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Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Ocean Cruise
17 Days
$10,990 CAD
All inclusive from, per guest, double occupancy.
New Release
Current Date Selected

May 11 to 27, 2025

Ocean Cruise
17 Days
$10,990 CAD
All inclusive from, per guest, double occupancy.
New Release
Current Date Selected

May 11 to 27, 2025

Journey Highlights

Throughout one of the most breathtaking countries on earth, explore dramatic coastlines, majestic fjords, intimate villages and spectacular scenery on the new MS Havila Castor.

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.

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 life achievements. Make the experience even more memorable by celebrating in an authentic Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony.

“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.

Image: Pretty red and white houses on the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Perhaps the most beautiful part of Norway, 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. Enjoy a concert in an old Herring Oil tank, pass through the stunning wall of mountains that is Lofoten and visit the Lofoten Aquarium.

Image: The Atlantic Road stringing along islands in Norway

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.

“The voyage was a wonderful way to see the coast of Norway.
Highlight: The bus tours, in particular the North Cape day as well as the aquarium and drive.”
-The Costleys, SK

Journey Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1

Depart for Oslo, Norway

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.

Overnight: Flight
Meals:
Day 2

Oslo

On arrival in Oslo, we are brought to our hotel. The esteemed Hotel Bristol opened its doors for the first time in 1920. With much history permeating the walls, an upgraded interior, and an elegant atmosphere, it will take you back in time. It is just 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.

Overnight: Oslo, Hotel Bristol
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Touring Oslo

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.

Overnight: Oslo, Hotel Bristol
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Spires from the birdseye view of the coast of Oslo
Day 4

Rail Journey to Bergen

Today, we board the train and travel ‘Over the Roof of Norway,’ to Bergen. This railroad adventure is the longest high mountain stretches 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 Havila Castor, your home for the next eleven days. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5

Ålesund

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 and Fjellstua

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 Fjellstua where we take in the beautiful views of the city, mountains and ocean.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

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.

Havila Tradition – Arctic Circle Competition

Sometime tomorrow morning, the Havila Castor will cross the Arctic Circle. Participate in the ship-wide competition by placing a guess of what time that will happen.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Crossing the Arctic Circle

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.

 

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8

Tromsø

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 a visit to the Polar Museum which preserves and conveys stories related to the history of Tromsø and the Arctic.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Norway
Day 9

Barents Sea & North Cape

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

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 photo stop and the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs. We then rejoin our ship in Honningsvåg.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10

Kirkenes

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

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11

Hammerfest – 70⁰ 39′ 48″N

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.’

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A cruise ship in the port of Hammerfest
Day 12

Unique Concert & Lofoten Aquarium

This single day is a testament to why the round-trip voyage on the Havila Castor 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.

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.

Included Private Excursion – Lofoten and the Lofoten Aquarium

In Svolvær, our overland Journey continues through the stunning wall of mountains that is Lofoten. This is an evening to remember and includes a visit to the Lofoten Aquarium.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The mountains and houses on the coast of the Lofoten Islands in Norway
Day 13

Day at Sea: The Arctic Circle

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.

 

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14

Trondheim & ‘The Atlantic Road’

Enjoy free time in Trondheim early today. This afternoon we call on Kristiansund, 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.

Overnight: Havila Castor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The bend in the Atlantic Road in Norway
Day 15

Exploring Bergen

We disembark the Havila Castor 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. Dinner this evening is on your own for you to explore the many restaurants in the area.

Overnight: Bergen, Radisson Blu Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Houses in Bryggen in Bergen, Norway
Day 16

Free Day in Bergen

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.

Overnight: Bergen, Radisson Blu Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
A seafood vendor in Bergen, Norway
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.

Overnight: Home
Meals: Breakfast
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

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:

  • 10 nights aboard the MS Havila Castor
  • 4 nights in outstanding hotels
  • All meals included: 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 15 dinners
  • 2 glasses of wine or beer at dinner each night
  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with KLM
  • “Whisper” radios included for use during excursions
  • All taxes as well as service charges
  • 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

Discover the MS Havila Castor

As a new shipping company sailing along the magnificent Norwegian coast, Havila Voyages ensures your utmost comfort onboard our new, sustainable coastal cruise ships.
The internal décor of the ships is inspired by the sea, the sky, mountains and glaciers, and the food we serve are traditional dishes from the local towns and villages along the route.
This is when Hildring Fine Dining, with its delicious, leisurely breakfasts and our special signature dinner menu, comes in. The cold, clean waters that we sail in have the best seafood in the world, and it is from here that Hildring Fine Dining sources the turbot and scallops that are served. Berries that have benefitted from long sunny days on the mountainsides along the fjords bring your meal to a sweet conclusion.

Hotels

Days 2-3

Hotel Bristol, Oslo

This elegant hotel is a 2-minute walk from the main street, Karl Johans gate and only 3 minutes’ walk from the National Theatre and the National Gallery. It offers free Wi-Fi, along with free gym and sauna access. Hotel Bristol’s bright rooms have a TV and minibar. All feature charming, antique-style furniture and interiors. Guests can try traditional Norwegian food at the Bristol Grill, which has an English-pub feel. A popular meeting point for politicians, musicians and actors since the 1920s, the Library Bar offers live piano music.

Day 15-16

Radisson Blu Bergen, Bergen

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is idyllically situated on the waterfront, amongst the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hanseatic houses. The hotel`s award winning architecture blends in perfectly with the historical area. The hotel is the ultimate combination of modern facilities in a warm and cozy atmosphere.

 

Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an electric tea pot, a bath or shower, a hairdryer and a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries, while certain rooms at the hotel also offer a seating area. All rooms include a safety deposit box.

May 11 to 27, 2025

MS Havila Castor

MS Havila Castor Deckplan

Junior Suite with Balcony

22-25 metres sq.
  • Private balcony (6–9 m²)
  • Floor-to-ceiling window
  • Queen sized double bed
  • Swivel TV
  • Recliner
  • Sofa bed with table
  • Desk with chair
  • 2 wardrobes
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Welcome package
  • Access to breakfast at the Hildring Fine Diningrestaurant
  • Free wifi

Seaview Superior

15 metres sq.
  • Twin or Double
  • Outside cabin with sea view
  • Choice of double or twin beds
  • Sofa or sofa bed
  • Desk
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Free wifi

Interior

10 metres sq.
  • 2 passengers
  • Inside cabin without a window
  • 1 lower single bed and 1 upper berth
  • Sofa
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Free wifi

Prices are per guest in CAD, all taxes included.

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