Duration
12 Days Itinerary
From
USD $4,195 Dates/Prices
Visiting

Norway

Transportation

Coach, Cruise, Ferry, Funicular, Train

Crisp air, pristine forests and breathtaking fjords await on this small group tour through Norway. It’s not all nature though as we visit charming rural villages and cities. Journey along the thrilling Flåm railway, cruise along the fjords and learn of the proud Viking heritage of northern Europe.

Tour highlights

Discover the color of Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. The old wharf area will take travelers back in time to when this picturesque city was playing an important role in Norway’s history. A funicular railway travels to Mount Fløyen, providing sweeping views over the city.

Traveling Norway by train is one of the best ways to discover the country. Scenic railway journeys, including the Rauma Railway and the Flamsbana train, make for incredible photo opportunities as the trains meander through some of Norway’s most stunning natural scenery.

It comes at no surprise that Norway is home to some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Cruise through the country’s iconic fjords and see jaw-dropping glaciers.

Itinerary (12 Days)

Curated destinations, lifetime memories.

Day
Day 1
1

Oslo

Welcome to Norway and its capital Oslo. Situated between the mountains and the sea, the contemporary city is home to modern architecture, a thriving cultural arts scene, a number of large public parks, and delicious food.

We meet our small group this evening for a welcome dinner.

[Dinner]

Day 2
2

Oslo

Norway’s biggest city, Oslo has been the country’s capital since 1814. The city is surrounded by a host of stunning natural sights and is favored by outdoor lovers, hikers and trekkers.

This morning we commence a sightseeing tour passing the Opera House and Royal Palace. We visit the Holmenkollen ski area, home to the world’s most modern jump facility. Jump competitions have been hosted here since 1892 and the museum is home to a pair of skis that date from 600AD. We next visit the Folk Museum and Viking Ship Museum before free time for lunch. We continue to Vigeland Park, a sculpture installation of more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron.

[Breakfast]

Day 3
3

Oslo to Wadahl

En route to Wadahl today we spend time touring the Atlungstad Brenneri, one of Norway’s four remaining distilleries. Set on Lake Mjøsa, we enjoy a tour and tasting, visiting the distillery, the distillery museum and the barrel room. After free time for lunch in Atlungstad we continue to Lillehammer where we see the 1994 Winter Olympic venue. Gain further insight into the Norwegian way of life as we visit the open-air museum of Maihaugen and some of its 200 historic farmhouses, some dating as far back as the 15th century. We then continue on to charming Wadahl, our home for the night.  

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 4
4

Wadahl to Molde

We journey through Norway’s scenic countryside today as we travel from Wahdal to Molde. We pass through some of Norway’s spectacular countryside along the way, including the Snøhetta viewpoint, a unique, award-winning architectural pavilion with stunning panoramic views of the Tverrfjellet mountain. If we’re lucky, we might even see wild reindeer and musk ox grazing in the distance.

Special Experience

Named Europe’s most beautiful railway journey by Lonely Planet, we take the Rauma Railway from Dombås to Åndalsnes through some of Norway’s most dramatic landscapes. The train moves slowly, giving you ample opportunity to take in the incredible views and snap the perfect photo.

[Breakfast]

Day 5
5

Molde to Geiranger

We embark on one of the world’s most beautiful drives today when we make our way to Geiranger along the Atlantic Road. Connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland, the Atlantic Road twists and turns through the stunning scenery of the islets of Norway and is made up of no less than eight bridges and the impressive Atlantic Tunnel, a 5.7km long tunnel, reaching a depth of 250m below the Bremnesfjorden.  Our travels today also take us along the famous Trollstigen, ‘The Trolls Road’, a winding mountain pass that provides spectacular views of surrounding mountains like Kongen, Dronningen and Trollveggen as we zig zag our way down. We continue to Geiranger along the Eagles Road, which provides more breathtaking panoramic views before we arrive at this picturesque village.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 6
6

Geiranger

Today we enjoy a guided walk through the village of Geiranger before visiting Dalsniba viewpoint and enjoying a drive along Stryn Road and Country Road 258 for some of Norway's best views. In the afternoon we embark on a cruise on Geirangerford. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, it’s not hard to see why it is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. Along the sides of the fjord we’ll get to see some impressive waterfalls cascading down the steep cliffs, as well as a number of picturesque abandoned farms.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 7
7

Geiranger to Leikanger

En route to Leikanger today we stop at Briksdal Glacier, one of the most accessible arms of the larger Jostedalsbreen Glacier.  Interestingly, this is one of Europe’s few glaciers that is not constantly receding, with its size having fluctuated significantly since the start of the 20th century. Its size continues to change today, depending on the temperature and precipitation levels. Here we’ll take a troll car up the mountain and enjoy a short stroll to see the glacier up close. We then continue on towards Leikanger, spotting Jolstravatnet, the deepest lake in Europe, on the way.

[Breakfast]

Day 8
8

Leikanger to Bergen

Today we journey deep into Norway and the Fjordlands.

Special Experience

We take to the water this morning for a cruise of Norway’s fjords, from Kaupanger to Gudvangen. We continue to Undredal where we indulge in a local cheese tasting and are served a delicious lunch before continuing to Flåm.

