Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening Norwegian Fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbor towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars.
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Day 1: Arrive In Oslo, Norway
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Oslo, bustling capital of this land of fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Hotel: First Millennium
Day 2: Oslo – Arendal – Kristiansand
Today, travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”-the Sorlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)- and visit the idyllic harbour town of Arendal. A port since the 14th century, it is known for its timber exports and its old Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country. Overnight in Kristiansand, founded in 1641 and today an important industrial centre. Here, you will enjoy time at the lively Fiskebrygga (fish market), the perfect place to watch the entertaining fishmongers or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes.
Hotel: Scandic Sorlandet
Day 3: Kristiansand – Stavanger
More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, popular holiday area for the Norwegians and hot spot for surfers. Stop to visit some of the pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber and lighthouses such as Flekkejord and Farsund. Overnight in Stavanger, where you can stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings.
Hotel: Scandic Forum
Day 4: Stavanger – Hardangerfjord Ferry Crossing – Bergen
Travel via Haugesund to board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in pretty Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains”.
Hotel: Thon Bristol or Augustin, 2 nights
Day 5: Bergen
Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You can spend time at Bryggen with its collection of colourful 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbour protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.
Day 6: Bergen – Flåm Train – Sognefjord Area
A special treat today! Ride on the Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal and then on the renowned Flam Train from Myrdal to Flam. See some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery-graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, cruise across Norway’s legendary Sognefjord.
Hotel: Lillestrøm at Laerdal
Day 7: Sognefjord Area – Loen
Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, gateway to some of Norway’s glaciers and home to some of the country’s oldest farms.
Hotel: Loenfjord, 2 nights
Day 8: Loen
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Loen and take advantage of some of the many available outdoor activities. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion including an unforgettable cruise on the Geiranger Fjord.
Day 9: Loen – Lom – Lillehammer
Stop in Lom to see its iconic wooden stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics and home today to a lively art scene.
Hotel: Scandic Victoria
Day 10: Lillehammer – Hamar – Oslo
The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of Mjosa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Visit the fascinating Open-Air Ethnological Museum, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure. Later, return to Oslo for a guided tour. See the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and visit the Viking Ship Museum, and Frogner Park with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland.
Hotel: First Millennium
Day 11: Depart Oslo
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|June: 06, 13, 20, 27||$3,359.00||$4,194.00|
|July: 04, 11, 18, 25||$3,359.00||$4,194.00|
|August: 01, 08, 15, 22||$3,359.00||$4,194.00|
|Meals:||10 breakfasts, 4 dinners|
|Transport:||First-class, air-conditioned motorcoach|
|Ferry:||Hardangerfjord Ferry Crossing: Haugesund - Bergen|
|Rail:||Bergen Railway: Voss - Mydral
Flam train: Myrdal - Flam
|Accommodation:||10 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.