Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

 

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Day 1
  • Evening departure from Toronto Pearson International airport, with one stop enroute to Oslo
Day 2
  • Arrive Oslo Gardermoen airport
  • Depart Gardermoen via train to Oslo’s central railway station – approx. 1/2 hr. train ride
  • Check into Best Western’s Karl Johan Hotel
Day 3-4
  • Recovering from jet lag; photographing the sites in Oslo as a group or on your own
  • Breakfast is included in the room; there’s no lack of restaurants just outside the hotel and in the surrounding area for lunch and dinner (not included in tour fee) 
Day 5
  • Morning return to Gardermoen via train
  • Flight north to Stokmarknes, in the Vestarålen Islands, arriving approx. 1:00 PM
  • Short taxi ride to Hurtigruten docks
  • 3:00 PM departure for 7 hour Hurtigruten cruise through the fjords to Stamsund, in the Lofoten Islands
  • Arrive Stamsund 10:00 PM – our base while in Lofoten
  • Check into cabins (rorbuer)
Day 6 – 12
  • Breakfast at the rorbuer each day (groceries supplied to each cabin – everyone is responsible for preparing their own meals or chipping in to prepare group meals)
  • Leave the rorbuer between 9:00 and 10:00 AM to drive to a different location each day, on one of the 5 islands
  • Return to the rorbuer late afternoon for a rest and group dinner in one of the cabins (dinner in a restaurant is optional and have tentatively planned a homemade dinner at a relative’s home for 1 evening)
  • Out for an evening shoot, taking advantage of the 24 hour daylight, returning to the rorbuer between 12:00 AM and 2:00 AM
Day 13
  • Morning departure from Stamsund for a 1/2 hour drive to the Leknes airport
  • Flight to Oslo arriving at Gardermoen mid-afternoon
  • Afternoon and evening on your own
  • Overnight at an airport hotel
Day 14
  • Depart Gardermoen for morning flight home