Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 2: Train Trip to Flam
This morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. You have some free time to explore the magnificent Norwegian capital on your own or join an optional 3-hour guided city tour.
*Optional tour: Guided Oslo City Tour Enjoy the main treasures of Oslo, including the famous Frogner Park that boasts extravagant sculptures and unique nature.
In the afternoon walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot).
At the train station, you board a train for an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway. You can also choose to have your suitcases transferred directly to Bergen and travel to the fjord villages with a smaller bag.
Day 2: Arrival & Viking Plank
Upon arrival to Flam you walk to your hotel for check-in.
In the evening we invite you to visit the local Ægir Brewery & Pub to enjoy a traditional Ægir Viking plank. This is a special 5-course food tasting served with 5 different Ægir beers (included in the price). You have the chance to taste the Norwegian delicacies, including shellfish, smoked reindeer, fish and shellfish soup, pork shank and dark Porter chocolate cake (the menu might vary slightly depending on the season).
Day 3: Boat Ride to Balestrand
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have the rest of the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon walk to the pier to enjoy an express boat ride to the charming town of Balestrand that is set in a truly magical location nearby Norway's largest fjord - Sognefjord.
Note: Express boat operates from May till September
Day 3: Arrival
Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station and have the rest of the day free to explore the city by yourself and enjoy its unique atmosphere.
Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and continue your journey.
Day 4: Arrival to Geiranger
After the day tour you are transferred to the spectacular Geiranger village located nearby the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord that is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Upon arrival you check in your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 5: Free Day at Geirangerfjord & Hurtigruten Cruise to Svolvaer
After breakfast, you have the morning is free to relax in the Union Bad swimming pool and sauna of your hotel or explore the charming village of Geiranger on your own.
Nearby the hotel you can enjoy the Fossevandring cascading waterfall from the top or take the stairs down to the pier to see the whole power of the falls or visit the Norwegian Fjord Center.
In the afternoon you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the port where you board a comfortable boat to begin your fantastic cruise to Svolvaer that provides you with the unique chance to admire spectacular Norwegian scenery and mind-boggling fjords.
*Please, note: Hurtigruten starting from Geiranger is available from June 2 to September 1.
Day 6: Stop in Trondheim
Today you have a stop in Trondheim - the unique Viking heritage of this amazing city. We recommend you to take a walk around the cozy narrow streets of Trondheim, enjoy the scenic views of the harbor and discover the most cherished treasures of the old town, including the restored wooden buildings and the fantastic Nidaros Cathedral.
Day 7: Arrival to Svolvaer
After breakfast your cruise ship arrives in the capital of the Lofoten Islands - Svolvaer, easily recognized by its sea-facing Rorbu cabins, drying racks, lovely harbor, galleries, and arts and crafts shops. Upon arrival you disembark the ship and walk from the port to the hotel, which is easily reachable by foot. After check-in the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 8: Lofoten Museum & Midnight Sun Safari
Following breakfast meet your driver and guide who take you on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful surrounding area.
Your first stop is the famous Lofoten Museum where you experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best-preserved squires in Lofoten. You see the stately 1815 main building, authentic fishermen’s cabins, and boathouses featuring Nordland boats as well as exhibitions of the Lofoten fisheries, ports and coastal lighthouses, traditional crafts.
Continue to the Vagan Church, aka Lofoten Cathedral. Consecrated in October 1898, it is a timber-built cruciform church in the Neo-Gothic style and is the biggest wooden building north of Trondheim.
The highlight of your day is an unforgettable 2,5-3 hour Midnight Sun Safari*. Your driver takes you south to Henningsvaer, located 200 km north of the Polar Circle where the sun doesn't set starting from May 23rd. After a short briefing, you depart the harbor in the evening in big rib boats and go west through narrow fjords out to the Atlantic Ocean. During the safari, you get to look for sea eagles, puffins, grey seals, and even whales if you get lucky. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm winter clothes (wind and waterproof floating suits are provided).
*Note: The Midnight Sun Safari is available from June 10 to August 15.
After the tour, you return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 9: Trollfjord Cruise
In the morning after breakfast in your hotel prepare for an exotic day cruise to the famous Trollfjord. Ahead is an adventurous day out at sea as you experience the magnificent Lofoten Islands by the sea!
Walk to the pier, located right by your hotel and board the MS Ylajali ship for the beginning of your cruise which will also include lunch, an eagle safari, fishing, and sailing!.
The rich wildlife in the Lofoten Islands has fascinated visitors for centuries, if you are lucky, you see both eagles and seals, and a great variety of bird life during your cruise to the Trollfjord. Enjoy the views of sandy white beaches and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 10: Departure from Svolvaer
Following breakfast at the hotel you meet your driver in the hotel lobby who takes you to the airport for your flight home.
Thank you for choosing Firebird Tours! We look forward to seeing you on other tours with us!
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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