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I am delighted and SO excited to present you with your stunning Norway & Iceland adventure including the amazing 9-day exploration cruise. This trip will be one that you will never forget, as you can see by the stunning itinerary it's a trip of a lifetime. 
Starting off in the beautiful city of Oslo, Norway is the perfect start to your journey to these two amazing countries. I think you will love getting lost in the nature, culture, and architecture that this city has to offer. As I want you to feel rested for your 9-day cruise, I have only included a half-day guided tour on your first day to settle you in allowing plenty of time for self-exploration of the city and the many museums waiting to be explored.
To get you to your cruise in time, a first-class train from Oslo to Bergen where you can sit back and relax in the style and comfort of one of the world's most magical train journeys. Get your camera ready as it really is described as one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the world.
Once you board the Atlas World Navigator, your private cabin awaits for the 9-day adventure on this world-class ship. Indulge in the all-inclusive that includes your meals and drinks along with some brilliant days out at each stop.
I wanted to end your trip on a high in Iceland giving you a taste of the LGBT scene, time to detox and relax in the famous hot springs, and to end the trip roaming around the countryside of Iceland on horseback. We didn't discuss your level of riding, but of course, we can talk about that on our call today and ensure we are including the most suited day of riding.
I have not included flights at the moment, we normally are very good at estimating flights that are not currently in range but business flights can be tricky to predict, and would be best for us to wait for the flights to be released.
Availability is going very quickly on the more luxurious cabins with only a few left, so I would suggest we get this secured with a deposit if you love what you are seeing and I can get a cabin on hold for you so that we don't miss out on this amazing trip.
I am looking forward to our call today, and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this breathtaking trip.
Matt Walters
Prepared for: Jeffrey Fugleberg
Date created: 5 February, 2024
Reference: Q106786

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Your Itinerary In Detail

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Saturday 24th August 2024

Saturday 24th August 2024

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

Day 01 - Welcome to Oslo

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Upon your arrival in Oslo, a warm welcome awaits you from one of our representatives, who will escort you privately from the airport to the exquisite Thief Hotel, where you will enjoy a two-night stay.
Welcome to Norway
The essence of Norway's appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Stirring Landscapes
Impossibly steep-sided Norwegian fjords of extraordinary beauty cut gashes from a jagged coastline deep into the interior. Glaciers, grand and glorious, snake down from ice fields that rank among Europe's largest. Elsewhere, the mountainous terrain of Norway's interior resembles the ramparts of so many natural fortresses, and yields rocky coastal islands that rise improbably from the waters like apparitions. Then, of course, there's the ancient appeal, the spare and staggering beauty of the Arctic. And wherever you find yourself in this most extraordinary country, these landscapes are a backdrop for some of Europe's prettiest villages.
The Call to Action
Enjoying nature in Norway is very much an active pursuit, and this is one of Europe's most exciting and varied adventure-tourism destinations. While some of the activities on offer are geared towards the young, energetic, and fearless, most – such as world-class hiking, cycling, and white-water rafting in summer, and dog-sledding, skiing, and snowmobiling in winter – can be enjoyed by anyone of reasonable fitness. Whether you're here for seemingly endless summer possibilities, or snowsports and the soul-stirring Northern Lights in winter, these activities are an exhilarating means of getting close to nature.
Scandinavian Sophistication
The counterpoint to Norway's ever-present natural beauty is found in its vibrant cultural life. Norwegian cities are cosmopolitan and showcase the famous Scandinavian flair for design through the ages. Bergen, Trondheim, and Ålesund must surely rank among Europe's most photogenic cities, while contemporary Arctic-inspired architectural icons grace towns and remote rural settings alike. Food, too, is a cultural passion through which Norwegians push the boundaries of innovation even as they draw deeply on a heartfelt love of tradition. At the same time, a busy calendar of festivals, many of international renown, is worth planning your trip around.

Wonderful Wildlife
When it comes to wildlife, Norway has few peers in Europe. Here you can watch whales – humpback, sperm, and orca, depending on the season – off Andenes, Stø or Tromsø, while the interior offers up wild reindeer, prehistoric musk oxen, ponderous elk (moose) or beguiling Arctic foxes. Birdwatching, too, is a highlight, from the puffins of Bleik to the migratory seabirds of Runde and Varanger. But the real prizes inhabit Norway's high Arctic, in Svalbard, where polar bears and walruses are the poster species for a wilderness of rare, dramatic, and precarious beauty.

