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Experience the northern lights in the picturesque Lofoten Islands, Norway.
Sail aboard the exceptionally designed MS Trollfjord.
Cruise the coastline of Norway.
Stroll the colourful town of Brønnøysund, Norway.
Enjoy a walking tour of Oslo, Norway.
Take in the charming capital of Oslo, Norway.
Upgrade to a Polar Outside Cabin aboard the ‘MS Trollfjord’ ship.
Dine in style aboard the ‘MS Trollfjord’ ship.
Admire the northern lights aboard the ‘MS Trollfjord’ ship.
Visit Kristiansand, the fifth largest city in Norway.
Take an optional excursion to Lindesnes Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway.
Enjoy time in Haugesund, Norway.
Northern lights of Honningsvag
Explore the town of Ålesund, Norway.
Spend a day at leisure in Svolvær, Norway.
Enjoy the buzzing city of Tromsø, Norway.
Take part in optional winter activities in Tromsø, Norway.
Marvel at the northern lights from Tromsø, Norway.
Admire the town of Alta, Norway.
Visit The Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta, Norway.
Dock in the commercial centre of Molde, Norway.
Enjoy at leisure in Bergen, Norway.
Stroll historical parts of Bergen, Norway.
Trosmo, Norway
Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’
Cruise Hardangerfjord, the second longest fjord in Norway.
Kristiansund, Norway
Bronnoysund, Norway
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2 for 1 Norwegian Arctic Expedition

Operated by TripADeal
Oslo, Tromso, Alesund & more
Cruise the incredible Norwegian coastline with Hurtigruten
Admire the spectacular northern lights & breathtaking fjords
Dates: 1 Jan - 7 Apr 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
12-night cruise & 2 or 3 nights accommodation
Enjoy 36 or 38 meals including all while cruising
Included Hurtigruten drinks package
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Overview

There’s never been a better time to cruise through Norway and take in majestic fjords, incredible mountains and breathtaking glaciers. This winter wonderland adventure is the trip of a lifetime where you can explore the grand cities of Oslo and Bergen, venture to the Arctic Circle, witness the spectacular northern lights, and so much more.
Begin your journey by discovering the highlights of Norway’s largest cities, Oslo or Bergen, before setting sail on a 12-night coastal voyage aboard the Hurtigruten's ‘MS Trollfjord’ ship promising modern comforts, age-old maritime ambience, and an immersive cruising experience like no other. Along the way, you’ll explore vibrant ports and lighthouses from Norway’s southernmost point to the northernmost city on the mainland. Discover the magic of Hardangerfjorden, the second-longest fjord in the country, the fairytale town of Ålesund, where narrow streets are lined with unique houses, and not to mention the serene archipelago of Lofoten. Back on the ship, you can use your downtime to relax in the sauna, quietly read a book in the library, attend one of the Coastal Experience Team’s daily educational presentations or simply take in the extraordinary views from the two-storey panorama lounge. In Tromsø, you’ll admire the gateway to the Arctic, the perfect place for winter activities and marvelling at the northern lights. Feel the snow under your boots in Honningsvåg, indulge in freshly grilled salmon from some of Alta's best Norwegian rivers, and unwind with a cold one in the world's northernmost ice hotel bar before travelling back down the Norwegian coastline.
This Nordic expedition includes return international flights, a 12-night cruise, two or three nights of hotel accommodation, all meals and a drinks package while cruising. If you miss out on witnessing the northern lights, Hurtigruten offers a 'Northern Lights Promise' to ensure you don't leave disappointed.
Make your journey last longer by arriving early and staying behind in Oslo or Bergen, and adding a cultural stopover in Dubai.

Please note: Prices may vary between itineraries. Please check the cart for details.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sail aboard the exceptionally designed MS 'Trollfjord', freshly refurbished in 2023 with the finest materials and ship craftsmanship
  • Experience Mother Nature's ultimate light show, the aurora borealis (northern lights)
  • Head to Lødingen for breathtaking fjords and mountains
  • Explore Vigeland Sculpture Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump (itinerary 1 & 3)
  • Chance to visit and tour the world’s northernmost ice hotel
  • Visit Haugesund, the ‘Home of the Viking Kings’
  • Marvel at Hardangerfjord - the second longest fjord in the country
  • Wander the narrow streets lined with unique houses in the fairy-tale town of Ålesund
  • Stroll through the small colourful town of Brønnøysund
  • Visit Lofoten, a striking group of islands that rise out of the Norwegian Sea, praised as one of Norway’s most stunning locations
  • Chance to see the 1956 MS 'Finnmarken' ship that is glass encased and the original Coastal Express - Hurtigruten’s legacy
  • Spend time in the “gateway to the Arctic”, Tromsø is Norway's northernmost university city
  • See the northernmost city on the mainland, Honningsvåg, with a distinctive, winter scenery landscape
  • Explore Oslo and Bergen at leisure
FLIGHTS
  • Return international airfares ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER/*AKL
CRUISE
  • 12-night cruise aboard the ‘MS Trollfjord’ ship
  • 'Northern Lights Promise'
  • Drinks package
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • English-speaking coastal experience team
ACCOMMODATION

Itinerary 1: SOLD OUT

  • 2-nights 4-star accommodation in Oslo, Norway
  • 1-night 4-star accommodation in Bergen, Norway

Itinerary 2: SOLD OUT

  • 2-nights 4-star accommodation in Bergen, Norway
  • 1-night 4-star accommodation in Oslo, Norway

Itinerary 3:

  • 1-night 4-star accommodation in Oslo, Norway
  • 1-night 4-star accommodation in Bergen, Norway

Itinerary 4:

  • 1-night 4-star accommodation in Bergen, Norway
  • 1-night 4-star accommodation in Oslo, Norway

 

DINING
  • 36 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Drinks package while cruising including beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Chef-led Norwegian culinary workshops and tastings onboard
TRANSFERS
  • Itinerary 3 & 4:

  • Day 2: Airport to hotel
  • Day 3: Hotel to port
Itinerary 3
Oslo to Bergen 2024/2025
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Oslo, Norway

The ultimate immersion in Norway's coast and culture awaits.

