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Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Ocean Cruise
17 Days
$9,990 CAD
All inclusive from, per guest, double occ.
Current Date Selected

May 2 to 18, 2022

Ocean Cruise
17 Days
$9,990 CAD
All inclusive from, per guest, double occ.
Current Date Selected

May 2 to 18, 2022

Journey Highlights

Throughout one of the most breathtaking countries on earth, explore dramatic coastlines, majestic fjords, intimate villages and spectacular scenery. Travel on a magical train ride “Over the Roof” of Norway, celebrate with King Neptune as you cross the Arctic Circle, drive the world-famous Atlantic Road and immerse yourself in the beauty of the captivating Lofoten Islands. To make sure you miss nothing, we have ensured that we cover all 34 ports of call during this once-in-a-lifetime Journey.

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

An awe-inspiring and once-in-a-lifetime experience, venture across one of the five major circles of latitude that mark the Earth. Crossing the magical Arctic Circle is considered to be one of the greatest and unmissable life experiences. Make the experience even more memorable by celebrating in an authentic Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony.

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“Over the Roof of Norway”

“Over the Roof of Norway”

Take a spectacular railroad adventure across the longest high-mountain stretch of railway in Europe. Recognized as one of the top twenty railway experiences in the world, your rail voyage to Bergen will take you past mountains covered with snow, green fields clinging to steep hillsides, and rivers tumbling joyfully over rocky basins.

This one has to rank right up at the top. The arrangements for travel, hotels, excursions, meals – everything – were meticulously planned out so the operators had everything laid out ready for us travellers.

— Mr. Millar of Brockville, ON
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Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands are a feast for the senses. Feel a rush of emotion as you gaze at the endless mountains, colourful green valleys, brightly-coloured houses, and tranquil rippling waters. While in Lofoten, we’ll enjoy a concert in an old Herring Oil tank, and visit the Lofoten Aquarium.

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The “Atlantic Road”

The “Atlantic Road”

A long ribbon, draped across the rocks and islets connecting Norway’s mainland to the island of Averøy, the “Atlantic Road” is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Drive along this stunning feat of engineering for magnificent views as you drive down the gently winding road and across bridges jutting out over the sea.

Sincere thanks for a superb Norwegian Journey. This has been an enchanting voyage from literally all points of view. Picturesque Norway is so diverse.

— Mrs. Bazoian of Dundas, ON

Journey Map

Journey Map

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Journey Itinerary

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Day 1

DEPART FOR OSLO, NORWAY

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Meet your Journey Manager, fellow travellers and board your flights to Norway. Upon arrival, settle in at the hotel and relax with us at a welcome dinner.

Overnight flight

Start your Journey with us by enjoying a private car pick up service from your home. Upon arrival at the airport, guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow guests, and board your flights to Norway. Our Journey Manager travels with you to take care of all the details, allowing you to embrace your Journey.

oslo
Day 2

OSLO

After arriving and settling in at our hotel, spend the day at your leisure exploring the natural beauty that lies within and around this special town. This evening, join us for a casual welcome dinner. (L,D)

Hotel Bristol, Oslo (2 nights)

On arrival in Oslo, we are brought to our hotel. With its Louis XVI revival style and characteristic clock tower, the Hotel Bristol Oslo is located right on Karl Johans gate, moments from the Royal Palace, Nobel Peace Building, the harbour, and the peaceful city parks. Explore this ancient city, founded in 1040, at leisure this afternoon. Join us this evening for dinner at the hotel.

oslo
Day 3

TOURING OSLO

This morning, we tour the city, discover the harbour area and Frogner Park. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to explore the Scandinavian capital and indulge in Norway’s culinary delicacies. (B,L,D)

Surrounded by mountains and sea, Oslo’s high rises reveal a bustling metropolis boasting innovative architecture with pockets of quaint historic buildings and peaceful urban parks. This morning, enjoy a tour of this Scandinavian capital. We visit many of the highlights of Oslo including Frogner Park, the harbour area, and downtown Oslo. This afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight we regroup for dinner at our hotel tonight.

oslo
Day 4

RAIL JOURNEY TO BERGEN

We board a train and travel ‘Over the Roof of Norway,’ to Bergen. We then tour Bergen before boarding the MS Kong Harald, your home for the next eleven days. (B,D)
MS Kong Harald (11 nights)

