Norway Discovery

7 days from $2,555 per person*
  • Choose from kayaking, museum visits, and a boat tour in Flam.
  • Visit a local fish market then ride the funicular up Fløyen Mountain.
  • Head out into Oslo on a private guided sightseeing tour.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Vikings at the Viking Ship Museum.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Let the storybook beauty of the Bergen Railway flood your senses as Norway’s famous high-altitude train glides past pristine river valleys, across towering ancient bridges and climbs steeply into pristine snow-capped mountains.

Oslo is surrounded by incredible fjords and lush forested hills, which you’ll take in on a panoramic tour of Norway’s stunning capital city. The breath-taking Bergen Railway – North Europe’s highest-altitude railway line – cuts through deep ravines past idyllic rivers and climbs snow-capped mountains where cascading waterfalls and cliff-top farms offer Norway’s finest sights en route to the charming village of Flam and Norway’s deepest and longest fjord. A cruise will whisk you from Balestrand to Bergen where the panoramic cable car will reveal incredible views over the historic town that was once home to world-famous composer Edward Grieg and now boasts a thriving modern-day arts community.

This extensive tour of Norway combines rail, road and sea transport to reveal the country’s finest landscapes – from lush river valleys and soaring, snow-capped mountains, to vast frozen fjords. Your experienced team of English-speaking guides and private drivers will help you draw the most out of every experience, and a collection of modern hotels will provide a bastion of warmth and comfort as you explore the natural grandeur of one of the most beautiful countries in northern Europe. ... Show More »

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Oslo
    Oslo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Norway - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Oslo
    Oslo
    • Private - City Tour & Viking Ship Museum (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 3 Oslo to Flam
    Oslo to Flam
    • Oslo - Flam [6 hrs] - Komfort Class Train Ticket
    • Dinner at Fretheim Hotel
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Flam to Balestrand
    Flam to Balestrand
    • Optional Activities
    • Flam - Balestrand [1.5 hrs] - Boat
  • Day 5 Balestrand to Bergen
    Balestrand to Bergen
    • Balestrand - Bergen [3.5 hrs] - Boat
  • Day 6 Bergen
    Bergen
    • Private - Walking Tour, Hanseatic Museum & Funicular (2 hrs) - Guide(15)
  • Day 7 Bergen
    Bergen
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(12)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Oslo

Relax on a private airport transfer with private vehicle and driver. 

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Thon Hotel Opera (4*)

Thon Hotel Opera is located close to the Airport Express Train Terminal at Oslo Central Station, and offers fabulous views of Oslo Fjord and the new Opera house in Oslo. Guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Dine at Scala Restaurant, which offers International cuisine in modern surroundings, or check out Tosca Bar for freshly ground coffer and cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. A fitness center is available for guests use within the hotel.

Oslo
Oslo
Thon Hotel Opera
Thon Hotel Opera

Day 2: Oslo

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour in the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord with your private vehicle, guide and driver. You will enjoy a magnificent view of Oslo from Holmenkollen Hill, with the famous ski kimps where the Winter Games were held in 1952. Among other high lights you will visit the Viking Ship Museum, with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland's Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome you with the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to this Park. You will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan as well. Entrance fee to Viking Ship Museum is included in tour cost.

Accommodation: Thon Hotel Opera (4*)
Viking Ship Museum
Viking Ship Museum

Day 3: Oslo - Flam

Take a train from Oslo to Myrdal this morning. The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe's highest-altitude railway line. One of the greatest challenges is the harsh and changeable weather. The line is exposed to deep low-pressure centers from the west, which can mean strong winds and heavy snow for part of the year. Keeping the railway open demands great effort and technical expertise. Today, skilled workers, effective equipment, tunnels and snow tunnels make the Bergen Railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of travelling between Oslo and Bergen. The line was voted one of the 20 best railway experiences in the world in 1999.

Take a cog railway from Myrdal to Flåm of the Flåm Railway. (open seating).  The scenic 20-kilometre (12 mi) route between Myrdal and Flam is one of the steepest railway tracks at 1 in 18 (not counting rack railways) in the world and provides some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the ride you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascade down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms cling dizzily to sheer slopes. There are also a few spirals along the route which allow trains to rise on a steady curve until it has completed a loop, passing over itself as it gains height, allowing the railway to gain vertical elevation in a relatively short horizontal distance.

Enjoy dinner at the Fretheim Hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Fretheim (4*)

Fretheim Hotel is a beautiful wooden building situated at the head of a scenic fjord arm of the famous Sognefjord, dating back to the 1870s. In the historic wing of the hotel, every effort has been made to preserve the old feel of the hotel – in fact it appears much the same now as when it greeted travelers in the 19th century. Guestrooms are comfortable and offer views of the hiking trails and mountains surrounding the property, and some have their own balcony. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves locally grown and raised ingredients, and has views looking straight towards the fjord. Visit the lobby bar to relax with a cocktail, or visit the garden to grab a coffee at the coffee bar.

Flam
Flam
Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel

Day 4: Flam - Balestrand

Enjoy the morning at leisure in the pretty little village of Flam, perhaps take a walk by the fjord, before your activity this afternoon. If you feel like doing something active, consider taking a kayak tour or a tour with the RIB boat. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Flam railway Museum or the Flam Panorama. 

