Discover Norway's Fjords & Countryside

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Discover Norway's Fjords & Countryside

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Destination for this trip:

Bergen, Norway; Geilo, Norway; Norway; Oslo, Norway; United States

Length of trip:

11 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3000 to $ 5000

Best travel dates to go:

July, September


Detailed Description of this trip:

This is a tour of Norway not to be missed! The hotels have been selected for their charm and historic family traditions as well as their outstanding level of service and cuisine. The tour includes Oslo, Balestrand and Bergen!



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Norway

    Commercial Flight

    Overnight transatlantic flight from your US gateway city.

  • Day 2 - Oslo

    Hotel

    Welcome to the land of the Vikings. Take the time to refresh and get acquainted with this historic city before the tour starts.
    Accommodations: Grand Hotel, Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Oslo

    City tour
    Sightseeing

    Meet your guide in the lobby at 9:00am for your 3-hour city tour. Visit Frogner Park to see Vigeland sculptures are to view Munch's famous paintings. You will see the Royal Palace, Radhus - City Hall, and Akershus Fortress. Visit the Viking Ship musuem and end the tour by driving by Holmenkollen to see the ski jump and the city below.
    Accommodations: Grand Hotel, breakfast

  • Day 4 - Geilo

    Hardanger
    Sightseeing

    Enjoy a generous breakfast before departing at 8:00 am to drive to Hønefoss and the Hollingday Valley to Gol. The tour continues over the Hardanger Vidda. En-route a light lunch and a stop at Vøringsfossen. In Eidfjord, a stop will be made at the Nature Center with a late afternoon arrival at the Ullensvang Hotel. Home to Edvard Grieg’s cabin, where he composed world renowned music.
    Accommodations: Ullensvang Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Bergen

    Steinfossen Falls
    Sightseeing

    After a hearty Norsk breakfast, continue along the Hardangerfjord to Otta, through the tunnel under the Foglefonn Glacier to Rosendal, site of The Barony, a 17th-century Renaissance manor. Continue by ferry to Bergen with lunch en route and a stop at Steinfossen Falls to enjoy an inspiring and wet walk underneath! Arrive in Bergen to enjoy the rest of the day in this Hanseatic city at your waterfront hotel. Dinner is on your own at one of the many charming restaurants.
    Accommodations: Radisson SAS Norge, Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 6 - Bergen

    City tour
    Sightseeing

    Enjoy a morning sight-seeing tour of this charming 900-year-old Hanseatic town, often called the “Gateway to the Fjords.” Make your way through the colorful Fish and Flower Market, the Hanseatic quarters, St. Marie’s Church, and end the tour by taking the funicular up to Mount Fløien to overlook panoramic Bergen. Your afternoon is free until your 5:30 p.m. departure to Troldhaugen, the lovely home of composer Edvard Grieg, for an exclusive piano recital in his villa — a rare privilege! Dinner is included and served at the marina in Bergen.
    Accommodations: Radisson SAS Norge, Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 7 - Norway

    Famous Flam Railway, Balestrand
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, there will be a coach transfer to Flåm in the Aurland Fjord. This experience will include snow-clad mountains, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls and farms hanging on to the precipitous slopes. En route, drive up the exciting Stalheim Canyon before catching the train to Myrdal. Upon return and after some free time to Explore, take a one-and-a-half-hour cruise on the deepest fjord in Norway, Sognefjord, to Balestrand, nestled idyllically at the foot of the mountains and glaciers.
    Accommodations: Kvikne’s Historic Hotel, Breakfast,Dinner

  • Day 8 - Norway

    Seven Sisters Waterfall, Geiranger
    Sightseeing

    Look forward to your peaceful morning fjord cruise for even more spectacular scenery as you approach Fjærland, the book village, and the valleys framing the mighty Jostedalbreen Glacier. Visit the Glacier Museum and continue on to Jølster, Skei, Olden and Stryn, ending in Hellesylt. Cruise the Geirangerfjord, pass the famous Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil waterfalls retiring for the day in the pleasant fjord village of Geiranger. Linger at dinner, overlooking the peaceful Geirangerfjord.
    Accommodations: Union Hotel, Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 - Norway

    Stave Church, Lillehammer
    Sightseeing

    Prepare for a dynamic last day! Meander through the mountains, stopping in Lom to visit the magnificent Lom Stave Church. Then descend to Gudbrandsdalen Valley for lunch, stopping at Glomstad Gård prior to your visit to the site of the ‘94 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Stroll down Størgata before returning to Oslo, where a farewell dinner awaits.
    Accommodations: Grand Hotel, Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10 - United States

    Commercial Flight

    After breakfast, transfer is included to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. or continue your stay with one of the Nordic Company's many extension options. Breakfast

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