Special Experience

Each year, travelers from the world over visit Flåm to journey along the Flåm railway. On the 19-kilometre ride we see rivers cutting through deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. The railway’s steep tracks twist and turn through mountain passes, a feat of Norwegian engineering. This incredible train journey from the Flåm station through to the mountain station of Myrdal provides some of Norway’s wildest and most magnificent scenery. We continue from Myrdal to the town of Bergen.

[Breakfast and Lunch]

Day 9
9

Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and is situated among a group of mountains known as ‘De syv fjell’. During the 13th century Bergen was Norway’s capital and played an important role in the Hanseatic League’s trade empire from the 14th to 16th centuries.

Today we embark on a walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed area of Bryggen. We explore the old wharf area, see St Mary’s Church and visit the local fish markets.

We take the funicular railway up to Mount Fløyen, a popular hiking spot and are treated to fantastic views over the city. The rest of our day is at our leisure to explore.

[Breakfast and Lunch]

Day 10
10

Bergen to Vrådal

We say farewell to Bergen today as our small group travels to the charming town of Vrådal, crossing the Hardanger fjord on the way.

Special Experience

As we drive to Vrådal we stop at several towns including Ulvik for a visit to a juice and cider farm. We’ll learn how the beverages are produced and enjoy a delicious juice tasting here.

Continuing to Tyssedal, we visit the Hydropower Plant that was first established in 1906. No longer in operation, it now serves as a museum providing rich insight into Norway’s history with hydropower.

En route to Vrådal, we stop at the impressive twin waterfalls of Lattefoss.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 11
11

Vrådal to Oslo

This morning we journey to Ullefoss, cruising along the Telemark Canal to Lunde. We then continue to Hedall to visit the Stave Church, one of Norway’s most famous. Our final stop on the way to Oslo is at the Kongsberg Silver Mines. Work first began in these mines in 1623 when some local cowherds discovered silver under some moss. The mines which descended down as far as 300m remained in operation until 1957.

Tonight we enjoy a group farewell dinner in Oslo.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 12
12

Oslo

Our tour concludes after breakfast this morning. We say goodbye to our new friends and to the splendour of Norway.

[Breakfast]

Inclusions

No last minute surprises, these are all part of your trip.

Travel

  • Travel in a small group of 10 to 18 passengers
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Rauma Railway from Dombås to Åndalsnes
  • Day cruise on Geirangerfjord 
  • Ride a troll car At Briksdal Glacier
  • Cruise from Kaupanger to Gudvangen 
  • Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal 
  • Funicular railway to top of Mount Fløyen

Stays

  • 11 nights in superior hotel accommodation

Meals

  • 19 meals, including 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Food highlight, Undredal. Enjoy a cheese tasting in Undredal, where the specialties include a white and brown goat’s cheese

Guides

  • A small group tour leader accompanies the group on the entire tour
  • Specialist local guides join the small group tour in selected locations

Special Experiences

  • Take the Rauma train from Dombas to Andalsnes
  • Fjord cruise Kaupanger to Gudvangen
  • Flamsbana train from Flam to Myrdal
  • Visit a Juice & Cider Factory and taste the juices

Sightseeing

  • Oslo Sightseeing
  • Visit the Holmenkollen Ski area
  • Visit the Folk Musum and the Viking Ship Museum
  • Visit Vigeland Park
  • Tour and Tasting of Atlungstad Distillery
  • Maihaugen open air museum
  • Dombas Stave Church
  • Snohetta Viewpoint
  • Travel on the Rauma train
  • Cross the atlantic Tunnel and travel on the Atlantic Road
  • Drive the famous tourist road Trollstigen
  • Walk through Geiranger village
  • Dalsniba Viewpoint
  • Geiranger Fjord cruise
  • Ride the Trollcars to Briksdal Glacier
  • Kaupanger to Gudvangen Fjord Cruise
  • Undredal Cheese Tasting
  • Flamsbana from Flam to Myrdal
  • Bergen Sightseeing including the Bryggen quarter and St Mary’s Church
  • Visit the Bergen fish markets
  • Take the funicular to Mt Floien
  • Visit a Juice and Cider Farm near Hardanger Fjord
  • Visit the Tyssedal Hydropower plant
  • See Lattefossen Waterfalls
  • Cruise on the Telemark canal from Ullefoss to Lunde
  • Visit theHeddal Stave Church
  • Visit the Kongsberg Silver mines

Accommodation

Accommodation, a superior and safe retreat.

Norway flag Oslo Norway

Scandic St Olavs Plass

4-star

Just a short walk from Karl Johans gate, the main street of Oslo, Scandic St Olavs Plass hotel’s central location makes it the ideal place for your time in Oslo. The modern rooms all feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a desk and wifi access, making it easy to get in touch with loved ones back at home.

Norway flag Oslo Norway

Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion

4-star

Stay in the heart of Oslo in this boutique hotel. Inspired by the charm of English hotels, Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion has an atmosphere that will leave you feeling right at home. The surrounding Aker Brygge harbor area has many trendy shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy, or you can stay in and take advantage of the free wifi, sauna or in-house restaurant.

