Land of the Midnight Sun & Lofoten Islands (ZL)

12 Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo

2019 Tour Details

If you’ve dreamt of experiencing Scandinavia’s Land of the Midnight Sun, our guided vacation in Norway can make your dreams come true. Your adventure begins in Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the National Theater (home of Henrik Ibsen’s plays), Parliament and the Royal Palace, as well as the magnificent display of Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures in Frogner Park. Your exciting journey to the Lofoten Islands takes to the air with a flight across the Arctic Circle to Alta. After dinner in Honningsvåg, embark on your excursion to the North Cape’s sheer 1,000-foot cliff above the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also take ferry crossings on the Lyngenfjord and Ullsfjord in view of the Lyngen Alps.

In exploring the islands and picturesque fishing villages, with visits to Tromsø, Harstad, and Svolvær, you’ll learn about the history of this magical region before beginning your excursion to the Lofoten archipelago. You’ll be amazed by the islands’ naturally exquisite beauty, complete with mountain peaks, open sea, sheltered bays, and crystal waters. Also of interest is the history and preserved architecture and artifacts of the fishing heritage here – enjoy a visit to Lofoten Museum in its authentic 19th-century setting. This mystical part of the world, particularly Henningsvær, is prized by artists for its picture-postcard views, hence its art galleries. After exploring the fascinating and stunning scenes on the Lofoten Islands, you’ll then take a ferry across the Vestfjord to mainland Norway. As you fly back to Oslo for your farewell dinner to celebrate your Norway vacation, we know you’ll carry your days in the Land of the Midnight Sun with you always.

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

OSLO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
OSLO-ALTA
By air
HONNINGSVAG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite North Cape excursion
ALTA
Visit the Rock Carvings
LYNGENFJORD & ULLSFJORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Ferry crossings
TROMSØ
Orientation walk, visit the Arctic Cathedral
HARSTAD
Visit Trondenes Historical Center
SVOLVÆR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Excursion to Kabelvåg with Lofoten Museum visit and Henningsvær
REINE
Visit the fishing village
VESTFJORD
Ferry crossing
BODØ
Visit the Norwegian Aviation Museum
BODØ-OSLO
By air

Headsets in Oslo

Notes:

  • The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs during summer, north of the Arctic Circle. It means that the sun is above the horizon at midnight. It is visible (weather conditions permitting) at the North Cape from mid-May to the end of July. Tours visiting the North Cape in August will have a chance to witness the sunset.
  • Summer temperatures in the Arctic region can reach as high as 25°C and as low as 8°C.
  • It is recommended to wear a combination of lightweight and warm clothing, wind- and waterproof outer layers, and good walking shoes or mountain boots.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; flight Oslo-Alta, ferry crossings; flight Bodø-Oslo. Free WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 OSLO

Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

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Day 3 OSLO–ALTA–HONNINGSVAG. EXCURSION TO THE NORTH CAPE

Board the plane and fly across the Arctic Circle. Land in Alta, and proceed to Honningsvåg. After dinner, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an exciting excursion to the North Cape located at 71°10′21″N, a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. See the iconic globe, and visit the NORTH CAPE HALL with its visitor center, before returning to your hotel.

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Day 4 HONNINGSVAG–ALTA

Morning at leisure. Why not join an optional Bird Safari by boat to the Gjesvaerstappan bird cliffs. In the afternoon return to Alta.

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Day 5 ALTA–TROMSØ

Visit the ALTA MUSEUM with its spectacular rock carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discovered in 1973, they are evidence of a settlement going back to over 4,000 BC. Drive south and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FERRY CROSSINGS on the Lyngenfjord and the Ullsfjord with views of the Lyngen Alps. Arrive in lively and colorful Tromsø, the biggest town in Northern Norway, surrounded by high mountains and beautiful fjords, starting point of many great polar explorerers.

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Day 6 TROMSØ

During an orientation walk with your Tour Director, explore the old wooden buildings in the historic center. Then, visit the impressive ARCTIC CATHEDRAL, the city’s landmark, with its peaked roof and stained-glass windows. Choose from our optional excursions: ride the Fjellheisen cable car and maybe visit Sommarøy island, pearl of nature.

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Day 7 TROMSØ–HARSTAD

Continue further south via the coastal island of Hinnøya, and arrive in Harstad, city of culture. Here, visit TRONDENES HISTORICAL CENTER, a museum focusing on the history of the area from the early Viking settlements to the Nazi occupation during World War II. Also see Trondenes Church nearby, dating back to late medieval times.

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Day 8 HARSTAD–SVOLVÆR. EXCURSION TO KABELVAG AND HENNINGSVÆR

Head for Svolvær, and start your Lofoten adventure! The Lofoten archipelago is known for its magnificent natural scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, tiny fishing villages, white beaches, and crystal-clear water. Stop for pictures and fantastic views of Sildpollnes with its chapel. Arrive in bustling Svolvær, Lofoten’s capital. For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the light and the scenery. In the afternoon, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite travel to Kabelvåg and see Lofoten Cathedral dating back to 1898 and the village used by fishermen during the famous Lofoten Fishery season. The town has preserved much of its old architecture and from its square you can see the statue of King Øystein on the hill. Visit LOFOTEN MUSEUM, an authentic 19th-century setting, with the former village owner’s residence, rorbu cabins, general store, boathouse and garden. Continue to the famous fishing village of Henningsvær with its codfish drying racks, lovely harbor, and art galleries.

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Day 9 AT LEISURE IN SVOLVÆR

To make the most of your stay, experience the Viking Age on an exciting optional excursion to the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg which houses an impressive reconstruction of the Chieftain’s house.

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Day 10 SVOLVÆR–RAMBERG–REINE–MOSKENES–BODØ

Another scenic day! Take pictures of beautiful Ramberg beach, before heading down to the well-known, picturesque fishing village of Reine, situated on several small islands. In Moskenes, board the FERRY and cross the Vestfjord to Bodø on mainland Norway.

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Day 11 BODØ–OSLO

After a visit to Bodø’s interesting NORWEGIAN AVIATION MUSEUM, board the flight to return to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate your Arctic journey with a farewell dinner.

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Day 12 OSLO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

Oslo
Honningsvag
Alta
Tromso
Harstad
Svolvaer
Bodo

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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