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Selfdriving in Norway
Selfdriving in Norway
Selfdriving in Norway
Selfdriving in Norway
Selfdriving in Norway
Selfdriving in Norway
Discover the Midnight sun of Norway and reach the northernmost European point by car
Driving our own car, we could get a taste of Norway and its fjords, travel around many small villages and charming fishing villages.
Lofoten islands have of great natural beauty and cristal clear water, which are waiting for us!
We will reach the northernmost point of Europe: the North Cape and made a cruise from Hammerfest to Trømso, “the capital of the Arctic”. This city is rich in culture and history and surrounded by nature, mountains, islands and fjords.
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TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1 - Bodø
- Arrival in Bodø accordingly to your own itinerary. Bodø is located in the centre of Nordland County and is surrounded by beautiful nature, including the Børvasstindene mountains to the south, and Landegode Island and the Lofoten Islands to the north. The city is located just north of the Arctic Circle where the midnight sun is visible from beginning of June to middle of July.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Bodø.

Day 2 – Bodø and Lofoten Islands (170 Km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Ferry crossing from Bodø to Moskenes on the Vestfjord. After 3 hours you will arrive on the south part of the beautiful Lofoten archipelago. Drive north along the beautiful scenery passing through many charming fishing villages before arriving in Mortsund.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation in a in a fisherman’s cabin or similar in Mortsund.

Day  3 –  Lofoten Islands– Vesterålen (210 Km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Morning departure from Mortsund to continue your journey towards Harstad and the Vesterålen Islands. Discover more about these amazing islands and enjoy the beautiful nature. Driving north you will pass by Svolvær, known as the Lofoten Capital, and through the Lofast, the new fairway combining tunnels and bridges that is connecting Lofoten to the mainland and the Vesterålen Islands. In Vesterålen the landscape is mountainous, but the mountains have a more rounded shape compared to the mountains in Lofoten.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Harstad or similar.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Harstad.

Day 4 – Harstad – Senja Island (200 km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Today you will return to the mainland to reach the famous Senja Island passing by the Gisund Bridge. Among the sights of interest we recommend Ånderdalen National Park, traditional fishing communities and the world's largest troll: Senja Trollet (The Troll of Senja).
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Senja.

Day 5 – Senja Island – Alta (340 km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Enjoy your drive through the Finnmark region, located at the northernmost part of continental Europe. Here, Norway swings eastward and Finnmark has always been an area where east meets west, in culture as well as in nature and geography. In this area you can discover more about the Sami culture and traditions. We also recommend a visit to the Rock carvings at Alta museum, dating from circa 4200 BC to 500 BC. These carvings are listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Alta.

Day 6 – Alta – North Cape (285 km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Today you will continue your journey in North direction driving towards the Magerøy Island where you will visit Europe’s northernmost point. The North Cape is at latitude of 71° north. We are confident that this is an experience of a lifetime! The North Cape rises to a majestic 308 meters above the Barents Sea; it has always been an important point of orientation for sailors in the northern areas and a big attraction for people from all over the world. At North Cape the Midnight sun is usually visible from middle May to the end of July.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Honningsvåg.

Day 7 – Honningsvåg – Hammerfest – Tromsø
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Leave Honningsvåg passing again the North Cape Tunnel with south west direction with Hammerfest, the northernmost city in the world. At your arrival board the famous Hurtigruten boat, Norwegian Coastal Express, to enjoy a half day cruise. Hurtigruten sails along Norway's spectacular western and northern coast.  The whole trip has been described as the "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage." You will cruise south passing close beautiful islands and you will arrive in Tromsø at night.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Tromsø.

Day 8 – Tromsø – Narvik (250 km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Morning at your own disposal to discover the city centre of Tromsø with its beautiful old and historic wooden houses that co-exist with modern architecture. Tromsø has been named after the island of Tromsøya, which it is situated on. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø.
- Leave Tromsø driving across the Troms region enjoying the beautiful scenery. Arrival in Narvik in the evening, in the city there are many monuments to commemorate the battle of Narvik in 1940 during World War II.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Narvik.

Day 9 – Narvik - Bodø (330 km.)
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Continue your journey driving along the Ofotfjord, ferry crossing between Skarberget and Bognes. Continue along the coast with a magnificent view on many islands and islets. Arriving in Bodø, we recommend visit to the Saltstraumen Maelstrom - World's Strongest Tidal Current. It is created when the tide tries to fill the fjord. In the attempt to level out the two sides, the water increases its speed and turns into something that looks like a very strong river. However this "river" has a twist, it runs both ways.
- Lunch and dinner at your own.
- Accommodation at hotel in Bodø.

Day 10 – Departure from Bodø
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Departure according to your own itinerary.

WARNING

In this trip, unforeseen circumstances may occur and therefore the program is subject to change on the ground for weather reasons, logistical matters, ice and snow conditions or force majeure.

DATES

From May to September 2017

PRICE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

30 days before

RESERVATION

30% of the trip without tickets neither air taxes.

MINIMUM GROUP

1 person

INCLUDED

- 9 nights accommodation in a hotel room with private facilities.
- 9 breakfasts.
- 1 ferry Bodö-Moskenes.
- 1 ferry Hammerfest- Tromsø.
- 1 ferry Skarberget-Bognes.
- 10 days of car rental  (unlimited free kilometers included + Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance).
- Cruise listed in the above program necessary for the realization of the tour.
- Multiasistance insurance.

NOT INCLUDED

- Flight and air taxes.
- Lunches and dinners.
- Meals at airports and in the plane.
- Extra activities, tickets for museums and parks.
- Transfers from/to the airports, hotels, harbour or railway stations.
- Extra accommodation nights and extra meals and airports because of delays due to weather conditions, strikes at airports and any other cause beyond Arctic World.
? Extra accommodation.
? Costs and applications fro visa to Norway, European Union or other countries if required.
- Everything not listed in the INCLUDED section.
- Air excess costs of personal baggage.

SUPPLEMENTS

- Trip cancellation insurance.

- Rent of GPS.

NOTES

Arctic World as specialists in the polar regions, organize tailor made trips according the interests, budget, available time and wishes of the traveller. So, to this trip are possible adding activities, days, meals, excursions, etc, in order this will be an unforgettable experience. Just tell us the days, activities and meals you want to do and we will prepare your customize trip.

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