Today, we board the train and travel ‘Over the Roof of Norway,’ to Bergen. This railroad adventure is the longest, high mountain stretch of railway in Europe and is recognized as being one of the top twenty railway experiences in the world. On arrival in Bergen, we are introduced to this beautiful city by our local guide before we board the MS Kong Harald, your home for the next eleven days. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated.

bergen
Day 5

ÅLESUND

Awaken in Ålesund where we head ashore to appreciate the art nouveau style of the city, climb towards Fjellstua for a panoramic view and visit Waldehuset. (B,L,D)
Included Private Excursion – Exploring Ålesund, Fjellsyua and Waldehuset

Awaken to Norway’s fresh sea air. We arrive in Ålesund this afternoon, a small fishing centre. We head ashore to appreciate the art nouveau style of the city that was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904.

Included Private Excursion – Exploring Ålesund, Fjellsyua and Waldehuset

Board our private train to explore Ålesund, we pass Arbeideren, the oldest community house of Ålesund, the old city hall, the marketplace and the prison. After visiting Borgundsvegen, the longest street in Ålesund, we climb towards Fjellsyua where we take in the beautiful views of the city, mountain and ocean. We also visit Waldehuset, a wooden house that miraculously avoided the flames of the city fire.

alesund
Day 6

TRONDHEIM

Stroll through Trondheim and see the Ringve Museum and Nidaros Cathedral and listen to the music of local students, Admire the colourful houses, quaint waterways and charming cobbled streets that make this town picture-perfect! (B,L,D)
Included Private Excursion – Experiencing Trondheim

Founded in 997 and capital of Norway during the Viking Age, Trondheim is steeped in history and culture. The colourful houses, quaint waterways and charming cobbled streets make this town picture-perfect!

Included Private Excursion – Experiencing Trondheim
We see the remarkable music history at the Ringve Museum, where local music students play for us. We continue our exploration to Norway’s largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral, the site of the coronation of the kings of Norway and the home of the crown jewels.

Hurtigruten Tradition – Arctic Circle Competition
Sometime tomorrow morning, the MS Kong Harald will cross the Arctic Circle. Participate in the ship-wide competition by placing a guess of what time that will happen.

trondheim
Day 7

CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

Today celebrate with King Neptune the crossing of the Arctic Circle. Enjoy free time in Bodø and Svolvær. End the day with a drink in a glass made of ice. Skål! (B,L,D)

Have your cameras ready today as we visit five fantastic ports. This morning, we cross over the Arctic Circle and celebrate with a special ceremony where the winner of the Arctic Circle Competition is announced. After lunch, we call on Bodø in Nordland county, where you can enjoy some free time to explore. Later this afternoon, we may see the majestic Lofoten wall which stretches from Moskenes in the south to the Raftsund in the north. This evening enjoy free time in the quaint fishing village of Svolvær. Enjoy a drink served in a glass made of ice.

artic circle
Day 8

TROMSØ

In Tromsø, we visit the Arctic Cathedral with its magnificent stained-glass window, and Journey to the summit of Storsteinen Mountain by cable car to see the spectacular view from the top. (B,L,D)
Included Private Excursion – Tromsø, the Arctic Cathedral and Cable Car

In Tromsø, our guide takes us to the Arctic Cathedral, a beautiful and modern church inspired by the local Norwegian faith and nature. Tromsø is affectionately known as the Arctic capital. Surrounded by majestic mountains, scenic fjords and picturesque islands, Tromsø’s many attractions offer history, daring architecture, wildlife, science, culture and impressive vistas. 

Included Private Excursion – Tromsø, the Arctic Cathedral and Cable Car
We venture off to explore this fascinating university city affectionately called ‘The Paris of the North.’ Visit the Arctic Cathedral with its magnificent stained-glass window, and Journey to the summit of Storsteinen Mountain by cable car to see the spectacular view from the top.

tromso
Day 9

BARENTS SEA & NORTH CAPE

We travel through the fishing villages of the Finnmark region. On the island of Magerøya we visit the North Cape Pavilion and watch a 125° panorama film about the seasons. We continue out into northern Norway for a visit with the local Sami peoples. (B,L,D)
Included Private Excursion – North Cape and the Sami People

Today, we sail the Barents Sea and travel through the Finnmark region, sailing past many small fishing villages both old and active.

