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Highlights of Norway

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Sail Through Incredible Fjords and see Norway's Majestic beauty

Do you want to discover Norway, and witness all of its breathtaking natural beauty? On this tour, you’ll discover Norway in the best way possible, sailing through stunning fjords and along the majestic western coast of the country, admiring the remarkable scenery. You will also get the chance to stroll through the three major cities, with a tour leader and expert guides answering all your questions and imparting their local knowledge onto you. The beauty of this tour is that it offers just the right combination between expertly guided excursions and enjoying the sights and cities at your own leisure.

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10 days / 9 nights

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Approx 5196 EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Sail along the Norwegian coast on a famous Hurtigruten cruise
  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell tour® to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Cruise along the Norwegian fjords
  • Enjoy privately guided sightseeing tours of the major cities
  • Explore the colourful cities of Trondheim and Bergen
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Bryggen and Nærøyfjord
  • Taste Scandinavian cuisine, with local and fresh ingredients
  • Hassle-free travel experience with a designated tour leader accompanying the group throughout the journey

Travel style

Guided Small Groups i

Interest

Best Seller i, Culture and History i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i, Soft Activities i

Pace level

Level 2/3 (Classic) i

Activity level

Level 2/4 (Moderate) i

Season

May - Aug

Max group size

16

Departure

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Interest

Best Seller i, Culture and History i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i, Soft Activities i

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Oslo

    When you arrive at Oslo‘s Gardermoen Airport, make your way into Oslo city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Oslo Central Station, located close to your hotel. For those arriving early, we recommend spending the afternoon walking around and discovering the city. Sights include Munch Museum, Akershus fortress and the Oslo Opera House.

    At 18:00, the group will meet for a welcome drink with the tour leader. This is the perfect occasion to get acquainted with your fellow travel companions for the next 9 days. Tonight, you dine on your own, before or after the drink meet up. We recommend strolling down to the Aker Brygge harbour, where there are many restaurants to choose from for dinner.

    Spend the night at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

    Included:
    • Welcome drink with tour leader and travel companions

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details Optional Extras
  • Day 2: The Highlights of Oslo

    This morning, the group will head straight into visiting the Norwegian capital with a local knowledgeable guide. The bus tour will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. The highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, filled with over 200 metal and stone artworks, the Royal Palace, Akershus fortress, and City Hall. You will then have the rest of the day to explore at your own leisure.

    For those who want to do more sightseeing, you could take a ferry to the nearby peninsula of Bygdøy. Here you could visit a host of attractions, such as the Fram museum or Kon-Tiki museum. Tonight, you will dine on your own in Oslo. 

    Spend another night at the Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

    Included:
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Oslo (3 hours)
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 3 hours 

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 3: Railway Journey to Trondheim & Walking Tour

    This morning the group will head out early to Oslo Central Station to board the half-day journey aboard the Dovrebanen train. The station is only a short walk away from your hotel. Riding the Dovre Railway will really give you a great idea of how varied the terrain and altitude of Norway is, passing through 8km of tunnels, over the Dovre mountain plateau, and down the steep and winding descent to the Trondheim lowlands.

    In the afternoon, upon your arrival in Trondheim, the group will be transferred by bus to the medieval Nidaros Cathedral for a guided tour. Afterwards you will meet with a local guide who will take you on a walking tour of the city‘s landmarks. This includes the Bakklandet, an idyllic neighbourhood of Trondheim full of history and culture. After the walking tour, the group will dine together at the hotel restaurant.

    Spend the night at Scandic Nidelven Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Dovrebanen train from Oslo to Trondheim (6.5h)
    • Guided tour in Nidaros Cathedral including transfer
    • Small group privately guided city walking tour in Trondheim
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel
    • Dinner at your hotel

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 10-11 hours (including train travel)

    Estimated travel duration: 6.5 hours by train

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 4: Norwegian Coastal Cruise & Atlantic Ocean Road

    Today, you will embark on a cruise that will have you discovering the maritime beauty of Norway. The group 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 group will participate in a guided shore excursion with other travellers from the cruise. The boat will dock at the city of Kristiansund, from where you‘ll be taken on a bus tour along the famous, scenic and winding Atlantic Road to the town of Molde, from where you will re-board the ship. This journey passes through some breathtaking coastal landscapes, and you will even get a local taste along the way. You will dine with the group and other travellers during the shore excursion.

    Spend the night on board the cruise ship, in a private cabin.

    Included:
    • Hurtigruten‘s Norewegian Coastal Voyage from Trondheim including transfer to the ship
    • Atlantic Ocean Roads excursion including dinner (4.5 hours)
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 5-6 hours (including the shore excursion)

    Departure time of cruise: 10:00 (with check in from 9:00)

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  • Day 5: Sail to historic Bergen & guided walking tour

    During the night, the ship will call at Ålesund, Torvik, Maløy, and Florø as the cruise weaves its way through tranquil islets before arriving at the final destination, Bergen. Enjoy the views as you eat breakfast on board the ship, before your arrival in Bergen, the ‘Capital of the Fjords’, around 14:30.  

