Norway Discovery

8 days from $4,096 per person*
  • Ride the breathtaking Bergen Railway from Oslo to Flam.
  • See Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen neighborhood, with its preserved Hanseatic buildings.
  • Enjoy incredible views of Folgefonna glacier in Lofthus.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Vikings at Oslo's 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. Travel through a network of tiny villages to get to stunning Lofthus, known for its fruit orchards and incredible views of the Folgefonna glacier. A day at leisure here allows you to explore the beautiful scenery, visit the orchards, and perhaps kayak in the Sørfjorden. Make your way to your final destination, 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 »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Oslo
    Oslo
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Norway - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Oslo
    Oslo
    • Tour - Private - City Tour & Viking Ship Museum (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Oslo to Flam
    Oslo to Flam
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Oslo - Flam [6 hrs] - Komfort Class Train Ticket
    • Dinner at Fretheim Hotel
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Flam to Gudvagen to Voss to Lofthus
    Flam to Gudvagen to Voss to Lofthus
    • Flam - Gudvagen [Hybrid, 1.5 hrs] - Boat
    • Gudvagen - Voss [1.5 hrs] - Bus/Driver
    • Voss - Lofthus [via Ulvik] - Bus/Driver/Boat
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Lofthus
    Lofthus
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Lofthus to Bergen
    Lofthus to Bergen
    • Lofthus - Bergen [3 hrs] - Boat/Bus/Driver
  • Day 7 Bergen
    Bergen
    • Tour - Private - Walking Tour & Funicular Ride (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 8 Bergen
    Bergen
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Oslo

For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will meet you at your hotel and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

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 Bristol (4*)

Thon Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Oslo city centre, and only a short walk from shopping opportunities, Oslo's main street Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace, museums and the waterfront area Aker Brygge and most of the cities other attractions. The hotel features comfortable and spacious guestrooms, elegantly furnished with modern style décor and light pallid colors. Bristol Grill serves dishes based on seasonal varieties and composes both international and Norwegian dishes. Politicians, authors, musicians and actors have been inspired by the Bristol’s library bar and winter garden since 1920. Hambro’s café impresses their guests with its magnificent salad buffet, tasty open sandwiches and a wide range of coffees and teas. The fitness center contains exercise machines, sunbeds, a sauna and Turkish bath.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Oslo
Oslo
Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Thon Hotel Bristol
Thon Hotel Bristol

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 relaxing tour of Oslo and experience its splendor. The city is surrounded by magnificent scenery with the fjord lapping its shores and forested hills encircling it. Together the fjord and the forests offer a unique beauty with which no other capital in the world can compare. Among other highlights, 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 Bristol (4*)
Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Viking Ship Museum
Viking Ship Museum

Day 3: Oslo - Flam

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer. 

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.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Flam
Flam
Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel

Day 4: Flam - Gudvagen - Voss - Lofthus

Enjoy a new boat ride from Flam to Gudvagen. The design of the vessel is inspired by a typical Norwegian mountain trail, twisting and turning up the steep mountain sides. On the boat you are free to explore the whole outer deck on “trails” surrounding the passenger lounge. Here you can take a walk on the boat while enjoying the scenery around you. The vessel is developed for hybrid electrical propulsion.  

Take a bus ride from Gudvagen to Voss. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Take a bus ride from Voss to Ulvik. Once arrived in Ulvik you will board a boat to Lofthus. 

Accommodation: Hotel Ullensvang (4.5*)

Hotel Ullensvang is a waterfront hotel, situated along the Hardanger Fjord. Guestrooms are exquisitely decorated and include high standard amenities. A buffet restaurant with bar is available year-round, while Restaurant Zanoni is open in the summer. The Lobby Bar offers light meals and tasty drinks, and dance the night away at the hotel’s Dance Bar. During nice weather, drinks can be enjoyed on the fjord-view terrace. On-site facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, hot tub, indoor tennis court, as well as a children's playroom and bowling on request. In the summer months, rowboats can be borrowed from the hotel for guests to get out on the water.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lofthus
Lofthus
Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Ullensvang
Hotel Ullensvang

Day 5: Lofthus

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Ullensvang (4.5*)

Day 6: Lofthus - Bergen

Today you will be transfered from Lofthus to Bergen via boat and bus ride. The journey will take approximately 3 hours.

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.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bergen
Bergen
Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Clarion Hotel Admiral
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 7: Bergen

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the colorful city of Bergen. You'll see the Bryggen area with its UNESCO World Heritage listed Hanseatic commercial buildings, and also make a visit to the local fish market. Your guide will show you to the furnicular, where you'll enjoy a ride up to the top of Mount Fløyen. Suggestion; if you are up for a walk and a little exploration: on your way back down to the city again, leave the funicular car at the stop called “Proms Gate” and walk on your own down to the street “Lille Øvregate”. Here you will get to see some of the most interesting wooden house architecture in Bergen. Tickets for the funicular ride (roundtrip) are included. 

Accommodation: Clarion Hotel Admiral (4*)
Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Funicular Railway
Funicular Railway

Day 8: Bergen

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

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

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.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Thon Hotel Bristol (4*): Oslo

Thon Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Oslo city centre, and only a short walk from shopping opportunities, Oslo's main street Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace, museums and the waterfront area Aker Brygge and most of the cities other attractions. The hotel features comfortable and spacious guestrooms, elegantly furnished with modern style décor and light pallid colors. Bristol Grill serves dishes based on seasonal varieties and composes both international and Norwegian dishes. Politicians, authors, musicians and actors have been inspired by the Bristol’s library bar and winter garden since 1920. Hambro’s café impresses their guests with its magnificent salad buffet, tasty open sandwiches and a wide range of coffees and teas. The fitness center contains exercise machines, sunbeds, a sauna and Turkish bath.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Thon Hotel Bristol
Thon Hotel Bristol

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.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel

Hotel Ullensvang (4.5*): Lofthus

Hotel Ullensvang is a waterfront hotel, situated along the Hardanger Fjord. Guestrooms are exquisitely decorated and include high standard amenities. A buffet restaurant with bar is available year-round, while Restaurant Zanoni is open in the summer. The Lobby Bar offers light meals and tasty drinks, and dance the night away at the hotel’s Dance Bar. During nice weather, drinks can be enjoyed on the fjord-view terrace. On-site facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, hot tub, indoor tennis court, as well as a children's playroom and bowling on request. In the summer months, rowboats can be borrowed from the hotel for guests to get out on the water.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Ullensvang
Hotel Ullensvang

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.

Norway Discovery  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Clarion Hotel Admiral
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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