Norway Tours

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NK1 Nordic Explorer Tour

15 days from Helsinki to Bergen

A spectacular 15-day adventure to the Nordic countries is a perfect opportunity to see what kind of treasures lie along the Baltic Sea. And there…

MCNF Norway & Finland Tour

19 days from Oslo to Helsinki

During this tour we will experience the Hurtigruten Classic Voyage North and witness the gradual transition from the populated, lush southern regions…

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In a country overflowing with jaw-dropping scenery from mountainscapes to the fjords, Norway has become a destination of choice for those who love nature. With one of the longest coastlines in the world measuring at 25,148 km (15,626 mi), sailing the iconic Norwegian coastlines sheltered waters is a must and our Norway tours do just that.

Jagged rocks line steep-sided fjords, creating a most dramatic landscape to the delight of photographers. Each port and the different parts of the coast give you the opportunity to experience something different. The northern location of the country at above 60 degrees north of the equator, means summer has long days with ample light while fall and winters have a beautiful twilight and the chance of sighting the northern lights.

The Kingdom of Norway is found within Scandinavia and is connected to the Viking histories. They colonised, raided, and traded in all parts of Europe as well as were active in European discovery of Iceland, eastern North America as well as the settling of western British Isles. Viking histories are readily on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, which houses the three ships found buried along the Oslo fjord (the world's best-preserved wooden Viking ships). Viking histories are usually relayed through their sagas, and in Bergen which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities of Norway, it is also an ancient city that looms large in Viking sagas. Until the 14th century, it was the seat of the medieval kingdom of Norway.

As a city on the sea, daily life often has revolved around harbour. Fish markets and the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf has been the center of the city, offering a stunning silhouette of its ancient gables against the harbor. From the city of Bergen, northwards is one of Norway’s finest coastlines. It is over 2,400km long, and in the 19th Century almost all of it was home to rich fishing grounds.

The maritime maps were unreliable and there were only a few lighthouses, especially in the north. This important seaway is lined with perilous reefs, small islands and narrow inlets, and it was essential that a safe trade route be established to link the southern and northern regions of Norway. When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With’s steamer, DS Vesteraalen, was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway, and Hurtigruten (the fast route) was established. 120 years later, the ships still carry freight and passengers and are a part of Norwegian coastal life.

Away from the seas, the railway is also a prefered way to travel the country. The Flamsbana railway is considered by many to be one of the world's most spectacular rail journeys. Tunnels were excavated by hand, the first of the tracks were not put down until autumn 1936. Almost 80% of the railway line has a gradient of 5.5% (1:18).

Whether going over the mountains or into the fjords, Norway’s scenery never disappoints.

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