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.
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.
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
Light gloves, hat and scarf
Lip balm and moisturiser
Sunglasses and sunscreen
More than 40 days prior to arrival: 50%
Less than 39 days prior to arrival: 100%
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.