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Norwegian Golden Route

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 3,850.00 (double occupancy 4* hotels)
$ 4,350.00 (double occupancy 5* hotels)

depending on the travel dates, price may slightly varies & do not include the cost of the optional tours

 

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Jun 24 - Aug 16 

Included:

• 3 nights at a 4-5* centrally located hotel in Oslo
• 1 night at The historical Fretheim Hotel in Flam
• 2 nights at a 4-5* Boutique/ Deluxe hotel in Bergen
• 1 night at modern Quality Hotel Sogndal
• 2 nights at a 4* Hotel Union Geiranger
• Daily Buffet Breakfast
• 1 x Buffet Dinner at the Fretheim Hotel
• Luggage transfer between Bergen and Oslo
• Shared Activities: 5-hour Oslo Discovery Coach Tour, City Sightseeing & Funicular Ride-Tickets
• Norway in a Nutshell combination ticket: Train, Boat & Bus
• Excursion - Sognefjord (un-escorted)
• Excursion - Hardangerfjord (un-escorted)
• Excursion - Trollstigen & Eagle Viewpoint (un-escorted)
• Transportation between cities by train, bus, and ferry
• Arrival and departure transfer as per itinerary

Itinerary:

Ideal Tour to meet local Norwegians & get to know and feel this unique country, its people and its beauty!  Travel on rains, busses and ferries, not forgetting the famous Hurtigruten. With this tour you will discover beautiful places but most of all the amazing and scenic nature of Norway.

Day 1  : Arrive in Oslo

Arrival and private transfer

Arrive in Oslo. The driver will meet you and take to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day resting or take a short walk along the harbor or the main shopping street Carl Johan which leads up to the Royal Palace. Overnight in Oslo.

Day 2  : Oslo

Oslo Discovery Tour by coach

A 5-hour guided tour includes Oslo's top attractions!
Embark on this coach tour and explore Oslo's must-see attractions. Explore the cozy city center, with stunning views from Holmenkollen Ski Jump over Oslo fjord, admire the art of the most prolific Norwegian sculptor as you stroll through Vigeland Park with more than 200 sculptures in granite, bronze and wrought iron. Bygdøy Peninsula offers unique museums; you will visit the Fram Museum and the Viking Ship Museum. Overnight in Oslo (B).

Day 3  : Oslo – Myrdal – Flåm (The Flam Railway)

Norwegian Fjords by railway

Your luggage will be safely transfered from your hotel in Oslo and to your hotel in Bergen, while you travel light with an overnight bag.

In the morning you can take a short taxi ride or walk from your hotel to the Central Train Station. Board the Bergen Railway for a scenic ride to the mountain station of Myrdal. This spectacular train journey provides panoramic views of the most magnificent landscapes of Norway. Change to the famous Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world. Take a short walk to your hotel. Rest of your day will be at leisure or take one of the following optional activities. Overnight in Flam (B, D).

Options: Beer tasting, Heritage Fjord Safari
Day 4  : Flam – Bergen: Sognefjord

Norwegian Fjords by train and boat

In the morning walk to the pir to continue our Norway in a Nutshell route towards Bergen, taking a cruise through the Nærøyfjord landscapes to Gudvangen. Surrounded by up to 1,700 meters high mountains, Nærøyfjord is the narrowest arm of the bigger Sognefjord, and perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway. Disembark and take a coach ride to Voss where you board the scenic train to Bergen. Upon arrival into Bergen, make your own way to your hotel. 

Escape the city on the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for sweeping views of the fjord-side city and the seven mountains that famously surroundings & an amazing place to watch the sunset! Overnight in Bergen (B).

Day 5  : Bergen – Hardangerfjord

Day trip on Hardangerfjord: Eidfjord village, Vøringsfossen waterfall, Norwegian Nature Center in Hardanger

No trip to Norway is complete without Hardangerfjord. Early in the morning take a bus from Bergen to the charming village of Norheimsund, where you board an open deck catamaran to Eidfjord.

The cruise will take you through an enchanting landscape of historic villages, apple orchards and waterfalls. In the distance, you will see the National Park with Folgefonna glacier, the third largest glacier in Norway.

The boat will dock in the picturesque Eidfjord village on the Hardangerfjord, while you will take a sightseeing bus trip to Norway's biggest waterfall Vøringsfossen and the Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger.

Back on the boat, you will continue to Norheimsund, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Bergen. Overnight in Bergen (B).

Day 6  : Bergen - Sognefjord

Bergen sightseeing, boat to Sogndal

Today after breakfast, we explore Bergen by hop on-hop off sightseeing tour bus included in your program. The route covers all popular Bergen attractions, and you can go at your own pace. You can get on and off at any of the 13 stops, and not miss a single sight or attraction. Take a stroll through the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, Hanseatic old town located on the harbor front, visit the Aquarium or one the museums to captivate your attention.

In the afternoon, board the express boat to Sogndal – another side of the mighty Sognefjord. The Sognefjord is said to be the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Upon arrival in Sogndal, check-in to your hotel located just a few minutes from the pier. Overnight in Sogndal area (B).

Day 7  : Sogndal - Geiranger

UNESCO Fjord bus tour Sogndal - Geirenger

Early in the morning walk to the bus station (50 meters from the hotel) for the Fjord Bus Tour, the ride of a lifetime through the most spectacular fjords in Norway, packed with towering peaks, roaring waterfalls, charming villages, and idyllic farmland. The bus trip goes across the mountains via Fjaerland, Skei, Olden, Loen, Olden & Stryn before arriving in Geiranger at noon. Close the day in the charming village of Geiranger or book an optional excursion of the area. Overnight in Geiranger (B)

Day 8  : Geiranger

free day and optional tours

Today is free for you to explore the stunning, UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord at your leisure or to book an optional excursion of the area. Overnight in Geiranger (B)

Options: Fjord sightseeing by boat, Panoramic bus tour
Day 9  : Geiranger – Trollstigen – Andalsnes – Oslo

Golden Route - Trollstigen - Andalsnes - Rauma and Dovre Railways

In the morning board the bus to Andalsnes (the bus stop is just outside the Union Hotel) for one of the most spectacular sightseeing tours in Norway. Drive along the incredible Golden Route past dramatic mountains, historic places, small lakes, creeks, and waterfalls. 

The small town of Åndalsnes is by the Romsdalsfjord in the valley of Romsdal, at the mouth of the river Rauma. The town is surrounded by the stunning scenery, and includes a zigzagged road up the steep valley known as the Eagle Road, and the world-famous Trollstigen. 

Rauma Railway & Dovre Railway: In Andalsnes, board the Rauma Railway to Dombas for a unique opportunity to see some more spectacular Norway scenery. From your seat, see tmany well-known attractions such as the Kylling bridge, Trollveggen cliff, the fantastic Rauma river, and the Romsdalen valley. At Dombås station, change to the Dovre Railway train which brings you late night into Oslo Airport or Oslo Central (depending upon travel plans). Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 10  : Departure from Oslo

Breakfast and check-out. Transfer to the Airport for your flight home or next destination (B)

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