Bergen, you'll disembark in Myrdal. In Myrdal, board a cogwheel train to Flam on the Flam Railway. The scenic 12-mile route between Myrdal and Flam is one of the steepest non-rack railway tracks in the world and provides some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the ride you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascade down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains, and mountain farms cling dizzily to sheer slopes. There are also a few spirals along the route which allow trains to rise on a steady curve until it has completed a loop, passing over itself as it gains height, allowing the railway to gain vertical elevation in a relatively short distance.

Take a short, self-guided walking transfer. Hotels in Flam are all located within just a few minutes of the Train Station.

Meet your private guide and depart on foot for a walking tour of Flam and its scenic surroundings. Set out through Flam’s town center on an asphalt road, venturing up the valley alongside the Flam river. Along the way, your private guide will offer unique insights into the local culture, history, and life by the fjord. After an easy mile-long walk, continue up the mountain side on your way to the platform for the 330-foot Brekkefossen waterfall. The rocky and steep trail quickly gains elevation and soon the small village of Flam is visible through the trees. After about 30 minutes of uphill hiking, the trail opens up on a grassy ledge, offering beautiful and unimpeded views down over the village below and out into the entrance of the fjord. Take some time to take photos and admire the view before returning back to town.

Enjoy an included dinner this evening at Fretheim Hotel. The hotel restaurant, Arven, has a view looking straight toward the fjord, and locally-sourced ingredients is at the heart of its cuisine, which is only natural when some of the best producers of cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables are right outside the door!

Accommodation: Fretheim

Dating back to the 1870's, Fretheim Hotel is a beautiful white timber building situated in Flam, at the head of a scenic arm of the famous Sognefjord. In the historic wing of the hotel, every effort has been made to preserve the old feel of the hotel – in fact it appears much the same now as when it greeted travelers in the 19th century. All 122 comfortable guestrooms offer views of the hiking trails and mountains surrounding the property, or the beautiful fjord. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, which prides itself on serving locally grown and raised ingredients, while offering views looking straight towards the fjord. Visit the lobby bar to relax with a cocktail, or visit the coffee bar to enjoy a coffee in the garden. 

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Flam
Flam
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Flam Railway at Myrdal
Flam Railway at Myrdal

Day 4: Flam - Gudvangen - Stalheim

Take a short, self-guided walking transfer. Hotels in Flam are all located within just a few minutes of the Port.

Transfer by boat from Flam to Gudvangen, a 2.5 hour route that winds around precipitous mountains, mighty waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the mountain sides. Half of your voyage will be through the majestic Naeroyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed arm of the Sognefjord, co-ranked as the world's number one natural heritage site by the National Geographic Society.

Enjoy admission to the Njardarheimr Viking Village in the Viking Valley of Gudvangen, an open-air heritage museum where an ensemble of skilled inhabitants faithfully recreate the life of Vikings of 1,000 years past. You'll have the opportunity to actively take part in a society where people are very eager to convey the history of the vikings, how they traveled, interesting information about their boats and about how the viking era has affected modern society. Wander around freely and experience the various buildings and activities that Viking Valley has to offer. 

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Stalheim. Approximate travel time is 10 minutes.

A number of optional activities are available to you during your stay in Stalheim. From walks and hikes just outside the door of your hotel, to adrenaline-pumping white water rafting in the rivers near Voss. Please note, these activities are optional and not included in your itinerary. If you'd like to add an activity during your stay here, please speak with your Destination Expert. 

Accommodation: Stalheim Hotel

Dating back to 1885, the Stalheim Hotel has dazzled generations of travelers to Western Norway with an incredible view over the awe-inspiring Nærøy Valley. In total, Stalheim Hotel boasts 124 comfortable guestrooms, all with their own stunning views. The on-site restaurant boasts traditional Scandinavian style buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a bistro is available for lighter bites or drinks. Whether your prefer to relax on the hotel’s terrace garden and let the nature come to you, or you choose to take advantage of the many hiking trails starting in Stalheim, immersion with the grand nature that surrounds the hotel is, intentionally, unavoidable. 

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Viking Village
Viking Village
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Optional Activities
Optional Activities

Day 5: Stalheim - Voss - Bergen

Board a shared bus for a transfer to Voss. Approximate travel time is 30 minutes.

