May 5 - May 21, 2024

Norway

Land of the Midnight Sun

Escorted By: Karen Cullen

17 Days

42 Meals

CT Rating

Leader

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Norway's Coast Grand Vistas and Timeless Charm

 

Like a crumpled ribbon, Norway stretches along the northern coast of Europe, offering some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Sheer cliffs rise steeply from the tranquil waters; freshly melted snows from hidden ice fields cascade down steep slopes, creating feathery streams of light. Tiny farmhouses cling precariously to the steep slopes while quaint villages sit nestled in small protected coves. Like long fingers of the sea, the fjords penetrate deep into the heartland of Norway, creating watery roadways to isolated villages.

Join us on this spring journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun on board the ms Nordnorge of the Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Cruises fleet. We have limited space on this special departure and our early booking savings won’t last long, we urge you to book early!

2 - MODERATELY EASY

While the cruise is easy, the shore arrangements associated with this cruise include some relatively fast paced walking tours. The journey across Norway (May 8) is a long travel day involving rail and boat travel.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Fram Museum and the Kontiki Museumeach, each marking feats of great Norwegian adventurers
  • Board the famous Flam Railway and journey by boat to Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway.
  • Sail across the Arctic Circle and enjoy relaxed cruising by the Borvass Mountains
  • Take in the mesmerizing beauty of Tromsø, the 'Paris of the North,' as you soar above the cityscape on an unforgettable cable car journey
  • Tour Melbu and learn about Vesteralen’s nature, culture and livelihood
  • Explore the North Cape plateau, the most northerly point in Europe
  • See some of the world’s northernmost fishing villages and Europe’s northernmost lighthouse, plus enjoy a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervoy

Inclusive Features

  • 2 nights in Oslo at a first class hotel as indicated or similar plus a city tour
  • Rail / ferry journey from Oslo to Bergen
  • 2 nights in Bergen at a first class hotel as indicated or similar plus a city tour
  • 11 night cruise on Hurtigruten’s ms Nordnorge sharing a twin-bedded stateroom in category selected
  • 42 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 15 breakfasts, L - 13 lunches, D - 14 dinners)
  • Six included shore excursions - Trondheim, Tromso, Kirkenes, the North Cape and the Lofoten Islands (2) plus a number of optional (extra cost) excursions
  • Services of your cruise escort and/or cruise director and local representatives
  • Baggage handling at hotels and shipside for one piece of luggage per person
  • Gratuities for all included services
  • All current taxes, surcharges and fees
  • Air-Inclusive rates also include: Return economy class airfare; Transfers between airports and hotels; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value; All current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees

Itinerary

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Hurtigruten

ms Nordnorge

Nord-norge means the northern part of Norway, mostly located inside the Arctic Circle.

 

The ms Nordnorge carries up to 590 passengers. It was totally refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three restaurants, a bakery, an ice cream bar, a sauna, a fitness room and an observation deck with hot tubs.

 

Onboard programming is designed to enhance your experience by interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. The dedicated Expedition Team will give interesting lectures, presentations and activities both inside and out on the ship’s sun deck.

 

Cabins vary in size from the most luxurious suites featuring seating areas with a TV at 188-240 sq ft, to the cozy inside cabins at 90-118 sq ft. All of them are comfortable, featuring double or twin beds plus a full bathroom with shower.
 

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Cruise Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Polar Inside I2 (Deck 3)

Single

$12,495

Double / Twin

$8,795

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Polar Outside O2D

Single

$13,875

Double / Twin

N/A

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Polar Outside N2D (Deck 3)

Single

$14,995

Double / Twin

$10,195

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Polar Outside O3 (Deck 5,6)

Single

N/A

Double / Twin

$10,475

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Arctic Superior P2D (Deck 5)

Single

$16,395

Double / Twin

$10,975

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Arctic Superior U2D (Deck 6)

Single

$17,195

Double / Twin

$11,485

Airfares in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Toronto
$1,550
Ottawa
$1,700
Montreal
$1,750
Halifax / Winnipeg
$1,800
St. John's
$1,850
Regina / Saskatoon / Victoria
$1,950
Edmonton / Calgary / Vancouver
$1,900

This departure is fully booked.

Deposit is $1,900 per person for twin accommodation. $2,900 per person for single accommodation. Final payment is due Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Reservations will be confirmed by category and cabin numbers will be assigned at time of sailing. Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen. Cruise costs above are based on joining at the hotel in Oslo and leaving the group at the hotel in Bergen. See deck plan for full details on various categories available. For your complete cost, add the airfare and cruise costs together.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request and are subject to change. Refer to inclusive features for details. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective May 2023. Air taxes and fuel surcharges are subject to change. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Our escort will accompany this group with a minimum enrolment of 20. 

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.