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Definitive Norway

9 days6 cities
Norway1 country
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Small group tour to Norway

Start an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Norway with our Small Group Tour of Bergen, Flam, and Geiranger! Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Norwegian fjords, where nature's grandeur and tranquility converge harmoniously.

9 days6 cities
Norway1 country
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Oslo, Norway
2
days
Norway

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.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Oslo

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the 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.

2
day
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 Fram Museum.

Note: The Viking Ship Museum is one of Oslo's most famous museums, but it has been closed for renovation until 2025. It might be worth visiting another Norwegian sight - the Fram Museum.  

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

The following day you check out from your hotel after breakfast and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot).  

At the train station, you board a train for 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.

You can also choose to have your suitcases transferred directly to Bergen and travel to the fjord villages with a smaller bag (extra fee for private tours). Included for small group tours with the direct connection Flam - Bergen (with no destinations in between)

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Clarion Collection Folketeateret, Oslo

The hotel Clarion Collection Folketeateret boasts a stylish interior and superb location near the Oslo Central Station right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

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Oslo
Flam
6 hrs

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, Norway
1
day
Norway

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.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
3
day
Arrival in Flam

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.

The next day you check out from your hotel after breakfast  and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure.

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).

Note: Express boat operates from May till September  

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Flamsbrygga Hotel, Flam

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.

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Flam
Balestrand

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Norway's fjord country with a scenic drive from Flam to Balestrand. Nestled amidst the majestic landscapes of the Sognefjord, this picturesque route offers travelers an unforgettable journey through some of the country's most stunning scenery.

Balestrand, Norway
1
day
Norway

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

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival to Balestrand & Traditional Norwegian Dinner 

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. 
The next morning, following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and continue your journey.

In the morning you 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 lunch at a 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.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand

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.

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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.

Geirangerfjord village, Norway
1
day
Norway

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.

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5
day
Arrival to Geiranger

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.  

The next morning, 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 boat to enjoy a fantastic cruise to Alesund that provides you with the unique chance to admire spectacular Norwegian sceneries and mind-boggling fjords.

Note:  In May and September cruise from Geiranger to Hellesylt is followed by a private transfer to Alesund that will be arranged 

 

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel Union, Geiranger

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.

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. Upon arrival, you go to your Alesund hotel for check-in.

Alesund, Norway
1
day
Norway

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

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
6
day
Arrival to Alesund & City's Highlights Tour

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


Next morning, following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, 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 oustanding attractions of the town.

After the tour you return to your hotel to pick up luggage and your private driver takes you to the airport.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel Brosundet, Alesund

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.

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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, Norway
3
days
Norway

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

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Arrival to Bergen

Upon arrival to Bergen, you check in to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

8
day
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen.

During the tour you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen Funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

9
day
Departure from Bergen

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Clarion Collection Folketeateret, Oslo

The hotel Clarion Collection Folketeateret boasts a stylish interior and superb location near the Oslo Central Station right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

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, local city taxes and all personal expenses..

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Tour Highlights

  • Experience the stunning Oslo-Myrdal-Flam railway, immerse in Norway's nature.
  • Indulge at Ægir Brewery & Pub, savoring Viking planks and local brews.
  • Discover Briksdal Glacier's wonders, surrounded by nature's beauty.
  • Sail Geirangerfjord's UNESCO-listed charm from Geiranger to Alesund.

What To Know

 

  • Norway's weather can be unpredictable, especially in coastal areas and mountainous regions. Pack layers and waterproof clothing to stay comfortable in changing conditions, and be prepared for sudden changes in weather.   
  • Currency and Payment: Norway's currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). While credit cards are widely accepted, especially in urban areas, it's always handy to have some local currency for smaller purchases or in rural areas where card acceptance may be limited.    
  • Please be aware that city taxes are not included in the package price. These taxes, typically ranging from 1 to 5 EUR per person per night, are collected by many cities in Norway. You will be required to pay this tax directly to the hotel upon checkout.    
  • Don't miss the opportunity to sample traditional Norwegian cuisine, such as seafood delicacies, reindeer meat, and brunost (brown cheese).