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Discover Eastern Norway

From $1254 Per Person

Independent, 8 Days/7 Nights
Departure Dates: June 28 - August 21, 2020 (no Saturday departures)

This eco-friendly tour will give you an impression of the diversity of interior areas of Norway with its mystical lakes and forests. Highlights during the itinerary are: cruise on the largest lake in Norway on the world’s oldest paddle steamer in use, the UNESCO’s World Heritage Listed mining town of Roros, Norway’s former capital Trondheim and of course the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

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Dates: June 28 - August 21, 2020 (no Saturday departures)

Day 1:  Arrival in Oslo

Arrival in Oslo on your own by train, bus or private transfer. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas surrounding the city are only twenty minutes from the center. They provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as by visitors. 

Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar

Day 2: Oslo 

Oslo offers many well-known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and the Munch Museum. Use the day to explore on your own. 

Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar

Day 3:  Oslo - Gjovik

Breakfast at the hotel and departure from Oslo by train to Gjovik. The journey of two hours will take you north through the outskirts of Norway’s capital through forests, small towns and farmers' country to the city of Gjovik, located on the western shore of lake Mjosa. We recommend a visit to Gjovik Glassverk, or the Olympic Mountain Hall which is used both for sports and cultural events – or just have a stroll around this quiet but beautiful city – that even has got its own chocolate factory in the main street!

Accommodation in Comfort Hotel Grand or similar

Day 4:  Gjovik - Hamar - Roros

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by boat from Gjovik in the morning towards the city of Hamar. The world’s oldest paddle steamer Skibladner will not only take you across Norway’s largest lake Mjosa but also back in time. Once in Hamar, we recommend that you visit the old ruins from the cathedral at Domkirkeodden, and the Vikingship-Olympic arena from 1994. In the afternoon take the train from Hamar which runs north through the Osterdalen Valley where you will have the possibility to catch a glimpse of foxes and elks. The route continues in northern direction along Norway’s longest river Glomma to the old mining town of Roros. The town center boasts a rare collection of large and well-preserved wooden buildings, made all the more real and authentic by the fact that the people of today live and work in them.

Accommodation at Vertshuset Roros or similar 

Day 5:  Roros

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is at your leisure to discover Roros. This is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe, and also one of the few mining towns in the world that has been found worthy of a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We recommend you take part in a guided tour of the old town (activities in Roros booked locally). Also worth a visit is the Roros museum which depicts mining history of the town. If you want to experience this mining history first hand – visit Olavsgruva Mine. Here you can go up to 500 m into the mine to "Bergmannshallen", the Miners` Hall. A truly exciting and atmospheric experience!

Accommodation at Vertshuset Roros or similar 

Day 6:  Roros - Trondheim

Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon departure by train from Røros to Trondheim. The 2.5 hour long journey will take you along rivers, between mountains and through valleys to the third largest city in Norway. Trondheim was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC, and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history. Trondheim was Norway’s first capital and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings from Harald Harfagre (10th century BC) to King Harald V (1991) have been crowned and blessed.

Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Augustin or similar

Day 7:  Trondheim

We recommend a visit at the Nidaros Cathedral, built over the grave of St. Olav. Next to the cathedral you will find the Archbishop’s Palace, the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. Other sights of interest are Kristiansten Fortress, the Monk’s Island, Trøndelag Open Air Museum and Stiftsgården – the Royal Residence in Trondheim. We also recommend a stroll in Bakklandet, located on the east bank of the river Nid. Here you will find old wooden buildings which were formerly worker’s dwellings but are now partly restored as homes or charming shops and restaurants.

Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Augustin or similar

Day  8:  Depart Trondheim

Independent transfer to the airport.

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NOTE! This itinerary is customizable. Call us for suggestions or click here for our: Custom Trip Planning Form

Single Supplement: From $459

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