Norwegian Fjord Explorer

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • The Baltics and Russia

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Cruise Norway’s deepest and most beautiful fjord, catch a train through misty mountains, drive to the highest fjord viewing platform in Europe, and experience Norway’s most dramatic road on this Scandinavian adventure of epic extremes.

At a glance

  • Lista Region Drive through this historic area stopping at villages to soak up your surroundings.
  • Flåmsbana Railway Admire the alpine scenery as you ride to the top of the mountains in Myrdal.
  • Sognefjord Cruise past wild natural scenery on Norway’s longest, deepest fjord.
  • Geiranger Skywalk Travel along the Nibbevegen Road to Europe’s highest fjord viewing platform.
  • Troll's road Ride to the top of the Trollstigen Mountain via Norway’s most dramatic road.
  • Hamar Explore Scandinavian history at the Hedmarksmuseet museum.
  • Oslo See the cultural highlights of the city on a guided tour.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

Cruise Norway’s deepest and most beautiful fjord, catch a train through misty mountains, drive to the highest fjord viewing platform in Europe, and experience Norway’s most dramatic road on this Scandinavian adventure of epic extremes.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Oslo

Day
1

Fly to Oslo where you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening.

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.

Oslo - Drammen - Kristiansand

Day
2

Today, travel along the fantastic “Norwegian Riviera”—the Sørlandet (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 cafés.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kristiansand - Stavanger

Day
3

More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, noted for its skirmishes against piracy during the 1800s. Head to Mandal, the southernmost town in Norway and a popular holiday resort; Lyngdal, site of Viking-era burial mounds; gorgeous Flekkefjord, which was twice sentenced to extinction by royal decree but survived as a smugglers port during the Napoleonic Wars; and Farsund, home to large Soviet prison camps during WWII. Overnight in Stavanger, where you could stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stavanger - Haugesund - Ferry crossing to Bergen

Day
4

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.” During your free time here, why not walk down to the harbour to browse the seafood stalls and sample the various salmon dishes?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen

Day
5

Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You could spend time at Bryggen with its collection of colourful 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbour; or consider joining the optional sightseeing excursion that includes the Hanseatic Museum, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - Flam Railway - Sognefjord

Day
6

A special treat today! Ride on the renowned Flåm Train and see some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery—graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, cruise across Norway’s legendary Sognefjord.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sognefjord - Loen - Dalsnibba - Geiranger

Day
7

Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, home to some of the country’s oldest farms. Ascend above the tree line to 5,000 feet and marvel at the panoramic views of the fjord from the Dalsnibba lookout. Spend the next two overnights in the village of Geiranger, site of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Geiranger

Day
8

A whole day to enjoy the beauty of Geiranger. An optional fjord cruise is available into this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site, or maybe just relax with a glass of traditional mjød (honey mead) or akvavit (clear Scandinavian liquor flavoured with caraway) and bask in Geiranger’s unforgettable ambiance.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer

Day
9

This morning, travel on the narrow, winding Trollstigen (Troll’s Road). Along the way, 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 arts scene.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lillehammer - Hamar - Oslo

Day
10

Located on the eastern shore of Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe, is the dynamic city of Hamar. Visit the fascinating Open-air Ethnological Museum, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral. Later, return to Oslo, where a guided tour shows you the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, the soaring City Hall, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Frogner Park with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo - UK

Day
11

Your tour ends today after breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

First Millennium

The hotel’s excellent location offers quick access to Popsenteret, which is about 20 minutes' walk. The distance between Oslo city centre and the property is 1 km.

  • Location

    Tollbugaten 25, Oslo

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant

Scandic Sorlandet

This hotel is located right next to Dyreparken zoo, Sørlandssenteret shopping centre and is within walking distance to buses.

  • Location

    Travparkveien 14 Kristiansand

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Pool

Scandic Forum

This hotel offers a unique location that's close to nature and the Forum area.

  • Location

    Gunnar Warebergsgate 17 Stavanger

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Thon Bristol

Thon Hotel Bristol in Bergen is conveniently located in Bergen city centre, 20km from Bergen’s Flesland Airport.

  • Location

    Torgalmenningen 11, 5014 Bergen

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant

Loenfjord

Hotel Loenfjord is beautifully situated by the Loen river in Loen - Stryn - Nordfjord.

  • Location

    Hotel Loenfjord N-6789 Loen, Nordfjord

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Scandic Victoria

Scandic Victoria is a great starting point to enjoy the activities and attractions Lillehammer has to offer.

  • Location

    Storgata 84B, 2609 Lillehammer

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness centre

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