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Classic Norway at Leisure

(12 days / 11 nights)

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Experience the wonder of Norway

This 12-day tour is tailored for you to see some of the most popular sites in Norway, by train, ship and foot. This trip, which begins and ends in Oslo, takes you on a scenic Hurtigruten coastal cruise from Trondheim, revealing majestic landscapes among the vast fjords. You will also experience the popular Norway in a Nutshell® train journey, an exciting ride on the scenic Flåm Railway, and explore historic cities like Oslo, Røros and Bergen. This Norway tour package is a self-guided trip that allows you to ride the rails, sail the fjords and enjoy Norwegian culture in its charming cities.

12 days / 11 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2299 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
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Tour Highlights

  • Sail on a Hurtigruten Coastal Cruise from Trondheim to Bergen
  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell® tour to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo and visit charming Bergen
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen
  • Drive down Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road
  • Sail through dramatic fjords like Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord
  • Enjoy Norway at a leisurely pace, with extra days to join optional activities

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

Classic i, Culture and History i, Family i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i, Soft Activities i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Oslo

    When you arrive at Oslo‘s Gardermoen Airport, make your way into Oslo‘s city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Oslo Central Station, but we can arrange a private transfer for you (at additional cost). For those arriving early, we recommend exploring Oslo by foot, spending the afternoon at sights including the Munch Museum, Akershus fortress, Oslo Opera, and the Aker Brygge area.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 2: Explore the Highlights of Oslo

    This morning, get an early start to explore the Norwegian capital. We recommend booking a guided bus tour that will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. Highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace, Akershus fortress, and Oslo City Hall.

    Another option is to tour Oslo on your own visiting some of the above attractions, or others like the Viking Ship Museum, Fram Polar Ship Museum and Karl Johans street. You will then have the rest of the day to explore at your own leisure.

    Spend another night in Oslo.

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  • Day 3: Railway journey To Røros

    You will begin your day by heading to Oslo Central Station to board the half-day (5-hour) journey onboard the Røros Railway that runs through the rough and rugged wilderness of Østerdalen. The train line was name after the former mining town of Røros, your final destination of the day.

    Røros, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, is a living museum with a rich history as a mining town and a unique atmosphere with picturesque streets and charming wooden houses. We recommend visiting Olav’s mine and to learn about the history at Røros Museum Smelthytta.

    Spend the night in Røros.

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  • Day 4: Railway journey To Trondheim

    Spend the first part of the day exploring Roros further. This region is located on the Røros plateau and is an excellent destination if you enjoy outdoor activities. Later in the afternoon you will take a 2.5 hour train ride to Trondheim. The journey concludes with a steep, winding descent into the lowlands where Trondheim is located. Take the rest of the evening to discover the sights of this medieval city, including Bakklandet, an idyllic neighbourhood full of history and culture.

    Spend the night in Trondheim.

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  • Day 5: Explore The Capital Of The Vikings

    Today you have the entire day to explore this vibrant port city that was once the capital of Norway during the Viking Age, back when it was called Nidaros. Here you will find the remarkable Nidaros Cathedral—with architecture that rivals Paris’s Notre Dame. There are many other attractions to visit like the Ringve Museum and Gardens, the Trøndelag Folk Museum, Munkholmen and the Old town bridge.

    Spend the night in Trondheim.

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  • Day 6: Exploring The Coastline Of Norway

    Today, you will embark on a cruise that will have you discovering the martitime beauty of Norway. You will head to the Trondheim harbour to board a Hurtigruten cruise ship for the Norwegian Coastal Voyage. It will then set sail along the Trondheim Fjord and past Hitra Island.

    In the late afternoon, the boat will dock at the city of Kristiansund and the town of Molde. This journey passes through some breathtaking coastal landscapes, and the final port of the day is a brief stop in Ålesund, after midnight.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten, in a private cabin.