Norway flag Gålå Norway

Gålå Høgfjellshotell

3-star

Located in the heart of Gudbrandsdalen, Gålå Høgfjellshotell provides stunning views of the surrounding Galavannet and Jotunheimen mountains. The traditional style cabins offer a cosy and atmospheric experience, while still featuring amenities like a Spa and Wellness centre, swimming pool and onsite restaurant.

Norway flag Gålå Norway

Wadahl Høgfjellshotell

3-star

With panoramic views of the tranquil countryside, the laid-back Wadahl Hogfjellshotell is a great spot to relax and take in the crisp country air. This cosy, traditional Norwegian hotel provides amenities like free high speed wifi, a pool and onsite restaurant and bar.

Norway flag Molde Norway

Scandic Seilet Hotel

4-star

Located on the banks of the Romsdal Fjord and in the heart of Molde, there’s no better way to spend your time in this picturesque town. End the day with a drink at the 15th floor Sky Bar which provides panoramic views of the fjord below or work up a sweat in the fitness centre’s sauna, before retiring to your room which features free wifi, cable TV and a minibar.

Norway flag Geiranger area Norway

Hotell Geiranger

3-star

Hotell Geiranger is situated right in the heart of Geiranger, and offers panoramic views of the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Geiranger Fjord. The hotel has two restaurants to choose from, as well as a bar and panoramic terrace. All rooms include free wifi and a flat screen TV.

Norway flag Leikanger Norway

Leikanger Fjord Hotel

3-star

Dating back to the 1920s, the family-owned Leikanger Fjord Hotel offers traditional Norwegian charm. Its prime location by the Sogne Fjord in Leikanger not only provides incredible views, but also easy access to all that Leikanger has to offer. The hotel has its own private beach area, as well as a bar and restaurant.

Norway flag Bergen Norway

Hotel Zander K

4-star

Conveniently located in the heart of picturesque Bergen, the modern Hotel Zander K offers a superior stay. Rooms feature simple yet contemporary styling and creature comforts, including free wifi, to ensure a relaxing stay. The hotel’s onsite restaurant and bar is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day seeing the sights of Bergen.

Norway flag Vradal Norway

Quality Straand Hotel & Resort

4-star

The Quality Straand Hotel is steeped in history, dating all the way back to 1864, when it was more or less a farm that provided shelter to road travellers. The hotel has been in the same family for five generations now, and they will certainly make you feel at home. Surrounded by the beautiful Telemark region, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, or you may prefer to wind down with a swim, sauna or massage at the hotel.

Norway flag Oslo Norway

Scandic Oslo City

4-star

Conveniently located to some of Oslo’s best attractions, Scandic Oslo City is a perfect base for your stay in Oslo. Rooms offer a relaxing oasis after a day of exploring the city and are equipped with air conditioning, free wifi and more to make for a comfortable stay. The hotel boasts an onsite restaurant & bar, and a fitness center.

Norway flag Oslo Norway

Thon Hotel Opera

4-star

Located in the heart of Oslo, Thon Hotel Opera offers modern luxury accommodation. Colorful interiors and stylish décor are featured throughout the hotel, which boasts a restaurant, bar, and fitness facilities. Rooms are light and bright and feature free wifi and a coffee maker. Thon Hotel Opera is aptly located just 980 feet from Oslo’s Opera House.

Information

Details for your small group tour.

01

Currency

Norway

The official currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone. Ensure you change a small amount into small denominations.

Small change is also useful for paying for toilets while on tour which is customary in many destinations.

Currency
Norwegian Krone (NOK)
02

Fitness Level

Europe

To get the most out of your Small Group Touring Co. tour, you will need a good level of fitness. Our Europe tours require you to be able to walk at least 2-3 hours on uneven ground and climb several flights of stairs. It’s not every day that you come face to face with Europe’s historic architecture, picturesque cobblestone streets and stunning landscapes. We want you to be able to soak up every moment of your tour and create lasting, fond memories of your time in Europe.

Walking Ability
2-3hrs
03

Arrival Time

Norway - Arrival Time

We don’t want you to miss out on any aspect of your Small Group Touring Co. tour. To ensure that you don’t, we recommend you arrive at your starting destination by 14:00h in order to take part in your welcome dinner.

Dates and Prices

Don’t wait, reserve your place today.

*Prices shown are in USD.

Start Date   End Date Tour Price Offer Price Savings Status  
25 May 20
05 Jun 20
$4,195
$4,195
Available
22 Jun 20
03 Jul 20
$4,195
$4,195
Available
20 Jul 20
31 Jul 20
$4,195
$4,195
Available
17 Aug 20
28 Aug 20
$4,195
$4,195
Available
07 Sep 20
18 Sep 20
$4,195
$4,195
Available

Additional Info

Single Supplement

The above pricing is based on twin share per person. If you are interested in single pricing please contact one of our tour consultants and they would be glad to assist in providing a detailed proposal including pricing.

Tipping

Tipping has been included in your tour price for drivers, porters, waiters, any specialist local guides and your small group tour leader.

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