Transfer by train from Voss to Bergen. Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart your hotel on foot alongside your private guide, setting out on a highlights walking tour of the colorful city of Bergen. You'll stroll through the old wharf area known as Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site revered for its Hanseatic commercial buildings, a nod to Bergen's former importance in the 14th-16th century Hanseatic League empire. Visit the town's traditional fish market, a lively and oddly picturesque area where the local catch has been traded for over 800 years. Discover small wooden houses from the 18th and 19th century, tucked away on charming streets and narrow alleyways, and enjoy a round-trip ride on the Floibanen funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen, offering magnificent views of the city below. 

Enjoy a gorgeous, half-hour boat ride from Bergen’s harbor through the archipelago and out to tiny Holmen Island, where you'll arrive to one of Norway’s best restaurants, Cornelius Seafood Restaurant, for an included 3-course dinner. On arrival, a delicious welcome drink will be provided, along with a short presentation. Cherish the spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, rocky islands and passing boats and ships as you dine on your delicious meal. Inspired by the weather and the catch of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. Open all year round, the restaurant creates a unique ambiance, with open air dining and lighter dishes in the summers, and a cozy fireplace and stronger flavors in the winters. After your meal, board the boat for your return back to Bergen's harbor.

Accommodation: Clarion Hotel Admiral (B) (Superior Room)

The Clarion Hotel Admiral is housed in a magnificent, century-old pack house building in the heart of Bergen. Located at the harbor's edge, it has a fantastic view of the Hanseatic buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen, the scenic mountains, and the lively fish market. The 270-degree sea view provides a true maritime ambiance. Featuring 210 modern and comfortable guestrooms, Clarion Hotel Admiral strives for personal service and a real presence for all guests, recognizing these as the cornerstones for a pleasant stay. The hotel’s restaurant, Kitchen & Table, features a seasonal menu full of international and Scandinavian flavors, combined with local ingredients. Stay connected with free wifi internet access in all areas of the hotel.

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hanseatic Bryggen
Hanseatic Bryggen
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

Day 6: Bergen - Norway Fjords Cruise

This morning, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Welcome aboard!

Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom and to explore the length of your ship. Your voyage will begin shortly.

Be sure to bring your spirit of adventure, as your planned route may change based on season, and sailing conditions. Let your Captain navigate you on a magnificent journey.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a port transfer.

Accommodation: MS Midnatsol

The 970-passenger MS Midnatsol is a purpose-built vessel, perfectly suited for the Norwegian Fjords, as well as chasing the Arctic's polar light. Featuring a modern style and strong environmental profile, comfort is served up in spades on your home on the sea. Select from a range of staterooms, from cozy outside cabins up to spacious suites on the upper deck with plenty of natural light. Onboard facilities include a bistro, main dining restaurant, sauna, fitness room, hot tubs, bars, and a two-story panoramic lounge. The ship has her own onboard Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the ship's sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. The ship is wifi-enabled, for you to stay connected while at sea.

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Norwegian Fjords
Norwegian Fjords
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  MS Midnatsol
MS Midnatsol

Day 7: Alesund - Norway Fjords Cruise

If you wake up early the today, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord. As you sail past the West Cape, your ship enters the open ocean before navigating through skerries and islands to reach Ålesund. Distinguished by its numerous spires, towers, and ornate buildings, Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. A devastating fire in 1904 burned a large proportion of the city to the ground, and it was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time: Art Nouveau. 

In the summer months, you'll set course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing steep, 2,500 foot cliffs and impressive waterfalls along the way. In autumn, voyage through the Hjørundfjord, situated amid the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. Far from the tourist hustle and bustle, its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape are what give this fjord its special character. Glide past steep rock walls that you can nearly reach out and touch, emerald-green meadows, lonely mountain farms, and small villages. 

A number of optional shared shore excursions are on offer today, depending on the season. Get a taste of classic Norway in Hjorundfjorden, take a mountain hike in the Hjorundfjord, go on a hike with a visit to a farming hut, take an Art Nouveau walk in Alesund, visit the Alesund aquarium and Mount Aksla, or explore Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass. Please note, optional excursions are not included as part of your cruise itinerary. In order to pre-book and secure your spot, let your Destination Expert know if any of these activities are of interest.