The Thief

The Thief

The Thief

The Thief

The Thief

The Thief

The Thief for 2 nights

Accommodation The Thief for 2 nights
With its glass, granite and gold design, The Thief is the jewel in the crown of Norwegian boutique hotels. With its quirky yet sophisticated mix of furnishings and contemporary art, including pieces by Damien Hirst and the Queen of Norway, it fulfils its mission to “steal you away from everyday life.
The Thief fits in harmoniously with the surrounding modern buildings on Tjuvholmen ('Thief') Island, so called because it was once an execution ground for thieves. Designed by Mellbye Architects AS, the curved, nine-storey hotel offers large views of the island’s canals, the Oslofjord and a mix of flats, offices and art galleries which characterise the car-free Tjuvholmen. The Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is close by, as is the Aker Brygge harbour. The city centre is a 15-minute walk away.
No Scandinavian minimalism at The Thief. On the contrary, the work of interior designer Anemone Wille Våge, combined with curator Sune Nordgren’s acquisitions, results in a quirky yet sophisticated mix of furnishings and contemporary art. A Damien Hirst painting welcomes guests at the Foodbar, while photos by the Queen of Norway hang beside works by Sir Peter Blake, Jeff Koons and Richard Price.
At The Thief Foodbar, British chef David Taylor gives priority to locally sourced ingredients, especially seafood. The concept has changed from the previous Fru K. restaurant: small, large and sweet plates have replaced traditional set menus so guests can create their own meal.
Deluxe
Deluxe
Deluxe

Your room: Deluxe

Wake up to soothing views of the Oslo archipelago and the beautiful fjord. The stunning sea vistas from a private balcony could make you reluctant to ever leave your room. Should you decide to stay holed up in your little paradise, the staff will be happy, of course, to bring your breakfast to your room.


Sunday 25th August 2024

Sunday 25th August 2024

Day 02 - Oslo

Day 02 - Oslo

Day 02 - Oslo

Day 02 - Oslo

Day 02 - Oslo

Day 02 - Oslo

Day 02 - Oslo

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Join us for a private 3-hour walking tour of Oslo with a local guide.
Explore the city's new and old parts, each with its unique characteristics and experiences. Along the way, you'll see impressive architectural sights like the Oslo Opera House and the newly developed district of Tjuvholmen, designed by renowned architects. Discover historic landmarks such as the medieval castle, Akershus Fortress, and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies take place. Don't miss out on this comprehensive Oslo tour.

Monday 26th August 2024

Monday 26th August 2024

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

Day 03 - Oslo to Sognefjord

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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Take a private vehicle with a driver from the hotel to the train station.

Board a train from Oslo C to Myrdal.
Along the way, experience the changing climate as you pass through Finse, the highest station on the line at 1222m. Myrdal is located on the maritime coast of Norway, with a milder and damper climate.
Continue the journey by train from Myrdal to Flåm.
The Flåm Railway is a popular tourist attraction, offering stunning views of rivers, ravines, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and mountain farms clinging to steep slopes. The train even makes a photo stop at the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall.

Stay overnight in a Junior Suite at the renowned Fretheim Hotel in Norway, including dinner.
The Fretheim Hotel, a historical establishment, is conveniently situated in the western region of Norway. It marks the end of the Sognefjord and the beginning of the Flam Railway. Originally a farm, the hotel now occupies the same location, with the old farm house serving as historical rooms.

Fretheim Hotel

Fretheim Hotel

Fretheim Hotel

Fretheim Hotel

Fretheim Hotel

Fretheim Hotel

Fretheim Hotel for 2 nights

Accommodation Fretheim Hotel for 2 nights
Fretheim Hotel boasts mountain and fjord views and is somewhere you can look, taste, listen and absorb magnificent nature. This beautiful hotel is situated in a shopping area, right next to Flamsbana Waterfall.
With the past as a source of inspiration, Fretheim Hotel can offer close encounters with the best of the parish's culture through short-traveled tastes, spectacular views of the fjord and mountains and interiors and furnishings that take you back in time. Located at the terminus of the unique Flåmsbana, and with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nærøyfjord nearby, the hotel is in the middle of Smørøy for fantastic experiences.
The hotel was built in Swiss style at the end of the 19th century. Over the years, the hotel has been expanded in line with the flow of tourists. The oldest part of the hotel has been restored with beautiful details, with fireplaces and antique furniture both in the living rooms, the library, the corporate rooms and the historic guest rooms. All of the hotel's 122 rooms have great views of the fjord or mountains.
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Junior Suite

Your room: Junior Suite

Your Junior Suite is the largest room, with the best location. Your Suite is located at the far end of the newest part of the hotel and you will have either a balcony or a patio facing the fjord. Your Junior Suite has a double bed, a seating area with sofa and lounge chairs, and a dining table. Combined bathtub and shower.


