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Winter Tour to Norway - Overview
DATES & COST 

March 5 - 15, 2019
11 Days / 10 Nights

This tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen

$4,480 double occupancy
$1,510 optional single supplement
$340 additional night, including a private airport transfer, single or double room
Includes all fees and taxes

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THIS TOUR IS FULL. WE ARE ACCEPTING STANDBY RESERVATIONS.

Norway is a land of intense natural beauty which is hard to overstate, especially in winter, its signature season. Mountains of dizzying heights, deep fjords carved out by ice age glaciers, waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Spectacular architecture, quaint, affluent cities and exciting local cuisine enhance the experience further. Norway’s natural wonders, dramatic and diverse, range from serene forest-covered hills in the southeast, spectacular fjords and glaciers in the west, and the Arctic wilderness in the north. The seals and eagles reign, the whales and fish patrol the deep fjords, and small villages sleep along the sides of each fjord.

The Norway in Winter adventure will awake the explorer in you. We'll journey from the sophisticated capital city of Oslo to the tiny Kirkenes in the extreme Arctic wilderness, then follow the West Coast among the world's most beautiful islands and fjords to end the adventure in the historic Old World Bergen. With its stirring and varied landscapes, the Norwegian coast is one of the most exciting and varied adventure destinations in the world, and we will explore this rugged coastline, coming face-to-face with natural wonders of epic proportions and enjoying the local culture and the everyday life of people who live here.

We'll spend 2 days in Oslo, staying at an upscale hotel in the heart of Norway's sophisticated capital, and visiting its cultural highlights: the National Gallery of Norway, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Viking Ship Museum. Then, we'll fly to Kirkenes, in the extreme Arctic and spend a night at Snowhotel which in itself is an experience of a lifetime. In Kirkenes, we'll board a Hurtigruten Expedition Ship, and travel for 6 days along the West Coast of Norway until we reach the old Hanseatic League town of Bergen, staying for another 2 days. From here, we'll venture out to experience Norway in a Nutshell, the iconic train journey that traverses the hauntingly beautiful Norwegian landscapes of the magnificent fjords, idyllic rural vistas, taking the spectacular Flam Mountain Railway and cruising on the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 
  • 2 nights in an upscale designer hotel, located in the heart of cosmopolitan Oslo.
     
  • 1 night at an ice suite in Kirkenes Snowhotel.
     
  • 5 nights aboard the M/S Polarlys, a Hurtigruten Expedition Ship. Twin rooms are Polar Outside cabins and single rooms are Arctic Superior cabins.
     
  • 2 nights in a wharf-side luxury hotel in Bergen's Old Town.
     
  • Delicious local meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners, including drinks.
     
  • One way domestic flight from Oslo to Kirkenes.
     
  • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure;
     
  • Private guided tour of Oslo, including the National Gallery of Norway and the Viking Ship Museum.
     
  • Private guided tour of Bergen, including a ride on the Fløibanen funicular.
     
  • Full day Norway in a Nutshell excursion from Bergen, including high altitude Bergen train ride, a cruise through the narrow Nærøyfjord and the Flåm Railway.
     
  • Midnight concert at Tromsø's Arctic Cathedral.
     
  • Trondheim city tour, including the Nidaros Cathedral;
     
  • Lectures, presentations and activities onboard the expedition ship;
     
  • Experienced tour director throughout the tour, all activities, sightseeing fees and admissions as per itinerary;
     
  • All restaurants', guides' and drivers' gratuities throughout the tour.
     
  • WiFi onboard the ship.
NOT INCLUDED 

Additional/optional costs may include: optional single room supplement, additional accommodations in Oslo or in Bergen, early hotel check-in, luggage handling, additional excursions from M/S Polarlys, medical travel insurance (required for Norway), optional tour director's gratuity, meals not included in the itinerary, telephone charges, laundry, minibar, and personal expenses.

HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Modern Oslo's art and architecture
  • Night at the Snowhotel
  • 6 day voyage on an Expedition Ship
  • Northern Lights
  • Midnight concert at Tromsø's Arctic Cathedral
  • Trollfjord and the Lofoten Islands
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Seven Sisters Mountain Range and the Vega Islands
  • The city of Trondhein and Nidaros Cathedral
  • Nordfjord and Sognefjord
  • The wooden architecture of Bergen
  • Norway in a Nutshell
What Makes This Trip Special  
  • Carefully designed itinerary, including signature Norwegian experiences
  • Exclusive experiences not available to larger groups
  • Knowledgeable private guides in Oslo and in Bergen
  • A night spent in Snowhotel
  • Expedition Ship's special activities, lectures and presentations
  • A small group of maximum 16 women
  • A professional, experienced tour director
  • Private airport transfers
  • Culturally enriching and fun activities, perfect for solo travelers
  • No forced shopping
  • Inclusion of gratuities
  • Inclusion of drinks with dinner and WiFi on board the ship
Testimonials 

The tour was great – loved the Snow Hotel, the city tours, my fellow sister-travelers, nighttime dogsledding, snowmobiling, and horseback riding. Anne was always excited to be with us and take group photos and offer options and advice. - Risa from New Jersey

The February Norway tour was another amazing adventure. We saw Northern Lights, experienced dog sledding and riding Icelandic horses along the beach. The Fjords were magnificent and the scenery along the coast was beautiful. I am so glad I took this winter vacation with Sights and Soul, and Anne was a great tour leader! – Suzanne from Virginia

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Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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