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Best of Norway *NEW*

9 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

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

"Fantastic scenery, friendly and helpful locals. We had a great time"

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Was: PP

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    Code: XXXXX

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      Secure your trip with a deposit today

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • 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

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

        • See Sognefjord and Boeya Glacier

        • View Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo, Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall and Hamar Olympic ice rink

        • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, Hardangerfjord, Geiranger Fjord and Stave Church at Lom


      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 Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate 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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      Arrive Oslo (2 nights)

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      Oslo Sightseeing

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      Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord

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      Hardangerfjord – Bergen

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      Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord – Geiranger (2 nights)

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      Geiranger

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      Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

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      Lillehammer – Oslo

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      Day 1

      Arrive Oslo (2 nights) Day 1 - Arrive Oslo (2 nights)

      Prepare for a spellbinding encounter with pristine nature - an untamed landscape of fjords, lakes and dense forests that begins in the understated capital of Oslo, set within beautiful natural surrounds. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. Spend the day exploring its unique 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

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      Clarion Collection Bastion

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Oslo Sightseeing Day 2 - Oslo Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of this cultural capital. Enjoy views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, that overlooks Oslo's beautiful harbour, the Opera and 19th century Royal Palace. We finish our tour with a visit to the peculiar Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life's work of Gustav Vigeland. Spend the rest of the day at leisure people-watching over coffee in the charming Aker Bryge District or exploring the nation's seafaring heritage. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see the world's best-preserved Viking ships.

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord Day 3 - Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord

      We meander along the picturesque 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 the Voringfoss, a breathtaking 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 and imposing ice-capped peaks as you cruise to your hotel in Øystese, where you'll dine tonight.

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      Hardangerfjord

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Hardangerfjord

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Hardangerfjord – Bergen Day 4 - Hardangerfjord – Bergen

      Continue through the ethereal landscape of Norway, and walk behind the falling curtain of water at Steinsdalfoss en route to the Capital of Fjords, Bergen. We learn about the city's fascinating 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 before embarking on a Be My Guest dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages.

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      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Quality Edvard Grieg

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord – Geiranger (2 nights) Day 5 - Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord – Geiranger (2 nights)

      Delving straight back into Norway's inspiring natural landscapes, we stop in the resort town of Voss, before continuing to the 'King of Fjords'. We brush the shoreline of Sognefjord, climbing into the surrounding mountains to see the impressive ice wall of the Boeya Glacier. Later, we arrive at Geiranger Fjord whose deep blue waters, surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Union Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Union Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Geiranger Day 6 - Geiranger

      The Geirangerfjord takes centre stage today as we embark on an epic adventure to explore its depths. We begin our adventure on the Dalsnibba Skywalk for spectacular views of the fjord below before embarking on a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure and enjoy dinner in your hotel this evening.

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 7

      Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer Day 7 - Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

      We enjoy a scenic drive from Geiranger through the high peaks of the Dalsnibba Pass, arriving in Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here we will visit a 12th century wooden 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

      Clarion Collection

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Clarion Collection

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Lillehammer – Oslo Day 8 - Lillehammer – Oslo

      We return to Oslo where we have the rest of the day to explore the cityscape. Explore the open-air museum displaying Norwegian life from the 1500s to today, or take a guided tour of the Royal Palace. We spend our last evening together at a Farewell Dinner toasting to a memorable trip exploring the beauty of Norway.

      Hotel

      Best Western Kampen

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Best Western Kampen

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 9

      Depart Oslo Day 9 - Depart Oslo

      Our epic 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

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      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Stay on the shores of the Geiranger Fjord in the family owned Union Hotel complete with its very own spa and vintage car exhibition which guests can view

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • 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

        • See Sognefjord and Boeya Glacier

        • View Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo, Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall and Hamar Olympic ice rink

        • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, Hardangerfjord, Geiranger Fjord and Stave Church at Lom


      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 Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate 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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