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Norway and Svalbard Journey

Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 160 Reviews
Private tour to Norway

Discover a beautiful part of Scandinavia with its jaw-dropping fjords, glaciers and unique cities. Explore the capital of Norway and go on the most scenic train ride in Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to charming Balestrand, situated the largest fjord, Sognefjord. Make unforgettable Scandinavian memories.

Norway and Svalbard Journey

12 days7 cities
Norway1 country
Private tour to Norway
From
$5,668
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 160 Reviews

Discover a beautiful part of Scandinavia with its jaw-dropping fjords, glaciers and unique cities. Explore the capital of Norway and go on the most scenic train ride in Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to charming Balestrand, situated the largest fjord, Sognefjord. Make unforgettable Scandinavian memories.

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo

first destination

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.

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.

Meals are not included.

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Day 2
Oslo City Tour
City tour
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.

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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.

train
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

Flam

second destination

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.

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

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 and have an 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.

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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.

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, Norway

Balestrand

third destination

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

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

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.

  • Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

Breakfast is included.

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Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand
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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.

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.

Geirangerfjord village, Norway

Geiranger

fourth destination

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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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.

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, Norway

Alesund

fifth destination

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

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Alesund City Tour & Wildlife Sea Safari
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

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.

Shortly afterward 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 16 to August 18 in 2019.

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.

plane
Alesund
Tromso
3 hrs 50 min

Unquestionably, taking a plane is the most time-saving way to travel between Alesund and Tromso. One of our experienced drivers takes you to the airport and meets you upon the flight's arrival.

Tromso, Norway

Tromso

sixth destination

Being the most dynamic hub at the Arctic Circle, Tromso Norway is a great place for exploring the northernmost part of Scandinavia. The 9th most populous city in Norway, Tromso has a lot in store to offer.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Flight to Tromso & City Tour with a Cable Car Ride
City tour
City tour

In the morning following breakfast, you check out from the Alesund hotel, meet your driver and head for the airport. There you take a 4-hour connecting flight to Tromso with a layover in Olso. Upon arrival to Tromso that's often referred to as the Gateway to the Arctic, you are transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Later you meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Together you go on an exciting 2.5-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 and is renown worldwide for being a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometimes light up the nighttime sky. The city's historic center, set on the island of Tromso, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. You visit the 1965 Arctic Cathedral which is the symbol of Tromso with its eccentric peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows.

As a special treat, you head for Tromso's popular cable car which brings you to the highest nearby mountain. The views are truly breathtaking from this altitude, especially when coupled with the mind-blogging midnight sun. From here, you ride a cable car 584 m (1,916 ft) up to the top, opening a spectacular view of the area. There is also a cafу at the mountaintop, where you can enjoy a snack while admiring the panorama of the city, the surrounding waterways, and mountains. After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

plane
Tromso
Svalbard
2 hrs 50 min

A comfortable flight is among the most convenient ways to travel between Tromso and Svalbard. Our local drivers will take you to the airport and meet you when you land.

Svalbard, Norway Gallery

Svalbard

seventh destination

Being the northernmost inhabited place in the world, Svalbard Norway is a striking archipelago in the Arctic Ocean that fascinates travelers from all corners of the world.

4 days in Svalbard
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a remarkable hotel
Day 9
Flight to Svalbard
Transfer
Transfer

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. 

Svalbard is considered to be the northernmost inhabited place in the world. Today you have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Adventsdalen Valley Safari
Day tour
Day tour

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.

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Day 11
Boat Trip to Pyramiden
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

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.

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Day 12
Flight to Oslo & Departure
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

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;
  • Private 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;
  • 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, all personal expenses.

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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;
  • Enjoying Tromso & riding the popular cable car;
  • 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.
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