Iceland & Greenland

20 Day cruise & land tour August 26, 2011

with Oslo, Norway - LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

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Dr. S. Michael Wilcox
Dr. S. Michael Wilcox
Special Guest Educator

Tour Leader
Carol & Jim Tyndall

When you blend a fantastic cruise ship (Crown Princess) with a fantastic itinerary, and then add a fantastic educator – you end up with a fantastic vacation. This is the vacation of a lifetime. We have added our own touch to this special cruise. The ship sails from London, making its first stop in Bergen. This is the only stop it will make in Norway. It is a crime to come so close to the majestic fjords of Norway and miss them. We have decided to do our own itinerary so you could experience the best Norway has to offer. We have combined a land tour to your Princess Cruise that will insure this will be a FANTASTIC VACATION. 

While everyone else on your cruise will sail from London, have a day at sea and then stop in Bergen for a few hours, you will be enjoying Norway. We are going on our international flight into Oslo, Norway and spend a day touring. After a couple of nights and a full day of touring in Oslo, we will travel by train into the beautiful Fjords of Norway. Here we will enjoy the best Norway has to offer. By the time you join the cruise in Bergen, you will have toured Oslo, Norway and stayed in 5 star luxury hotels, sailed the most beautiful fjords in Norway, enjoyed the famous Flam & Bergen railways and even had time to explore Bergen. We don’t just sell you a cruise we bring you an experience of a lifetime!

Below is a partial list of what we are including on the land tour before boarding your beautiful cruise ship in Bergen

  • All transfers to and from airports, hotels and ship
  • All tours, buses, guides and entrance fees
  • Guest Educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox
  • Fun For Less Tour Staff: Carol and Jim Tyndall
  • 5 star luxury hotel in Oslo
  • Full day touring in Oslo, that includes the Viking Museum and (our favorite place in Oslo) the Norsk Folke museum. Norsk Folke is an open air museum established in 1894 -. It contains 155 buildings which have been relocated from all over Norway. The buildings represent the way Norwegians lived from the 12th century to the 19th century, including a 13th century Gol Stave Church.
  • We will then travel into Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau where you will enjoy views of Glaciers and huge water falls. You will travel the steep Stalheimskleiva Road offering views of the Stalheimsfossen Waterfalls.
  • You will enjoy a fjord cruise, traveling past the beautiful villages of Aurland and Undredal before entering the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Norway. We also sail the on the Sognefjord through an area that is so beautiful it is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
  • We have also included the famous Flam Railway between Myrdal and Flam. This will be one of the highlights on this trip.
  • We also travel to Bergen on the Bergen Railway, considered one of the top most beautiful railways in the world.
  • You will also spend a night in a deluxe hotel in Bergen before the ship arrives. We will board the ship in Bergen.
  • A BIG PLUS: we will travel through Norway by train, bus & cruise the fjords on our way from Oslo to Bergen. If you had to haul your heavy luggage (like everyone else has to do) on and off of trains, buses and fjord cruise ships, it would be a nightmare. We have arranged to have your luggage taken from Oslo by truck to Bergen. It will be there when you arrive without the headache of you having to haul it with you.

What you will visit by ship

  •  Bergen, Norway (where we will board the ship)
  •  Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
  •  Torshaven, Faroe Island, Denmark
  •  Akureyri, Iceland
  •  Reykjavik, Iceland
  •  Nuuk, Greenland
  • 
Nanortalik, Greenland
  • 
Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 
New York, USA

Included in your package price

  •  Special Guest Educator Dr. S Michael Wilcox
  •  15 nights Princess Cruise in cat. J cabin
  •  All PORT CHARGES
  •  2 hotel nights Oslo – in 5 star luxury
  •  1 hotel night Bergen – in 4 star deluxe
  •  All transfers to and from airports, hotels & ship
  • 
All trains, buses, guides & tours in Norway
  • 
All Norway Fjord Cruising
  • 
The famous Flam Railway
  • 
The famous Bergen Railway
  • 
Shipment of luggage Oslo to Bergen
  • 
Fun For Less Tour staff (Jim & Carol Tyndall) throughout cruise & tour
  • 
Option to purchase our deeply discounted shore excursions
  • 
Option to purchase deeply discounted air

