Private 6-day tour to Norway - Firebird Tours ®

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Balestrand, Norway
Flamsbana
Bergen
Oslo, Norway

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Trip Overview

Set off on an insightful 6-day exploration of Norway to take in the beauty of the fjords. Enjoy a ride on the world's most scenic railway, the Flamsbana as you make your way to petite Flam. Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Sognefjord during a boat ride to Balestrand. Spend amazing time touring Bergen and go on a Floibanen Funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.88 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 train trip
    2 boat trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 1 guided city tour
    Fjords boat trips
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts
    1 dinner
    1 beer tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to 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.

  • Optional tour: 3-hour evening Fjord Cruise with Prawn Buffet (available from June 18 to September 4) 
Day 2
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 scenery of Norway. 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 Ægir Brewery & Pub that offers a rich menu of traditional Scandinavian cuisine.

Day 3
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: 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.

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.

Day 4
Free Day in Balestrand

Following breakfast you have free time to enjoy amazing scenery. You have the day at leisure to enjoy Balestrand on your own.

Day 5
Boat Ride to Bergen & City Tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 4-hour boat trip to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway.

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station. 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.

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.

Day 6
Departure

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Norway! After breakfast you are transferred to the Bergen airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!


Included

5 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 and Bergen;
  • 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;
  • Traditional beer and local food tasting at a local Flam Brewery;
  • Norwegian dinner in Balestrand;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Comfort class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Balestrand & Balestrand - Bergen;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

Tour Highlights
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Express boat trip from Flam to Balestrand
  • Fjords boat trip from Balestrand to 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.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double ocupancy
$2,296
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy
based on double occupancy
$2,368
Deposit $500
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double ocupancy
$2,296
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy
based on double occupancy
$2,368
Deposit $500

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Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather cooperated so we were able to do almost everything that we were scheduled to see and then more. We had a very thorough tour of Lillehammer with our relative who has more knowledge of the country then ...

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Everything worked out beautifully

I really appreciate all you did for us in arranging our tour of Norway. Everything worked out beautifully. The drivers were all there to meet us as scheduled with my name on a card so we met them right away. The guides were superb. Their English was excellent and they had a great knowledge of their respective areas. Our ...

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The tour was really special!

The tour was really special! The hotel that I really loved was the Arctic Light Hotel. It was super - beautiful, good service, comfortable. The chef there is so great. Also, the restaurant next door is great. The town is cute, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved driving the dogs, I could have done more of it. I cannot say ...

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October 16, 2016

Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather ...

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Kathy Kenrick

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October 16, 2016

Everything worked out beautifully

I really appreciate all you did for us in arranging our tour of Norway. Everything worked out beautifully. The drivers ...

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Nancy Lineback

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October 16, 2016

The tour was really special!

The tour was really special! The hotel that I really loved was the Arctic Light Hotel. It was super - beautiful, good ...

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