Included Private Excursion – North Cape and the Sami People
We go ashore on the island of Magerøya and Journey to visit the North Cape. Here, you have time to explore the North Cape Pavilion and view the 125° panorama film. We continue out into the wilds of northern Norway for a visit with the local Sami peoples. The Sami have been residents in northern Scandinavia for generations and have traditionally been reindeer herders. We then rejoin our ship in Honningsvåg.

barents sea
Day 10

KIRKENES

Our ship arrives in Kirkenes. Explore this remote northern community at your leisure. We depart Kirkenes, stopping in Vardø for some free time. (B,L,D)

Our ship arrives in Kirkenes today. Here we are further north than any part of mainland Canada or the tip of Siberia! Enjoy your free time to explore this remote northern community. We depart Kirkenes to begin our southbound voyage. This afternoon, we stop in Vardø for more free time exploring.

kirkenes
Day 11

HAMMERFEST 70° 39′ 48″N

The world’s most northern town, Journey through Hammerfest at your leisure and discover this historical and unique place. Make your way towards the local meeting spot at the town’s square or harbour. (B,L,D)

Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world and offers many attractions. Enjoy a morning of leisure where you may choose to visit the Museum of Reconstruction, see the monuments in the town square, or simply wander through the shops. This is also home to the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society, ‘Isbjørnklubben.’

hammerfest
Day 12

UNIQUE CONCERT & LOFOTEN AQUARIUM

Feast your eyes on the spectacular Lofoten Islands before we tour Vesterålen and join a concert in an old herring oil tank. We return to the ship for dinner before a visit to the Lofoten Aquarium. (B,L,D)
Included Private Excursions – Vesterålen to Sortland with Herring Oil Tank Concert & Lofoten and the Lofoten Aquarium

This single day is a testament to why the round-trip voyage on the MS Kong Harald cannot be missed. The Lofoten Islands are a feast for the eyes with their countless mountains, colourful green valleys, bright houses and endless rippling waters. (B,L,D)

Included Private Excursion – Vesterålen to Sortland with Herring Oil Tank Concert
In Risøyhamn, we depart on our sightseeing tour of Vesterålen. Arriving in Melbu, enjoy a concert in an old herring oil tank at the Neptun Herring Oil Factory. In Svolvær, our overland Journey continues through the stunning wall of mountains that is Lofoten.

Included Private Excursion – Lofoten and the Lofoten Aquarium
This is an evening to remember and includes a visit to the Lofoten Aquarium.

Vesterålen
Day 13

DAY AT SEA: THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

This morning, we cross back over the Arctic Circle, then we call on Sandnessjøen for an early afternoon stroll. On departure, watch for the ‘Seven Sisters’ peaks and Torghatten, the famous mountain with a hole through it. After dinner explore the pretty town of Rorvik. (B,L,D)

Today is a day for relaxing as we cross back over six ports of call and take in the spellbinding scenery. We pass the Arctic Circle again and around lunchtime, we call on Sandnessjøen to enjoy an early afternoon stroll. The Helgeland coast has hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls. Do not miss the majestic chain of peaks named the ’Seven Sisters’, as well as the characteristic Torghatten, the famous mountain with a hole through it. After dinner we call on the pretty town of Rørvik.

arctic circle
Day 14

TRONDHEIM & ‘THE ATLANTIC ROAD’

In Trondheim, wander into the town with your Journey Manager, or enjoy at your leisure. We then visit Kristiansund before driving the Atlantic Road for the scenic views. (B,L,D)
Included Private Excursion – Kristiansund and ‘The Atlantic Road’

Enjoy free time in Trondheim early today. This afternoon we call onKristiansund, an ancient town situated on three islands. The people here have lived around this harbour for at least eight thousand years.

Included Private Excursion – Kristiansund and ‘The Atlantic Road’
We drive the world famous ‘Atlantic Road.’ Known as one of the most scenic drives in the world, zig zagging over bridges that burst out into the sea. This road was chosen as ‘Norway’s Construction of the Century’ and links many small towns between Kristiansund and Molde. We return to the ship in Molde, well known for its unspoiled views of the Alps of Romsdalen.

trondheim
Day 15

EXPLORING BERGEN

We disembark the MS Kong Harald and transfer to our hotel, located amidst the historical buildings of Bryggen. The rest of the day is yours to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoretn, Bergen (2 nights)

bergen
Day 16

FREE DAY IN BERGEN

Enjoy a day to relax and explore Bergen at your leisure. With many beautiful parks, museums, shops, and attractions, the city is alive with activity. his evening, join your fellow guests and Journey Manager for our farewell dinner. (B,D)

