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Express Norway - Winter

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Explore the Winter Wonder of Norway

This 7-day 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 over the towering mountains to Oslo, an exciting ride on the scenic Flåm Railway, and explore historic cities like Oslo, Trondheim 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.

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7 days / 6 nights

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Approx 1606 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
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Explore the medieval city of Trondheim
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo and visit charming Bergen
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen
  • Sail through dramatic fjords like Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord, branches of spectacular Sognefjord
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a self-guided tour and embark on exciting optional activities

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

Culture and History i, Fjords i

Season

Oct - Apr

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. Other notable attractions include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and Karl Johans street.

    Spend the night in Oslo

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  • Day 2: Railway Journey to Trondheim

    This morning you will head out early to Oslo Central Station to board the half-day (6.5-hour) journey aboard the Dovrebanen train. The train route passes over the Dovre mountain plateau through historic towns and nature preservations and includes great variations in terrain and altitude. The journey concludes with a steep, curvy descent down to the lowlands where Trondheim is located.

    Spend the afternoon discovering Trondheim, including Bakklandet, an idyllic neighbourhood full of history and culture, Nidaros Catherdral, as well as other attractions such as the Ringve museum and gardens, Munkholmen and the Old town bridge.

    Spend the night in Trondheim.

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  • Day 3: Exploring The Coastline of Norway

    This morning, you will embark on a cruise that will have you discovering the enchanting wintry 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, enjoying views of the icy fjord from the comfort of the ship.

    In the evening, the boat will dock at the city of Kristiansund and the town of Molde, lovely under soft winter light. 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 4: 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 market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums and more.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 5: Norway in a Nutshell by Land and Sea

    Today will be a an especially scenic day with a lot of travel throughout diverse landscapes. From Bergen, the early Bergensbanen train transports you to Voss, where you will then board a bus bound for Gudvangen. Upon reaching Gudvangen, you will embark on a scenic 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 winter village, where you will spend the evening.  

    Spend the night in Flåm.

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  • Day 6: The Flåm Railway Experience in Winter

    This morning, 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 7: 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 take 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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Price per person from

Approx 1606 EUR

The amount will be charged in 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 where all accommodation, train and cruise tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. However, all travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.

WINTER TRAVEL IN NORWAY
Travelling in the winter season in Norway is highly recommended and very enjoyable. You will get a chance to see the snow covered landscape, and it‘s not as cold as one would think. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Norway travel guide.  Please be advised that northern lights can only be seen from northern Norway, which is not part of this tour package. Also, please note that there are limited opening hours during the Christmas and New Year‘s season throughout the country.If you have any questions about this, please contact your travel consultant for further information.

SPRING TRAVEL IN NORWAY
If you are travelling to Norway during the spring (end of March - end of April), please be advised that many attractions and museums still have winter opening hours during this time. Also, the weather is much milder in the spring and you will get to experience warmer temperatures and more sunlight compared to the winter months.

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 in this package is the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour, from Bergen to Oslo,  where you will travel by train, bus and ferry among scenic landscapes and charming villages which are especially lovely in the soft winter light. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. Here is the information regarding the estimated departure time along with the approximate duration of the journey.

Journey to Flåm:
·        Departure from Bergen Central Station: 08:39 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 14:00   
·        Duration: 5 Hours & 21 minutes

Journey to Oslo
·        Departure from Flåm: 08:50 - Arrival in Oslo: 14:45
·        Duration: 5 hours & 5 minutes  

There are places to store your luggage during each leg of your journey. Be aware that if you do not book luggage transfer in advance, you have to carry your luggage from train to bus to boat etc.

WHAT TO PACK

  • If booking the additional luggage transfer - an overnight bag for Flåm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Thermal base-layers
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera

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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