Accommodation: MS Midnatsol
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cruising the Fjords
Cruising the Fjords
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Classic Norway
Classic Norway

Day 8: Trondheim - Norway Fjords Cruise

You're likely to make brief stops at Kristiansund, Trondheim and Rorvik today, as you continue to sail through the magnificent fjord system. The medieval city of Trondheim is Norway's third largest city, and was founded by Vikings back in the year 997 AD. In the afternoon, the ship sets a northwest course, passing the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous islets and rocky reefs. After passing through the narrow Stokksund, the ship heads toward charming Rørvik.

A number of optional shared shore excursions are on offer today, depending on the season. In Trondheim, join a city walking tour, a city tour by bike, visit Trondheim and the Nidaros Cathedral, see the Ringve Museum & Nidaros Cathedral, or kayak on the river Nid. Please note, optional excursions are not included as part of your cruise itinerary. In order to pre-book and secure your spot, let your Destination Expert know if any of these activities are of interest.

Accommodation: MS Midnatsol
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Majestic Sunsets
Majestic Sunsets
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kayaking the Nid
Kayaking the Nid

Day 9: Ornes - Norway Fjords Cruise

Today you'll cross the Arctic Circle! This invisible line is situated at 66 degrees, 33 minutes North and demarcates the Arctic region. In summer, this means enjoying 24-hour daylight and the midnight sun. During winter, this latitude provides the best chances to experience the northern lights. Even if you aren’t awake when the ship crosses the Arctic Circle, the captain will make sure that the occasion is memorable: If you are sailing in Arctic waters for the first time, you can participate in a daytime Arctic Circle ceremony out on deck.

Later in the afternoon, spot the 3,000 ft high Lofoten Wall on the horizon. Tucked between tall mountains, majestic granite cliffs, and white-sand beaches, seeing beautiful Lofoten is a truly extraordinary experience. The additional charm of the Lofoten Islands is revealed in its small, picturesque fishing villages with their bohemian atmosphere. Take a stroll between stockfish racks and traditional fisherman’s huts called ‘rorbuer’.

A number of optional shared shore excursions are on offer today, depending on the season. Visit the Svartisen Glacier, take a RIB safari to Saltstraumen, explore Bodo and Saltstraumen, join a 'meet the vikings' experience, discover the Highlights of Lofoten, visit the Lofotpils brewery, or make a farm visit in Lofoten. Please note, optional excursions are not included as part of your cruise itinerary. In order to pre-book and secure your spot, let your Destination Expert know if any of these activities are of interest.

Accommodation: MS Midnatsol
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Crossing the Arctic Circle
Crossing the Arctic Circle
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Meet the Vikings
Meet the Vikings

Day 10: Tromso - Norway Fjords Cruise

During the morning hours, you'll briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad, and Finnsnes. The ship then proceeds to Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic, for a prolonged stay where a multitude of options to explore the area are available.

After an exhilarating day in Tromsø, continue your northbound journey. The ship is now sailing into waters where you have the best chance of seeing the northern lights between September and March. Gather on deck to search the skies for this remarkable cosmic phenomenon.

A number of optional shared shore excursions are on offer today, depending on the season. Explore the arctic capital of Tromso, go dogsledding, take a scenery & huskies tour, enjoy a polar history walk, kayak in Tromso, go silent whale exploring, cross-country ski, snowshoe, or go on a Sami adventure. Please note, optional excursions are not included as part of your cruise itinerary. In order to pre-book and secure your spot, let your Destination Expert know if any of these activities are of interest.

Accommodation: MS Midnatsol
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tromso Bridge
Tromso Bridge
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Polar Scenery
Polar Scenery

Day 11: Mehamn - Honningsvag - Norway Fjords Cruise

Enjoy magnificent sub-Arctic landscapes as you cross the 71st parallel on our journey toward the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of grazing reindeer and small camps belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. After a brief, early stop in Hammerfest and Havøysund, the ship arrives in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. The ship then continues north, sailing into the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people, passing their ancient sacred site, the rock formation of Finnkirka, as the ship approaches the fishing village of Kjøllefjord.

A number of optional shared shore excursions are on offer today, depending on the season. Explore the North Cape, go on a birdwatching safari, discover northernmost life in Honnigsvag, visit a fishing village, discover Sami culture, take a snowmobile trip in the Arctic, explore the Sami autumn, or enjoy a winter expedition in the Arctic wilderness. Please note, optional excursions are not included as part of your cruise itinerary. In order to pre-book and secure your spot, let your Destination Expert know if any of these activities are of interest.

