The Norwegian Highlights

(9 days / 8 nights)

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Norway’s best from a local’s perspective

This small group tour takes you from the capital city, Oslo, to the pristine landscapes of Norway’s dramatic coastline. Travelling with an experienced tour leader, you’ll witness remarkable scenery, historical landmarks and cultural experiences along your journey. This is the perfect chance to explore Norway by land and sea and experience the country’s famous fjords.

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Jun - Jul

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Small group sizes mean these tours fill quickly, booking early also gives you the best chance of securing your desired departure date. 100% Guaranteed Departures.


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

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Oslo

    Arrive to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. For an easy and comfortable way to get to your hotel in Oslo, we are happy to arrange an optional private transfer for you. If you arrive early in the morning—or the day before—to the city, we can assist you with booking day tours in Oslo. You can also buy an Oslo Pass for free travel on all public transit and free admission to over 30 museums and attractions, along with special offers on entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. The pass can be purchased at tourist information centres or at most hotels and major attractions in the city.

    Then at 18:00 we’ll gather for a friendly welcome drink to meet our fellow travel companions and tour leader and chat about the days ahead. Afterwards, dinner is on your own. The neighbourhood is full of dining options, and your tour leader may be able to offer suggestions.

    Spend the night at Comfort Hotel Grand Central inn in Oslo.

  • Day 2: Railway Journey to Trondheim

    Early in the morning we will transfer as a group to Oslo Central Station to board the Dovrebanen train. Riding the Dovre Railway gives us a great variation of terrain and altitude as we pass through tunnels, over the Dovre mountain plateau and down the steep, curvy descent to the Trondheim lowlands.

    On arrival to Trondheim we will meet with a local guide who will show us around the city landmarks, including Nidaros Cathedral and Bakklandet, an idyllic neighbourhood full of history and culture. In the evening we’ll meet up at the hotel for a dinner together as a group. 

    Spend the night at Scandic Nidelven Hotel in Trondheim.

    Oslo to Trondheim - duration: 08:07-14:50*

    *Please note the timetable may change.

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  • Day 3: Coastal Voyage & the Atlantic Road

    Today we embark on the maritime part of our tour! After boarding the Hurtigruten cruise ship for the Norwegian Coastal Voyage at the Trondheim harbour, we will set sail along the Trondheim Fjord and past Hitra Island. In the late afternoon we will join a guided shore excursion from the city of Kristiansund that takes us over the twisting, scenic Atlantic Road to the town of Molde, where we will re-board the ship. Dinner will be served during this shore excursion, and later during the cruise there will be a brief call at the city of Ålesund.

    Spend the night in an outside cabin with private facilities on board the cruise ship.

    Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage – departure: 10:00 (includes overnight stay on board)

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  • Day 4: Sailing to Historic Bergen

    During the night, the ship calls at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø as our voyage weaves through tranquil islets before arriving at our final destination—Bergen. Here we will disembark early in the afternoon and you will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own.

    One good idea is to check out the historical area around Bryggen, with a stroll through the lively Fish Market and a visit to the Bryggen Museum. Other suggestions include a tour around the city on a Bergen Expressen mini-train, a stop at the Fantoft Stave Church and—for classical music lovers—a visit to the small but beautiful Edvard Grieg museum.  

    Spend the night at Hotel No. 13 in Bergen.

    Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage – arrival in Bergen: 14:30

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  • Day 5: The Capital of the Fjords

    Today we will explore more of Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, with a guided tour around the cultural and historical highlights of the “capital of the fjords”.  Among the highlights, we’ll take in the charming medieval ambiance of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy a funicular ride up to Mount Fløyen for a magnificent view of the city. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure in the city.

    Spend another night at Hotel No. 13 in Bergen.

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  • Day 6: Crossing the Fjords to Flåm

    We leave Bergen early today, taking the Bergensbanen train to Voss followed by a coach-bus ride to Gudvangen. Before the bus descends Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road, we will have a short break at Stalheim Hotel to enjoy the incredible view over the fjords—a great photo opportunity!

    From Gudvangen, we will enjoy a short, scenic fjord cruise in the fjords, which includes sailing through Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage site is perhaps the most breathtaking section of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, with its long waterfalls and steep mountainsides. After navigating the Aurlandsfjord we will arrive at Flåm, a charming village where we will enjoy dinner together at the local restaurant.

    Spend the night Fretheim Hotel in Flam.

    Journey from Bergen to Flåm: 08:40 – 13:40*

    *Please note the timetable may change. The journey includes train from Bergen to Voss, bus from Voss to Gudvangen and cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm. Your luggage will be picked up in Bergen and will be waiting for you on arrival in Oslo. Please pack an overnight bag for your night in Flåm.

    Journey from Bergen to Flåm: 08:40 – 13:40*

    *Includes train from Bergen to Voss, bus from Voss to Gudvangen and cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm. Your luggage will be picked up in Bergen and will be waiting for you on arrival in Oslo. Please pack an overnight bag for your night in Flåm.

