Norwegian Fjord


  • 11 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

Tour : 6920

Single Share available

From

£1,535 pp

Tour only

Based on 17th Aug 2019

From

£1,705 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbour towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars.

You’ll follow the southern coast of the country by coach and ferry to fascinating Bergen where you will spend two nights with plenty of time to discover the bustling harbour and taste salmon at the fish market.

The highlights of the tour will be the fascinating Flam train journey through the world’s most breathtaking scenery, followed by a cruise across the legendary Sognefjord to Loen – home to some of Norway’s oldest farms. Ascend 5,000 feet to the Dalsnibba Lookout to survey some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

Spend time in the stunning village of Geiranger, where you’ll have an opportunity to cruise its spectacular fjord or just relax taking in the beauty of the landscapes. Travel to Lillehammer, home to the 1994 Winter Olympics, and also known for its exciting arts scene.

Visit the town of Hamar on the shores of Lake Mjøsa – one of the deepest lakes in Europe. You’ll also visit a spectacular museum and the remains of a 950-year-old cathedral.

Upon your return to Oslo, your guided sightseeing tour includes a medieval castle, royal palace, and the outdoor exhibition of the sculptures of famed artist Gustav Vigeland.

You’ll fall in love with Norway’s beauty, culture, and history on your escorted Norwegian tour. Norway’s magic will stay with you long after your affordable travel adventure.

Highlights

"Norwegian Riviera" Scenic drive

Arendal Visit the idyllic harbour town

Kristiansand Visit Fiskebrygga (fish market)

Lista Region Scenic drive; Varbak viewing point

Hardangerfjord Ferry crossing

Bergen Visit

Flåm Train Ride

Sognefjord Cruise

Dalsnibba Skywalk Lookout

Lom Picture stop at the wooden stave church

Lillehammer Visit the Olympics host city

Hamar Visit the Open-Air Ethnological Museum

Oslo Guided city tour

Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

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.

Single Share available

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Oslo, Norway

Day
1

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 - Arendal - Kristiansand

Day
2

Today, travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”—the Sørlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)—and visit the idyllic harbor 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 center. 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 street cafés.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kristiansand - Stavanger

Day
3

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 Mandal, Lyngdal, Flekkejord and Farsund. 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 - Hardangerfjord Ferry Crossing - 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 harbor 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 harbor protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site; or consider joining one of our optional excursions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - Flam Train - Sognefjord Area

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 Area - Loen

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Loen - Excursion to Dalsnibba and Geiranger

Day
8

Today, ascend above the tree line to 5,000 feet and marvel at the panoramic views of the fjord from the DALSNIBBA SKYWALK LOOKOUT. Then, reach the Geiranger fjord, one of the most spectacular sceneries in the world. Enjoy this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site, or maybe relax with a glass of traditional mjød (honey mead) or akvavit (clear Scandinavian liquor flavored with caraway) and bask in Geiranger’s unforgettable ambiance.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Loen - Lom - Lollehammer

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lillehammer - Hamar - Oslo

Day
10

The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of MiØsa, 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 of the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbor, 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

Day
11

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,535 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,705 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport and port taxes

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