Accommodation: MS Midnatsol
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Top of the World
Top of the World
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sami Culture
Sami Culture

Day 12: Kirkenes

Arriving to Kirkenes this morning, you'll disembark from your ship, bidding the crew a fond farewell.

Meet your taxi driver for a private port transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Thon Hotel Opera: Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera is located close to the Airport Express Train Terminal at Oslo Central Station, and offers fabulous views of Oslo Fjord and the new Opera house in Oslo. Guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Dine at Scala Restaurant, which offers International cuisine in modern surroundings, or check out Tosca Bar for freshly ground coffee and cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. A fitness center is available for guests use within the hotel.

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Thon Hotel Opera
Thon Hotel Opera

Fretheim: Flam

Dating back to the 1870's, Fretheim Hotel is a beautiful white timber building situated in Flam, at the head of a scenic arm of the famous Sognefjord. In the historic wing of the hotel, every effort has been made to preserve the old feel of the hotel – in fact it appears much the same now as when it greeted travelers in the 19th century. All 122 comfortable guestrooms offer views of the hiking trails and mountains surrounding the property, or the beautiful fjord. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, which prides itself on serving locally grown and raised ingredients, while offering views looking straight towards the fjord. Visit the lobby bar to relax with a cocktail, or visit the coffee bar to enjoy a coffee in the garden. 

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel
Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel

Stalheim Hotel: Stalheim

Dating back to 1885, the Stalheim Hotel has dazzled generations of travelers to Western Norway with an incredible view over the awe-inspiring Nærøy Valley. In total, Stalheim Hotel boasts 124 comfortable guestrooms, all with their own stunning views. The on-site restaurant boasts traditional Scandinavian style buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a bistro is available for lighter bites or drinks. Whether your prefer to relax on the hotel’s terrace garden and let the nature come to you, or you choose to take advantage of the many hiking trails starting in Stalheim, immersion with the grand nature that surrounds the hotel is, intentionally, unavoidable. 

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Stalheim Hotel
Stalheim Hotel

Clarion Hotel Admiral (B) (Superior Room): Bergen

The Clarion Hotel Admiral is housed in a magnificent, century-old pack house building in the heart of Bergen. Located at the harbor's edge, it has a fantastic view of the Hanseatic buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen, the scenic mountains, and the lively fish market. The 270-degree sea view provides a true maritime ambiance. Featuring 210 modern and comfortable guestrooms, Clarion Hotel Admiral strives for personal service and a real presence for all guests, recognizing these as the cornerstones for a pleasant stay. The hotel’s restaurant, Kitchen & Table, features a seasonal menu full of international and Scandinavian flavors, combined with local ingredients. Stay connected with free wifi internet access in all areas of the hotel.

MS Midnatsol: Norway Fjords Cruise

The 970-passenger MS Midnatsol is a purpose-built vessel, perfectly suited for the Norwegian Fjords, as well as chasing the Arctic's polar light. Featuring a modern style and strong environmental profile, comfort is served up in spades on your home on the sea. Select from a range of staterooms, from cozy outside cabins up to spacious suites on the upper deck with plenty of natural light. Onboard facilities include a bistro, main dining restaurant, sauna, fitness room, hot tubs, bars, and a two-story panoramic lounge. The ship has her own onboard Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the ship's sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. The ship is wifi-enabled, for you to stay connected while at sea.

Experience Norway Fjords by Cruise Tours 2019 - 2020 -  MS Midnatsol
MS Midnatsol

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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  • Rita B — April 24, 2019 — Europe