Pack your bags and make your own way to the airport for your flight to Oslo where this unforgettable adventure begins.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Norway! First stop: the charming nordic capital, Oslo. Take the transfer from the airport to your hotel, located in the heart of the city. The rest of the day or evening is spent at your leisure.

Why not wander your way to the city centre, making sure to take snaps of the architecturally distinct Rådhuset town hall, Royal Palace, and Oslo Cathedral.

You’ll find Oslo is a mixture of neighbourhoods, such as trendy Grünnerløkka full of bars and restaurants or Aker Brygge which has views of Oslofjord.

If there’s enough daylight left, you could even jump on the metro from Central station. A short 20-minute ride is all it takes to bring you to the edge of a tranquil alpine forest that overlooks the city.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel The Hub, Oslo (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 3 Begin 12-night Coastal Voyage

Today, you’ll get to know Oslo even better on a tour to two of the city’s main attractions. Vigeland Sculpture Park is located at the centre of splendid Frogner Park. There, you’ll find more than 200 visually striking sculptures in bronze, granite, and cast iron by prolific Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.

Further north from Vigeland, just outside of Oslo, is Holmenkollen Ski Jump. You won’t be doing any jumping yourself, but the impressive building enjoys panoramic views over the city, lakes, and fjord. Beneath the ski jump is also the world’s oldest ski museum featuring 2,500 pairs of skis and 4,000 years of skiing history.

The tour will end at the pier where your ship, MS Trollfjord, is waiting to depart by early evening. Once you're welcomed aboard and you’ve settled into your cabin or suite, you’ll meet your Coastal Experience Team. You’ll get to know each member of the team well as they give lectures and organise onboard activities for you throughout your voyage.

Meet your fellow guests in the ship’s two-storey panorama lounge and watch as the capital’s twinkling lights fade into the distance. Admire the scenery and various points of interests seen along Oslofjord.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 4 Kristiansand, Norway

Sitting along the southern tip of the country, Kristiansand is Norway’s fifth largest city, with a population of 112,000 people.

As you walk around this port, you might notice that the city is built on a very uniform grid plan, with several straight roads running from the harbour all the way through the city. Along these roads, you’ll find architecture from different eras, speaking to the extensive rebuilds the city had to go through after major fires in the 18th and 19th centuries, and even a World War II attack.

On an optional excursion that starts from Kristiansand, you’ll be able to visit the working Lindesnes Lighthouse, which marks Norway’s southernmost point. See the beacon that has been guiding seafarers to safety on dark nights since the early 20th century, and learn about the long history of the site that goes all the way back to 1656.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Haugesund and Hardangerfjord, Norway

As you sail past the southern tip of Norway, you’ll begin heading north along the west coast. Just past Stavanger, you’ll reach Haugesund, the ‘Home of the Viking Kings’. The nickname is inspired by sites such as St. Olav’s Church, built in 1250 by King Håkon Hå. There’s also Haraldshaugen, a national monument reputed to be the first king’s burial site. Why not step back in time to the Viking Age at Nordvegen Visiting Centre which features exhibitions presented by a fictional Harald Fairhair himself.

After a short stay in Haugesund, you’ll rejoin the ship for some scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord. At 179 kilometres in length, it is the second longest fjord in the country, and fifth longest in the world. The stunning waterway is one of Norway’s finest. See mountain scenery everywhere you look, with the white peaks that tower over the fjord being reflected in the shimmering water below.

The region is famous for its apple products, from jams and juice to its award-winning cider, which one food writer described as ‘Nordic Champagne’. Weather permitting, you may be able to dock at Rosendal or one of the other picturesque settlements that cling to the shores by the fjord. A small, charming village, Rosendal’s main highlight is the 16th century Barony, a manor famous for its beautiful rose garden and landscaped grounds.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Ålesund, Norway

After a hearty breakfast on the ship, you’ll dock mid-morning at a town that spreads out across a string of islands. With almost an entire day to explore, you’ll have plenty of time to see all that Ålesund has to offer.

As your ship approaches the shore, you might first notice the distinctive style of architecture. Every detail of the buildings, from the bright colours to the rounded spires, were all inspired by the Art Nouveau style, which was popular in the early 1900s. Almost the entire town received a makeover in the style when it was rebuilt after a major fire in 1904.

As you leave the waterfront, you’ll find yourself in a fairy-tale town, wandering narrow streets lined with unique houses. If your camera’s memory card isn’t already full after this, you can get impressive photos of the archipelago from the nearby Mount Aksla viewpoint. The 418 steps leading there might look intimidating, but the views are well worth the effort.

You can also visit the Atlantic Sea Park, Norway’s first marine science centre. This is one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums, providing a home to seals, otters, and crabs, as well as many other kinds of marine life. You can even see Humboldt Penguins here, a species otherwise absent north of the equator.

Optional activities may include a fjord tour of either Geirangerfjord or Hjørundfjord. If weather allows, kayaking may even be an option. Imagine gliding across the surface of the fjord, skimming your hand over the pristine water as marine life swims in the depths below you.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Brønnøysund, Norway

Surrounded by islands and water, Brønnøysund sits on a narrow peninsula that juts out of the mainland. Around 5,000 people live in this small town, many in colourful houses against a backdrop of gentle slopes and dramatic mountain peaks.
Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the harbour and take a walk along Havnegata. Drop into one of the pubs for a snack, or treat yourself to a meal in a local restaurant. Wander the visitors’ marina, or visit an 1870 Neo-Gothic stone church. For some extra excitement, you may be able to go kayaking, or island-hopping on a RIB safari.
On an island south of Brønnøysund, you’ll find Torghatten Mountain, recognisable by a natural tunnel that runs through the centre. According to local lore, the hole is the result of a troll who fired an arrow at a young woman who had rejected his advances. As the Troll King threw his hat to protect her, the sun began to rise, turning the hat to stone with a hole in the middle from the arrow.
On an optional excursion, you can take an hour’s walk up to the hole in the mountain. Peer through the tunnel and enjoy the view of the islands around. You'll continue sailing north in the afternoon, leaving the Helgeland coast behind as you cross the Arctic Circle around midnight.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Svolvær and Stokmarknes, Norway

Today, you will explore Lofoten, a striking group of islands that rise out of the Norwegian Sea. As soon as you see the towering peaks around you with fishing villages clinging to their sides, you’ll understand why this island chain is so often praised as one of Norway’s most stunning locations.

