GLOBUS 2020: Land of Midnight Sun & Lofoten Islands (ZL)

12 days from Oslo to Oslo

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, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held every year. 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 spectacular journey to the Lofoten Islands takes to the air with a flight across the Arctic Circle to Alta. After dinner in Honningsvag, embark on your excursion to the North Cape's sheer 1,000-foot cliff above the Atlantic Ocean. Take ferry crossings on the Lyngenfjord and Ullsfjord with views of the Lyngen Alps.

While exploring the islands and picturesque fishing villages, with visits to Tromso, Harstad, and Svolvaer, 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 Henningsvaer, is prized by artists for its picture-postcard views, hence its art galleries. After exploring the fascinating and stunning scenes on the Lofoten Islands, take a ferry across the Vestfjord to mainland Norway. As you fly back to Oslo for a farewell dinner to celebrate your Norway vacation, we know you'll carry your days in the Land of the Midnight Sun with you always.

Details

Tour Operator
Globus
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2019
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1OsloWelcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2OsloToday gives you a good 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! (B)
Day 3HonningsvagBoard the plane and fly across the Arctic Circle. Land in Alta, and proceed to Honningsvag. After dinner, enjoy [LF] 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.
Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B,D)
Day 4AltaMorning at leisure. In the afternoon return to Alta, considered the northernmost city in the world and catch glimpses of the new Northern Lights Cathedral.
Today's Distance: 130 mi / 210 km (B,D)
Day 5TromsoVisit 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 before 4,000 BC. Drive south and enjoy [LF] FERRY CROSSINGS on the Lyngenfjord and the Ullsfjord with views of the Lyngen Alps. Arrive in lively and colorful Tromso, the largest town in Northern Norway, surrounded by high mountains and beautiful fjords.
Today's Distance: 286 mi / 460 km (B,D)
Day 6TromsoDuring 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 Sommaroy island, pearl of nature. (B)
Day 7HarstadContinue further south via the coastal island of Hinnoya, 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.
Today's Distance: 211 mi / 340 km (B,D)
Day 8HarstadHead for Svolvaer, 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 Svolvaer, Lofoten's capital. For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the light and the scenery. In the afternoon, [LF] travel to Kabelvag 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 Oystein on the hill. Visit the 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 Henningsvaer with its codfish drying racks, lovely harbor, and art galleries.
Today's Distance: 205 mi / 330 km (B,D)
Day 9SvolvaerTo 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. (B)
Day 10BodoAnother 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 Bodo on mainland Norway.
Today's Distance: 81 mi / 130 km (B,D)
Day 11BODO-OSLOAfter a visit to Bodo's interesting NORWEGIAN AVIATION MUSEUM, board the flight to return to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate your Arctic journey with a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 12OsloYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
May 23, 2020$3,344.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
May 30, 2020$3,454.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 06, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 13, 2020$3,454.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 20, 2020$3,454.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 27, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 04, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 11, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 18, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 25, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 01, 2020$3,404.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 08, 2020$3,344.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 15, 2020$3,344.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
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Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $425. Required intra-vacation air segment: Oslo/Alta; Bodo/Oslo. Air prices were effective on September 10, 2019 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Single room supplement:
$670-$730

Triple room reduction per person:
$120

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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