    Our entire visit to Poland was outstanding, first-class. Booking the tour with Karolina Stringer made it so easy. All I did was tell her the places we needed to visit and what was the feel we wanted for the visit. Not only did we want to see the landmarks of Poland, but we also wanted time to walk the squares, sit in the cafes, take public transportation. Everyone we encountered in Poland was top-notch. Our guide for Gdansk was Ewelina Danecka. This amazing woman enchanted us with her knowledge and her joy in sharing her country with us. On our first day, I requested we reverse the first two days of our plan and she was totally flexible. I gave her the name of a very obscure town and she and the driver found it! Ewelina acted as my interpreter with the parish priests of the two towns we specifically needed to visit for our family research. She and our driver stayed with us an extra two hours after they were scheduled to be done for the evening and because of their generosity we saw Wawel Castle, which wasn't on our schedule, we loved it! Our three days with Ewelina were so intense and emotional that we felt we were leaving family when we said goodbye to her. The Hanza Hotel was wonderful, overlooking the riverfront. Warsaw was waiting for us and so was Agnieszka Tomazuk. Agnieszka was wonderful. We were specifically interested to visit the Warsaw ghetto and the war monuments commemorating the valor of the Poles during the WW2. And we were very interested to know about the Polish life under communism. I specifically requested a "good" Chopin concert. We didn't get good, we got a brilliant concert given by Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryla, in the Szuster Palace, not some impersonal concert hall. Her passion for the music combined with her technical ability made that evening unforgettable. The Polonia Palace Hotel was very nice, though not quite within walking distance to the Warsaw town square. On the way to Krakow we stopped at Jasna Gora to see the Madonna. We were guided and educated by one of the nuns of the Monastery. Totally awesome. We could not have done Krakow without our guide, Marta Bochenek. She made sure we knew not just what we were getting into when we went into the Wieliczka Salt Mine, but how to get out and meet up with her, since there were not one, but two exits from the mine. And when we went to Auschwitz, Marta very wisely said that she would be waiting if we decided not to go to the Birkenau portion of the concentration camp visit. Respectfully and reverently done as it was, Auschwitz was so powerful, we decided not to go on to Birkenau. I'm so glad we did go to Auschwitz. The Sheraton Krakow was very fine. Our first cup of "real" coffee in Poland. Most of the hotels' coffee is made from Nescafe or some instant coffee. The coffee at the Sheraton Krakow was really whole roasted coffee. Kensington Tours is contracting with the first class tour agency in Poland. We could not be more satisfied with our entire experience. The mood of our tour exactly matched the attitude I relayed to Karolina at the very beginning of our planning. This trip felt like it was planned just for us. This is our second time using Kensington Tours. Like the first trip, this was OUR tour.

  • Marilyn R — April 22, 2019 — Europe

    The absolute best trip to Europe we have ever taken. The entire process was flawless: best hotels, best guides, etc. This experience was new to us, but now it’s the only when I will travel! Kensington tours was the best. A truly 5-star experience from beginning to the end!

  • Sharayu T — May 13, 2019 — Europe

    The Eastern Europe trip was fabulous. Everything went smoothly. The guides and drivers were excellent. We enjoyed the trip immensely. To begin with, our arrival at Budapest train station and meeting up with Mr. Sandor went flawlessly. We were a little anxious as the main train station was closed, but when we got down at Budapest Kelenfold, it was such a relief to see Mr. Sandor waiting for us. All our guides, Sandor, Bozena, Agnieszka, and Sandra were very knowledgeable, friendly, and adaptable. They intermixed personal stories and anecdotes that made understanding the history and culture at each place very gratifying. The accommodations were comfortable, and the locations were perfect. Eastern Europe with its old traditions and architecture, and the suppressed existence during Nazi and Russian occupations offers a very different and distinctive experience. Thanks to Jessica Clements for facilitating a unique travel itinerary.

  • Mary Ann C — April 09, 2019 — Europe

    Courtney was wonderful. She worked through all of my concerns and was very flexible when Delta caused a plan change. Her responses to my requests were promptly answered and her communication with me was excellent. Petur, our guide, was a delight. We enjoyed Iceland and his thorough knowledge helped us to experience all the country had to offer.

  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    Jiri, our driver/guide in Slovenia, really made our trip. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Even has a university degree in art history! He connected many of the dots between Slovenia and what has been going on in the rest of Europe over the past centuries!

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

    We were extremely impressed with every aspect of our trip. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Chantal, our Destination Expert, worked with us to make sure that my physical limitations were not a problem. Each guide and driver took such good care of us. They were so knowledgeable and helpful. We plan on booking with Kensington again in the future. The service and amazing itinerary could not have been better. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Clark S. — November 10, 2018 — Europe

    We booked a trip to Paris for our 20th Anniversary. The trip was wonderful! We were able to customize our trip with our tour expert, Julie, and our trip was great.

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