You’ll dock in the town of Svolvær mid-morning. Located on the island of Austvågøya in the south of Lofoten, Svolvær is the biggest town of the archipelago, humming with shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés to enjoy. You can also admire views of the Svolvær Goat, a nearby mountain named for resembling a goat and its horns.

A variety of optional excursions are available from Svolvær, which may include snowshoe hikes, scenic bus tours to Lofoten’s highlights, or an exhilarating horse ride along a white sandy beach. You can’t visit the area without spending some time in Stokmarknes. This historic town is part of Vesterålen, an archipelago just northeast of Lofoten. It was here that the Original Coastal Express was founded in 1893 by shipping pioneer Richard With.

The Coastal Express soon became a lifeline for Norway’s remote coastal communities, and fittingly, Hurtigruten's legacy has been immortalised in the place where it all began. Standing on the waterfront, you’ll find the 1956 ship MS Finnmarken, encased in a glass building like a ship in a bottle.

This is Hurtigrutemuseet, the museum that chronicles Hurtigruten's history as Norway’s leading expedition cruise line from start to now. On an optional guided tour, you can explore the retired vessel and experience the atmosphere of a past era.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Tromsø, Norway

Today you’ll get the chance to see the Arctic Capital itself. Often called the ‘gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø is Norway's northernmost university city, and the ideal place to enjoy some proper winter activities, like dog sledding and snowshoeing. Sitting around 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø experiences Polar Night for just over a month in the winter, and will give you a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

This urban city is buzzing with life, with everything from trendy restaurants and cafés to boutique shops selling local crafts and produce, and even high fashion. MS Trollfjord will be in port here for 10 hours, giving you plenty of time to both join optional excursions and explore the city yourself. Among the activities on offer is a guided tour of the Polar Museum which chronicles the city’s legacy of Arctic hunting and trade. For live animals, head to the Polaria centre, an aquarium home to a variety of Arctic marine species, including seals.

Across the water from Polaria, you’ll find the Arctic Cathedral, standing out in the cityscape due to its striking design and impressive stained-glass window. There may also be an opportunity to visit some of Tromsø’s surrounding fjords and possibly the rugged island of Senja.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Honningsvåg, Norway

The northernmost city on the mainland, Honningsvåg’s landscape is quite distinctive, with barely any trees or bushes. This far north, winters are long and snowfall is high, so get ready for some fantastic winter scenery and activities.

Feel the snow crunching under your snowshoes as you hike across the plains. You might even be able to try your hand at ice fishing, a beloved winter tradition in the far north. Get a taste of the local delicacy, king crab, which is caught in the waters around Honningsvåg and served year-round. Admire local art in the Once Upon a Dream art gallery, and don’t miss the Honningsvåg Church. This is the oldest building in the area, dating back to 1885.

The highlight of any trip to Honningsvåg is a visit to the North Cape. This is one of the northernmost points of mainland Europe, and as you’re visiting in winter, you can get there by snowmobile. Standing near the northern edge of Norway and looking out over the Barents Sea under the polar night sky is a truly special experience. Add the ethereal Northern Lights dancing in the sky above, and you’ve got a sight you’ll never forget.

The cape is marked with a famous globe monument, which demands a selfie or two… or five. When you’re ready, head inside North Cape Hall to warm up, and learn about life in the High Arctic through a short film and a variety of exhibits. Having reached the northernmost point of your voyage, you'll turn around and begin going south as you sail away in the evening.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Alta, Norway

Alta is one of the bigger coastal towns you visit on this journey, with a population of over 10,000 people. A particularly famous part of the town is Alta River, one of Norway’s best salmon rivers. Here, large salmon are regularly caught, with some even weighing up to 24 kg. You won’t regret trying some fresh grilled salmon in one of the local restaurants.
At 70 degrees north, this town is still far above the Arctic Circle. The area is known for particularly good Northern Lights visibility, so keep your camera ready. If the skies are clear and the conditions are right, you should be able to get some amazing shots of the lights dancing above you.
You can learn more about this incredible natural light show on an optional guided tour of the town. The Northern Lights Cathedral even has an exhibition showing how Alta became the epicentre for ground-breaking research of the Aurora Borealis between the 19th and 20th centuries.
Increased snowfall in the winter allows for some truly authentic Arctic excursions, like dog sledding. The snow and climate of Alta also creates the perfect conditions to build and maintain the Igloo Hotel, located on the banks of river Alta. You’ll have the chance to visit and tour the world’s northernmost ice hotel, built out of snow and ice every winter and carved with different artistic themes by local sculptors. Head to the hotel’s ice bar, decorated with handcrafted ice sculptures and order a drink in an ice glass – no ice cubes needed.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Lødingen, Norway

The administrative centre of a municipality with the same name, Lødingen is a village on the southwestern shore of Hinnøya, with a population of under 2,000. The ship will dock at around midday, using Lødingen as a base for a few hours to explore more of Hinnøya Island, Norway’s largest island south of Svalbard. Wander the streets near the port and admire the traditional red fishing huts, or rorbuer, that line the shore. As you walk, you’ll likely notice the calming atmosphere that village life brings.

The highlight of this visit has to be the breathtaking fjords and mountains that the Norwegian coast is so famous for. Branching off of Andfjord, Gullesfjord cuts into the north side of Hinnøya, bordered by pristine mountain ranges. The area is popular among campers, who stay on the campsite or in cabins and fish for cod in the fjord during winter.

An optional excursion might take you on a boat safari, giving you the chance to get closer to the fjord. Challenge yourself to a hike in the mountains for the reward of majestic panoramas of the surrounding land and sea.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Rørvik, Norway

Continuing south, you’ll leave the land of the Polar Night as you cross the Arctic Circle in the early hours of the morning.

