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Best of Norway

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 159 Reviews
Private tour to Norway

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.

Best of Norway

9 days6 cities
Norway1 country
Private tour to Norway
From
$3,998
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 159 Reviews

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.

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Oslo

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Oslo
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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Day 2
Oslo City Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

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.

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Oslo The Hub Hotel, Oslo
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The Oslo The Hub Hotel boasts a stylish interior and superb location right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV, free 'Rituals' body care products, ensuite bathroom, coffee machine, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel's gym, bar, and lounge.

Welcome to Oslo

Oslo feels like the perfect blend of nature and city life. When in this beautiful city you are never far away from a park. In Oslo everyone could find something to their liking.

train
Oslo
Flam
4 hrs 40 min + 1 hr

A train ride from Oslo to Flam is one of the highlights of any Norway tour and is known for two things. First, the 20 km (12 mi) long Flam - Myrdal portion called the Flamsbana is the steepest railway in the world. And second, it’s believed to be the most breathtaking route in the entire world. 

 

Flam

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel
Day 3
Train Trip to Flam
Free day
Free day
Tasting
Tasting

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.

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Flamsbrygga Hotel, Flam
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The Flamsbrygga Hotel is a great place to stay during your visit to Flam. It’s located near the Flam train station and offers comfortable rooms, equipped with private bathrooms and everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Welcome to Flam

Flam is a very small village nestled in a gorgeous fjord surrounded by the beauty of nature. The city is renowned for its spectacular and scenic Flam railway.

ferry
Flam
Balestrand
1 hr 30 min

Taking a ferry from Flam to Balestrand is among the most memorable ways to travel between the cities. During the ride you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable journey, unique photo opportunities, and a chance to marvel at the beauty of Aurlandsfjord and Sognefjord.

Balestrand

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Boat Ride to Balestrand
Boat ride
Boat ride

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.

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Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand
4

The Kviknes Hotel is located right on the shore of the scenic Sognefjord and promises elegant guest rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The hotel boasts an elegant restaurant and a large choice of outdoor activities.

Welcome to Balestrand

Balestrand is a pleasant tiny Norwegian fjord town renowned for its spectacular breathtaking views from the highest peaks.

car
Balestrand
Geiranger
5 hrs 50 min

Your personal driver takes you on a breathtaking journey along some of the most picturesque Norwegian panoramas. On the way to Geiranger, you’ll pass amazing lakes, sheer-sided mountains, and authentic villages.

Geiranger

fourth destination
2 days in the Geiranger village
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a remarkable hotel
Day 5
Briksdal Glacier Day Trip & Transfer to Geiranger
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 6
Free Day at Geirangerfjord & Cruise to Alesund
Free day
Free day
Boat ride
Boat ride

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.

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Hotel Union, Geiranger
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The stylish Hotel Union is set right next to the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord, it offers comfortable guestrooms equipped with free WiFi, a TV, and a minibar. The hotel’s spa/fitness center and restaurant are at your service during your stay.

Welcome to Geiranger

Geiranger is settled in a fabulous location at the head of the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005.

ferry
Geiranger
Alesund
3 hrs

The renown Hurtigruten ship will take you to the beautiful city of Alesund. On your way there, you’ll pass Geirangerfjord, dozens of scenic islands, and enjoy one more acquaintance with Norway fjords.

Alesund

fifth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Alesund City Tour
City tour
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.

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Hotel Brosundet, Alesund
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The charming Hotel Brosundet is a great place to stay during your Alesund trip. It provides spacious guestrooms with TVs and free Wi-Fi (some of them offer beautiful sea views), the in-house restaurant and the on-site bar with a great wine selection.

Welcome to Alesund

Alesund was voted as the most beautiful town in the country by the Norwegian people and often called the Adventure Capital of the Fjords.

plane
Alesund
Bergen
50 min

Unquestionably, taking a plane is the fastest way to travel between the beautiful cities of Alesund and Bergen. All Norwegian planes provide comfortable seats, generous luggage space and plenty of legroom.

Bergen

sixth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Flight to Bergen & City Tour
City tour
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.

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Day 9
Free Day in Bergen & Departure
Free day
Free day
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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Bergen Bors Hotel, Bergen
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Set right in the heart of Bergen, the Bors Hotel is housed in the historic stock exchange building. During your stay, you are welcome to use the hotel’s bar and the in-house restaurant offering a nice variety of local cuisine.

Welcome to Bergen

The colorful Norwegian city of Bergen is a gateway to majestic fjords and a real architectural and cultural treasure.

What's Included

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;
  • Support line during the trip.

* Travel dates flexible from June 1 to August 31

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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

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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.
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