SUMMER TOUR: Explore the highlights of Norway and Sweden on this 10 day European tour. Enjoy Norway's magnificent fjords and natural waterfalls, starting in Oslo. Embark on the renowned Flamsbana railway, fall in love with Bergen, cruise the Geiranger fjord and end your journey in the bustling city of Stockholm.
Arrive into Oslo Gardermoen 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.
The Flamsbana Railway
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 towards the picturesque village of Flam.
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
Bergen City Tour
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. In Bergen there's an optional visit the Floibanen Funicular which travels to the top of Mount Floien where you can really admire Bergen - the city of seven hills (book locally).
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 - at an additional cost. Then we travel on to the village of Loen for the night.
Overnight: Loen | Breakfast, Dinner
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
Lillehammer & Oslo sightseeing
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
Oslo to Stockholm
Oslo - Stockholm. Today, we disembark towards the fabulous capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Please note, this tour is semi-independent in style from days 8 - 10, you will not be escorted by a tour guide in Stockholm.
After breakfast, the guide will walk with you to the station where you will take the highspeed train (unescorted) to Stockholm, a vibrant city surrounded by almost 25,000 small islands.
Upon arrival walk to hotel and check in, you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Walk along the main streets and explore the city of the royal family! Be sure to check out Drottninggatan (Queen Street), Stockholm's main shopping district, lined with shops, bars and cafes.
Overnight: Stockholm | Breakfast
Royal Canal Cruise
This morning, you will take a taxi transfer to a nearby boat port and board a Royal Canal Cruise. During this exciting cruise, you will learn about the city and its long history. Stockholm is filled with grand buildings, palaces and a rich cultural history that dates back 700 years! Often, Stockholm is referred to as 'beauty on water' or 'Venice of the North,' and this cruise will show you why. The city is built upon 14 islands and is surrounded by the beautiful Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.
After the cruise, feel free to explore the city and make your own way back to the hotel afterwards.
Overnight: Stockholm | Breakfast
Our tour ends after breakfast. Depending on your flight details, you can still enjoy some last-minute shopping for Swedish souvenirs, walk along the streets and explore the city, shop for design-wares, admire gothic churches and check out the many bars and cafes that line the streets.
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. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single 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.
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo
Located right in the heart of the bustling city of Oslo, the Thon Hotel Opera is a colossal, high-rise building, with chic interior design and stunning views of the Fjords. Rooms are spacious and attractively decorated with splashes of colour and plush furnishings. For the more active traveller, there is a fitness centre located on the fourth floor. When it comes to dining, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and lunch and an a la carte dinner every day in the hotel's glorious dining hall. The hotel is well located just 100 yards from Oslo Central Station and 350 yards from the Opera House.
Scandic Voss Hotel, Voss
Ideally situated in the centre of Voss, this modern hotel is located next to the train station as well as the brand-new gondola, which will take you from the hotel door up to the ski slopes and mountain. The gondola’s upper station is at 820 metres above sea level, and the trip up the mountain takes less than 9 minutes. The sleek and cosy guest rooms come with modern amenities and provide free Wi-Fi as well as a TV with chromecast. Why not visit the sauna, perfect for winding down after a day of activities, and take in the magnificent views over the lake.
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.
Hotel Loenfjord , Loen
Hotel Loenfjord is a cosy and informal hotel that is idyllically located by the Loelva and the Nordfjord. Guest rooms come with shower / bath and TV and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Restaurant Karjolen serves buffet breakfast daily. With a range of incredible experiences on offer at your doorstep, situated at the inner reaches of the fjord between majestic mountains, green hills and cold glaciers. Here you can be active or relax, or both
Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm
With 558 rooms onsite, the Clarion hotel Sign is Stockholm's largest hotel. The impressive building is built of granite and glass and was designed by a Swedish architect, Gert Wingårdh. Similarly, all rooms offer designer furniture created by Scandanavian artists. The hotel is located next to the airport and has a rooftop spa with a heated pool and bar available for guests. There is a restaurant on site that even has its own resident Swedish chef!