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Trip Overview

Discover a beautiful part of Scandinavia with its jaw-dropping fjords, glaciers and unique cities during your tailor-made 12-day tour to Svalbard and Norway. Explore the capital of Norway and the major Oslo's landmarks then go on the most scenic train ride in Europe, passing by the Norwegian nature's beauty. Enjoy a boat ride to the charming town of Balestrand, situated the largest fjord - Sognefjord. Make unforgettable Scandinavian memories.  

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels
    9 nights
    Hotels overlooking fjords
    2 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport & other transfers
    A train ride & 3 flights
    2 cruises & a boat journey
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided walking city tours
    2 guided day-tours
    Sea and valley safaries
  • MEALS
  • 11 breakfasts
    2 lunches

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.

Meals are not included.

Day 2
Oslo City Tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour panoramic walking city tour around the most interesting Oslo attractions (no entrances included).

During the tour you also visit one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland (public transportation is included). You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

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

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 - Flåm 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 have evening at leisure.

In the evening you can optionally visit Ægir Brewery Pub to enjoy a traditional Ægir Viking plank.

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

Breakfast is 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.

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 can enjoy an optional 4 course dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Briksdal Glacier Day Trip & Transfer to Geiranger

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 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.

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

After breakfast you the morning is free to explore the charming village of Geiranger on your own or to join one of our carefully designed optional tours.

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 scenery and mind-boggling fjords. The duration of your trip is about 5 hours.

Upon arrival to Alesund you are transferred 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 & Wildlife Sea Safari

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 oustanding attractions of the town.

Shortly afterwards prepare for an exciting experience as you are going on a Wildlife Sea Safari. During the 2-hour safari you get to see the stunning beauty of Norway's nature, experience the dramatic coastal landscapes and the wildlife in Fjord Norway. The safari takes you along the coastline outside Alesund on a high-speed RIB-boat. As a highlight of the trip visit a seal colony and Runde’s famous bird sanctuary with eagles and puffins.

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

Please note: Wildlife Sea Safari is available only from June 18th to August 19th

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Flight to Tromso & City Tour

In the morning following breakfast you check out, meet your driver and head for the airport. There you take a 5.5-hour connecting flight to Tromso with a layover in Olso. Upon arrival you are transferred to the airport for check-in.

Later you meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Together you go on an exciting 3-hour comprehensive city tour during which you see all the main attractions of Tromso. This unique Norwegian city is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It is renown worldwide for being a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometimes light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic center, on the island of Tromso, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its eccentric peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Flight to Svalbard & City Tour

Following breakfast you are taken to the airport to board a direct flight to Svalbard (flight tickets are included). Upon arrival your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. 

Later the same day you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour around Svalbard which is considered to be the northernmost inhabited place in the world. Your guide shows you the main attractions of the area and tells about the daily life in the Far North.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have a good rest after busy day.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Adventsdalen Valley Safari

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you have a fascinating group tour of the Adventdalen valley. Summer in the Arctic is short and hectic with rich animal and bird life, and it is a common thing to see reindeer and foxes as in the summer months from May to the end of August the region has daylight all around the clock.

During the tour you drive Can-Am Outlander ATV to see the beautiful summery Svalbard landscape from the best angles. On your way you make stops in several points like in the old airport Longyearbyen, at one of the mines located in that region and up on one of the local mountain tops to catch the view over the valley and the fjord. 

On the way down you visit Basecamp trapper's station in Bolterdalen where coffee  and cookies are served for you. You also might get to meet the Alaskan Huskies before returning to town.

After the tour you are transfered to your hotel.

Please note: we recommend you wear windproof and warm clothing for this tour.
Please note:  in order to drive a car or motorcycle please make sure to have your driver licence with you.

Breakfast and snacks are included.

Day 11
Boat Trip to Pyramiden

Following breakfast at your hotel your driver transfers you to the pier for another great group journey. This time your means of transport is boat and your destination is located on the north, north and even further north. Here you find the ghost town called Pyramiden. This former coalmine that belonged to the USSR is mostly abandoned and sometimes even has polar bears walking it's streets today.

Complete with the world’s northernmost statue of Lenin, this powerful, brutally isolated town is surrounded by empty buildings and an obvious lack of life. Rumors of Pyramiden’s significance during the cold war abound, but one thing is certain: this was an Arctic outpost, and an Arctic paradise for those who lived and worked here.

While the sun shines over the stern, you sail north through the Isfjord and glide slowly past the bird cliff at Hatten. They aren’t big, but the Brunnich’s guillemot swarm in and out in big flocks. Like all bird cliffs in Svalbard, the cliff shines in bright shades of green, yellow and orange. You then cross Sassenfjord and see the mighty mountain Tempelet guarding the entrance to Tempelfjord. This mountain landmark towers over the fjord like a Sphinx.

After the day-trip, you are taken back to your hotel.

Please note: we recommend you wear windproof and warm clothing, cap and mittens for this tour.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 12
Flight to Oslo & 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 a quick flight to Oslo (flight tickets are included). Upon arrival you take your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

11 nights in 4-star central or 3-star overlooking fjords 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, Tromso and Svalbard;
  • 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;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal) and boat tickets Flam - Balestrand;
  • Deck space tickets for Hurtigruten cruise Geiranger - Alesund;
  • Economy class flight tickets Alesund - Tromso, Tromso - Svalbard, Svalbard-Oslo;
  • Privat tours: Oslo city tour, Briksdal Glacier day trip, Alesund city tour, Tromso city tour, Svalbard city tour;
  • Group tours and activities: Wildlife see safari, Adventsdalen Valley safari, boat trip to Pyramiden;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

Important: tour can start only from May 28 to August 27, 2018 on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Tour route provides for convenient arrival and departure with international flights;
  • Use of various unique Norvegian transport means;
  • Exploration of fantastic wildlife of the North during the sea & valley salaries;
  • Overnights in the hotels overlooking the stunning Aurland and Geiranger Fjords.
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)
based on double occupancy
$5,668
Deposit $1,134
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$6,468
Deposit $1,294
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
based on double occupancy
$5,668
Deposit $1,134
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$6,468
Deposit $1,294

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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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October 16, 2016

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

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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 ...

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