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Northern Lights of Norway: Oslo to Tromsø

10 days |  13 days with Flåm & Bergen extension
10 days |  13 days with Flåm & Bergen extension
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Go on a memorable search for nature’s most fabulous phenomenon.

Norway’s a land of color: verdant fjords, slate mountains, stark glaciers, and the brushstroke brilliance of the aurora borealis—better known as the northern lights. On this tour, you’ll experience the country’s full palette. Trek from Oslo to the Arctic reaches of Tromsø, experiencing cosmopolitan and indigenous culture along the way. And of course, you’ll chase the lights by boat, bus, train, and on foot. Not ready to leave Norway’s staggering beauty behind? Extend your tour to explore tiny, fjord-flanked Flåm and the bustling waterfront city of Bergen.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 food tasting
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Included highlights

  • Northern lights excursions
  • Nobel Peace Center
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Sámi village visit
  • Narvik War Museum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Oslo.

Oslo2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Oslo
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Norway! Get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Oslo
Included meal: Breakfast

Meet up with your local guide this morning to discover Oslo—the vibrant Norwegian capital and a city that was first settled in the mid-10th century.

  • Take a private tour of the Nobel Peace Center. One of the most-visited museums in all of Norway, it occupies a former railway station. Here, through a series of interactive and multimedia exhibits, you’ll learn about the laureates whose tremendous efforts helped make the world a better place
  • Walk through Vigeland Park and stroll among over 200 bronze, granite, and cast-iron sculptures created by artist Gustav Vigeland. Known as Frogner Park to the locals, this open-air exhibition doubles as the largest greenspace in all of Oslo

Spend a free afternoon in Oslo or add an excursion.

Oslo Walking Food Tour

From $149 per person

Narvik2 nights
Day 4: Flight to Narvik & Sámi northern lights excursion
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Fly into Harstad/Narvik Airport this morning. Then, set off on a scenic drive to the town of Narvik (known as “the Land of the Northern Lights”), taking in stunning landscapes en route.

After settling into your hotel, enjoy an included dinner before making your way to a Sámi village to spend an evening immersed in their culture—and hopefully viewing the northern lights dance across the sky.

  • Meet with a Sámi family and leader inside a lavvu (a traditional tent) and learn about their indigenous lifestyle in the Arctic north
  • Hear the history of reindeer herding and its importance to Sámi culture before taking part in a ceremony to honor the northern lights
  • Enjoy a cup of chaga tea—a holy drink, made from mushrooms that grow on the trunks of birch trees, said to give you energy and strength—followed by the singing of a traditional Sámi song
  • Head out into the darkness to search for the aurora borealis

Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent and seeing the northern lights is not guaranteed.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Narvik
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know the charming town of Narvik this morning. Perched on a peninsula between two minor fjords, this settlement of just over 14,000 people is one of the country’s best-kept secrets.

  • Take a guided tour of the Narvik War Museum. Located in the center of town, it tells the story of the 62-day-long Battles of Narvik and the five ensuing years of Nazi occupation Norway endured during World War II
  • Board the Narvikfjellet cable car and climb to an altitude of 2,150+ feet above sea level, admiring sweeping views of the area during the four-minute ascent

Spend a free evening in Narvik or add an excursion.

Northern Lights Train

From $199 per person

Tromsø3 nights
Day 6: Tromsø via Tromsø Ice Domes
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tasting

Head further into the Arctic Circle as you travel to the Tromsø Ice Domes in the Tamok Valley, where a guide will take you through the intricately built structures.

  • Enjoy a welcome drink in an ice shot glass before watching a brief film about the process of designing the domes
  • Marvel at beautifully carved ice and snow sculptures as you learn about the snow’s impact on Arctic life
  • Spend time exploring the domes and the surrounding area at your own pace before sitting down for an included lunch at the dome complex

Transfer to your hotel in Tromsø, a unique city spread across two islands and surrounded by impressive landscapes, and enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

Please note: Warm clothing, hat, scarves, and sturdy footwear are recommended for the visit to the Ice Domes. As they are constructed fully of ice, the Ice Domes are seasonal and open from mid-December to the end of March. When they aren’t open, you’ll head to an ice bar in Tromsø for a drink and an included lunch.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Tromsø
Included meal: Breakfast

Meet up with a local guide this morning to get to know Northern Norway’s largest city, which sits at the beginning of the Arctic Circle.