The Vikna archipelago is a chain of around 6,000 islands, islets and skerries. The largest of the chain, Inner-Vikna, is where you’ll make your next stop. The town and its surrounding areas have a long history, with burial mounds found there that date back to ancient times. The area’s maritime legacy is well-documented across Rørvik’s many museums, particularly The Norwegian Coastal Museum.

Similarly, at SalmoNor visiting centre, you can take a tour of a modern salmon farm and find out more about the Norwegian aquaculture industry that supplies the world with tasty Nordic salmon. Another major export is cod, and the town even has an annual Cod Festival in March. This species of fish is especially common in the waters of the archipelago during winter, so why not indulge yourself in some fresh cod cakes while here.

Return to the ship in the late afternoon for your penultimate evening on board. Enjoy the ship’s facilities, such as the soothing panoramic sauna or sample some warming local aquavit in the top-deck bar.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Molde, Norway

To round off your journey, you’ll visit Molde, the capital and commercial centre of Romsdalen that sits on the southern coast of the Romsdal Peninsula. Hurtigruten ships have stopped at this port many times before on the Coastal Express route, but this time you'll be making a much longer stop, so you’ll have all the time you need to get your fill of the town.

There are a number of optional activities organised by your Coastal Experience Team that add to your experience of Molde. Accessible nearby on an optional excursion is the Atlantic Road, an icon of the Norwegian coast that often features in Hollywood movies.

To get the best panoramic views of the area, join a hike up to Varden viewpoint, following the trail from the town centre. Once you’re there, gaze at the town from above at a height of 402 metres above sea level and admire the 222 snowy peaks across Moldefjord. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, you can pop into the Romsdal Museum, one of Norway’s largest folk museums about ten minutes away from the town centre.

Back on the boat, you’ll end your voyage on a high note with an end-of-trip farewell dinner. Take this opportunity to trade photo highlights and experiences with your fellow travellers one last time.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Disembark Cruise - Bergen, Norway

From the south to the north, and back down to the south, reflect on your journey as you watch the ship approach the last port of the voyage, Bergen, in the early morning.

Say your goodbyes to the crew and disembark for a transfer to your hotel in Bergen. The rest of your day is spent on your own at leisure. Founded by King Olaf III in 1070 AD, Bergen was Norway’s capital for many years. As you wander its cobblestone streets and alleyways, you’ll note how this bustling city has lost none of its heritage and historic charm.

You could spend some time in the Hanseatic Bryggen quarter and admire the colourful buildings along the waterfront, dating back to the 14th century. You’ll find several attractions here, including the famous fish market across the way, a range of exquisite cafés, restaurants, and boutique stores selling Norwegian arts and crafts. Depending on how much time you have, you can take a funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. At the summit, you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of Bergen, its neighbouring fjords, and surrounding mountains.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Admiral, Bergen (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Bergen, Norway to Australia (or New Zealand)

Checking out of your hotel in Bergen marks the end of your travels.

You’ve sailed on The North Cape Express, exploring Norway’s coastal cities and villages all the way to the top of the European continent. During the journey, you’ll have experienced Norway’s varied climate, seen majestic mountains and fjords, and maybe gazed up in awe at the Northern Lights once or several times.

At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 17 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home! Once arrived, please make your own onward travel arrangements.

Please note: Some flights may arrive on day 18.

Itinerary 4
Bergen to Oslo 2024/2025
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Bergen, Norway

The ultimate immersion in Norway's coast and culture awaits.

Pack your bags and make your own way to the airport for your flight to Bergen where this unforgettable adventure begins.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Bergen, Norway

It’s only fitting that your Norwegian coastal experience begins in Bergen, Norway’s cultural and artistic hotspot. Take the transfer from the airport to your hotel, located in the heart of the city. The rest of the day or evening is spent at your leisure.

In many ways, Bergen is like a medieval living museum. Founded by King Olaf III in 1070 AD, Bergen was Norway’s capital for many years. As you wander its cobblestone streets and alleyways, you’ll note how this bustling city has lost none of its heritage and historic charm.

Depending on how much time you have, you can take a funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. At the summit, you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of Bergen, its neighbouring fjords and surrounding mountains. For dinner, what better place to go than the fish market in the city centre? There, various indoor stalls cook fresh seafood on the spot for you, filling the air with appetite-arousing aromas.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Admiral, Bergen (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 3 Begin 12-Night Coastal Voyage - Bergen, Norway

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll go on a guided sightseeing tour of Bergen. Enjoy visiting well-known sites such as Nordnes peninsula, mediaeval Håkon’s Hall, the Renaissance-era Rosenkrantz Tower, and 12th century St Mary’s Church, known as Mariakirken in Norwegian. 
Your tour will also take in the UNESCO-listed buildings in the Bryggen district. Once the haunt of 14th century Hanseatic League traders, these colourful wooden wharves now house artisanal boutiques and galleries ideal for souvenir shopping.  
The tour will end at the pier where your ship, MS Trollfjord, is waiting to depart by mid-afternoon. Once we’ve welcomed you aboard and you’ve settled into your cabin or suite, you’ll meet your Coastal Experience Team. You’ll get to know each member of the team well as they give lectures and organise onboard activities for you throughout your voyage.  
Grab yourself a drink in the ship’s two-storey panorama lounge and meet your fellow guests. As the ship sails from Bergen and into Hjeltefjord, your scenic adventure along Norway’s coast is underway.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 4 Molde, Norway

Molde is the capital and commercial centre of Romsdalen, which sits on the southern coast of the Romsdal Peninsula. Hurtigruten have stopped at this port many times before on the Coastal Express route, but this time you’ll be making a much longer stop, so you’ll have all the time you need to get your fill of the town.

There are a number of optional activities organised by your Coastal Experience Team that add to your experience of Molde. Accessible nearby on an optional excursion is the Atlantic Road, an icon of the Norwegian coast that often features in Hollywood movies.

