Norway is the perfect choice for your next meetings and incentive destination. Not only is Norway a beautiful country with breathtaking landscapes, it is also easily accessible, very safe, and is said to be the ‘best preserved attraction’ on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the ‘best destination for 2015’. Our Norway destination management company offers a wide array of interesting incentive activities, from hiking across the magnificent Fjords and glaciers to spectacular whale watching safaris and viewing the magical Northern lights.
The vibrant city of Oslo lies between the Oslofjord and forests of Norway, and is their capital and largest city. Oslo is characterised by its historic and modern architecture, Viking history, saunas and beautiful forests and lakes. If you are looking to get on board a chartered boat trip and visit the islands of the Oslofjord, then Oslo is the place to be. Why not host your next event in a unique venue such as the beautifully kept Medieval wooden stave churches of Oslo? Or perhaps you would like to bring your next incentive to Oslo, where you can tour the picturesque Nordmarka Forest, go canoeing in its numerous lakes, hike or take a relaxing bike ride in the summer, or go on horse sleigh rides, whaling boat and spa tours and skiing during the winter.
Take the Hurtigruten cruise from Oslo to Trondheim, passing through the Lofoten Archipelago at the Polar Circle. Lofoten is a group of islands far out in the ocean administered by the municipalities of Vågan, Vestvågøy, Flakstad, Moskenes, Værøy and Røst. With its fishing villages, distinctive mountains,white sandy beaches and azure-blue lagoons visiting Lofoten will be an unforgettable experience.
Bergen is known as the ‘gateway to the Fjords’, described as an old city with a young outlook. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with rich history dating back over 925 years. As a result, this city was named as one of the best culture cities of Europe. From its unique architecture, world renowned fish market, authentic cuisine and heritage, Bergen offers a mix of rich culture, picturesque old streets and breathtaking landscapes, making it an ideal incentive destination.
As the ‘gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is the perfect place to start exploring the Fjords. Day trips are offered from Bergen to both Sognefjord and Hardeangerfjord, where you can enjoy the majestic landscapes.
Classic Round Voyage (12 days):
Get on board the Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes, taking you through almost 1,500 miles of the Norweigan coast, which is said to be one of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
Day 1: Bergen
Our trip begins in Bergen – the city surrounded by its famed seven mountains. You will sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once sailed to the Shetland Islands and beyond. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you take in the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in our panorama lounges.
Day 2: Florø – Molde
As we sail past the West Cape, you will experience a rare venture into the open sea, passing through skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund. During summer, we set course for the spectacular UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord passing sheer, 800 metre cliffs and impressive waterfalls along the route. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord, situated amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps.
Day 3: Kristiansund – Rørvik
Today you will wake up in beautiful city of Trondheim. The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful and almost mythical setting for any outing, whether you prefer a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, kayaking on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels or a casual walk or by bicycle through the Bakkland district. After passing through the narrow Stoksund, the ship will arrive at the charming Rørvik.
Day 4: Brønnøysund
The Arctic Circle marks the border to the Arctic region. In summer this means 24-hour daylight. During autumn and winter, being above this degree of latitude provides the best chances of experiencing the Northern Lights.
Day 5: Stokmarknes
The ship continues to Tromsø for a prolonged stay. During winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with an exciting husky dog sledge ride! We now will be sailing into the area along the coast where you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights between September and March, and we gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.
Day 6: Øksfjord – Berlevåg
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. We will sail pass a ancient sacred site and the rock formation – Finnkirka, as we approach the fishing village of Kjøllefjord. Ever so often local fishermen visit us during winter and spring to share their catch of the day, either King Crab or Cod, with us out on deck.
Day 7: Båtsfjord – Kirkenes – Berlevåg
You will cross the Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord before reaching Berlevåg in the evening.
Day 8: Mehamn – Tromsø
In the middle of the night we dock at Mehamn, where it is possible to join an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas in winter. Later, we will dock in Tromsø, known as “the gateway to the Arctic”, just in time to enjoy a Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral.
Day 9: Tromsø – Stamsund
We arrive at Harstad this morning, where you have the opportunity to participate in one of the classics in Hurtigruten’s excursion programme: A taste of Vesterålen. Then we continue via Sortland to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 120 years ago. We continue to sail towards Stamsund, where the majestic peaks of the huge Lofoten wall can be viewed. We leave the islands during the evening and set course for the mainland.
Day 10: Bodø – Rørvik
Crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33’N will be an important ‘rite of passage’ for you today. We celebrate this with a taste of our Arctic traditions out on deck. Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range, where all seven mountains are between 900 to 1,100 metres high!
Day 11: Trondheim – Ålesund
Today gives you another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. The city walk through Trondheim is a journey through its 1000-year history. This town is now regarded as Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’ because of its long time export of salted dry fish. Here you can join a trip to the Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations.
Day 12: Ålesund – Bergen
During the night, the ship will call at Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy as the world’s most beautiful voyage is drawing to a close.