  • Ride the Fjellheisen cable car up Mount Storsteinen to an altitude of roughly 1,380 feet above sea level, taking in panoramic views of the city and surrounding fjords
  • Step inside the Arctic Cathedral, the northernmost cathedral in the world, and admire its Arctic-inspired design
  • View remnants of Tromsø’s medieval settlement in the city’s historic core, before heading to Stortorget—Tromsø’s main square—to experience its vibrant marketplace
  • Head to the Polar Museum, situated in a 19th-century waterfront warehouse, to hear the epic tales of Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen, and other Arctic explorers and hunters

Spend a free evening in Tromsø or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures, entrance to the Arctic Cathedral will take place on day 6.

Norwegian Fjords Northern Lights Dinner Cruise

From $199 per person

Day 8: Free day in Tromsø & northern lights search
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Tromsø or add an excursion.

This evening, head out into the night with a local guide and scour the sky for signs of the aurora borealis. (Keep your eyes peeled: Thanks to its northerly location and low levels of light pollution, Tromsø’s one of the best places in the world to spot the northern lights.)

Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent and seeing the aurora borealis is not guaranteed. On some departures, the northern lights search may take place on day 6.

Sami Reindeer Farm & Lunch

From $199 per person

Oslo Region1 night
Day 9: Flight to Oslo
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Fly to Oslo this morning. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the Oslo region and get settled in for your last night in Norway.

Later, rejoin your group to celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your trip to explore Flåm and Bergen.

Extension to Flåm & Bergen
Valley-bound Flåm has a population in the hundreds. Seaside Bergen ranks as Norway’s second-largest city. Both have plenty to offer, and on this tour’s extension, you’ll enjoy the peace and pace of each. And by visiting in the winter, you’ll feel the full effect of their sheer beauty, uncluttered by summertime crowds.
Flåm1 night
Day 10: Train rides to Myrdal & Flåm
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day journeying through Norway’s fjord country, a region of otherworldly natural beauty.

  • Enjoy a scenic train ride from Oslo to Myrdal Station where you’ll continue along the Flåm Railway, which snakes down to the fjord-side town of Flåm on one of the steepest tracks in the world
  • Disembark in the village of Flåm, a small settlement of 350 people overlooking Aurlandsfjord that traces its roots back to the 1300s

This evening, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Bergen2 nights
Day 11: Nærøyfjord cruise & Viking village
Included meal: Breakfast

Take to the water today and embark on a scenic cruise through a pair of fjords—the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and the beautiful Aurlandsfjord—as you make your way to the village of Gudvangen.

  • Admire the small towns and towering cliffs that line the waterway, along with the breathtaking Sagfossen—an under-the-radar waterfall that cascades over 1,600 feet down a wooded, rocky mountainside
  • Disembark in the village of Gudvangen and visit Njardarheimr, a cultural center that depicts how Vikings lived in their native land. Experience their day-to-day as it was 1,000 years ago, and learn just how Vikings influenced modern Norwegian culture

Continue on to Bergen and spend a free evening in the city.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Bergen
Included meal: Breakfast

Join a local guide and discover the historic sites in and around Bergen, Norway’s second city and a settlement that was first founded in 1070.

  • Drive to the borough of Fana and enter the wooden, medieval-style Fantoft Stave Church—a reconstruction of the original that was first built in the mid-12th century.
  • Pass by the 13th-century, stone Bergenhus Fortress and the bustling Fish And Flower Market
  • Admire views of the city center and harbor from Custom House Pier (and maybe snap a picture or two)
  • Walk through Hanseatic-era alleyways and courtyards—and past one of the most famous photo ops in Bergen—in the UNESCO-listed Bryggen harbor district

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Flight Home
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel The Hub

This stylish hotel is located right next to Oslo Central Station. Guests enjoy the fitness center, a top-floor restaurant, and the hotel’s own urban g...

