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At last , here it is! Our tour to the North Cape! A fantastic adventure into the Arctic, the Land of the Midnight Sun and the very top of the Europe! Your journey will take you through rural Denmark, the southern slopes of Norway and up into the wild, unspoilt landscape of the Arctic and Northern Norway.

We start our travels with the sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland and after an overnight stay near Hamburg, it’s a second overnight sailing from Denmark to Norway. Following a morning arrival into port you can start to enjoy the scenery and riding in Norway. Your first day should not disappoint! You will then stay in the “Gateway to the Arctic”, Mo-i-Rana, and your route will pass through the Arctic Circle itself , with time of course to call in at the visitor centre and get a certificate to prove you have been.

Continuing northwards through the tundra-like terrain you can truly start to appreciate the vast, open space. Watch out for the reindeer! It’s a wonderful experience! Honningsvag is the base for visiting the North Cape and this is where you will spend two nights. On your journey there you can call into Hammerfest with it’s new heated pavements in the wintertime or visit the wonderful ancient rock carvings near Alta. In Honningsvay You can enjoy this unique experience and opportunity to understand how people live in this northern town where the weather and seasons dictate the pace and way of life. On your free day take the short ride to the North Cape and have your photo taken in this very special spot (See mine left. It was winter when I went!) and collect your certificate if you wish to prove another landmark visited! And afterwards there is plenty to do in the area from a chill after the ride north or a “bird safari” boat trip, or even a “king crab” safari, or experience something of the Saami (Lapland) culture! This whole area has had lots of publicity in recent times as the TV programme  "71° North” was filmed here.

The North Cape enjoys a long season of "midnight sun" - from 14 May - 29 July so there is plenty of time to experience this wonderful phenomenon (see photo of two girls taken at midnight).

After our time at the top of Europe, we then turn and begin to head south with a first port of call into the Arctic City of Tromsø – affectionately called the Paris of the north. We continue southwards heading for the city of Trondheim – the former capital of Norway and home of the Nidaros Cathedral. A treat is then in store as you head towards the fjords and enjoy some typical Norwegian fjord scenery and a couple of nights in friendly independent hotels. A lovely contrast after the wild landscapes of the north. Your road adventure then starts to draw to a close as you travel back through Denmark and Germany for the return sailing to Harwich.

The hotels on this tour are a mixture of modern Norwegian chain hotels (small chains – as nothing is Norway is huge) and family run establishments. Please note that our tour includes nearly all dinners at our specially contracted rates. Hotel food is good in Norway and this will save you expensive dining out. Some of our hotels belong to special culinary groups to promote the use of local produce and fayre.

This itinerary is a “standard” itinerary which will provide a wonderful tour through Norway. It can of course be “tailored” to meet you needs and possible changes/add-ons include:
Lofoten Islands - whale watching
Ride over the top of Norway to the Russian border
Travel through Sweden – possibilities include crossing the Arctic Circle in Sweden or a night at the famous “Ice Hotel”
This tour uses roads – no off-road riding

S16 - Norway

North Cape

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • North Cape
  • Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Lapland
  • Arctic Circle
  • Tromso
  • Vast wide open spaces
  • Unique riding experience
  • Trondheim
White ArrowHOLIDAY INCLUDES...
  • Harwich/Hook of Holland overnight crossing inside cabin outward/return
  • Single room price includes single cabin
  • Denmark/Norway overnight crossing inside cabin one way
  • Daytime ferry Norway/Denmark
  • 17 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in good quality hotels
  • 14 evening meals
  • Full tour pack, route plans and ride out plans and GPS co-ordinates
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • DFDS Ferry supplement DFDS operate a fluid pricing structure
  • Color Line/Fjord Line Ferry supplement Color Line/Fjord Lline operate a fluid pricing structure
  • Some hotels may charge extra for parking
  • Road/Bridge Tolls
    Norwegian fjord ferries
  • Bike rental
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
£3799
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
£3099
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
£2899
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£350 per person
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