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  • Day 7: Sail to Historic Bergen

    During the night, the ship calls at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø as the journey weaves through islets and stunning landscapes before coming within view of its final destination—Bergen. Here you will disembark early in the afternoon to enjoy some leisure time as you wish. Despite being an international city, Bergen, “The Capital of the Fjords”, has all the charms of a small town. Here you’ll find Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with remarkably preserved old houses, a lively fish and flower market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums and more.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 8: The Capital of The Fjords

    You will continue to explore beautiful Bergen today. We recommend riding the Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen to enjoy panoramic views over the city or to take a cable car up Mt. Ulriken. Bergen is surrounded by 7 mountains so this is an ideal place for hiking. Bergen is also known for its museums that cover the city’s history, architecture, music and art and we recommend visiting the Edvard Grieg museum and the KODE art museum, which is Scandinavia’s largest museum for art and music. If you wish to explore the fjords further, optional fjord cruises are available.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 9: Norway In A Nutshell To Flåm

    Today will be an especially scenic day with a lot of travel. From Bergen, the early Bergensbanen train transports you to Voss, where you’ll be transported by bus down Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. After a thrilling ride around 13 hairpin bends, you will continue to Gudvangen. There, you will embark on a scenic 2-hour fjord cruise to Flåm, including a trip through Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in all of Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage site is perhaps the most breathtaking part of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, with its mighty peaks, tumbling waterfalls, and small farms dotting the mountainsides. Finally, the boat sails up Aurlandsfjord to Flåm, a charming village, where you will spend the evening.

    Spend the night in Flåm.

    We recommend that you book luggage transfer for the travel between Bergen and Oslo.

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  • Day 10: Explore Scenic Flåm

    Spend the day exploring the beauty of Flåm and its surroundings. There are many hiking paths in the area for those who may want to get closer to nature. You also get free admission to the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre, where you can learn about the construction of this railway, which has earned the title of one of the world’s steepest railway lines. An optional activity to the Stegastein viewpoint is recommended. The viewing platform extends about 30 meters from the cliffside and 650m above the fjords below, to offer extraordinary and unbeatable views. For those who want to explore the fjords even further, you can enjoy an optional fjord safari or kayaking tour.

    Spend another night in Flåm.

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  • Day 11: The Flåm Railway Experience

    Spend the early part of your day exploring the village of Flåm by following one of the many hiking trails in the mountains around the village.  Later in the afternoon, you’ll get to experience the famous Flåm Railway firsthand as it climbs 900 metres over a span of 20 kilometres up the winding track to the Myrdal Station. Here you will switch to the Bergensbanen train that carries you over the mountainous rooftops of Norway. This ride, voted one of the  best railways in the world, will take you through the charming villages of Geilo and Gol before concluding in Oslo, where you will spend your last night in this amazing country.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 12: Departure from Oslo

    For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or book a private transfer through Nordic Visitor that will deliver you to the airport directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo’s museums or just relax at a café after this amazing journey.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

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Approx 2299 EUR

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Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, travelling with the Hurtigruten cruise ships, boarding the Norway in a Nutshell tour, the terms and availability, and other useful information for your travels.

OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodation, train, cruise and ferry tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE-LINE
The cruise includes cabin accommodation (unspecified cabin with windows/port holes) with private facilities, and breakfast is included. All ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, WIFI and on-board activities. The Hurtigruten Coastal voyages are not like conventional cruises as there are 11 different ships that vary in size and age that sail the Norwegian coast on different dates. Optional shore excursions are available onboard, and we recommend that you pre-book them (can be done until 4 weeks prior to arrival depending on availability. We are unable to offer guaranteed cabin numbers for port-to-port and short voyages (less than 5 nights). You can disembark the ship in ports where the stop is for more than 30 minutes.

NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® TOUR
Included is the famous Norway in a nutshell roundtrip, from Bergen to Oslo, where you will be travelling by train, bus and ferries between beautiful sceneries and charming villages. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. Along the way, you will see dramatic landscapes and quaint villages on the way to Gudvangen, where you will board a fjord cruise down the narrow Nærøyfjord and the grand Aurlandsfjord. Your cruise will end in the charming village of Flåm, where you will board the iconic Flåm Railway, transporting you to Oslo.

Journey to Flåm:
·        Departure from Bergen Central Station: 08:39 - Arrival in Flåm: 13:30
·        Duration: 5 Hours & 30  minutes

Journey to Oslo:
·        Departure from Flåm: 12:20  - Arrival in Oslo : 19:05
·        Duration: 6  hours & 45 minutes

There are places to store the luggage in each transportation. Be aware that if you do not book luggage transfer you have to carry the luggage yourself from train to bus to boat etc, but the connections are all within proximity for easy transfer.

WHAT TO PACK

  • If booking the additional luggage transfer - An overnight bag in Flåm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

DEPOSIT PAYMENT
As this tour includes railway tickets and non-refundable services we charge upon booking a 50% non-refundable deposit requiredFor more information - click here

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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