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Taste of Southern Norway

From $1846 Per Person

Independent, 8 Days/7 Nights
Dates: May - September, 2020

This trip includes many highlights of Southern Norway: Oslo, the capital; Oslo-Bergen railway; Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau; the Sognefjord; the Flam Railway; Bergen, the capital of the fjords; and Stavanger. In eight days we offer you a ‘taste’ of this magnificent country.

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Travel Dates: Daily May 1 - September 30, 2020

Day 1:  Arrival in Oslo

Arrive in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Oslo offers many well known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and the Munch Museum.

Accommodation in Oslo

Day 2:  Oslo - Nutshell - Bergen (train/bus/boat)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will experience Norway’s most popular trip; Norway in a Nutshell. The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway's fjord region; you will travel by train across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau and down the Flam Railway. The Flam Railway will take you through wild and beautiful mountain scenery and down to the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is this steep over a long distance. From Flam you continue by boat on the Naroyfjord, Europe’s narrowest fjord, to Gudvangen. From here you go by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva*, before arriving in Voss where you will board a train for the last stretch of the journey to Bergen. Evening arrival in Bergen – the Gateway to the Fjords.

Accommodation in Bergen

*The drive up Stalheimskleiva depends on the dates and the weather.

Day 3: Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your own leisure in Bergen. Use your 24 hour Bergen card to explore the sights. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Sights of interest are the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Floibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).

Accommodation in Bergen

Day 4:  Bergen - West Coastline - Stavanger (bus) 

Breakfast at the hotel. An express bus from Bergen will carry you to Stavanger, Norway’s fourth-largest city that has a fine collection of gabled houses, cobblestone streets, winding alleys, and busy markets. One of Stavanger’s highlights is the Old Town (Gamle Stavanger) with well preserved early 18th-century whitewashed wooden houses.

Accommodation in Stavanger

Day 5:  Fjord Cruise to Pulpit Rock

Breakfast at the hotel. Today take a fjord cruise featuring the Lysefjorden and Preikestolen. This sightseeing cruise/tour takes 3 hours round trip. Experience the famous 604-meter high Pulpit Rock from sea level on the Lysefjorden Fjord. For good reason, Pulpit Rock is one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway!

Option to upgrade to the Hike to Pulpit Rock (June 15- August 15 only), please inquire

Accommodation in Stavanger

Day 6:  Stavanger - Kristiansand (train)

Breakfast at the hotel. From Stavanger, you travel by train along the Southern Line to Kristiansand, southern Norway's largest city. With its weathered old homes and pulsating summer atmosphere, this is a very charming city.

Accommodation in Kristiansand

Day 7: Kristiansand - Oslo (train)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will travel the last part of the Southern Line by train, bringing you back to Norway’s capital city - Oslo.

Accommodation in Oslo

Day 8: Depart Oslo 

Breakfast at the hotel. Take the airport bus to Oslo Gardermoen airport

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Your Trip Includes the following:

Single supplement from $582

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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