Best of Norway with Oslo Extension
Deep-blue fjords, breathtaking mountains, glimmering glaciers, and flowing waterfalls… these are natural wonders you expect to see in Norway, and on this Norway tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.A highlight of this Norway tour is a breathtaking ride on the Flåm railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet (864 meters). Marvel at the hypnotic waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snowcapped mountains, rivers winding through deep gorges; farms on the side of steep slopes, and views of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord.Travel on the Hardanger National Tourist Road, carefully developed to take you through some of Norway’s most stunning scenery, and stop at Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading falls without getting wet.In addition to breathtaking scenery, Norway also offers you a country steeped in history. In the Middle Ages, Norwegians built churches out of wood. Only 28 of these stave churches now remain in Norway, and in Borgund, you’ll admire one of Norway’s best-preserved stave churches dating back to 1180. Stay two nights in Bergen, founded in 1070, where guided sightseeing features the main sights and a walking tour of Bryggen. From the magnificent scenery to the vibrant cities-including a train ride back to Oslo and an extra night—this tour through Norway will delight all of your senses.
Highlights of Best of Norway with Oslo Extension
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Train from Bergen to Oslo.
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.
Best of Norway
6 guests in a party: $2,460*18 guests in a party: $579*
ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY Welcome to Norway! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
OSLO A Walk in the Park OSLO Guided sightseeing includes a walk through Frogner Park and a visit to City Hall. (B) TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Frogner Park contains over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze, and wrought iron, along with fountains and bridges comprising the life’s work of legendary sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Visit the stately Oslo City Hall, with its red-brick architecture, soaring towers, and 49 bells. Here, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place each year.
OSLO–BORGUND–FLAM Portals to Heaven BORGUND Visit the stave church. (B,D) 196mi/ 315kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE The stavchurches are Norway's most important contribution to world architecture and Norway's oldest preserved timber buildings. One of the most famous and distinctive is Borgund’s.—built around 1180—is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. Some of the finest features are the lavishly carved portals and the roof carvings of dragons' heads.
FLAM–MYRDAL–VOSS–HARDANGERFJORD Deep Blue Beauty FLAM [LF] Ride the spectacular Flåm train (B,D) 127 mi / 205kmLOCAL FAVORITE PICTURE PERFECT Get on board Norway's world-famous Flåm train, a journey past deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and more on one of the world's steepest standard-gauge railway lines
HARDANGERFJORD–STEINSDALSFOSSEN–BERGEN Roaring Waters & A Royal Retreat STEINSDALSFOSSEN Marvel at the spectacular waterfall. (B) 115mi/ 185kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Visit the favorite retreat of Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany at Steinsdalsfossen. It’s believed the emperor frequenty visited the beautiful setting and its falls each summer between 1889 and the start of World War I in 1914.
BERGEN Coastal Charisma BERGEN Orientation drive includes Bryggen, the Hanseatic Wharf, the harbor, and the Fish Market. Farewell dinner (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Beautiful Bergen paints the shoreline with different hues of its wooden houses along the old wharf on Norway’s southwestern coast. Often called the “Fjord Capital of Norway,” Bergen will charm you with its quaint charisma and the breathtaking natural wonder between the seven mountains.
BERGEN–OSLO Panoramas on the Rails BERGEN Train ride back to Oslo. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC JOURNEY All aboard for some of Scandinavia’s most beautiful landscapes. It crosses the Hardangervidda National Park, onto the Hardangervidda plateau, Europe’s largest high-mountain plateau.
OSLO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Thon Opera||An ultra-contemporary 408-room hotel with playful styling and Free Wi-Fi access throughout. The stylish restaurant serves international cuisine with fabulous views over the Oslo Fjord and opera house and there is a lobby bar and fitness room.||Oslo||Dronning Eufemias Gate 4||First-Class|
|2||Fretheim||Four-story Hotel located at scenic Aurlandfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord) with mountain backdrop.||Flam||Postboks 63||First-Class|
|3||Brakanes||Beautifully located on the shores of the sparkling Hardangerfjord, surrounded by high mountains and fruit orchards. This 142-room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout, a cozy restaurant with Fjord views, a garden, a conservatory and a library lounge. Leisure facilities include an indoor splash pool and sauna.||Ulvik||Promenaden 3||First-Class|
|4||Scandic Ornen||The Scandic Ornen is Bergen's newest and largest hotel with 368 spacious, bright and modern rooms.||Bergen||Lars Hillesgate 18||First-Class|