Scenic Norway

Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are yours to discover on this Scenic Norway escorted tour. You’ll experience Norway’s exciting cities and spectacular scenery you’ve only imagined until now.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia, 2 nights

Day 2: Oslo

Today gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past-including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Day 3: Oslo – Heddal – Vemork – Telemark

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of Heddal Stave Church, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjo, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Next is Vemork, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark.

Hotel: Rauland Hogfjellshotell at Rauland

Day 4: Telemark – Låtefoss – Hardangerfjord – Bergen

A day of scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Latefoss twin-waterfall. Drive through the orchards along the tranquil splendour of Sorfjord, which inspired composer Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by Ferry. Meet the family that has owned the Steinsto Fruit Farm for eight generations and hear all about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League. An orientation drive shows you the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbour; and the famous Fish Market.

Hotel: Scandic Ørnen

Day 5: Bergen – Voss – Stalheim

Time this morning to discover colourful Bergen and explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own. Later, travel toward the popular lakeside resort of Voss, where you can join an exciting optional Flam train ride. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the beautiful Naeroydalen Valley.

Hotel: Stalheim

Day 6: Stalheim – Sognefjord & Naeroyfjord – Fjaerland – Loen

Start today with a relaxing CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch the spectacular Panorama Movie – 22 metres long and 5.5 metres high. Then marvel at Boyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath mainland Europe’s largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jolster and the Vatedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen.

Hotel: Alexandra, 2 nights

Day 7: Loen

Prepare for Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project: the Loen Skylift, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skala, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord. Discover one of the hiking trails at your own pace.

Day 8: Loen – Geirangerfjord – Dalsnibba – Lom – Lillehammer

Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely cruise on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for panoramic views from the Geiranger Skywalk, Mount Dalsnibba’s new platform above the fjord. Continue to Lom and take pictures of its lovely stave church. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt, and arrive in Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Hotel: Scandic Lillehammer

Day 9: Lillehammer – Eidsvoll – Oslo

Start your day with a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump, followed by a guided walking tour of the unique Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of houses and farmyards. Enjoy a comfortable drive along lovely Lake Mjosa to Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814, before returning to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Scandic Victoria

Day 10: Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 08$4,279.00$5,142.00
May: 15, 22$4,399.00$5,292.00
May: 29$4,539.00$5,432.00
June: 05$4,549.00$5,442.00
June: 12$4,569.00$5,462.00
June: 19$4,539.00$5,432.00
June: 26$4,509.00$5,402.00
July: 03, 10$4,539.00$5,432.00
July: 17, 24, 31$4,509.00$5,402.00
August: 07$4,509.00$5,402.00
August: 14, 21$4,539.00$5,432.00
August: 28$4,399.00$5,292.00
September: 04, 11$4,399.00$5,292.00
September: 18$4,279.00$5,142.00
September: 25$4,539.00$5,432.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Hardangerfjord
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Norway: Fjords & Glaciers

Let your imagination run wild as we fjord-hop past tiny islands and towering waterfalls in Norway. Experience a train journey like no other on the Flam Railway, carving a path through dreamlike landscapes and snow-topped mountains. This is the ultimate great outdoors adventure.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Bergen – Steinsdalsfossen – Ulvik

After meeting in Bergen, we’ll make our way to picturesque Ulvik – stopping off at the beautiful Steinsdalsfossen waterfall along the way. Then: it’s off to Syse Farm. After learning about the farm’s history and taking a look around the orchard and smokehouse (weather permitting), we’ll be treated to a few samples of the delicious produce. Following a welcome dinner at the farm, we’ll return to our hotel for the evening.

Hotel: Brakanes Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Ulvik – Eidfjord – Ulvik

After soaking up the dramatic scenery of Eidfjord, we’ll pass another scenic cascade: the Vøringfossen waterfall. On our way back to Ulvik, we’ll make a photo stop at the impressive Hardanger Bridge. And then? We’ll pay a visit to a local farm on the famous ‘Cider Route’ this afternoon.

Day 3: Ulvik – Voss – Myrdal – Flåm – Undredal – Fjærland

Following this morning’s breakfast, we’ll make our way to Voss – and from here, we’ll take the train to Myrdal. And after that? Another train journey awaits us as we hop aboard the famous Flåm railway – to (you guessed it) Flåm. This afternoon, we’ll enjoy a cheese tasting and delicious lunch in Undredal before moving on to pretty Fjærland – the home of The Norwegian Book Town, a cluster of fascinating second-hand bookshops.

Hotel: Fjærland Fjordstue Hotel or similar

Day 4: Fjærland – Loen

The award-winning Norwegian Glacier Museum is next – offering us a fascinating insight into the region, from the Ice Age to today’s climate change challenges. Afterwards, it’s time to see some of the ice formations for ourselves with stops at the Supphellebreen, Bøyabreen and Kjenndal glaciers. We’ll warm up in Loen tonight.

Hotel: Hotel Loenfjord or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Loen – Geiranger – Hellesylt– Loen

Weather permitting, we’ll start our day at Dalsnibba Summit: Europe’s highest fjord view. Later on this afternoon, we’ll cruise to the middle of the Geirangerfjord to see the captivating Seven Sisters, Bridal Veil and Suitor waterfalls. By the end of the day, we’ll have sensational photos to share and compare over dinner.

Day 6: Loen – Høyanger

On the agenda today: a visit to Briksdal Glacier (with an included troll car ride), followed by a light lunch at a local farm. Then: it’s on to Sunnfjord Museum, an open-air museum depicting the daily life of the area’s farmer and tenant families in the 19th century. After an insightful day, we’ll press on to Høyanger.

Hotel: The Øren Hotel or similar

Day 7: Høyanger – Vik – Bergen

We’ll continue our journey with a stop at Vik this morning – where we’ll see the richly decorated Hopperstad Stave Church and the distinctive Moahaugane burial mounds. After a stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall, we’ll make tracks to Bergen – where we’ll enjoy some traditional Norwegian cuisine and toast the final night of our adventure at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Bergen Børs or similar

Day 8: Bergen

After breakfast, there’s still time for an in-depth walking and food tour of Bergen with a local guide. Then: our trip will come to a close in the afternoon.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
August: 14, 28$6,699.00$8,379.00
September: 11$6,699.00$8,379.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation
Rail: Flam Rail
Accommodation: 7 nights in boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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