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Best of Norway

9 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Tales of Vikings and trolls await on this epic journey through Norway's ethereal natural splendour.

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 04 May, 29 June, 24 August and 28 September 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 04 May, 29 June, 24 August and 28 September 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Encounter the 'King' and 'Queen' of the Fjords, Olympic triumphs and the trading heritage of the Hanseatics as you answer the call of Norway's untamed wilderness and embrace Scandinavian sophistication.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: SBON

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 8 Scandinavian breakfasts

      • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Oslo

        • ORIENTATION of Bergen

        • VISIT Hardangerfjord, Geiranger Fjord, the State Church at Lom and Vigeland Sculpture Park

        • VIEW Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo

        • SEE Sognefjord, Bøyabreen Glacier and Hamar Olympic ice arena


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 Scandinavian breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive Oslo

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      Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord

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      Day 3

      Hardangerfjord – Bergen Orientation and Free Time

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      Day 4

      Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord

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      Sognefjord – Valldal (2 nights)

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      Geiranger Excursion

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      Valldal – Lom – Lillehammer

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      Lillehammer – Oslo

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      Depart Oslo

      Day 1

      Arrive Oslo Day 1 - Arrive Oslo

      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, you are transferred to your hotel. 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.

      Hotel

      Clarion Collection Bastion

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Clarion Collection Bastion

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord Day 2 - Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord

      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 shorelineto your hotel in Øystese where you will dine tonight.

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      Thon Sandven

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Thon Sandven

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Vikings And Explorers

      You’ll visit the three original Viking longships and their treasures with your Local Specialist, including the Oseberg ship - last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. Then explore the stunning Fram Museum to discover the story of the ship and the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits.

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Hardangerfjord – Bergen Orientation and Free Time Day 3 - Hardangerfjord – Bergen Orientation and Free Time

      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 Ovre-Eide family welcome us on their farm for a Be My Guest dinner.

      Hotel

      Scandic Neptun

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Scandic Neptun

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Grieg And Bergen Insights

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

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord Day 4 - Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord

      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.

      Hotel

      Sognefjord

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Sognefjord

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Flaam Railway Journey

      Take the world-famous Flåm Railway on its epic journey through the breathtaking Flåm Valley and enjoy the scenery at the mountaintop station of Myrdal, our transfer point for the charming local train route to or from Voss.

      Adult Price: €95.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Local Fruit Farm Visit

      In Idyllic surroundings with mountains touched by snow, we meet a family who for eight generations have farmed here. With a a guided tour around the farm and orchard we learn the joys and challenges of growing fruit and berries along the shores of the Hardanger Fjord.

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      Fjordland Farm Cultural Experience

      Visit a traditional working farm set amid the glorious scenery of the Sognefjord, surrounded by craggy mountains with views across the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. Get to know a typical Scandinavian family, and something about their day-to-day lives. Learn a little of both the history, which dates back to Viking times and present-day traditions. We'll also sample the local homemade delicacies.

      Adult Price: €42.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Sognefjord – Valldal (2 nights) Day 5 - Sognefjord – Valldal (2 nights)

      Journey from Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, to Valldal. See the impressive Bøyabreen glacier, part of Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest glacier. Your road trip is filled with pinch-me moments as you skirt past three different fjords.

      Hotel

      Valldal Fjordhotell

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Valldal Fjordhotell

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Geiranger Excursion Day 6 - Geiranger Excursion

      The Geirangerfjord takes centre stage today, as we embark on an epic adventure to explore its depths. We begin our adventure by embarking on a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. We then make the short drive to the famed Mehdi’s viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjord below. We return to Valldal where you can enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps, join an optional experience to drive Norway’s most famous road, the Trollstigen, with its eleven hairpin bends.

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Trollstigen Explored

      Join us on a delightful drive to the Eagle's Road for amazing views of towering cliffs plunging down to the Geiranger Fjord. Then discover the path of the trolls - Trollstigen, considered a masterpiece of engineering. This is Norwegian rugged mountain scenery at its finest.

      Adult Price: €37.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Valldal – Lom – Lillehammer Day 7 - Valldal – Lom – Lillehammer

      We enjoy a scenic drive to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here, we will 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.

      Hotel

      Scandic

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Hotel

      Scandic

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures Of Lillehammer

      Explore Lillehammer on a guided visit to the charming folklore museum of Maihaugen, on the hills above the Olympic Town. You’ll also visit the Olympic Arena, and enjoy an exciting ride in the chairlift (weather permitting) to the top of the ski-slope, for wonderful panoramic views over the town and Gudbrandsdalen.

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Lillehammer – Oslo Day 8 - Lillehammer – Oslo

      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 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.

      Hotel

      Scandic Solli

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Scandic Solli

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Vikings And Explorers

      You’ll visit the three original Viking longships and their treasures with your Local Specialist, including the Oseberg ship - last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. Then explore the stunning Fram Museum to discover the story of the ship and the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits.

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Oslo Day 9 - Depart Oslo

      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. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Day 9

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      • Connect 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)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Oslo

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Oslo

        • ORIENTATION of Bergen

        • VISIT Hardangerfjord, Geiranger Fjord, the State Church at Lom and Vigeland Sculpture Park

        • VIEW Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo

        • SEE Sognefjord, Bøyabreen Glacier and Hamar Olympic ice arena


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 Scandinavian breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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