Best of Norway

Start: Oslo Finish: Oslo

Visiting: Oslo, Norheimsund, Bergen, Leikanger, Geiranger, Lom, Lillehammer


Duration: 8 Nights

Tour Operator: Trafalgar


Prices From: $3252 $2927

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Tour Overview

Ease into the simplicity of life and a relaxing travel experience on the banks of the king and queen of the fjords. There's not a troll in sight on this Norway trip. Myths and legends aside, you'll visit a winter Olympics hub, the fairy-tale city of Bergen, and continental Europe's largest glacier.

Highlights

  • iconConnect with Locals Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s. (Day 3)
  • iconView Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - Visit Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the State Church at Lom and Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • iconVisit Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the State Church at Lom and Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - Explore Oslo with a Local Specialist
  • iconExplore Oslo with a Local Specialist
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - View Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo
  • iconSee Sognefjord, Bøyabreen Glacier and Hamar Olympic ice arena
  • iconDiscover Bergen
  • iconDive Into Culture In Lom you'll have an opportunity to visit Lomskyrkja, one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, dating back to the 12th century. (Day 7)
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icon Day 1: Welcome to Oslo

Location: Oslo

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Bastion

Meals: Welcome Reception

Prepare for a spellbinding encounter with nature - an untamed landscape of fjords, lakes and dense forests that begins in the understated capital of Oslo, set within beautiful natural surrounds. On arrival, transfer to your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Clarion Collection Bastion, a boutique hotel with a unique personality. Hotel founder Morten Mørch visited over 100 hotels around the globe as inspiration in his quest to create one of the world's best hotels. Spend the day exploring the city's interesting architecture and exquisite open spaces, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

icon Day 2: Journey to Scenic Geilo and Hardangerfjord

Location: Norheimsund

Accommodation: Thon Sandven

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We journey along the shores of the Tyrifjord to the ski resort of Geilo with its scenic location at the foot of Hallingskarvet, before continuing across the Hardanger Plateau to Voringfoss, a cascade of water that plunges impressively into the Måbødalen Canyon below. We continue to Hardangerfjord - its title as the 'Queen of the Fjords' is well deserved and you'll have an opportunity to admire its deep blue waters as you travel along part of its shoreline to your hotel in Norheimsund where you will dine tonight.

icon Day 3: Onwards to Beautiful Bergen

Location: Bergen

Accommodation: Thon Orion

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

A scenic drive along lakes and fjords will bring us to the 'Capital of Fjords', Bergen. We'll learn about the city's Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon's Hall and bustling fish market. Enjoy some free time to explore this colourful city. This evening, Connect With Locals as the Øvre-Eide family welcome us on their farm for dinner and a very special Be My Guest experience.

icon Day 4: Off to Voss and Stunning Sognefjord

Location: Leikanger

Accommodation: Sognefjord

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Delving straight back into Norway's inspiring natural landscapes, we continue to the 'King of Fjords', travelling via Voss, the country's adventure capital. There's some free time to embark on an Optional Experience on the Flåm Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Tonight, we overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - Sognefjord Hotel located on a peninsula stretching out into the Sognefjord. Step straight from your hotel into the breath-taking fjord and mountain surroundings.

icon Day 5: Continue to Geirangerfjord

Location: Geiranger

Accommodation: Havila

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey from Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, to Geirangerfjord. See the impressive Bøyabreen glacier, part of Jostedalsbreen, continental Europe's largest glacier. Your road trip is filled with pinch-me moments as you skirt past three different fjords. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at one of Trafalgar's Stay With Stories - Hotel Havila Geiranger.

icon Day 6: A Day at the Breathtaking Geirangerfjord

Meals: Breakfast

The Geirangerfjord takes centre stage today, you'll get to explore it your way today. You could choose to take a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Perhaps take the short drive to Flydalsjuvet viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjord below. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon soaking up your epic surrounds, or consider joining an Optional Experience to drive Norway's most famous road, the Trollstigen, with its eleven hairpin bends.

icon Day 7: Venture to Historic Lom and Lillehammer

Location: Lom, Lillehammer

Accommodation: Scandic Victoria

Meals: Breakfast

We enjoy a scenic drive to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here, we will Dive Into Culture and visit a 12th-century Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrandsdal Valley before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

icon Day 8: Return to Oslo

Location: Oslo

Accommodation: Scandic Solli

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

We return to Oslo where we spend the day exploring several of the city's highlights with a Local Specialist, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, overlooking Oslo's beautiful harbour, the Opera and the 19th-century Royal Palace. We finish our tour with a visit to the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life's work of Gustav Vigeland. After a magnificent encounter with Norway's epic natural landscapes, we enjoy our last evening together at a Farewell Dinner, toasting to a memorable trip.

icon Day 9: Farewell Norway

Location: Oslo

Meals: Breakfast

Our journey through the fjords, falls and forests of Norway has come to an end. We bid our newfound friends a fond farewell and prepare to return home.

What's Included

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    8 breakfasts

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    Low Deposit

    Trafalgar requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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