To get the best panoramic views of the area, join your expedition leaders on a hike to Varden viewpoint, following the trail from the town centre. Once you’re there, you can gaze at the town from above at the height of 402 metres above sea level and admire the 222 snowy peaks across Moldefjord. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, you can pop into the Romsdal Museum, one of Norway’s largest folk museums about ten minutes away from the town centre.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Rørvik, Norway

The Vikna archipelago is a chain of around 6,000 islands, islets and skerries. The largest of the chain, Inner-Vikna, is where you’ll make your next stop. The ship aims to dock at the port town of Rørvik around mid-morning, remaining there most of the day.

The town and its surrounding areas have a long history, with burial mounds found there that date back to ancient times. The area’s maritime legacy is well-documented across Rørvik’s many museums, particularly The Norwegian Coastal Museum. Similarly, at SalmoNor visiting centre, you can take a tour of a modern salmon farm and find out more about the Norwegian aquaculture industry that supplies the world with tasty Nordic salmon.

Another major export is cod, and the town even has an annual Cod Festival in March. This species of fish is especially common in the waters of the archipelago during winter, so why not indulge yourself in some fresh cod cakes while here.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Lødingen, Norway

The administrative centre of a municipality with the same name, Lødingen is a village on the southwestern shore of Hinnøya, with a population of under 2,000. This is a port that Hurtigruten ships used to visit on one of the earlier coastal routes and returning here is a kind of homecoming.

Your ship will dock at around midday, using Lødingen as a base for a few hours to explore more of Hinnøya island, Norway’s largest island south of Svalbard. Wander the streets near the port and admire the traditional red fishing huts, or rorbuer, that line the shore. As you walk, you’ll likely notice the calming atmosphere that village life brings.

The highlight of this visit has to be the breathtaking fjords and mountains that the Norwegian coast is so famous for. Branching off of Andfjord, Gullesfjord cuts into the north side of Hinnøya, bordered by pristine mountain ranges. The area is popular among campers, who stay on the campsite or in cabins and fish for cod in the fjord during winter.

An optional excursion might take you on a boat safari, giving you the chance to get closer to the fjord. Challenge yourself to a hike in the mountains for the reward of majestic panoramas of the surrounding land and sea.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Alta, Norway

Alta is one of the bigger coastal towns you will visit, with a population of over 10,000 people. A particularly famous part of the town is Alta River, one of Norway’s best salmon rivers. Here, large salmon are regularly caught, with some even weighing up to 24 kg. You won’t regret trying some fresh grilled salmon in one of the local restaurants.
At 70 degrees north, this town is still far above the Arctic Circle. The area is known for particularly good Northern Lights visibility, so keep your camera ready. If the skies are clear and the conditions are right, you should be able to get some amazing shots of the lights dancing above you. You can learn more about this incredible natural light show on an optional guided tour of the town. The Northern Lights Cathedral even has an exhibition showing how Alta became the epicentre for ground-breaking research of the Aurora Borealis between the 19th and 20th centuries.
Increased snowfall in the winter allows for some truly authentic Arctic excursions, like dogsledding. The snow and climate of Alta also creates the perfect conditions to build and maintain the Igloo Hotel, located on the banks of river Alta.
You’ll have the chance to visit and tour the world’s northernmost ice hotel, built out of snow and ice every winter and carved with different artistic themes by local sculptors. Head to the hotel’s ice bar, decorated with handcrafted ice sculptures and order a drink in an ice glass – no ice cubes needed.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Honningsvåg, Norway

The northernmost city on the mainland, Honningsvåg’s landscape is quite distinctive, with barely any trees or bushes. This far north, winters are long and snowfall is high, so get ready for some fantastic winter scenery and activities. Feel the snow crunching under your snowshoes as you hike across the plains. You might even be able to try your hand at ice fishing, a beloved winter tradition in the far north. Get a taste of the local delicacy, king crab, which is caught in the waters around Honningsvåg and served year-round. Admire local art in the Once Upon a Dream art gallery, and don’t miss the Honningsvåg Church. This is the oldest building in the area, dating back to 1885.

The highlight of any trip to Honningsvåg is a visit to the North Cape. This is one of the northernmost points of mainland Europe, and as you’re visiting in winter, you can get there by snowmobile. Standing near the northern edge of Norway and looking out over the Barents Sea under the polar night sky is a truly special experience. Add the ethereal Northern Lights dancing in the sky above, and you’ve got a sight you’ll never forget. The cape is marked with a famous globe monument, which demands a selfie or two… or five. When you’re ready, head inside North Cape Hall to warm up, and learn about life in the High Arctic through a short film and a variety of exhibits.

Having reached the northernmost point of the voyage, your ship will turn around and begin going south as you sail away in the evening.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Tromsø, Norway

Today you’ll get the chance to see the Arctic Capital itself. Often called the “gateway to the Arctic”, Tromsø is Norway's northernmost university city, and the ideal place to enjoy some proper winter activities, like dog sledding and snowshoeing.

Sitting around 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø experiences Polar Night for just over a month in the winter, and will give you a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights. This urban city is buzzing with life, with everything from trendy restaurants and cafés to boutique shops selling local crafts and produce, and even high fashion. MS Trollfjord will be in port here for 13 hours, giving you plenty of time to both join optional excursions and explore the city yourself.

Among the activities on offer is a guided tour of the Polar Museum which chronicles the city’s legacy of Arctic hunting and trade. For live animals, head to the Polaria centre, an aquarium home to a variety of Arctic marine species, including seals. Across the water from Polaria, you’ll find the Arctic Cathedral, standing out in the cityscape due to its striking design and impressive stained-glass window. There may also be opportunity to visit some of Tromsø’s surrounding fjords and possibly the rugged island of Senja.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Stokmarknes and Svolvær, Norway

Today, you explore Lofoten, a striking group of islands that rise out of the Norwegian Sea. As soon as you see the towering peaks around you with fishing villages clinging to their sides, you’ll understand why this island chain is so often praised as one of Norway’s most stunning locations.

