You’ve been looking for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen in all the wrong places. Pack your binoculars for Norway’s natural wonders, including its scenic Hardangervidda mountain plateau, home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer. Of course, this gorgeous expanse of land and its antlered residents aren’t the only gifts Norway bestows upon its guests—extraordinary fjords, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are all part of the bow-topped package, and this breathtaking tour of Norway presents the most spectacular ways to see them. Cross the orchard-lined Hardangerfjord by ferry, witness the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord aboard a relaxing cruise, and revel in the spectacular Nordfjord views aboard the Loen Skylift, Norway’s newest aerial tramway. Beginning and ending in Oslo, this encompassing tour of Norway balances the country’s charming, timeless villages with the surprising architecture and energy of its capital city.
Highlights of Scenic Norway
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.
6 guests in a party: $2,756*18 guests in a party: $679*
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.
Bryggen|Rjukan-Notodden industrial heritage site-Vemork|West-Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 7 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
OSLO Outdoor Art in Oslo 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 Guztav 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–HEDDAL–VEMORK–TELEMARK Historic Norwegian Heroes HEDDAL Visit the Stave Church. Scenic drive through Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø.VEMORK Take a guided visit of the museum. (B,D) 193 mi / 310 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Explore the fascinating history of Vemork’s Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum to learn about the historic role the once largest power station in the world played in thwarting Hitler and the Nazi regime during World War II.
TELEMARK–LÅTEFOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN Sweet Fruits & Sea Fishing LÅTEFOSS Photo stop at the waterfalls.HARDANGERFJORD Ferry crossing followed by an [LF] apple juice and cider tasting, with lunch at Steinstø fruit farm.BERGEN Orientation drive includes Bryggen, the Hanseatic Wharf, the harbor, and the Fish Market. (B,L) 202 mi / 325 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES The fruit doesn’t fall far from this family tree along Norway’s heavenly Hardangerfjord where Heidi and Ola Steinstø continue their family’s tradition of nine generations of fruit farming. Taste the home- made apple juice and cider and enjoy lunch amid the beautiful orchards of Steinstø Farm.
BERGEN–VOSS–STALHEIM Historic Harbors BERGEN Spend free time this morning in the harbor town.VOSS Enjoy leisure time. (B,D) 87 mi / 140 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE 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.
STALHEIM–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FJAERLAND–LOEN King of the Fjords SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD Take a scenic cruise.FJAERLAND Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum.JOSTEDAL GLACIER Stop for photos. (B,D) 146 mi / 235 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. Cruise onto the wild and wonderful waters of the Naeroyfjord, carved deep amid spectacular views of sheer, snow-topped mountains, waterfalls, and idyllic farms clinging to the mountainsides above one of the most dramatic fjords in Europe.
LOEN Skyway to Heaven LOEN Take the breathtaking [LF] Skylift ride. Free time atop Mount Hoven summit. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Soar 3,000 feet to the summit of Mount Hoven on the aerial tramway above the Nordfjord shores. Take in the heavenly panoramic view of Mt. Skåla and Lake Lovatnet to the east, Jostedalsbreen Glacier and Olden Village to the south, and the winding course of the stunning Nordfjord below. Heavenly!
LOEN–GEIRANGERFJORD–DALSNIBBA–LOM–LILLEHAMMER Feasts for the Eyes GEIRANGERFJORD Take a scenic cruise on the fjordDALSNIBBA Take in the panoramic view from Geiranger Skywalk, Mount Dalsnibba’s platform above the fjord.LOM Photo stop before continuing to Lillehammer. (B,D) 211 mi / 340 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Experience Europe’s highest fjord view from the lofty heights of Geiranger Skywalk, 4500 feet above sea level. Ascend to the breathtaking viewpoint of Dalsnibba for an eagle-eye view of Norway’s spectacular mountain landscapes and sky.
LILLEHAMMER–EIDSVOLL–OSLO Norwegian Treasures LILLEHAMMER Photo stop at the Olympic ski jump where the winter games were hosted in 1994. Take a guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum. Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Oslo along Lake Mjøsa to Eidsvoll. Join a farewell dinner tonight at your hotel. (B,D) 124 mi / 200 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION In the idyllic open-air museum of Maihaugen, more than 200 historic houses from as far back as the 13th century take you back to traditional life in Norway, including the Garmo stave church from the 1200s and the childhood home of Queen Sonja of Norway.
OSLO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Thon Europa||In a central but quiet area of Oslo, this modern 8-story hotel is located right next to the Royal Palace and gardens, the National Theater, and Karl Johans Gate shopping street. The in-house restaurant Café Europa offers delicious meals inspired by international cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients and served in the courtyard. A well-equipped fitness room is also available. All 156 elegantly refurbished guestrooms offer flat-screen TV with a selection of international channels, coffee/tea-making facilities, minibar, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.||Oslo||St Olavsgt gate 31||First-Class|
|2||Rauland Hogfjellshotell||The Rauland Hogfjellshotell recreational facilities include swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam sauna and a mountain SPA. The restaurant Falkeriset serves tempting dishes based on the European cuisine.||Rauland-Telemark||First-Class|
|3||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|
|4||Stalheim||Overlooking the Nærøy Valley, this family-run hotel offers 2 in-house resraurants and a panorama lounge. Gudvangen village and the Nærøy Fjord are 15 minutes' drive away.||Stalheim||Stalheimsvegen 131||Superior Tourist-Class|
|5||Alexandra||Hotel Alexandra is a family-run hotel located in the inner reaches of Nordfjord. It is renowned for its distinctive, personal atmosphere. Centuries-old traditions have been combined with modern hotel operations and an eye for style and comfort.||Loen||First-Class|
|6||Scandic Lillehammer||Traditional Holiday & Conference Hotel set in 8-acre private park, near ski & riding schools, chairlift & Maihaugen Museum.||Lillehammer||Turisthotelivegen 6||First-Class|
|7||Scandic Victoria||Ten-story Hotel located in heart of city, 200 meters from the Parliament.||Oslo||Rosenkrantz Gate 13||First-Class|