Take an express boat from Flam to Balestrand . On the journey out the Sognefjord you will see tall, impressive mountains along the Aurlandsfjord. Out towards the sea, the scenery becomes more open and there is a teeming and varied bird life. The Sognefjord is Norway's deepest (1.309 m) and longest (204 km) fjord.

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometers long and up to 1308 meters deep Sognefjord. Surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys, Flåm is a paradise for everyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with nature. With nature-based activities, many nearby attractions, exciting culture and historic traditions - Flåm is a perfect holiday destination for those looking to experience the rugged beauty of Norway.

Accommodation: Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord (3*)

Kviknes Hotel is a modern hotel with old-world charm, beautifully located beside the Sognefjord. Guestrooms are located in both the historical and modern areas of the hotel, and some feature views of the fjord or city sights. The hotel offers a wonderful evening buffet, and a la carte menu, along with an extensive wine menu. The Balholm Bar has a bistro menu, which includes snacks, starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy nature, mountains and the Sognefjord from a comfortable chair in the garden.

Balestrand and Fjord
Balestrand and Fjord
Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord
Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord

Day 5: Balestrand - Bergen

Take a boat ride from Balestrand to Bergen. Balestrand is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sogn. The administrative center is the village of Balestrand.The municipality is situated at the junction of the Sognefjord and Esefjord, the major industries are tourism and farming. Balestrand became popular early due to the interest of artists, such as Hans Gude, Alfred Heaton Cooper, Hans Dahl and Johannes Flintoe. Their paintings of the scenery around Balestrand inspired visitors, and Balestrand maintains its connection with art.Besides tourism, farming is one of the traditional sources of income. Other industries include made-to-order kitchen interiors, local apple juice, and Nesseplast which produces industrial plastic.

When you arrive Bergen make sure you visit the Fishmarket, Troldhaugen (where the world famous composer Edward Grieg lived) and Floibanen. Floibanen in Bergen is one of Norway's most famous tourist attractions and the only cable car of its kind in Scandinavia.

Accommodation: Clarion Hotel Admiral (4*)

The Clarion Hotel Admiral is housed in a magnificent old pack house building that dates back to 1906. The hotel opened its doors to guests for the first time in 1987, and today is the only waterside hotel in Bergen with the best view to Bryggen, Vågen and Fløien. Guestrooms are stylish and modern, and offer all amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The hotel’s restaurant, Kitchen & Table features a menu full of International and Scandinavian flavors, combined with local ingredients.

Bergen
Bergen
Clarion Hotel Admiral
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 6: Bergen

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. The places along your route include the Hanseatic Museum which is housed in the oldest and best preserved wooden buildings in Bergen. The interiors date from the 18th and 19th centuries. In times past, the Hanseatic merchants traded mainly with stockfish from Northern Norway and grain from the Baltic countries. Only German merchants were allowed to live at Bryggen during the period of the Hanseatic Office. The Hanseatics were unmarried and had to live in celibacy as long as they lived in the area. The tenements in the Bryggen area each consists of several smaller trade houses, each run by a merchant with a journeyman and apprentices. The Museum depicts what one of these trade houses would have been like in the last years of the German Office at Bryggen. Your tour will also include a visit to the local Fish market and you can take a funicular ride up to the top of Fløyen mountain (320 metres above sea level). The ride itself is spectacular and the views of Bergen only improve the closer you get to the top. Included entrance fees to Hanseatik Museum and Funicular.

Accommodation: Clarion Hotel Admiral (4*)
Funicular
Funicular

Day 7: Bergen

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Thon Hotel Opera (4*): Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera is located close to the Airport Express Train Terminal at Oslo Central Station, and offers fabulous views of Oslo Fjord and the new Opera house in Oslo. Guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Dine at Scala Restaurant, which offers International cuisine in modern surroundings, or check out Tosca Bar for freshly ground coffer and cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. A fitness center is available for guests use within the hotel.

Thon Hotel Opera
Thon Hotel Opera

Fretheim (4*): Flam

Fretheim Hotel is a beautiful wooden building situated at the head of a scenic fjord arm of the famous Sognefjord, dating back to the 1870s. In the historic wing of the hotel, every effort has been made to preserve the old feel of the hotel – in fact it appears much the same now as when it greeted travelers in the 19th century. Guestrooms are comfortable and offer views of the hiking trails and mountains surrounding the property, and some have their own balcony. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves locally grown and raised ingredients, and has views looking straight towards the fjord. Visit the lobby bar to relax with a cocktail, or visit the garden to grab a coffee at the coffee bar.

Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel

Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord (3*): Balestrand

Kviknes Hotel is a modern hotel with old-world charm, beautifully located beside the Sognefjord. Guestrooms are located in both the historical and modern areas of the hotel, and some feature views of the fjord or city sights. The hotel offers a wonderful evening buffet, and a la carte menu, along with an extensive wine menu. The Balholm Bar has a bistro menu, which includes snacks, starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy nature, mountains and the Sognefjord from a comfortable chair in the garden.

Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord
Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord

Clarion Hotel Admiral (4*): Bergen

The Clarion Hotel Admiral is housed in a magnificent old pack house building that dates back to 1906. The hotel opened its doors to guests for the first time in 1987, and today is the only waterside hotel in Bergen with the best view to Bryggen, Vågen and Fløien. Guestrooms are stylish and modern, and offer all amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The hotel’s restaurant, Kitchen & Table features a menu full of International and Scandinavian flavors, combined with local ingredients.

Clarion Hotel Admiral
Clarion Hotel Admiral
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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