Best of Norway

9 Days Starting and ending in Oslo

Visiting: Oslo, Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Sognefjord, Geirangerfjord, Fossbergom

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

SBONZN20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on the "Best of Norway" tour, a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Norway's breathtaking landscapes and historical sites. This tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Oslo with a local specialist, discover the charming city of Bergen, and visit some of Norway's most iconic natural wonders, including the majestic Hardangerfjord and Geirangerfjord. Marvel at the medieval Stave Church, the artistic Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, and view the stunning Voringfoss and Steinsdalsfoss waterfalls. With cherry-picked hotels for your comfort, an expert Travel Director, and a luxury coach equipped with Wi-Fi, this tour promises a blend of cultural immersion, historical exploration, and natural beauty. Enjoy breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals, along with must-see sightseeing and surprise extras, making your Norwegian adventure truly unforgettable.

Highlights

  • Explore Oslo with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Bergen

  • Visit Hardangerfjord

  • Geirangerfjord

  • a medieval Stave Church and Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

  • View Voringfoss

  • Steinsdalsfoss

  • Haakon's Hall in Bergen

  • Akershus

  • the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Hotel, Thon Cecil
Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Cecil
Meals Included: Dinner

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 hotel with a unique personality, steps from some of Oslo's main sights. Spend the day exploring the city's interesting architecture and exquisite open spaces, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner to kick-start your journey.

Day 2: Journey To Scenic Geilo And Hardangerfjord
Location: Hardangerfjord
Accommodation: Thon Sandven
Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Sandven Norheimsund
Meals Included: 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.

Day 3 : Onwards To Beautiful Bergen
Location: Bergen
Accommodation: Thon Orion
Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Orion Bergen
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We’ll head out along the fjord to visit the home of famous composer Edvard Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa - the inspiration for many of his masterworks. You will also see stunning views of the city of Bergen on a trip up the hillside by funicular railway.


Day 4 : Off To Voss And Stunning Sognefjord
Location: Sognefjord
Accommodation: Sognefjord
Accommodation Name: Sognefjord Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Delving straight back into Norway's inspiring natural landscapes, we continue to the 'King of Fjords', traveling 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.

Day 5 : Continue To Geirangerfjord
Location: Geirangerfjord
Accommodation: Havila
Accommodation Name: Havila Geiranger Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey from Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, to Geiranger. See the impressive Bøyabreen glacier, part of Jostedalsbreen, continental Europe's largest glacier. Your day 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.

Day 6: A Day At The Breathtaking Geirangerfjord
Location: Geirangerfjord
Accommodation: Havila
Accommodation Name: Havila Geiranger Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

The Geirangerfjord takes center stage today, and you’ll get to explore it your way. You’ll certainly want to take a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Enjoy soaking up your epic surrounds, or venture further afield by joining an Optional Experience to drive Norway’s most famous road, Trollstigen, with its eleven hairpin bends and jaw-dropping mountain scenery.

Day 7: Venture To Historic Lom And Lillehammer Dive Into Culture
Location: Fossbergom
Accommodation: Scandic Victoria
Accommodation Name: Scandic Victoria
Meals Included: 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 stop by Hunderfossen Power Station, with its mightly 280m long Dam and 170m long trout ladder, for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. With a Local Specialist, discover the secrets of one of Norway’s most famous power station. We continue through the Gudbrandsdal Valley before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Day 8: Return To Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Cecil
Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Cecil
Meals Included: Breakfast, 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 harbor, 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.

Day 9: Farewell Norway
Location: Oslo
Meals Included: 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

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers

    Specific transfer information can be found here: Airport Transfers

  • Optional Experiences

    Optional Experiences and free time

  • Hotel Changes

    On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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