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

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Summary

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


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Transfer

On arrival at Oslo Airport transfer will operate at 9.30am, 12pm, 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel.

Return transfer on the last travel day will arrive at Oslo Airport at 7.15am and 10.15am.

Accommodation

Day 1: Hotel Clarion Collection Bastion

Day 2: Hotel Thon Sandven

Day 3: Hotel Scandic Neptun

Day 4: Hotel Sognefjord

Day 5 & 6: Valldal Fjordhotell

Day 7: Hotel Scandic

Day 8: Scandic Solli

Day 9: Depart Oslo

Best of Norway

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.


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.


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.


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.


Day 5: Sognefjord - Valldal
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

14 Meals as per itinerary - 8 Scandinavian breakfast, 6 dinners (Including Be My Guest)

Local Specialist

Local specialist to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director & separate driver

Hotel Charges & Local Taxes

All hotel tips, charges, local taxes, porterage and restaurant gratuities

Be My Guest

Enjoy dinner with the 5th generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the 1500s

Connect with Locals

Near the King of the Fjords, Geirangerfjord, you'll join a Norweigian family in their home near Valldal for seafood flavours in spectacular surrounds. (Day 6)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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