    After leaving your bags at the hotel, the group will explore Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, with a privately guided walking tour around its cultural and historical highlights. Among other sights, you will be able to stroll through the charming medieval quarters of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site at the heart of Bergen. You will then take the cable car up to nearby mountain, Fløyen, for stunning panoramic views over the city and surrounding fjords. Tonight, you dine on your own in Bergen.

    Spend the night at Bergen Zander K Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Transfer from Hurtigruten ship to hotel
    • Privately guided walking tour of Bergen (2.5 hours)
    • Fløibanen funicular round trip tickets
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet on the cruise

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 4-5 hours

    Arrival time in Bergen: 14:30

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 6: The Capital of the Fjords

    Today you are free to explore Bergen at your own pace. You can go for a walk into the city centre and explore in more depth the sights you may have seen the day before. You could also take a day of leisurely shopping and tasting the local cuisine in one of the many cafés or restaurants. We recommend visiting the Fantoft Stave Church or the Gamlehaugen, the Norwegian royal residence in Bergen. If you enjoyed the Fløibanen funicular, you may want to take the cable car up Mount Ulriken to enjoy more of the views. Tonight, you will dine on your own in Bergen.

    Spend another night at Bergen Zander K Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel

    Attractions Accommodation details Optional Extras
  • Day 7: Norway in a Nutshell® to Flåm

    Today we head on an adventurous ride through some of Norway‘s most beautiful natural landscapes joining the Norway in a Nutshell® journey towards Oslo. This train ride, ranked amongst the 20 best train journeys in the world, takes you over Norway’s mountainous “rooftop“ and through charming villages,

    From Bergen, you will board a train to Voss, then switching to a coach bus for the second stretch of your journey to Gudvangen. There, you will board a scenic cruise along the famous Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage protected site is perhaps the most breathtaking section of the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. The cruise will then arrive in Flåm, a charming village where the group will dine together and spend the night.

    Spend the night at the Fretheim Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey from Bergen to Oslo (with an overnight stop in Flåm)
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel
    • Dinner at the hotel

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 5-6 hours (including train, bus & boat travel)

    Estimated travel duration: 5 hours total including train, bus and cruise

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  • Day 8: Visiting Flåm & Norwegian Fjords

    Spend the day exploring and witnessing the beauty of the surrounding fjords. At 10:00, the group will head up to the Stegastein viewpoint. The viewing platform extends about 30 meters from the cliffside and 650m above the fjords below, to offer extraordinary and unbeatable views. After some time at the viewing platform, you will stop at the Ægir Brewery on the way back down to Flåm. There, you and the group will be treated to Viking tasting platters for lunch, and some locally brewed beers.

    You have the rest of the afternoon to explore on your own or take part in an optional activity. There are many hiking paths around for those who may want to explore 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. Tonight you will dine on your own in Flåm.

    Spend another night at the Fretheim Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel
    • Stegastein viewpoint bus tour
    • Viking platter at Ægir brewery for lunch

    Attractions Accommodation details Optional Extras
  • Day 9: Flåm Railway & Return to Oslo

    This morning, the group will board their journey back toward Oslo. It will start with experiencing first hand the famous Flåm Railway, as it climbs 900 metres over the span of 20 kilometers, winding its way up to Myrdal station. At Myrdal, you will switch to a different railway line, taking you directly to Oslo. This train ride, ranked amongst the 20 best train journeys in the world, takes you over Norway’s mountainous “rooftop” and through charming villages like Gol and Geilo.

    Finally, you will reach Oslo in the afternoon. After settling in your hotel, you will gather with the group and tour leader for one last dinner, a chance to share your favourite memories from your Norwegian tour.

    Spend the night at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

    Included:
    • Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey from Flåm to Oslo
    • Breakfast: continental breakfast buffet at the hotel
    • Dinner at restaurant

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 7-8 hours (including train travel)

    Estimated travel duration: 7 hours total including trains

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 10: Departure from Oslo

    When it’s finally time for your trip to come to an end, make your way back to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Depending on your preferred method, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or a taxi directly from your hotel.

    If your flight home is in the afternoon, enjoy some last-minute shopping, visit a bit more of Oslo, or relax at a café, enjoying the last few moments of this amazing journey.

    Optional Extras

Map

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

Reviews

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

Superb tour experience!

Excellent accommodations, food outstanding, perfect weather! The tour was superb. I have been praising Nordic Visitor to friends since returning... with a special shoutout for Eirik, our guide. He made the trip an A+++ experience!

Fantastic tour! My second guided tour with Nordic Visitor, and I will look to do other tours

I enjoyed the small group size and getting to know my tour mates. I most enjoyed the Fjord part of the tour.  Flam was amazing and the accomodations were fantastic! This was my second guided tour with Nordic Visitor, and I will look to do other tours with Nordic Visitor. I have recommended to friends and 2 have used for self-drive tours in Iceland. I also wrote a positive trip advisor review on my Iceland tour and it was read by 1,500 people! I will give another positive write-up on this trip. I love to look at your website (which is one of the best travel websites I've seen) and dream about where I may want to go next.

