Explore the landscape and history of Norway's northerly reaches.
Enter a world of extremes where night looks like day, day looks like night and regardless of the season, the scenery's much more than alright. Leave the Arctic Circle behind and discover northern Norway's captivating sights and long, fabled history. Begin in the capital, Oslo, and make your way to Trondheim, the Viking city home to the Nidaros Cathedral and the remains of St Olav, Norway's patron saint. Explore the rugged, unbelievably picturesque Lofoten Islands by land and water before finishing in Tromso, a vibrant city famed for its cultural offerings despite its relative isolation.
Visit Trondheim, which translates as 'a good place to live', stroll past the colourful wooden storehouses flanking the river, ride the northernmost tram and enjoy a forest walk and picnic just like the locals do.
Gaze at the immense Nidaros Cathedral, an incredible Gothic building that houses the remains of St Olav, the patron saint of Norway.
Explore the long-adored Lofoten Islands, a patchwork of fishing villages, and head out to the narrow Trollfjord for a chance to see sea eagles and to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire world.
Hop on an e-bike in Tromso, and learn about life hundreds of kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, where the arts and culture scene is thriving despite its isolated, northerly location.
The areas visited on this trip can be very cold at night throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including base layers, hat, gloves, scarf, coat and anything else that you think may be applicable.
Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Some accommodation on this trip may also have shared bathroom facilities.
This trip is designed to give you a fair amount of free time so you can explore each destination at your own pace. We will, however, take you on regular orientation walks, so you'll be on your feet quite a lot. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your head around a place and to set yourself up for further discoveries.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Northern Norway Explorer trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Please note due to overnight train overbookings this summer, all departures in 2023 season apart from 26 July, will follow amended schedule with a local flight from Trondheim to Bodo on day 3, followed by evening ferry and overnight stay on Lofoten Islands. Updated itinerary: Day 1 Oslo, Day 2 Trondheim (afternoon flight to Bodo and ferry to Lofoten Island, overnight on Lofoten Islands), Day 3 Lofoten Island (free day), Day 4 Lofoten Island (hike), Day 5 Lofoten islands (Trollfjord Cruise & Sea Eagle Safari), Days 6-8 Tromso.
Due to this change, we are forced to remove included Bymark Walk and Picnic lunch on Day 2 in Trondheim. This will be replaced with Mountain Floya hike and picnic lunch on Day 4 on Lofoten Islands. The hike is considered moderate and will take between 3 to 4 hours to complete.
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1. A single supplement is bookable for this trip, excluding Day 3. Availability is limited due to small properties we use. please speak to your booking agent for further information.
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