You can’t visit the area without spending some time in Stokmarknes. This historic town is part of Vesterålen, an archipelago just northeast of Lofoten. Of all the places you’ll visit, this one is particularly special to Hurtigruten. It was here that the Original Coastal Express was founded in 1893 by shipping pioneer Richard With. The Coastal Express soon became a lifeline for Norway’s remote coastal communities, and fittingly, Hurtigruten’s legacy has been immortalised in the place where it all began. Standing on the waterfront, you’ll find Hurtigruten’s 1956 ship MS Finnmarken, encased in a glass building like a ship in a bottle.

This is Hurtigrutemuseet, the museum that chronicles Hurtigruten’s history as Norway’s leading expedition cruise line from start to now. On an optional guided tour, you can explore the retired vessel and experience the atmosphere of a past era. You’ll dock in the town of Svolvær in the afternoon. Located on the island of Austvågøya in the south of Lofoten, Svolvær is the biggest town of the archipelago, humming with shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés to enjoy. You can also admire views of the Svolvær Goat, a nearby mountain named for resembling a goat and its horns.

A variety of optional excursions are available from Svolvær, which may include snowshoe hikes, scenic bus tours to Lofoten’s highlights, or an exhilarating horse ride along a white sandy beach.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Brønnøysund, Norway

Surrounded by islands and water, Brønnøysund sits on a narrow peninsula that juts out of the mainland. Around 5,000 people live in this small town, many in colourful houses against a backdrop of gentle slopes and dramatic mountain peaks.
Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the harbour and take a walk along Havnegata. Drop into one of the pubs for a snack, or treat yourself to a meal in a local restaurant. Wander the visitors’ marina, or visit an 1870 Neo-Gothic stone church. For some extra excitement, you may be able to go kayaking, or island-hopping on a RIB safari. On an island south of Brønnøysund, you’ll find Torghatten mountain, recognisable by a natural tunnel that runs through the centre. According to local lore, the hole is the result of a troll who fired an arrow at a young woman who had rejected his advances. As the Troll King threw his hat to protect her, the sun began to rise, turning the hat to stone with a hole in the middle from the arrow.
On an optional excursion, you can take an hour’s walk up to the hole in the mountain. Peer through the tunnel and enjoy the view of the islands around.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Ålesund, Norway

After a hearty breakfast on the ship, you’ll dock mid-morning at Ålesund, a town that spreads out across a string of islands.

As you approach the shore, you might first notice the distinctive style of architecture. Every detail of the buildings, from the bright colours to the rounded spires, was inspired by the Art Nouveau style, which was popular in the early 1900s. Almost the entire town received a makeover in the style when it was rebuilt after a major fire in 1904. As you leave the waterfront, you’ll find yourself in a fairy-tale town, wandering narrow streets lined with unique houses. If your camera’s memory card isn’t already full after this, you can get impressive photos of the archipelago from the nearby Mount Aksla viewpoint. The 418 steps leading there might look intimidating, but the views are well worth the effort.

You can also visit the Atlantic Sea Park, Norway’s first marine science centre. This is one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums, providing a home to seals, otters, and crabs, as well as many other kinds of marine life. You can even see Humboldt Penguins here, a species otherwise absent north of the equator.

Optional activities may include a fjord tour of either Geirangerfjord or Hjørundfjord. If weather allows, kayaking may even be an option. Imagine gliding across the surface of the fjord, skimming your hand over the pristine water as marine life swims in the depths below you.

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Hardangerfjord & Haugesund, Norway

Journeying south along Norway’s west coast, you sail past some of Norway’s most famous fjords, none more so than Hardangerfjord. At 179 kilometres in length, it is the second longest fjord in the country, and fifth longest in the world.

The stunning waterway is one of Norway’s finest. See mountain scenery everywhere you look, with the white peaks that tower over the fjord being reflected in the shimmering water below. The region is famous for its apple products, from jams and juice to its award-winning cider, which one food writer described as ‘Nordic Champagne’.

Weather permitting, you may be able to dock at Rosendal or one of the other picturesque settlements that cling to the shores by the fjord. A small, charming village, Rosendal’s main highlight is the 16th century Barony, a manor famous for its beautiful rose garden and landscaped grounds.

You’ll reach Haugesund, the ‘Home of the Viking Kings’ in the afternoon. The nickname is inspired by sites such as St. Olav’s Church, built in 1250 by King Håkon Hå. There’s also Haraldshaugen, a national monument reputed to be the first king’s burial site.

Why not step back in time to the Viking Age at Nordvegen Visiting Centre which features exhibitions presented by a fictional Harald Fairhair himself?

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Kristiansand, Norway

Sitting along the southern tip of the country, Kristiansand is Norway’s fifth largest city, with a population of 112,000 people. The ship aims to be alongside late afternoon, giving you a few hours to explore.

As you enjoy a walk around this port, you might notice that the city is built on a very uniform grid plan, with several straight roads running from the harbour all the way through the city. Along these roads, you’ll find architecture from different eras, speaking to the extensive rebuilds the city had to go through after major fires in the 18th and 19th centuries, and even a World War II attack. On an optional excursion, you’ll visit the working Lindesnes Lighthouse, which marks Norway’s southernmost point. See the beacon that has been guiding seafarers to safety on dark nights since the early 20th century and learn about the long history of the site that goes all the way back to 1656.

Back on the boat, you’ll end your voyage on a high note with an end-of-trip farewell dinner. Take this opportunity to trade photo highlights and experiences with your fellow travellers one last time.
 

Overnight: Hurtigruten ‘MS Trollfjord’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Disembark Oslo, Norway

From the south to the north, and back down to the south, reflect on your journey as you watch the approach to your last port of call, Oslo, in the early morning. Say your goodbyes to the crew and disembark for a transfer to your hotel in Oslo. The rest of the day is spent on your own at leisure.

Why not make your way to the city centre, making sure to take snaps of the architecturally distinct Rådhuset town hall, Royal Palace, and Oslo Cathedral? Along the waterfront, there’s Aker Brygge for popular eateries, the imposing Akershus Fortress, and the gleaming new buildings around Bjørvika waterfront. The latter is where you’ll find modern attractions such as the Oslo Opera House and landmark new Edvard Munch Museum which, as you’d expect, has the world’s largest collection of works by the iconic Norwegian artist. Or, if there’s enough daylight left, you could even jump on the metro from Central station. A short 20-minute ride is all it takes to bring you to the edge of a tranquil alpine forest that overlooks the city.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel The Hub, Oslo (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Oslo, Norway to Australia (or New Zealand)

Checking out of your hotel in Oslo marks the end of your travels.