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Quality Hotel Grand Royal
Quality Hotel Grand Royal

This historic hotel is located in the heart of Narvik, in an old WWII German army base. Guests enjoy the sky bar, fitness center, and beautiful views....

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Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø

This waterfront hotel sits on the southeast side of Tromsø. Guests enjoy a variety of restaurants, an on-site brewery, and a sauna. Nearby, you’ll fin...

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Radisson Blu Park Hotel
Radisson Blu Park Hotel

This modern hotel is located on the Fornebu peninsula, outside of Olso. Guests enjoy a bar, restaurant, and gym. Nearby, you’ll find the Engineerium m...

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Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel

This hotel housed in an 1800s manor house is located in Flåm, steps away from the Aurlandsfjord. Guests enjoy the individually designed rooms, on-site...

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Hotel Zander K
Hotel Zander K

This modern hotel is located in the Sentrum neighborhood. Guests enjoy a foodbar, gym, and free bicycle rentals. Nearby, you’ll find the Bergen Storse...

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Passport, visa & entry requirements
  • In order to enter Norway, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • Beginning in 2024, U.S. and Canadian passport holders must register for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to enter many European countries.
  • Passport holders from over 60 visa-exempt countries (including the U.S. and Canada) will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to visit 30 European countries. That means that even if you’ve previously traveled to any of these European countries without a visa, starting in 2024, you’ll need to get ETIAS authorization to visit them again. If you’re traveling to multiple countries with this requirement, you only need to complete the form once. All Go Ahead travelers are responsible for obtaining their own ETIAS travel authorization before departure. For more details, please visit our Help Center.
  • If you’re not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code SNL.
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Tour pacing & mobility
  • You’ll walk for at least two hours daily across moderately uneven terrain—including wet, slippery gravel; snow; ice; and paved paths with some uphill climbs.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of boats, ferries, and trains.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
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Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in and depart from Oslo (or depart from Bergen on the tour extension). A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers from Go Ahead Tours at an additional cost.
  • Flights from Oslo to Narvik, and from Tromsø to Oslo, are included in the price of your tour.
  • Train rides from Oslo to Myrdal and from Myrdal to Flåm, as well as a fjord day cruise, are included in the price of the tour extension.
  • All other transportation included on this tour is by private motor coach.
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Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some may impose additional charges if you choose to check any bags; be advised that you’re responsible for any such costs.
  • You may contact your airline for detailed information regarding baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note: Our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it doesn’t exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
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Clothing & packing tips
  • Winters in Norway are generally cold. To ensure you’re comfortable during outdoor sightseeing and evening northern lights excursions, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat, gloves, and winter socks, as well as rainwear.
  • We also suggest packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can easily be layered. Avoid wearing cotton whenever possible—it’s an ineffective insulator.
  • A warm, sturdy pair of walking shoes or winter boots is strongly recommended for sightseeing. You may also want to consider bringing ice cleats for better traction.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
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  • Check with your doctor or healthcare provider, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at, at least 60 days prior to departure to review the latest updates and entry requirements.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour, as well as any possible delays you may encounter.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies, please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code SNL.
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  • Norwegian cuisine is varied, offering something for every traveler. Lamb is the most traditional meat, but you’ll also find everything from goose to deer. Seafood lovers will enjoy the country’s array of smoked salmon, shellfish, pickled herring, and scrod. Typical meals often incorporate grains, locally produced cheeses, fresh produce, and wild berries.
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Electricity & air conditioning
  • Norway operates on the European standard of 220–240 volts and uses Type C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in some European hotels may not be as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it’s usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
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  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There’s no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
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Time zones
  • Norway is one hour ahead of GMT and six ahead of EST.
  • The amount of daylight in Norway greatly varies based on the season. Expect as much as 19 hours of daylight in the summer and as little as six in the winter.
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  • You will use the Norwegian krone on tour.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you bring debit/bank and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks, as needed.
  • You can use most debit and credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you don’t already have at least one card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
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  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in the local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend that each person tips the equivalent of USD$8 to USD$10 per day for your Tour Director, and the equivalent of USD$3 per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of USD$2 per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
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Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions can be purchased while you’re on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.
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