Bentours International has been operating quality tours and cruises to the Nordic countries since 1979.
In 1979 Bentours began introducing clients to Hurtigruten and formed a relationship with our Norwegian operators. This business and personal friendship grew and developed as tourism flourished and consequently TFDS and OVDS commissioned more ships.
Santa's Village, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Part of the 5 day Winter Paradise Tour.
Bentours range throughout Scandinavia, Russia, Greenland, Iceland and the Arctic.
They also include Chile and the Antarctic. (See below)
Bentours specialise in the Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage; a powerful, unspoiled sailing experience. While the ships have all the ammeneties you would expect, they are designed to be comfortable, not luxury liners; the ships carry tourists, freight and local passengers. The atmosphere is as unique as the voyage - one that you will never forget.
One luxury Norwegian Coastal Voyage steamer now leaves Norway during the coldest northern hemisphere months to ply the exciting southern hemisphere coast from Chile to the Antarctic.
This is not a cruise in the traditional sense. It is a journey into a natural landscape of great beauty and an introduction to unfamiliar flora and fauna. Shore excursions and lectures are designed to help you better appreciate the region and the history that has shaped its special culture.
The Patagonian program, developed by Chilean authorities and the University of Chile, offers an introduction to the fascinating history and culture of the region. The Antarctica program draws on the combined Chilean and Norwegian research resources. The atmosphere is at all times easy and informal and you will meet, in the lounges, people from around the world.