Today you are free to explore the beautiful city of Bergen at your leisure. An important seaport and Norway’s capital through the early Middle Ages, today Bergen is the 2nd largest city in Norway and is known for its annual International Festival, KODE art museums, and stunning views. This evening enjoy our farewell dinner.

bergen
Day 17

HOME

We bid Norway ’avskjed’, and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

Private car home from the Journey to the Nordic Countries
Private car home from the Journey to the Nordic Countries
Private car home from the Journey to the Nordic Countries

The Explore
With Confidence Plan

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, your safety and comfort during any Journey with us is our top priority. Learn about how we are taking your safety seriously.

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Signature Inclusions on This Journey

THE JOURNEYS DIFFERENCE

In addition to our essentials, your Journey includes our following Signature Inclusions:

24/7 Professional Journey Manager
  • Will travel with you from Canada and handle every detail
    In addition to knowledgeable local guides

 

Memorable Private Excursions
  • Private excursions crafted by our team
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees included

 

Private Car Pick-up Service
  • Within a 200-kilometre radius, let your Journey begin in elegant comfort with a private chauffeured car to the airport

 

Generous Tips & Gratuities
  • For the porters, local guides, hotel staff & many more, paid by us on your behalf

 

Our essentials included with your Journey:

  • 11 nights on the MS King Harald
  • 4 nights in outstanding hotels
  • Most meals included (15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners)
  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with KLM
  • All taxes as well as port & service charges
  • “Whisper” radios included for use during excursions
  • Flights from select Canadian gateways for only $100
  • Other gateways & travel classes available
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage per person
  • Complete information & assistance leading up to your departure
  • Branded overnight carry-on or backpack

MS Kong Harald

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Your home at sea, the MS Kong Harald, hosts 590 fortunate guests. Whether you choose to relax at the spa, engage in a expedition lecture or sip on a delectable cocktail, your time spent on board will be a great experience at sea!
Pamper yourself with the marvellous views passing by from one of the two hot tubs out on deck. The top deck of the boat features a sun deck, observation saloon and panorama lounge, all of which also provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery.
kong harald cruise
Refurbished in 2016, the MS Kong Harald now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. Experience the warm and inviting ambience where each and every one of your needs and desires are met. Exceptionally, doted on, life proceeds at a more courteous pace.
kong harald cruise
Indulge in memorable dining experiences at three different restaurants onboard the MS Kong Harald or grab a delectable snack at the Multe bakery and ice cream bar. Fancy a drink? Delight in a cocktail from the comfortable bar at the front of the ship.
May 2 to 18, 2022

Fares & Staterooms

View Deckplan
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I — Polar Inside

94 sqft

These comfortable, standard inside staterooms are located on the middle decks of this wonderful vessel.

  • Separate beds, and one can be turned into a sofa
  • Private bathroom with comfortable shower
  • Convenient desk area with mirror
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N — Polar Outside

121 sqft

These standard ocean view staterooms are located on the middle decks and offer ideal views of the waters of Norway from the comfort of your own room.

  • A window featuring views of the coast and ocean of Norway
  • Separate beds, and one can be turned into a sofa
  • Private bathroom with comfortable shower
  • Convenient desk area with mirror
kong harald cruise

O — Polar Outside

121 sqft

These standard ocean view staterooms are located on the middle decks and offer ideal views of the waters of Norway from the comfort of your own room.

  • A window featuring views of the coast and ocean of Norway
  • Separate beds, and one can be turned into a sofa
  • Private bathroom with comfortable shower
  • Convenient desk area with mirror
kong harald cruise

P — Arctic Superior

118 sqft

These superior ocean view staterooms are located on the 5th deck and offer ideal views of the waters of Norway, in addition to comfort.

  • A window featuring views of the coast and ocean of Norway
  • Flat panel television
  • Private bathroom with comfortable shower
  • Convenient desk area with mirror
kong harald cruise

U — Arctic Superior

118 sqft

These superior ocean view staterooms are located on the 6th deck and offer ideal views of the waters of Norway, in addition to comfort.

  • A window featuring views of the coast and ocean of Norway
  • Flat panel television
  • Private bathroom with comfortable shower
  • Convenient desk area with mirror

Prices are per guest in CAD, all taxes included.

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