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Choose from one of these top Norway tours for 2022.  Your local English speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure. The below Norway trips let you experience .Our Norway trips for 2022 start from for amazing trips of . Most of the below trips can be customized to meet your exact needs while cruises have fixed itineraries. Just contact one of Adventure Life's Norway tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Spitsbergen - Greenland - Jan Mayen - SpitsbergenSavings$670016Aug 1, 2022Enjoy wildlife, history, birds and beautiful scenery that will stay with you for many years to come. You will have an experience of a lifetime during …
Ultimate Iberian & Western Europe DiscoverySavings$1511222May 29, 2023Discover the highlights of the Iberian Peninsula and coastal Western Europe from the comfort of the luxurious Scenic Eclipse on this 22-day cruise …
Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of SvalbardSavings$799510May 30, 2023This exciting 10-day Arctic cruise of the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen aboard the sleek new vessel Ultramarine, travels from Oslo to …
Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar BearsSavings$1149514May 18, 2023This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the ArcticSavings$999512May 8, 2023Embark the Ultramarine for a 12-day voyage to Spitsbergen, the wildlife capital of the Arctic. Start and end in Oslo, Norway's bustling capital. Fly …
North Spitsbergen - Farthest NorthSavings$38508Aug 16, 2022Enjoy your North Spitsbergen cruise with a tour around old Longyearben, and then join your expedition to the north of the island to take in the …
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As you embark on your northern expedition from Norway, you will visit intriguing Arctic destinations, like:
  • Svalbard & Spitsbergen: A fascinating cultural center, where humans have built their lives around the glaciers for centuries. This is also considered the wildlife capital of the Arctic, home to polar bears, walruses, and other fantastic Arctic animals.
  • Cool wildlife like polar bears, seals, and seabirds.
  • The Northern Lights are one of the most incredible atmospheric phenomena in the world, and during the long, dark winters, the crystal clear skies make viewing the Aurora Borealis second-to-none.
  • The Northeast Passage: You'll explore one of the most remote parts of the world aboard a powerhouse icebreaker, making your way from European Russia all the way to the Sea of Okhotsk between Japan and the Kamchatka Peninsula.
  • The culture of Norway stems from Vikings and other fascinating ancient ethnic groups, whose customs are still alive today in many of the cultural traditions you will see here.
    Getting to Norway
    By plane:
    There are multiple airlines that offer direct flights to Oslo International Airport from:
    • Both coasts of the United States
    • Major cities in Europe
    • Asia
    If you are traveling from Australia or New Zealand, you will have to transfer in Asia, the Middle East, or Europe.

    By boat: Speedboats & ferries are available from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and the UK. These arrive in Oslo, Bergen, and other coastal and/or port cities and are a good option if you are arriving from other parts of Europe for a cruise of the Norwegian archipelagos.

    By train/ bus: Europe's extensive network of trains and bus companies can be good alternatives if you are traveling from Sweden, Finland, Russia, or Denmark. Most train rides are overnight and will provide sleeping cabins. Buses depart from Gothenberg, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark hourly.
    The Fjords of Norway
    No trip to Arctic Norway is complete without cruising through the towering fjords that define the region. So here's the 4-1-1 on Norway's fjords.

    What is a fjord?
    Fjords are long, narrow, deep inlets of the sea between high cliffs, usually formed by the submergence of a glaciated valley.

    What can I expect to see on a fjord?
    Fjords are like snowflakes - each unique in their own way. Many are home to the regional wildlife, like walruses, seals, and polar bears. The rocky ledges make the perfect habitat for many of the Arctic seabirds too. You will see geology in action as you witness how the ice carved away the rocks.

    What is there to do? 
    Zodiac tours and trekking across glaciers are the most popular ways to explore the Norwegian  fjords. This allows you to see the wildlife up close and get a better understanding of how these northern fjords & glaciers have transformed the landscape. 

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    Is it necessary to have a visa to visit Norway?
    For travelers from European countries, Canada & the United States, Australia & New Zealand, a visa is not necessary. If you are traveling from another country, a visa will likely be necessary, and you should check with your country's state department for more information on travel requirements.

    Is tipping customary in Norway?
    Tipping isn't necessary, but if you enjoy good service in a restaurant, bar, or cafe, it is appreciated if you leave some spare change on the total. Gratuities are always a personal decision and we leave those up to travelers on their own terms.

    What is the internet access like in Norway?
    Throughout most of Norway and even in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) you will find that there is high speed internet access via WiFi hotspots and cyber cafes. Of course, in open ocean on cruises and on the more remote sites of the northern tundra you should not expect internet access.

    Can I use my cell phone in Norway?
    Mobile phones generally get pretty good coverage throughout the developed areas of Norway as long as you have activated global roaming with your service carrier before leaving. In remote parts of the country, service is weaker or you may not get a signal at all.

    Do I need a power adapter/ converter?
    Like most of Europe, Norway has 220-240V electricity with Type F sockets. You will need a power adapter that is compatible with either Type C or Type E/F. If you have electronic devices that cannot accept 230V, like many small appliances from the United States, then you will also need a step-down converter. 

    Approximately what will it cost for (USD):
    A cup of coffee- $4.00
    A Beer- $7.00
    A basic lunch- $12.00
    Dinner- $24.00

    Can I drink the water?
    Unless otherwise indicated, it is safe to drink the tap water.

    What is the most common way of paying for things in Norway?
    The currency in Norway is the Krone, and 1 Krone is approximately 0.11 USD (1 USD is approximately 9.0 Krone, as of 2020). While you should have enough cash on hand for purchases from smaller vendors, most shops, hotels, and stores do accept major credit cards. It is easy to find ATMs throughout the major cities in Norway, but they are less common as you get further into the isolated areas away from the cities.

    Should I purchase travel insurance?
    You should purchase travel insurance. We have affiliates that can offer you discounts, so check out our Once You've Booked page for more details. Travel insurance can make all the difference in the event of an emergency or cancellation.

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