Private tour to Norway towns - Firebird Tours ®
Norway
Oslo
Flamsbana
Balestrand

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Trip Overview

Traverse the most sought-after destinations of Norway in one fully customizable private tour. Ride on the picturesque Flamsbana railway, enjoy city tours with professional guides, have a day trip to the Briksdal Glacier, take the Hurtigruten cruise to Alesund and see the best views of Bergen from the Floibanen Funicular. Travel dates flexible from June 1 to August 31.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.88 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    8 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 train trip & 1 flight
    1 boat trip & Hurtigruten cruise
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided city tours
    Briksdal Glacier day trip
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 8 buffet breakfasts
    1 lunch, 1 dinner
    beer tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Oslo

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

  • Optional pre-tour extension: Extend your Scandinavian journey to Copenhagen, one of the most charming, healthiest and colorful capitals in Europe.
  • Recommended dinner: As the grand final of the first day we advise you to dine at the famous panoramic restaurant 34 Sky Bar.

No meals included.

Day 2
Oslo City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 5-hour guided city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital. For your convenience we have booked a 24 hour Oslo pass which gives you an opportunity of free entry to 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport and many other advantages.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking Ship Museum (tickets are included).

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional activity: Fram Polar Ship Museum, Oslo
  • Recommended activity: Oslo is famous as Europe's Outdoor Capital that offers a variety of outdoor activities for any taste and budget, including cycling, hiking, kayaking and sailing.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Train Trip to Flam

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride.

This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway. The duration of your trip is about 6 hours. Upon arrival you walk to your hotel to take some rest and relax.

In the evening we invite you to visit a local Ægir Brewery & Pub to enjoy a traditional Ægir Viking plank. This is a special 5-course food tasting served with 5 different Ægir beers (included in the price). You have the chance to taste the Norwegian delicacies, including shellfish, smoked reindeer, fish and shellfish soup, pork shank and dark Porter chocolate cake (the menu might vary slightly depending on the season).

If you want to continue this gastronomical evening you can dine at the Flamstova Restaurant that offers a rich menu of traditional Scandinavian cuisine. Dinner is optional and should be booked separately.

*If accommodation in Flam is completely sold out alternative accommodation in Aurland or Gudvangen will be provided.

Breakfast and beer tasting included.

Day 4
Boat Ride to Balestrand

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have the rest of the morning free to spend at your leisure or join our carefully-prepared optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Old King Path Kayaking, Flam
    This is a sea kayak tour and short hike combined, the ideal way to experience the Fjords of Norway. You paddle to Fronneset, a place of historical importance from the viking era.
  • Optional tour: Rallarvegen Cycling Trip, Flam
    Embark on a fascinating cycling journey through one of the most scenic paths in Norway - Rallarvegen.

In the afternoon walk to the pier to enjoy an express boat ride to the charming town of Balestrand that is set in a truly magical location nearby Norway's largest fjord - Sognefjord (trip duration: 1,5 hours).

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station and have the rest of the day free to explore the city by yourself and enjoy its unique atmosphere. In the evening you are invited to enjoy traditional Norwegian 4-course dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 5
Briksdal Glacier Day Trip & Transfer to Geiranger

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your driver-guide who takes you on an unforgettable journey to one of the world's most famous glaciers - Briksdal Glacier. Surrounded by the roaring waterfalls, fertile valleys and mighty mountains it offers one of the most awe-inspiring natural scenery in Norway!

You spend around two hours exploring the magnificent beauty of Briksdal Glacier. During the tour you also enjoy buffet lunch at the local restaurant and have a few photo stops along the scenic drive, so make sure to take a lot of pictures to share with your friends and family later on.

  • Please note: Briksdal Glacier tour is available only from May to September.

After the tour you are transferred to the spectacular Geiranger village located nearby the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord that is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Upon arrival you check-in to your remarkable hotel providing magnificent fjord views.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 6
Free Day at Geirangerfjord & Cruise to Alesund

Following breakfast you have the morning free to relax in the Union Bad swimming pool of your hotel or explore the charming village of Geiranger on your own.

Nearby the hotel you can enjoy the Fossevandring cascading waterfall from the top or take the stairs down to the pier to see the whole power of the falls, or visit the Norwegian Fjord Center.

  • Optional tour: Bus Tour of Mt. Dalsnibba
    This 2-hour sightseeing tour will take you to the famous viewpoint of Mt. Dalsnibba in Geiranger that offers excellent photo opportunities.

In the afternoon you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the port where you board a comfortable Hurtigruten ship to enjoy a fantastic cruise to Alesund that provides you with the unique chance to admire spectacular Norwegian sceneries and mind-boggling fjords. The duration of your trip is about 5 hours.

Upon arrival to Alesund you go to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Alesund City Tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide and enjoy a wonderful 3-hour walking tour.

The town was completely rebuilt after the great fire of Alesund happened in 1904. Now Alesund is a wonderful example of Art Nouveau architecture. During the tour you see Alesund Church and the Alesund Park, the Town Hall and many other outstanding attractions of the town.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You can join one of the optional tours or continue exploring this beautiful city by yourself.

  • Recommended activity: Visit the Alesund Museum and the Fisheries Museum.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Flight to Bergen & City Tour

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway (flight tickets are included). The duration of your flight is about 1 hour.

Upon arrival your driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. You then have a 3-hour guided walking tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen. During the tour you also enjoy a fantastic Floibanen funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

  • Optional extension of the city tour: Visit to the Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen - the former home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

The rest of the day is free for you to do some independent sightseeing, dine in one of the local restaurants or just take a leisurely walk around the city.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Free Day in Bergen & Departure

This is the last day of your amazing Norwegian adventure! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have some free time to continue exploring Bergen on your own or join one of the optional tours.

You are then transferred to the airport in Bergen for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Optional departure: If you wish to depart home from Oslo you may take a quick Bergen - Oslo flight or travel to the capital of Norway by train (flight and train tickets to Oslo are available on request).
  • Optional post-tour extension: Enjoy the untouched nature, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture of Iceland's most significant places including Reykjavik and the nearby area.

Breakfast is included.


Included

8 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Flam, Balestrand, Geiranger, Alesund and Bergen;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the detailed itinerary;
  • 24 hours Oslo pass;
  • Traditional beer tasting at a local Flam Brewery;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Hurtigruten cruise to Alesund;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Balestrand;
  • Economy class flight tickets Alesund - Bergen;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

* Travel dates flexible from June 1 to August 31

Tour Highlights
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Express boat trip from Flam to Balestrand
  • Briksdal Glacier day trip
  • Hurtigruten ship to Alesund
  • Floibanen Funicular ride in Bergen
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers. Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
  • Tips to guides and drivers in Scandinavia are not required or expected. However, if you really enjoyed the service, a symbolic tip of no more than $10 will be appreciated.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,998
Deposit $800
Two travelers: double occupancy
$4,598
Deposit $920
Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,998
Deposit $800
Two travelers: double occupancy
$4,598
Deposit $920

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