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Classic Norway & Pulpit Rock

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Your Norwegian Adventure Awaits

This 10-day trip, which starts in Oslo and ends in Stavanger, takes you on the popular Dovrebanen train journey to tranquil Trondheim, and a relaxing Hurtigruten coastal cruise from Trondheim to Bergen. In addition to sailing among the fjords, you will also enjoy an exciting ride on the scenic Flåm Railway, and a self-guided trip to the famous Pulpit Rock!

10 days / 9 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2057 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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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
  • Travel fromStavanger by boat, bus and on foot to the famous Pulpit Rock
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen
  • Drive down Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road
  • Sail through dramatic fjords like Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord, branches of spectacular Sognefjord
  • Walk through the medieval city of Trondheim and visit Nidaros Cathedral
  • Admire the beauty and vastness of Lysefjord

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

Active i, Fjords i, Honeymoon & Romance 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 House, and the Aker Brygge area.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 2: Day to explore Oslo

    This morning, get an early start to explore the bustling Norwegian capital. We recommend booking a guided bus tour that will show you 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 the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 3: Railway Journey to Trondheim

    Head out early to the Oslo Central Station to board the Dovrebanen train, a 6.5 hour journey, which passes over the Dovre mountain plateau through historic towns and nature preserves. The journey concludes with a steep, curvy descent down to the lowlands where Trondheim is located.

    Spend the afternoon discovering Trondheim, known as a Medievel city, including Bakklandet, an idyllic neighbourhood full of history and culture. Here you will find the remarkable Nidaros Catherdral  - with architecture to rival Paris‘s Notre Dame, as well as other attractions such as the Ringve museum and the Old town bridge.

    Spend the night in Trondheim.

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  • Day 4: Exploring the Coastline of Norway

    This morning, 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.

    Later in the evening, 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 5: 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 6: The Capital of the Fjords

    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. 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 another night in Bergen.

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  • Day 7: The Flam Railway Experience

    Today you will board the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour towards Flåm with return in Bergen in the evening. Starting your journey from Bergen you will travel by rail up the Raundal Valley to the remote Myrdal station. You change to the Flåm Railway, the Steepest line in Northern Europe, and descend to the village of Flåm, passing by Kjosfossen on the way. Here you will go on a fjord cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage areas of Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord to the town to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen you will drive through spectacular Nærøydalen and hair-pins of Stalheims road, back to Voss where you will take the train back to Bergen.

    Spend another night in Bergen.

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  • Day 8: Journey South to Stavanger

    Enjoy an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and head to the Bergen bus terminal, located in the city centre. There you will board the coastal bus, which takes you along the rugged west coast of Norway, through sweeping fjords and dotted islands to Stavanger. The bus ride includes two ferry crossings, where you can stretch your legs, visit the cafeteria and enjoy the view from the passenger deck before arriving at Stavanger.

    Stavanger is the fourth-largest city in Norway is a favourite among visitors for its lively city centre, timbered old town (Gamle Stavanger) and historic harbour area. Here you can find an array of interesting museums and attractions along with great restaurants and cafes.

    Spend the night in Stavanger.

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  • Day 9: Hiking at the Pulpit Rock

    Near Stavanger is the gorgeous Lysefjord, which includes the famous natural landmarks of the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). You will join a self-guided tour, boarding a boat, followed by a bus ride, before embarking on a scenic 4-hour hike (approx. 6km). Starting from the Pulpit cabin, you can enjoy the wild and beautiful nature on the way to the Pulpit Rock, traversing hilly terrain with an altitude difference of 350 metres. Transportation to the starting point of the hike and back takes approx. little over one hour each way.  After the hike, you will take the ferry back to Stavanger.

    Spend another night in Stavanger.

    Please note if you prefer joining a boat tour and skip the hike , you can choose so during the booking steps online (see our optional activities).

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  • Day 10: Departure from Stavanger

    When it’s time for your Norway adventure to come to an end, make your way to Stavanger Airport. Depending on your preferred method, you can take the  the airport bus from one of the many departure points in the Stavanger city centre or you can take a taxi directly from your hotel to Stavanger-Sola Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can choose to enjoy some last-minute shopping, visit one of Stavanger’s many museums or relax at a café, enjoying the last few moments of your holiday.

    For those departing from Oslo or Bergen, we offer train transfer back to Oslo and a bus transfer to Bergen in our optional activities. Please keep in mind you might need to book an additional night if your flight is early in the day.

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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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Price per person from

Approx 2057 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

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 ferry departure points by the specified times.

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE
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 Bergen, where you will travel by train, bus and ferries among beautiful scenery and charming villages. This journey is a combination of train, cruise and bus. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. You will receive a ticket with information about transfer points and timing with your final travel documents. Here is the departure timing along with the approximate duration of the journey.

Journey duration:
·        Departure from Bergen: 08:39
·        Arrival in Flåm: 11:55
·        Departure from Flåm: 13:30
·        Arrival in Bergen: 18:55

BUS TO STAVANGER
Coastal bus for 4.5 – about 5 hours, which takes you along the rugged west coast of Norway, through fjords and islands to Stavanger. The bus ride includes two ferry crossings, where you can stretch your legs, visit the cafeteria and enjoy the view from the passenger deck.

THE PULPIT ROCK HIKE

Included in the tour is a self-guided hiking tour by boat and bus to the Pulpit Rock. The terrain is hilly with an altitude difference of 350 m. The hike takes approximately 4 hours back and forth for a total distance of approximately  8 km. Transportation to the starting point of the hike and back takes a little over one hour each way. You will be provided with an open ticket, so you can choose your departure time. Please note if you prefer rather going on a boat tour and skip the hike, you can choose so during the booking steps online (see our optional activities).

We recommend that you bring enough food and drink. Please note that the tour requires hiking shoes and appropriate hiking clothing.

You will travel by boat from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger to Tau. From Tau, the trip continues by bus to the Pulpit Rock cabin. The bus returns to Tau and Stavanger several times a day. You will have an open ticket for your return journey so you can choose your departure time. The bus driver can also inform you about the return hours from the Pult Rock cabin. From Tau, you take the ferry back to Stavanger.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Hiking shoes and appropriate hiking clothing
  • 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 required. For 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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