You’ve sailed on The North Cape Express, exploring Norway’s coastal cities and villages all the way to the top of the European continent. During the journey, you’ll have experienced Norway’s varied climate, seen majestic mountains and fjords, and maybe gazed up in awe at the Northern Lights once or several times.

At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 17 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home! Once arrived, please make your own onward travel arrangements.

Please note: Some flights may arrive on day 18.

Important Info

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CANCELLATION POLICY  
Covid-19 Booking Policy   
TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
 
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Offer essentials 
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 19th April 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement   
For solo travellers, no discounts apply, a full voucher must be purchased.
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.  
 
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1: Oslo to Bergen - SOLD OUT 
 
Itinerary 2: Bergen to Oslo - SOLD OUT
 
Itinerary 3: Oslo to Bergen (2024/2025)  
2024 
December: 8^ 
 
2025 
January: 1^, 25^ 
February: 18
March: 14 
April: 7
 
Itinerary 4: Bergen to Oslo 2025
2025 
January: 13*
March: 26
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
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• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $250 per person.
• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $500 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $600 per person. 
 
Flights

Departure Cities   
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane*, Adelaide*, Perth and Auckland* 
 
Departure City Surcharges   
• Brisbane: $200 per person
• Auckland: $800 per person
• Adelaide: $200 per person 
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used   
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, SAS, Air France, KLM Dutch Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability).
Please note: TripADeal cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.  
 
Preferred Airline Surcharge   
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Qatar Airways: $600 per person
Please note:
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.  
 
Arrive early in Oslo, Norway (Itinerary 3) 
$300 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• Arrivals before your selected departure date can only be booked up to one month before check-in. Should you wish to arrive earlier, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025 
 
Stay behind in Bergen, Norway (Itinerary 3) 
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025 
 
Arrive early in Bergen, Norway (Itinerary 4) 
$300 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• Arrivals before your selected departure date can only be booked up to one month before check-in. Should you wish to arrive earlier, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025 
 
Stay behind in Oslo, Norway (Itinerary 4) 
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
 
Stopover Packages 
* Dubai, UAE
* Doha, Qatar
Includes:
• 2, 3 or 5 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers
For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
 
Please note:
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• If a purchased stopover package is not compatible with a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade, the guaranteed airline upgrade will be refunded or an alternate stopover city option will be provided.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
4th December 2024 - 10th December 2025
23rd December 2024 - 3rd January 2025
1st December 2025 - 2nd January 2026
 
 
Flight Class Upgrades 
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
 
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration. 
 
Cruise

Hurtigruten - ‘MS Trollfjord’ ship 
MS Trollfjord is a homage both to Norwegian nature and Hurtigruten's 130-year heritage sailing the Norwegian coast. Locally sourced natural materials such as wood and stone feature prominently throughout the ship’s furnishings, reflecting the beauty of the fjords you will sail through. The style of décor is classic, timeless, and unique in the fleet. You’ll notice details and flourishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia, harking back to a golden era of exclusive small-ship sailing.
 
Onboard Experience  
During your voyage, Hurtigruten's onboard Coastal Experience Team will enhance your experience by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way. Join one of their expert lectures, listen to them talk about wildlife on deck, or head ashore with them on a `friluftsliv´ hike.
 
Dress Code 
You’ll be glad to hear that the dress code on this ship is casual and there’s no need to pack formal attire for dinner. The weather in Norway can vary during your voyage, even during the day. We recommend you bring multiple layers of clothing, enabling you to adapt to the changes in temperature.

Year-Round Essentials
Clothing
• Warm underlayers and mid-layers: It is much better to wear a number of thin layers than just a few thick ones. The air trapped in-between thin layers warms to your body’s temperature and acts as valuable insulation.
• Woollen sweater or fleece: This should go over your under and mid layers.
• Wind and waterproof jacket and trousers: Outer layers should be wind and waterproof to adapt to the changing conditions on the Norwegian coast.
• Footwear: You'll need a pair of worn-in walking boots to use outdoors, as well as some casual shoes for use onboard.
• Cotton socks: Pack an extra pair or two in your rucksack if you’re going out snowmobiling or dog sledging and your feet become damp or wet.
• Swimwear: If you intend to use any sauna or hot tub facilities, you will need to pack a swimsuit. 

What To Pack For Each Season In Norway
Spring (Cover All Bases)
As you are likely to encounter three seasons during one sailing in spring, it’s important to pack well and layer up. We advise bringing a woollen jumper, warm socks, a thick scarf, winter boots, warm, waterproof trousers and jacket, a hat and gloves.

Summer (Sunny Attire)
Summer weather along the coast can be changeable, so in addition to T-shirts, shorts and sandals, it’s wise to pack a warm jumper, light jacket (water-resistant), thin hat and gloves, and hiking shoes. You might also want to pack an eye mask, to help you sleep during the season of the Midnight sun.

Autumn (Lots Of Layers)
While the sun may be shining, you can also expect cooler weather during the autumn months. Make sure to pack thin layers and some warm clothes – a woolly jumper, wind and waterproof jacket and trousers, a hat, gloves and light hiking boots.

Winter (Wrap Up Warm)
It can get very cold along the coast during winter, so we recommend you pack base and mid layers, as well as a thick winter jacket, wool or fleece hat, balaclava/buff, gloves, woolly jumper, scarf, winter boots, and pull-on spikes (for sale on board). And remember the layer principle: it is much better to wear a number of thin layers than just a few thick ones. In very cold weather, it’s a good idea to wear two pairs of gloves – one thick pair of mitts (mitts don’t separate the fingers so they keep your hands warmer) and a thin pair of gloves underneath that allow you the use of your fingers. If you’re prone to cold extremities, you might also want to buy some carbon hand and foot warmers, which are available from most good outdoor shops.

