New Scandinavian tour news for 2023
We have introduced some new tours for Norway, Hurtigruten, Iceland and Faroe Islands tours for 2023. Authentic experiences included!
In line with our passion for creating innovative, authentic, and responsible travel experiences above the 50th parallel north, our Scandinavian staff have again created an exciting selection of new itineraries for 2023!
Join our new hiking tour visiting the Northwestern fjords of Norway, starting from Ålesund and finishing in Åndalsnes. With our private 50 Degrees North minivan, relax and enjoy the scenery as your driver navigates Norway's famous Scenic Routes. Be amazed by Norway’s most visited tourist road, Trollstigen Road with its eleven magnificent hairpin turns. Hike some of the best routes in this part of Norway - with the local guides and away from the crowds. One of the best recent trekking experiences for our Director, Tietse Stelma, was climbing the Romsdalseggen (the Romsdal Ridge), a trek included in this tour. Starting off with an early morning 30 minute bus transfer from Åndalsnes to Vengedalen, the starting point for the hike, the track then climbs steeply up onto the Romsdal ridge. Once up here, it is one of the most exciting and scenic hikes he had ever done. The track follows the ridge nearly all the way back to Åndalsnes with incredible 360 degree panorama vistas down to the fjords and mountains beyond. It is a 7 hour hike, and pretty adventurous, with lofty accents and traverses. On the way down you pass Rampestreken, which is an hour up the hill before reaching Åndalsnes again. Tietse is a very keen hiker, and has done a vast number of hikes in Norway over the years. The Romsdalseggen hike is one of the best he had ever done as a day hike - it is an exceptional hiking experience and is one of the HIGHLIGHTS on this new tour for 2022. Read about the Scenic Norway Hiking Tour here
GREAT VALUE: For 2021, we have added a Norwegian Coastal voyage to our unique and exciting 'Beautiful Norway' tour to create a breath-taking 16-day itinerary that takes you from Oslo to the mountains by land and from Bergen to Kirkenes by sea. You will experience the very best of Norway with stunning scenery and boutique hotels while staying away from the main crowds.
LUXURY: Our 5-day independent stopover tour of Iceland now includes the option of upgrading to the Blue Lagoon's new luxury accommodation, The Retreat Hotel. It offers a secluded geothermal lagoon that encircles the property and a subterranean spa with treatments such as in-water massage. You can also join a yoga class, take a group hike, or sample the delicious farm-to-table meals at their new restaurant.
PREMIUM: This new 4-day tour is sure to impress. Based in the charming capital city of Tórshavn, each day will take you to a different part of these mysterious islands. And before you go, make sure you get to enjoy a meal at the Michelin 2 star rated restaurant KOKS!
Join our new tour visiting the Northwestern fjords of Norway, starting from Ålesund and finishing in Kristiansund. With our private 50 Degrees North minivan, relax and enjoy the scenery as your driver navigates two of the most famous Norwegian Scenic Routes. Be amazed by Norway’s most visited tourist road, Trollstigen Road with its eleven magnificent hairpin turns and the Atlantic Highway, famous for its twisting bridges over the coast.