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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Focus on Scandinavia

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome on this Focus on Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Copenhagen, Denmark

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Park Inn Airport or Scandic Sluseholmen , 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Frederikshavn

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the Great Belt Bridge, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown and, via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.

Hotel: Jutlandia

Day 4: Frederikshavn – Gothenburg, Sweden – Oslo, Norway

Take a pleasant Ferry ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.

Hotel: Scandic Solli or Scandic Sjolyst

Day 5: Oslo – Telemark Area

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the Viking Ship Museum, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. in the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you’ll spend the night.

Hotel: Straand Hotel at Vradal

Day 6: Telemark Area – Vemork – Bergen

TaTake the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, make a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.

Hotel: Thon Bristol or Augustin Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Bergen

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Day 8: Bergen – Sognefjord Cruise – Fagernes Area

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking Cruise on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area.

Hotel: Scandic Valdres at Fagernes or Radisson Blu at Beitostolen

Day 9: Fagernes Area – Lillehammer – Karlstad, Sweden

First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjosa. Continue towards Sweden through Varmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vanern.

Hotel: Scandic Karlstad

Day 10: Karlstad – Mariefred – Stockholm

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Maleren and the Baltic Sea.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Sthlm

Day 11: Stockholm

This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including City Hall.

Day 12: Stockholm

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 11$3,169.00Price on Application
April: 18$3,259.00Price on Application
April: 25$3,319.00Price on Application
May: 02, 09, 16$3,369.00Price on Application
May: 23$3,419.00Price on Application
May: 29$3,339.00Price on Application
May: 30$3,369.00Price on Application
June: 05$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 06$3,369.00Price on Application
June: 08$3,529.00Price on Application
June: 12$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 13$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 15$3,569.00Price on Application
June: 19$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 20$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 22$3,569.00Price on Application
June: 26$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 27. 29$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 03$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 04$3,719.00Price on Application
July: 06$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 10$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 11$3,369.00Price on Application
July: 17$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 18, 20$3,599.00Price on Application
July: 24$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 25, 27$3,369.00Price on Application
July: 31$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 01, 03$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 07$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 08$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 14$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 15$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 17$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 21$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 22$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 24$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 28$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 29$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 04$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 05$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 11$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 12, 19$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 26$3,319.00Price on Application
October: 03$3,259.00Price on Application
October: 10$3,169.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Air-conditioned motorcoach
Ferry: Ferry Crossing: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg / Utne - Kvanndal
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
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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