Hurtigruten's 'Northern Lights Promise' on Norway Voyages 
The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey. If the Northern Lights do not appear on your voyage to Norway, Hurtigruten will give you another 6-day southbound or 7-day Northbound Original Coastal Express Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE.

Hurtigruten Terms & Conditions: Northern Lights Promise 2024/25

  • This offer applies to all new bookings of voyages of 11 days or more along the Norwegian coast aboard The Original Coastal Express and The North Cape Express. It applies to North Cape Express voyages departing between 1 October 2024 and 31 March 2025 and The Original Coastal Express voyages departing between 1 October 2024 and 31 March 2025.
  • A Northern Lights occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ship's decision as to whether the Northern Lights occurred is final.
  • Occurrences of the Northern Lights are announced on board the ship and you have the option of announcements direct to your cabin or suite. We hope that you will experience seeing the Northern Lights whilst on your voyage with Hurtigruten of 11 days or more, but we cannot be held responsible if you don’t.
  • In the event of there being no Northern Lights occurrence as defined above, you will receive a 6 or 7-day Original Coastal Express Classic Voyage, departing between 1 October 2025 and 31 March 2026 in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full-board basis free of charge. You may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability.
  • Hurtigruten reserve the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Please check at the time of booking as to the current status of the offer. The offer must be claimed and booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given.
  • The offer excludes flights, transfers, all onboard expenses, excursions, and luggage handling. The offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable, and have no cash value.


Facilities Onboard 
• Double-storey observation lounge on the upper decks 
• Large outdoor sun deck with comfortable furniture
• Wi-Fi throughout the ship
• Stylish bar with a wide range of beverages 
• Onboard shop stocked with essentials and souvenirs
• Library with a selection of literature and brochures 
• Espolin Johnson lounge 
• Activities and lectures on board with the Coastal Experience Team
• Panoramic sauna and fitness room 
• Photography area with camera equipment available for rent 
• A la carte fine-dining restaurant Røst
• A series of culinary demonstrations and tastings throughout the ship
• All-day dining bistro Brasserie Árran
• Main restaurant Flora for all three daily meals
 
Polar Inside Cabin (K2/12)  
Simple and functional, these are cosy cabins with twin beds, with one doubling up as a sofa during the day. Or the two single beds will be arranged one above the other. Rooms are 9-15m² and feature a bathroom and are without a window. 
 
Polar Outside - Obstructed View (J3)   
This cabin has an upper and lower bed with a sofa that can also be converted to a second lower bed if you prefer. The porthole gives a limited or no view. 
 
Polar Outside (O2/N2)   
A standard cabin grade either with a double bed or twin beds, of which one converts to a sofa. The view from the porthole may be blocked, partially covered, or look out onto the mid-level walking deck. Rooms are 10-12m² and feature a porthole window and bathroom. 
 
Arctic Superior (U2/U2D)   
Relax and watch the fjords and mountains of the Norwegian coast from your own window in this cabin. These cabins have double beds. Rooms are 10-11m² and feature a window, bathroom and TV. 
 
Bedding Configuration  
Twin or double (subject to availability). 
Please note: Cruise cabins booked on a guarantee basis and are assigned by the cruise line prior to departure. Your cruise cabin number will be reflected in your final documents. 
 

Accommodation

Accommodation Used 
4-Star Properties 
• Oslo, Norway: Clarion Hotel The Hub.
• Bergen, Norway: Clarion Hotel Admiral.
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel. 
 
Extra Nights  
Not available.
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post-tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 4-6 weeks before departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel, please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity 
2 people. 
 
Child Policy  
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 21 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
 
Triple Share 
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration  
Twin or double (subject to availability). 
 
General information
 
Hurtigruten Shore Excursions 
Optional Shore Excursions can be booked between 180-90 days prior to departure or while onboard. You will receive a link with your booking confirmation to view & request optional shore excursions.
Please note:
• Some tours or Shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.
• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved with the cruise line onboard (subject to availability).
• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 
Please note: Within 90 days of departure we are unable to pre-reserve shore excursions. After this time, shore excursions must be booked with Hurtigruten onboard your ship.
 
Exclusions 

• Visa fees and requirements.
• Transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• Optional gratuities/tipping.
• Optional activities/tours.
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
 
Other important information
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 
Norway
In winter, much of Norway transforms into a snow-clad paradise. This means ideal opportunities for exciting activities in the snowy landscape. The weather and temperatures vary a lot in this long country. Along the coast temperatures usually stay around zero degrees Celsius. Inland, the temperatures are usually lower and might reach minus ten to minus twenty degrees. In a few places, you can even experience a chilling minus forty degrees!
 
Winter nights are long in all of Norway, and from the middle of November until the end of January, the sun doesn’t rise at all in parts of Northern Norway. However, the northern lights might dance above your head. They are most commonly seen in the north, but can on rare occasions be spotted all over Norway. October to March are the best months if you want to see this magical light show. In southern Norway, you can expect between six and eight hours of daylight during the winter months. You should also pack breathable, waterproof and windproof clothing, no matter the season. Sturdy shoes are key for shore excursions and hiking.
 
FLIGHTS 
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal, we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information. 
 
Passport Validity
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
CRUISE 
Embarkation/Disembarkation
• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding. 
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.
 
COACH TOUR 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER 
Mobility
If you would love to travel with TripADeal and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf. 
 
Fitness Level Required
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. Leisurely is described as light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility.
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
 
Gratuities/Tipping
It is not standard practice to tip on MS Trollfjord, but if you feel that certain crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, there are tip boxes in the restaurant together with envelopes.
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request. 
 
Sightseeing
Please note: If the entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability). 
 
Shopping
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information. 
 
Visas 

Norway
Australian passport holders do not require a visa to travel to Norway for a stay of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
 
Important:
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note:
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required. 
 
Travel insurance

Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes 
Includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking + additional charges from the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers. 
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error  
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers. 
 
Supplier Fees  
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are unavailable from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. If TripADeal cannot obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.