Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Norway - a country with spectacular fjords and tall mountain peaks, thundering waterfalls and giant glaciers. Take in the highlights of Oslo and Bergen and ride the famous Flamsbana railway, marvel at the Briksdal Glacier, cruise the Geiranger ford and more on this 8 day tour.
Arrive into Oslo International Airport and transfer to your hotel. On your journey in you'll be met with views of beautiful forests and the Oslofjord which surround the vibrant city. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Take a stroll down Karl Johan's Street with its many shops bars and cafes and explore the city of the royal family.
Oslo - Flam - Voss. This morning we depart Oslo and travel towards the beautiful fjord area of Norway. On this scenic drive we pass Lake Tyrifjord which is one of the largest lakes in Norway and plays an important role for resting migratory birds of many species. We continue driving through the magnificent Hallingdal Valley and a short photo stop is made at the famous Geilo Stave Church.
We arrive into the picturesque village of Flam just after lunch time. Here we have a short break before boarding the famous Flamsbana. Flamsbana is one of the steepest trainlines in the world and our journey takes us through spectacular scenery, past the Rallar road, rugged mountains and breathtaking waterfalls; passing through 20 tunnels en route to the mountain railway station of Myrdal, approx. 13km away, before returning to Flam. After the train ride there's free time in Flam before we drive onto Voss for the night.
Overnight: Voss | Breakfast
Voss - Bergen. This morning travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Bergen. Meeting a local guide upon arrival for a sightseeing tour of the city. Taking in key sites such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon Fortress and the famous fish market. Also visit the Floibanen Funicular which travels to the top of Mount Floien where you can really admire Bergen - the city of seven hills.
Overnight: Bergen | Breakfast
The Briksdal Glacier
Bergen - Sognefjord - Briksdal Glacier - Loen. After breakfast we board the coach and travel north, crossing the famous Sognefjord from Oppedal to Lavik. Sognefjord is Norway's longest and deepest fjord, stretching 204kms inland from the coast. Our journey today takes us to the famous Briksdal Glacier, nestled between thundering waterfalls and towering peaks. Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier which is located in Jostedalsbreen National Park. From 1200 meters this spectacular glacier plunges down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley. Explore the Briksdalen Valley on foot or ride one of the 'Trollcars' up to the glacier. Then we travel on to the village of Loen for the night.
Overnight: Loen | Breakfast
Cruising the fjords
Loen - Geiranger Fjord - Troll's Road - Molde. We travel on to Geiranger this morning where we board a sightseeing cruise on the Geiranger fjord - one of the most impressive and narrow fjords of Norway. The fjord is dominated by a huge vertical rock face with cascading waterfalls including the famous ' Seven Sisters' and the 'Veil of the Bride'.
After the cruise we continue our journey north, passing along the famous Eagle Road, an incredibly steep stretch of road up the mountainside from Geiranger towards Eidsdal. The road swings through 11 hairpin bends from Geiranger fjord up to the highest point 620m above sea level at Korsmyra, where eagles can often be spotted. After a short ferry crossing from Eidsdal to Linge we reach the Troll's Road, an exhilarating road with astonishing views and 11 hairpin bends that descend the mountain. Then another short ferry crossing takes us from Vestnes before arriving into Molde.
Overnight: Molde | Breakfast
The Atlantic Road
Molde - Atlantic Road - Oppdal. We enjoy a ride along the Atlantic Road today before continuing our journey south to Oppdal. Bridging land and sea this incredible winding road in the ocean connects island to island with a series of seven bridges. This true masterpiece of engineering was voted the 'work of art of the century' by the Norwegians and it's one of the world's most beautiful road trips.
Overnight: Oppdal | Breakfast
Oppdal - Oslo. Today we return to Oslo, stopping en route in Lillehammer - the host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Here there's some free time to explore the Olympic City. We continue our journey, travelling along the shore of Lake Mjosa, Norway's largest lake. Arriving back into Oslo this afternoon we meet a local guide for a 3 hour sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights include the impressive Frogner Park with 212 sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland, the Arkershus fortress, City Hall and the magnificent Royal Palace.
Overnight: Oslo | Breakfast
Arrangements end after breakfast and hotel check out today.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Solo Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Solo Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Clarion Hotel The Hub, Oslo
With an incredible location in the heart of the city, you're within easy reach of the best bars, shops, restaurants and cafes. The hotel has a host of facilities including a large gym, relaxtion and swimming pool on the the lower ground floor. The Clarion Hotel The Hub has a strong focus on sustainability and green practices, not only does the hotel look to limit reduce it's food waste as much as possible they also have a large field on the roof which provides microgreens and vegetables to be used in the hotel.
Scandic Ornen, Bergen
Start your day properly at the Scandic Ornen by choosing from any of the 100 different items on offer at the hotel's breakfast buffet. Later in the day, come back for even more gastronomic delights and feast on fresh meat, seafood and vegetables from the restaurant's a la carte menu. Once you're thoroughly satisfied, head to your bright and breezy room, which has been expertly decorated with a neutral colour palette. For active guests, the hotel offers a well-equipped gym and free bicycle hire. The accommodation is just a short walk from UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and Torgallmenningen Square.