I enjoyed the whole tour!

The scenery was beautiful and the accommodations and food were excellent. Our tour leader and driver were great to travel with and I enjoyed the whole tour.

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.

Wonderful experience!

Wonderful experience visiting an amazing country - Absolutely stunning scenery - welcoming people. 

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

Accommodation

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

Conveniently located next to the Airport Train terminal at Oslo Central Train Station, Thon Hotel Opera is a delightful central hotel with public transport at your doorstep. The hotel is c...

Conveniently located next to the Airport Train terminal at Oslo Central Train Station, Thon Hotel Opera is a delightful central hotel with public transport at your doorstep. The hotel is c...

The Scandic Nidelven Hotel is centrally located in Trondheim, near the central station and right by the bridge to cross over to Solsiden, one of Trondheim’s trendiest areas. In this...

Hurtigruten has long been synonymous with Norwegian cruises. To sail from Trondheim to Bergen, you’ll board an overnight cruise. The Hurtigruten ships all have a comfortable interior...

Right in the heart of Bergen, Zander K Hotel is one of the coolest hotels in the city, with the lobby serving as a popular hangout for locals and travellers alike. Rooms are spacious and m...

Right in the heart of Bergen, Zander K Hotel is one of the coolest hotels in the city, with the lobby serving as a popular hangout for locals and travellers alike. Rooms are spacious and m...

The Fretheim Hotel, a beautiful white timber building, is situated on the site of an old farmstead in the picturesque village of Flåm in the spectacular Sognefjord. Each room offer...

The Fretheim Hotel, a beautiful white timber building, is situated on the site of an old farmstead in the picturesque village of Flåm in the spectacular Sognefjord. Each room offer...

Conveniently located next to the Airport Train terminal at Oslo Central Train Station, Thon Hotel Opera is a delightful central hotel with public transport at your doorstep. The hotel is c...

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

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Approx 5196 EUR

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  • Arrival
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  • Tuesday 16 May 2023
    5196 EUR
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    5196 EUR
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  • Wednesday 21 June 2023
    5196 EUR
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  • Tuesday 27 June 2023
    5196 EUR
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  • Wednesday 12 July 2023
    5196 EUR
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  • Thursday 17 August 2023
    5196 EUR
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Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, deposit payments, the difference between a tour leader and a tour guide, what to pack for your holiday, and useful information about the activities included on the tour

Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with young children.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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 also extend your trip with visits to Iceland, Scotland and/or Greenland. Contact us for details about customising your itinerary!

YOUR TOUR LEADER 
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced tour leader, who will travel with you around the country, and join you on all guided tours, transfers and other planned activities listed in the itinerary. The tour leader, who acts as the logistical organiser for the group, ensures that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday. As an expert on Norway, the tour leader is also a valuable resource for questions about local customs, languages, shopping, food and other practical travel information.

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOURS
In Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, your group will be joining privately guided sightseeing tours with a knowledgable local guide. Please be advised that in some cities you will be joining sightseeing tours by foot, so there will be considerable walking involved. All walking will be at an easy pace, with many stops.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION
Please be advised that during your trip, you will need to transport your own luggage with you onto the next leg of your journey, so we recommend bringing a light suitcase on wheels. For added comfort, your luggage will be picked up in Bergen and will be waiting for you in Oslo. Remember to pack an overnight bag for your night in Flåm. 

To ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage. Each guest is allowed one suitcase or large bag, and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials like camera, wallet, medications and so forth. If you have any questions about luggage, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.

NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL®TOUR
Ranked amongst the 20 best train journeys in the world, this tour combines rail travel, with bus and cruises. Starting in Bergen, you will board a train to Voss, where you will board a coach bus. In Gudvangen, you will then board a fjord cruise to reach the beautiful village of Flåm, where you will stay the night. The next morning, you will board the breathtaking Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines. The final stretch of the journey will bring you up over Norway‘s mountainous “rooftop“ before reaching Oslo.

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE FROM TRONDHEIM TO BERGEN
To travel from Trondheim to Bergen, you will board an overnight cruise. Departure from Trondheim will be at 10:00 with check-in from 9:00. On the cruise you will stay in a cabin with sea view, including a private toilet and shower facilities. From the ship, you will be able to enjoy views from the beautiful Norwegian coastline, or some entertainment in the evenings.

Breakfast is included in this package, but lunch will be up to you (there is a cafeteria and restaurant). On the evening of the cruise, you‘ll share a dinner buffet included in the package, with the group. Arrival in Bergen is planned for 14:30 the next morning.

FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes quite a lot of walking during sightseeing tours. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 3-5 kilometres during days where sightseeing tours are included. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding trains, buses and cruises.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast buffet is included at your booked hotels and cruises for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy four dinners with the group, included in your package. They will include either a set 2-3 course dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients. Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.

WHAT TO PACK
  • A small backpack to store your items for the day as well to act as an overnight bag in Flåm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

CANCELLATION CHARGES
More than 40 days prior to arrival: 50%
Less than 39 days prior to arrival: 100%

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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