Have you always wanted to explore different countries? Do you dislike the thought of changing hotel rooms every night or two and dealing with transportation between numerous cities though? Well, when it comes to taking a vacation in Norway, the easiest way to see the entire country is via a cruise! Your family will love all the experiences you can have together, as you sail from the southern tip of Norway all the way to the Arctic Circle. Imagine all the memories you will make during an amazing vacation in Norway! Today, I am sharing a sample itinerary of what is possible during this incredible adventure. However, when I personalize your family’s itinerary, it may look completely different. This is because it will be full of the best things you want to do while on a family vacation in Norway.
Okay, so I know this is supposed to be a family vacation in Norway itinerary. But every cruise ship needs to start its journey somewhere. And this one begins in Hamburg!
So, you will fly to Hamburg and then board your ship at the port. Today will be all about getting settled in your room. As well as learning where everything is on the ship. A trip to the spa may be in order for the ultimate in relaxation. Let me know if you are interested in this and I will make it happen!
There will be plenty of activities available for your family during this day at sea. Take advantage of this time to start making those memories that matter.
The City of Seven Mountains is officially Bergen. Your family will get to spend most of your day there. If you are up early enough, you can be out on the deck as you leave the North Sea and enter the straits and fjords of Norway.
And if you aren’t, no worries! There are so many other spectacular things you will see during this Norwegian adventure!
After your family arrives in port, you will take the bus to the Fløibanen funicular. It will take you to the top of Mount Fløyen in approximately six minutes. Enjoy the views of the city from above.
When you are back at the base of the mountain, take the time to explore the Bryggen District.
The beginning part of this day will have your family marveling at how easily the ship goes through the straits and channels in Norway. When you reach Loen, you will disembark the ship for a few hours of exploring.
You are getting closer to the Arctic Circle on day five of your amazing vacation in Norway via a cruise with family. Today will be spent at sea. However, I recommend taking time to gaze at the scenery from the deck in between dips in the hot tub.
A few things you will see along the way include the Torghatten Mountains, islands in Strandflaten, and more of the Seven Sisters Mountains.
This is the day when you will all want to stay up later in the evening. Being so close to the Arctic Circle means you will have a better chance of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
You will officially be in the Arctic Circle early in the morning of day six of your vacation cruise in Norway. You will pass by these islands until you reach Svolvær. This is the largest town in the Lofoten Islands.
Many of the residents still work within the fishing industry here. You will see wooden racks lining the shoreline in this town. Those racks are used for drying locally caught cod.
Spend your time in port talking to the locals, as you shop in the stores. There are also a couple of art galleries you can peruse. You never know where you will discover an incredible work of art!
The City of Northern Lights is more commonly called Alta. It is one of the northernmost towns in the entire world. Alta is located in Finnmark County. It is above the Arctic Circle at seventy degrees north.
Bundle up as you disembark the ship for your adventure. First, stop at the Northern Lights Cathedral to learn about these dancing lights. You may then have a chance to go dog sledding, or at least meet a few sled dogs.
The main attraction of the day though will be the Northern Lights. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, so your family can experience this magical event so far north. It will be a late night, but it will be well worth staying up past your bedtime!
One of the northernmost points in Europe is Honningvag. This is a small town. Your family will want to walk along the harbor. And check out some of the local restaurants before choosing one to dine at for lunch.
Today is the day the ship will turn around to head back towards Hamburg. Relish your time in the north, because it may be a while before you return.
Tromsø is the capital of the Arctic. Before you arrive in this capital city though, your family may have the chance to see humpback whales out in the water. Check them out from the deck. Have your video cameras ready to capture the big moment if they jump!
Once in port, head over to the Arctic Cathedral. Do a little souvenir shopping. And learn about the history of this area.
Oh, and if you want to visit a brewery, you can here. Mack Bryggeri is the northernmost brewery in the world. Definitely worth a visit to try a pint or two!
You will arrive early at the island of Reine. This is a fishing village that is located within the Lofoten Islands. The local museum will teach you all you ever wanted to know about the fishing industry over the years.
Knowing where you are headed every minute of the day can be quite boring. To make your amazing vacation in Norway via a cruise with family a little more exciting, the captain of the ship will decide where you are visiting today at the last minute!
Be ready for any type of excursion and enjoy the fact that surprises can be exactly what your family needs to make a few extra memories on this vacation.
Hopefully you enjoyed every minute of your surprise visit yesterday! Today, you are back to the regular schedule with time in Alesund. Wander along the cobblestone streets, as you check out the colorful buildings, towers, and spires. I recommend looking closely at many of the buildings. If you do, you will spot stone statues carved into them.
Leave time to visit the Atlantic Sea Park. This is where you will find a penguin park, as well as a seal pool. Over at Otter Island, you will see three otters. If you call their names, Pia, Muffe, and Nusse, they will respond to you.
You are very close to the southern end of Norway once again. During today’s adventure, you will find yourselves in Hardangerfjord. This is the last fjord you will see during your family vacation in Norway.
Your destination for the day will be chosen according to the weather. The options are Sunndal and Rosendal. Both small villages are full of adventures. In Sunndal, your family can go kayaking or hiking. In Rosendal, your day will be spent learning about the Folgefonna Glacier at the visitor center.
Today is the last day of your amazing vacation in Norway via a cruise with family. It will be a day filled with emotions. You will want to do all your favorite activities on the ship. Eat your favorite foods. And begrudgingly pack for your flight home.
By the time you go to bed tonight, you will need to accept the fact that the ship will be in Hamburg when you wake up in the morning. Your family will need to leave the ship one last time, as you head to the airport.
Thankfully, you will have all the memories from this family trip to Norway to remember forever!
As you can see, there are so many things you can do and see during a family vacation in Norway. Cruising up and down this country is one of the best ways to see it. Especially since you get to see some of the smaller villages and towns along the way. Hopefully, you can see what is possible if you decide to make this journey with your family during a magical vacation.
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