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  • Day 7: Flåm Railway & Return to Oslo

    Spend the early part of your day exploring Flåm at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Railway Documentation Centre by the Flåm Station to learn about the construction of the world’s steepest railway track. Later in the afternoon, you’ll get to experience the famous Flåm Railway first-hand as it climbs 900 metres over a span of 20 kilometres up the winding track to the Myrdal Station.

    At Myrdal we will switch to the Bergensbanen train for our return journey to Oslo. This ride, voted one of the 20 best railways in the world, passes through the charming villages of Geilo and Gol over Norway’s “mountain rooftop.”

    Spend the night at Comfort Hotel Grand Central.

    Train from Flåm to Oslo: 17:00 – 22:32 (includes Myrdal station transfer)

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  • Day 8: The capital of Oslo

    Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at your hotel, we’ll get right to exploring our new destination with a local guide. Among our highlights in Oslo are the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park—filled with over 200 metal and stone artworks, the Royal Palace and the Opera House, a marvel of modern Scandinavian architecture. And as skiing is a big part of Norwegian life, you’ll also see the Holmenkollen ski jump, which—at 417 metres above sea level, is enough to give anyone goose bumps.
    Tonight, we will enjoy a farewell dinner together as a group.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

  • Day 9: Departure from Oslo

    When it’s time to head to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or a taxi directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some lastminute shopping or visit one of Oslo’s interesting museums.
    If you wish to spend more time in Oslo before or after the guided tour, ask your travel consultant about adding extra nights or services, such as private airport transfers or guided Oslo tour. For an even greater Nordic travel experience, we can arrange a pre or post trip with visits other Northern European Countries including Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland or Scotland, to name some. Contact us for details about customizing your itinerary!


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


We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor. Norway is spectacular in itself, but have such a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide made the trip so much easier and enjoyable.

I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia

Your company provides outstanding tours, guides, and Arrangements. If and when we return to Scandinavia, we would only use your company. We never had to worry about anything and knew our experience would be spectacular. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia. In fact we're looking forward to more tours

Completely stress and worry free

A fabulous trip that covered Norway splendidly! There was a great range of experiences that balanced organized tours and free time to explore perfectly. Line, our tour leader, did an excellent job of taking care of all details so we were completely stress and worry free! She was an absolute delight. She was very well organized and everything went off without a hitch!! All the hotels were very nice and clean. The breakfast buffets in every hotel was amazing. A huge array of delicious food! The day tours were interesting and informative. And the Hurtigruten cruise ship was beyond my expectation! I was very impressed with the entire tour and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Tour full of variety

Tour full of variety. Loved the different modes of transport. Hotels well chosen for travel convenience. Wonderful tour manager/guide.
A wonderful recommendation for Norway.

We had a really great time!

We had a really great time! Norway was beautiful and it was a pleasure to be able to absorb our surroundings comfortable in the knowledge that we were in safe hands. The small group size made the tour feel quite personal and we got to meet some great people. Special credit to our tour guide, Line. She was very professional, an excellent conversationalist, very well traveled and made all the details that would normally frustrate us (timetables, transportation, etc,) seem quite effortless.  During the course of our tour, we also met two other employees of Nordic Visitor (Bjorn and a woman whose name escapes me!) They represented Nordic Visitor extremely well and reinforced my confidence in possible future tours with your company.

I loved everything about the trip

Line was an excellent guide.  She was kind and thoughtful.  Line was also well organized regarding tickets and getting us where we needed to be. The small group (9 of us) was perfect and made the trip more enjoyable than being in a herd of people. I loved everything about the trip.


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


The accomodation for this tour include comfortable three to four-star hotels and well appointed outside cabins. All rooms are with..


Tour Information

About your tour leader
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced tour leader, who will travel with you and join you on all the guided tours and other planned activities as listed in the itinerary. This person, who acts as the logistical organizer for the group, ensures that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time. As an expert of the Scandinavian region, the tour leader is also a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, shopping, food and other practical travel information.
Luggage information: 
Please be advised that during your trip, you will need to transport your luggage with you to the next leg of your journey, so we don‘t recommend bringing your largest and heaviest suitcase with you!
Sightseeing tours:
Please be advised that in some cities during your trip, you will be joining sightseeing tours by foot, so there will be considerable walking involved. The walking will be at an easy pace, with many stops.
Oslo-Trondheim via train: approx. 7 hours
Trondheim-Bergen via Hurtigruten cruise: approx. 28.5 hours
Bergen-Voss via train: approx. 1 hour
Voss-Gudvangen via bus: approx. 1 hour
Gudvangen-Flåm via fjord cruise: approx. 2 hours
Flåm-Myrdal via the Flåm Railway: approx. 1 hour
Myrdal-Oslo via train: approx. 5 hours
50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
Group size: Maximum group size is 14 participants.
Other: This tour is not recommended for families with young children.
  • Triple rooms may be available on request. Please contact us for booking assistance if your travelling party contains three or more people.
  • Bookings for each departures closes on the website 35 days prior to arrival. For later bookings please contact us
Cancellation Charges
More than 40 days prior to arrival: 50%
Less than 39 days prior to arrival: 100%
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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.