Best of the Best 2018 - 518
Experience gorgeous hikes, local wildlife and convivial trains.
Ospreys wheel above and
sapphire waters sparkle below
on your hike along Lårdalstigen,
one of Norway's many stunning
yet accessible walks. On this
11-day, self-driving tour, you'll
spend two nights in a remote
lakeside lodge; in Bergen, take a
couple of nights to enjoy city life
and ride the funicular to the top
of Mount Fløyen.
Soak in a saltwater hot tub under
the midnight sun aboard your
private Arctic exploration ship.
This redesigned fishing boat is
your home for five days, with
guided shore excursions and a
dedicated chef and masseuse.
Two more days are spent at a
secluded lodge in Polar Park,
where wolves and other wildlife
roam around you, peering in
the property's windows. Both
the shop and the lodge will be
hosting your party only, so you
will have exclusive access to
Clockwise from top:
Overlooking the Lofoten
Islands; reindeer sledding;
northern lights, Tromsø.
Ride the rails from trendy Oslo
to remote Tromsø, one of the
largest cities north of the Arctic
Circle. This nine-day train journey
has the aurora borealis at its
heart, with many opportunities
for sightings. Stop in Trondheim,
and stay in a fishing cabin
in the Lofoten Islands. Upon
arrival in Tromsø, spend the day
reindeer sledding and then take
in a midnight concert at the
modernist Arctic Cathedral
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.