Pricing Information

Others Price
$4,895*
Fun For Less Tours Regular Price
$3,615*
Fun For Less Tours Member Discount Price
$3,495*
($3,495 price above are cash/check discount rates.) 
Call for our deeply discounted airfare.
* Cash discount price per person based on double occupancy.
Price does not include airfare, cruise taxes, shore excursions, taxes and fees.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1: August 26: Fly to Oslo
Fly from the US to Oslo, Norway

Day 2: August 27: Oslo, Norway
After our arrival into Oslo we will have a city tour and we will then transfer to your 5 star luxury hotel in Oslo.

Day 3: August 28: Oslo Norway
Your full day tour of Oslo will include the Viking Museum. The highlight of the day will be the Open Air Museum. Norway has gathered ancient homes, farm houses, schools, churches (even a Stave Church) from around Norway and set it up into an open air museum. Much like Plymouth Plantation near Boston and Williamsburg in Virginia, it is like stepping back in time where everyone dresses and acts like they are living hundreds of years ago.

Day 4: August 29: “Norway in a Nutshell Tour”
Today will be a full day of highlights you will never forget. With our last group, most said this was their best day in all the time they spent visiting the Scandinavian Countries, including Russia! Below are the details on the “Norway in a Nutshell” Tour. At the end of the day we will be in Bergen! Norway in a nutshell ® takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flam Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Naeroyfjord (now included on UNESCO's World Heritage List) and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva.

The Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe's highest-altitude railway line. The line was voted one of the 20 best railway experiences in the world.

The Famous Flam Railway
The journey on the Flam Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of Norway. The 20-km-long train journey from the mountain station of Myrdal down to Flam beside the fjord. It takes around 55 minutes. On the journey, you have views of some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of tall mountains and cascading waterfalls. The train moves slowly or stops at the best views.

Splendid Norwegian fjords - on UNESCO's World Heritage List!
Down at the picturesque village of Flam, there is time to eat and to wander around before continuing your journey by boat. The boat sails out the Aurlandsfjord and into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe. The Naeroyfjord is included on UNESCO's famous World Heritage List. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 5,500 feet high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful. On the journey, you have excellent views of small traditional farms. If you are lucky, you will see goats grazing right beside the fjord and seals basking on rocks before the boat moors at Gudvangen.

Stalheimskleiva
The journey continues by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva*. The road up to Stalheim Hotel has 13 steep bends. After enjoying the wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls, continues the journey on to Voss and further by train to Bergen.

Day 5: August 30: Bergen Norway
You will have plenty of time to explore Bergen. This afternoon we will board the Crown Princess Cruise ship.

Important Note: Since most of you have traveled with us before, you know we always offer our own deeply discounted shore excursions. We plan to do the same on this special cruise. We will let you know your deeply discounted options a approximately 60 days before the cruise departure date. The day by day itinerary will not show the details regarding the ports of call shore excursions.

Day 6: August 31: Shetland Islands (Lerwick) Scotland
We plan on offering our own shore excursions. Details on all the shore excursions that we will be offering will be available approximately 60 days before the cruise.

Day 7: September 1: Faroe Islands (Torshaven), Denmark
We plan on offering our own shore excursions.

Day 8: September 2: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 9: September 3: Akureyri, Iceland
We plan on offering our own shore excursions.

Day 10: September 4: Reykjavik, Iceland
We plan on offering our own shore excursions.

Day 11: September 5: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 12: September 6: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 13: September 7: Nuuk, Greenland
We plan on offering our own shore excursions.

Day 14: September 8: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 15: September 9: Nanortalik, Greenland
We plan on offering our own shore excursions.

Day 16: September 10: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dinning and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 17: September 11: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 18: September 12: Halifax, Nova Scotia
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 19: September 13: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining and being entertained, you will have a chance to meet with our special guest educator: Dr. S Michael Wilcox.

Day 20: September 14: New York City & Home
Today we reach New York. We will transfer to the airport for our flight back to our homes.