Tuesday 27th August 2024

Tuesday 27th August 2024

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

Day 04 - Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste & Private Fjord Sauna

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Small Group Tour – Fjordsafari Gudvangen Taste, lasting 2.5 hours.
We offer a unique experience with our open RIB boats that can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.
This allows for a personal and intimate experience as we explore small villages and waterfalls along the way. Our knowledgeable guide will share breathtaking scenery, stories, tales, and history with you. Whether you're with your family, colleagues, or friends, our tour will bring you closer to nature while also allowing you to spot wildlife. Our Fjordsafari tour goes above and beyond, allowing you to experience the entire UNESCO-listed Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.
On the return trip, we make a stop in the famous goat cheese village of Undredal. Here, you'll have the chance to taste and learn about the award-winning cheese. If you find a favorite, you can even purchase some from the café before we depart. For your safety and comfort, we provide all the necessary gear, including a floatation suit, life vest, hat, gloves, and goggles. We recommend dressing appropriately for the temperature and weather conditions and avoiding open-toed shoes.
Private Fjord Sauna for 1.5 hours
Experience the unforgettable Floating Sauna in Flåm, Aurlandsfjorden! Indulge in a steaming hot sauna followed by a refreshing bath in the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord. This one-of-a-kind experience takes place in one of the world's most spectacular fjords and can accommodate up to 12 people.

Wednesday 28th August 2024

Wednesday 28th August 2024

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

Day 05 - Sognefjord to Bergen

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Ferry from Flåm to Bergen
The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of the Jotunheimen mountains. This area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world.

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs Hotel for 2 nights

Accommodation Bergen Børs Hotel for 2 nights
Set in the glorious 19th-century Renaissance Revival building that once housed Bergen’s former stock exchange, by the city’s famous fish market, this luxurious stay is a high-net-worth individual, ideally placed for fjord exploring, funicular rides into the hills and wandering historic Bryggen. Inside, it’s business, with modern interiors in walnut wood, leather, and marble; tailored rooms; and two appreciable eateries: one like a fresco-clad cathedral, and Bare, which earnt Bergen its first Michelin star. 
Deluxe King Bed City View
Deluxe King Bed City View
Deluxe King Bed City View

Your room: Deluxe King Bed City View

Comfortable double room with double bed, suitable for up to two people.

Modern hotel rooms with double beds and a view of the city. Decorated in a stylish design with comfort in mind. Desk, smart TV, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, telephone, and free Wi-Fi are also provided. Bathroom with shower and hair dryer.


Thursday 29th August 2024

Thursday 29th August 2024

Day 06 - Bergen

Day 06 - Bergen

Day 06 - Bergen

Day 06 - Bergen

Day 06 - Bergen

Day 06 - Bergen

Day 06 - Bergen

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Private 3-hour Bergen walking tour with a local guide.
During this walk, we will guide you through both the old and new parts of the city. You will have the opportunity to see modern landmarks as well as the charming old wooden town, with its broad streets and narrow alleyways.
Along the way, we will point out notable sights such as the Fortress, St. Mary's Church, the Fish Market, the beautiful City Park, and the Theatre. One highlight of the tour is the old Wharf, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here, you will learn about the Hanseatic League's operations in Bergen. As we continue, we will pass by statues of famous Norwegians like Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Grieg, providing you with an overview of their fascinating lives and work.
Exploring Bergen on foot allows you to fully immerse yourself in the city's atmosphere. The compact city center is filled with attractions, and we will take our time to stroll and share the city's highlights and colorful history with you.

Friday 30th August 2024

Friday 30th August 2024

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

Day 07 - Bergen to Malangen

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A private vehicle with a driver will transfer you from your hotel to Bergen airport.
Flight from Bergen to Tromsø.
You will collect your car rental services for an SFAR Toyota RAV 4 or a similar vehicle, with full insurance coverage.
You can pick up and drop off the car at the TOS airport, based on your flight schedule.
Once you arrive in the Tromsø region, you can embark on a scenic drive to Malangen, which takes approximately 1 hour. This area in Northern Norway is known for its pristine beauty, with untouched landscapes and a wilderness that showcases the power of nature. The region lies above the Arctic Circle and features breathtaking fjords, snow-covered mountains, and charming coastal villages nestled amidst the rugged terrain.

Saturday 31st August 2024

Saturday 31st August 2024

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

Day 08 - Malangen to Vesterålen

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The journey from Malangen to Senja is a captivating adventure through the stunning landscapes of Northern Norway. Following the coastline, this scenic route reveals breathtaking fjords, snow-covered mountains, and charming villages. Each twist and turn of the road offers a new and immersive experience, showcasing the untouched beauty of the Arctic. Along the way, you'll catch glimpses of the Norwegian Sea and the majestic mountains that define this region, making the drive from Malangen to Senja a visual delight for nature lovers and thrill-seekers.
Hamn i Senja is a picturesque holiday resort situated on the western coast of Senja island in Northern Norway. Since 1994, this former fishing station has become a renowned destination for vacationers. The name "Hamn" translates to harbor, and for centuries, it has provided a secure haven for fishermen. Today, the surrounding azure sea, with its numerous islets and islands, offers an exciting adventure for visitors from around the globe.

