We recommend that you read carefully through the following information about travelling to Norway. It includes some important information about what the tour includes, deposit payments, what to pack for your holiday, and more..
Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with young children.
ABOUT YOUR SMALL GUIDED GROUP TOUR
On a guided group tour, a driver and a guide will accompany you and your fellow travellers on an adventure in Norway. You’ll follow a set itinerary, going on walks, excursions and sometimes dining together as a group.
You’ll benefit from your guide’s in-depth knowledge along the way. We carefully select guides with years of experience that come highly recommended. They’ll share with you their love of Norway, stories and historical knowledge as well as recommendations.
You’ll travel by minibus and the group is capped at 16 people so you can enjoy a more personal experience.
The guide will also be there for you if you need anything during the tour. Plus, you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline during your trip should you need to contact us.
On your guided group tour, you’ll stay in accommodation that’s been hand-picked by our Norway travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience.
You can view the detailed list of hotels for this trip under the accommodation tab.
During the booking steps, you can choose a single or double room. Triple rooms are not available for this tour. If your group contains 3 or more people, please contact us for booking assistance.
Please note that in Norway room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America.
To make sure you and your fellow travellers have a comfortable journey, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage in the bus.
Each guest can bring one suitcase or large bag that can be stored in the back of the minibus and one smaller item (like a small backpack) to keep inside the van for daily essentials like camera, wallet, medications, etc.
Unfortunately carry-on suitcases (cabin bags with wheels) are too large to store in the van’s overhead racks. We request that you make arrangements to store your extra luggage in Bergen during the guided portion of the tour.
If you have any questions about luggage your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.
HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE FROM TRONDHEIM TO BERGEN
To travel from Trondheim to Bergen, you will board an overnight cruise with Hurtigruten. Departure from Trondheim will be at 10 AM with check-in from 9 AM. On board the cruise ship you will stay in a cabin with sea view, including a private toilet and shower facilities.
From the ship, you will be able to enjoy views of the beautiful Norwegian coastline during the day. At night, there will be entertainment inside. Dinner will be at your leisure at one of the restaurants on board.
The next day, breakfast and lunch are included. Arrival in Bergen is planned for 2:30 PM.
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes some walking at sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres each day. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding trains, buses and cruises.
FOOD & DRINK
With Nordic Visitor, breakfast is always included at your accommodations in Norway. You’ll also have some dinners included during the guided portion of this tour, as stated in your itinerary.
These will either be a set dinner menu or a buffet with a variety of fresh, local ingredients. If you have any dietary restrictions, please notify your travel consultant.
Please note that drinks are not included with your dinners. Other meals will be at your leisure.
WHAT TO PACK
Summertime is the most stable time of year in Norway. That said, you should still be ready to experience all seasons in one day. Especially if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, you’ll want to pack for a combination of weather conditions.
Bring lighter clothes for the warmer, sunny days, and extra layers for chilly nights in the mountains or for taking in the view from cruise ship decks.
Here is an essential summer packing list for your trip to Norway:
Shorts and trousers
Short and long sleeve tops
At least one warm jumper or fleece
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Light gloves, hat and scarf
Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
Sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen
Electronic gear such as smartphone, external powerpack, and travel adapters
Binoculars if you’re a keen wildlife watcher
and don’t forget your camera!
For more information, check out this Norway packing list.
All bookings are charged in Euro (€, EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.
At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.