Magical Norway (Escorted)

A Sweeping Journey Through Norway

This Norway escorted tour guides you through the the land of the fjords starting in the Viking capital of Oslo. Experience pictuersque villages, magnificent waterfalls, breathtaking mountain peaks and glaciers and highlights such as the Geriangerfjord.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Oslo

Meet & greet with your tour leader and transfer service to the hotel for check-in. You’ll receive a welcome packet upon check-in with times and locations to meet the tour leader. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Accommodations at Clarion Hotel the Hub

Day 02: Oslo – Lofthus

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive through beautifl pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its ski resorts. In Geilo we will take the time to enjoy a delicious lunch at the beautiful old Dr. Holms Hotel (included). Afterwards the tour
continues to the impressive Hardangerfjord, where we arrive at Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg’s favorite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Accommodations at Ullensvang Hotel — Fjord view room. Note: the June 25th departure will have mountain view rooms instead.

Day 03: Lofthus – Bergen

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart Lofthus and cross the splendid Hardangerfjord, by traveling across the Hardanger Bridge. The Hardanger Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. We’ll then arrive at Bergen where the afternoon holds a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will include St. Mary’s Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The
evening is at your leisure.

Accommodations at Radisson Blu Royal

Optional: Journey to the Stegastein Viewpoint for unparalleled views of Flåm!

Day 04: Bergen – Flåm – Loen

After breakfast, we’ll have an early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the stunning village of Flåm, where you will have the opportunity to board the world famous Flåm railway. You may also choose to drive to the extraordinary and spectacular Stegastein Viewpoint 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord or simply stay in Flåm and enjoy the area at your own leisure. Before leaving Flåm we embark on a short ferry trip along the Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in the country. In the
afternoon we will drive through the impressive mountains of Gaula, to get to Loen at the end of the day. Loen is a town beautifully situated between the mountains, lakes and fjords.

Accommodations and dinner at the prestigious Hotel Alexandra.

Optional: Take the Flamsbana, one of the steepest train lines in the world for a scenic view from the Myrdal mountains.

Day 05: Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Geiranger

After breakfast you have the option to join a tour of the Briksdal Glacier.

After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, traveling by small motorized “Troll cars” and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier’s breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.

Passengers not joining the optional excursion, who prefer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, will be picked up at approximately 15:00. We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to Hellesylt to embark the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO’s Heritage listed, Geirangerfjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls.

Before dinner, we’ll take a special tour of the Veteran car collection of the Mjelva family. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920s and 1930s. Dinner at the hotel is included in the evening.

Accommodations at Hotel Union — Fjord View room

Day 06: Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we travel north to explore two of the most dramatic and visited areas of Norway; The Eagle’s road and Trollstigen or Troll’s path. The steepest section of Road 63 between Geiranger and
Eidsdal is called Ørnevegen, or “The Eagle Road”, as driving along its eleven hairpin turns at 620 meters (2,030 ft) above sea level feels a little like being airborne. At the uppermost bend is the most spectacular viewpoint of the road, Ørnesvingen, offering breathtaking views over the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Continue to to Linge crossing the Storfjord from Eisdal and from here to the Troll’s path.

Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting experience. Some places it’s cut into the mountain; and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge of natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. The road is a result of hard work and an impressive piece of engineering work dating 100 years back in time. King Haakon VII opened the road in the summer of 1936. At top of Trollstigen there are viewpoints and steel walkways which allow you to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop en route (not included).

In the afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Accommodations at Hotel Union — Fjord View room

Day 07: Geiranger – Oslo

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart by coach to Oslo, stopping at the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1,476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the Geirangerfjord. We’ll then continue via Lom where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates back to the 12th century.

We’ll arrive late afternoon to Oslo and you can opt to join a two-hour walking tour of the city.

Accommodations at Clarion Hotel the Hub

Day 08: Oslo Departure

Breakfast followed by morning transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport for individual flight departures.

NOTE: Optional extra nights on own can be booked with us!

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Featured Activities

  • Oslo city tour
  • Geirangerfjord
  • Hardanger Bridge
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • Haakon’s Hall
  • Bryggen fish markets
  • Briksdal Glacier
  • Trollstigen Road
  • Point of Dalsnibba

Locations

  • Oslo
  • Lofhtus
  • Bergen
  • Loen
  • Geiranger
Trip Info
Priced From: Starting at $3,234 for 8 days
Included in Price
  • 7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Ullensvang, Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed
  • 7 Breakfasts – Buffet style
  • 1 lunch (as per itinerary)
  • 4 dinners (as per itinerary)
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 2 - Day 7 (English and Spanish)
  • All tours, entrances, and excursions as noted
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • Comprehensive travel planner
Not Included in Price
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and alcohol
  • Items of personal nature
Departure Dates
  • May 28
  • June 11, 25
  • July 09, 23
  • August 06, 20
  • September 03