Small Group Tour «Definitive Norway» - Firebird Tours ®
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
See the most famous Norwegian hallmarks, including iconic red wooden houses on your Norway tour
Travel to Norway to enjoy the beauty of spectacular Scandinavian fjords and nature
Enjoy a relaxing evening in a cozy Oslo harbor district

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Trip Overview

Norway is the destination for your adventure of a lifetime. See the spectacular jaw-dropping fjords and glaciers, get a close-up of the legacy of the Vikings and go on the most picturesque train ride in Europe.

Tour type:
Small group tour
Tour rating:
5 / 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 & 1 cruise trip
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 guided city tours
    Briksdal Glacier day trip
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 8 breakfasts
    1 lunch
    1 beer tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Oslo

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

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.

No meals included.

  • Pre-tour extension available: If you'd like to extend your Scandinavian journey, we recommend going to Copenhagen, one of the most charming, healthy and colorful capitals in Europe. Contact your travel specialist for details.
Day 2
Oslo City Tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 5-hour guided city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital.

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 tour: Fjord Cruise with Prawn Buffet, Oslo
    Spend a relaxing evening on board and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the nearby islands, whilst savoring the fresh flavor of local shrimp.

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 sceneries 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 in Flam 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 paired with the Ægir beers.

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: Heritage Fjord Safari, Flam
    We invite you today to take off on an incredible adventure - to enjoy a 2-hour group Heritage Fjordsafari with rib boat.
  • Optional tour: Viking Valley Gudvangen Tour
    Have a Viking experience and exciting journey which will take you back over a thousand years in time to a real Viking Village.
  • Optional tour: Undredal Fjord Village Tour
    Go on an exclusive guided tour and explore true Norwegian traditions in the tiny fjord-village Undredal, famous for its goat cheese, architecture.

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 pier and have the rest of the day free to explore the village by yourself and enjoy its unique atmosphere of silence, relaxation and luxury.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Transfer to Geiranger & Briksdal Glacier

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide - driver 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 stop by the Briksdal Glacier to take memorable photographs and enjoy the magnificent views. During the trip you also enjoy buffet lunch at the local cafe and have a few photo stops along the scenic drive, so make sure to take a lot of photographs to share with your friends and family later on.

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 and have a traditional dinner at the hotel restaurant with your fellow travelers.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6
Geirangerfjord Cruise

After breakfast you have the morning is free to relax in the Union Bad swimming pool and sauna 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.

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 Geirangerfjord 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.

  • Optional dinner: XL Diner, Alesund
    Have a wonderful evening enjoying a 3-course dinner at the XL diner, known as Europe's largest bacalao restaurant, with main expertise in clipfish perfection.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Alesund City Tour

Following 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 continue exploring this beautiful city by yourself.

  • Optional tour: Art Nouveau City Kayaking, Alesund
    Set off on a 2,5-hour afternoon introduction to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund on a kayaking trip, perfect even for beginners.
  • Optional tour: Wildlife Sea Safari, Alesund
    Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Norway's nature during the exciting 2-hour Wildlife Sea Safari.
  • Optional tour: Fjord cruise Bergen - Mostraumen, Bergen
    Experience the fjords, mountains and waterfalls with the Bergen - Mostraumen fjord cruise. Travel to the innermost part of the Osterfjord, right into the narrow Mostraumen.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Flight to Bergen & City Tour

After 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 go on 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.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Departure

This is the last day of your amazing Norwegian adventure! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

  • Post-tour extension available: Enrich your journey and continue your trip with an extension to Iceland, a unique destination with untouched nature, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture. Contact your travel specialist for details.

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;
  • Traditional beer and food tasting at a local Flam Brewery;
  • Buffet dinner at the Geiranger hotel;
  • 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.

Tour Highlights
  • Visiting Frogner Park in Oslo
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Balestrand
  • Briksdal Glacier day trip
  • Geirangerfjord cruise 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

Dates & Rates

Dates
Jun 1
Jun - 9, 2019
Jun 8
Jun - 16, 2019
Jun 22
Jun - 30, 2019
Jun 29
Jul - 7, 2019
Jul 6
Jul - 14, 2019
Jul 13
Jul - 21, 2019
Jul 20
Jul - 28, 2019
Aug 3
Aug - 11, 2019
Aug 10
Aug - 18, 2019
Aug 17
Aug - 25, 2019
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
sold out
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
sold out
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
Single traveler
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
sold out
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
Dates
Jun 1
Jun - 9, 2019
Jun 8
Jun - 16, 2019
Jun 22
Jun - 30, 2019
Jun 29
Jul - 7, 2019
Jul 6
Jul - 14, 2019
Jul 13
Jul - 21, 2019
Jul 20
Jul - 28, 2019
Aug 3
Aug - 11, 2019
Aug 10
Aug - 18, 2019
Aug 17
Aug - 25, 2019
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
sold out
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
$3,554
deposit
$711
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
sold out
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
$3,754
deposit
$751
Single traveler
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
sold out
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957
$4,784
deposit
$957

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What a wonderful job you did!

What a wonderful job you did, planning our Ultimate Norway tour! We enjoyed visiting Norway so much and were amazed by all the special experiences incorporated into our trip.

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Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

The Norway Fjords trip was outstanding. One little glitch with a driver not showing up in Bergen but the matter was taken care of.

The hotels, tours, trains, fjords and the cruise were just the best. You put together a wonderful tour for us and we are delighted.

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We’ve created some unforgettable memories

Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything we wanted to do and went very smoothly. I did have 2 concerns before we left both of which turned out to be non-problematic. Our 3 train tickets were issued in 2 names – this was not questioned. We ...

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What a wonderful job you did!

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October 16, 2016

Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

The Norway Fjords trip was outstanding. One little glitch with a driver not showing up in Bergen but the matter was taken ...

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Barbara Grabow

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October 16, 2016

We’ve created some unforgettable memories

Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything ...

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