Sunday 1st September 2024

Sunday 1st September 2024

Day 09: Vesterålen

Day 09: Vesterålen

Day 09: Vesterålen

Day 09: Vesterålen

Day 09: Vesterålen

Day 09: Vesterålen

Day 09: Vesterålen

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Awakening on Senja is a peaceful experience. The morning sun creates a beautiful display of pink and gold in the sky, casting a warm glow over the fjords. Take a coastal road trip and enjoy the winding routes surrounded by tall peaks and calm waters.
Stop at Tungeneset to witness the sunrise on the rugged cliffs. In Mefjordvær, treat yourself to delicious local cuisine at a seaside café, featuring freshly caught seafood.
In the afternoon, hike up Husfjellet and be rewarded with breathtaking views. As night falls, the magical Northern Lights light up the Arctic sky, creating a celestial show that will make your day on Senja unforgettable. Don't forget to inquire at the hotel about any scheduled excursions you can join!

Monday 2nd September 2024

Monday 2nd September 2024

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

Day 10: Vesterålen - Tromsø

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Tromsø and its surroundings provide an enchanting Arctic experience. The city is adorned with the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Polaria, nestled among snow-capped mountains and fjords. The Tromsø Bridge connects to Kvaløya Island, where pristine beaches and rugged landscapes await. In winter, the northern lights illuminate the night sky, while summer brings endless days of sunlight. The region offers a blend of cultural richness and outdoor adventures, including husky sledding, reindeer encounters, and the opportunity to explore one of Norway's most captivating areas. A visit to Tromsø promises an unforgettable and immersive Arctic journey.

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Clarion Hotel The Edge for 1 night

Accommodation Clarion Hotel The Edge for 1 nights
Nestled gracefully on the Arctic shores of Tromsø, Clarion Hotel The Edge is a true embodiment of exquisite luxury in one of the world's most captivating destinations. From the moment you arrive, you'll be enchanted by the hotel's stunning location, perched on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, offering a front-row seat to nature's most spectacular shows.
The Edge, culinary excellence is a way of life. The Kitchen & Table restaurant beckons with a menu that celebrates the finest locally-sourced ingredients, expertly crafted by skilled chefs. Meanwhile, the Sky Bar offers a sophisticated space to savor handcrafted cocktails while gazing at the midnight sun or the enchanting Northern Lights.
The Edge isn't just a place to stay; it's an immersive experience, a harmonious union of luxury and nature's wonders.
Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double

Your room: Deluxe Double

Nestled within the heart of Clarion The Edge in Tromsø, the Deluxe Double room offers a lavish sanctuary with a perfect blend of modern elegance and Arctic charm. The room welcomes you with a palette of soothing tones, featuring plush furnishings that exude comfort. Adorned with contemporary artwork inspired by the stunning Northern Lights, the ambience is both inviting and sophisticated.

As you enter the Deluxe Double, you'll be greeted by a spacious layout combining functionality and opulence. The large, panoramic windows frame breathtaking views of Tromsø's icy landscapes, allowing natural light to flood the room. Sink into the sumptuous double bed, adorned with crisp linens and plump pillows, promising a restful night's sleep. The en-suite bathroom boasts sleek fixtures and a rain shower, providing a luxurious space for relaxation. This room is a harmonious retreat, inviting guests to unwind in style amidst the Arctic wonders that surround Clarion The Edge.


Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

Day 11: Until Next Time Norway

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What's Included

Your itinerary includes

  • Private transfers throughout
  • 2 Nights at the Theif
  • Upgraded Deluxe room with breakfast
  • Oslo Classic LGBT guided tour
  • First Class Day Train from Oslo to Bergen
  • 1 Night Bergen Børs Hotel
  • Upgraded Deluxe King Bed City View with breakfast
  • 9 Day 2024 Atlas Class Norway and Iceland Luxury Exploration
  • Upgraded Veranda (B1) Cabin
  • Cabin with all-inclusive 
  • 3 Nights at The Reykjavik EDITION
  • Upgraded Guest king room with breakfast
  • Reykjavik by Night LGBT Tour
  • Sky Lagoon Hot Springs Tour
  • Icelandic Diversity by Horseback Tour
  • 24/7 emergency concierge service

Your itinerary excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Resort Fees / City Taxes
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Gratuities

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Your trip
Your expert

Total Price

$ 14,965

Deposit

$ 2,993

Final Balance Due

June 1, 2024

Your Expert

Matt Walters

Your Reference

Q106786

Contact Details

matt@outofoffice.com