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Tour Information - NE12

11 Night Break - Nordic Explorer - The Ultimate Nordic Adventure

The Nordic Explorer Information

This fantastic 11 night tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through the Nordic Winter.

Starting in the stunning city of Stockholm you then fly north to the amazing Ice Hotel, with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of winter activities.

The Ice Hotel
The Ice Hotel

Whether you choose to sleep 'on ice' is entirely up to you!

Extra nights can be added if required, or the holiday shortened in various ways if time does not permit the full itinerary. Further details of the Ice Hotel and the activities available can be found on our Ice Hotel page.

A scenic rail journey through the arctic wilderness takes you into Norway and next day you join the Hurtigruten (Coastal Voyage) sailing south through the lovely Lofoten Islands.

Hurtigruten Ship
Hertigruten Cruise Ship

You now have four days to relax and enjoy the spectacular vistas of mountains and fjords, as well as the diversity of ports of call en route to Bergen.

From Bergen you take the train 'Over the Roof of Norway' to conclude this memorable holiday.

An Evening Showmobile Safari 'In Search of Northern Lights', with dinner included is also available from 135pp (sharing snowmobile) or 195pp driving own snowmobile.

Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Further details on hotels in Stockholm, Harstad, Bergen and Oslo, Coastal Voyage and flight times from regional airports is available on request.

Departure on Saturdays is generally more cost effective, but other days may be possible.

Nordic Explorer Itinerary

Day 1

1035 Depart Heathrow for Stockholm, arriving 1410.

Overnight - Bed & Breakfast - Clarion Sign Hotel, Stockholm (2 nights)

Day 2

At leisure in Stockholm

Overnight - Bed & Breakfast - Clarion Sign Hotel, Stockholm

Day 3

1200 Depart Stockholm for Kiruna, arriving 1330. Transfer to the Ice Hotel. Thermal clothing/boots will be issued on arrival and you will have a guided tour of the Ice Hotel.

Overnight in the Ice Hotel or warm cabin/room

Day 4

Breakfast at the inn. Day at leisure with optional activities as required.

Overnight in warm cabin or hotel room

Day 5

Breakfast at the inn. Transfer to Kiruna Station for 1100 train to Narvik, arriving 1400. At 1615 depart Narvik by bus for Harstad, arriving 1830.

Overnight - Bed & Breakfast - Thron Hotel - Harstad

Day 6

0830 Depart Harstad on southbound Coastal Voyage, sailing through Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands, with a detour into the amazing Trollfjord if weather conditions permit.

Overnight - Half Board - Coastal Voyage (3 nights)

Day 7

Today you will cross the Arctic Circle as you head south through more panoramic island and mountain vistas.

Overnight - Half Board - Coastal Voyage

Day 8

This morning you can spend a few hours in Trondheim before continuing south to Kristiansund, Molde and Alesund.

Overnight - Half Board - Coastal Voyage

Day 9

1430 Arrive Bergen

Overnight - Bed & Breakfast - Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen (2 nights)

Day 10

At leisure in Bergen

Overnight - Bed & Breakfast - Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen

Day 11

1030 Depart Bergen for the scenic rail journey 'Over the Roof of Norway' to Oslo arriving 1800.

Overnight - Bed & Breakfast - Royal Christiania Hotel, Oslo

Day 12

1710 Depart Oslo for London Heathrow, arriving 1830.

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