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Nærøyfjorden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Norway in a Nutshell

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Nærøyfjorden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Experience the essence of Norway by travelling through the Norwegian fjords, mountains and valleys. This independent journey takes you through Norway on one of Europe’s most scenic railway journeys.
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Packaged tour

Highlights

Discover Oslo, the Scandinavian Viking capital. Explore the Viking Ship Museum and the Vigeland Sculpture Park - the largest sculpture park in the world.

Norway in a Nutshell Oslo-Bergen tour, including  Oslo-Myrdal train ride,  premium boat cruise Flåm - Gudvangen,  Gudvangen-Voss bus ride, and  Voss-Bergen train journey.

Discover Norway on one of Europe’s most scenic railway journeys. Explore Oslo, the Viking capital of Scandinavia, and visit the wondrous  Viking Ship Museum and the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park. Embark on a spectacular train journey bound for Myrdal and travel along the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world. A stunning boat ride shall take you through the UNESCO landscapes of Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen, an old Viking village full of character. Continue to Bergen, where you'll tour  the beautiful Hanseatic town, including the fish market, the old Hanseatic warehouses, the cathedral (exterior only) and many charming wooden houses. Ride the funicular to Mount  Fløyen for a last panoramic view of Norway.

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Included

5-night accommodation in standard rooms in centrally located 4-star properties
Buffet breakfast served daily at the hotels
1 x half board dinner
Luggage handling from hotel in Oslo to hotel in Bergen (one piece of luggage per person)
Norway in a Nutshell Oslo-Bergen (non-escorted) including train Oslo-Myrdal, train MyrdalFlåm, premium boat (winter boat from April to October) Flåm-Gudvangen, bus Gudvangen-Voss, train Voss-Bergen
Private 3-hour walking tour with local guide in Bergen
Return tickets to Fløyen funicular in Bergen
Private 3-hour sightseeing in Oslo with private vehicle and local guide
Private transfers with English-speaking driver in Oslo and Bergen as mentioned

Excluded

  • Flights and car rental
  • Road, tunnel  and bridge taxes
  • Luggage handling
  • Any meals/beverages and services not mentioned in the program

Itinerary

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Day 1
Oslo

Arrival to Oslo airport and private transfer with English-speaking driver to your hotel.

Day 2
Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning, meet your local guide at the hotel’s lobby and enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing by private vehicle. You will start the day driving to the Bygdøy peninsula where you will visit the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with the world's best-preserved Viking Ship, and exhibitions of Ship burials of the Viking Age and unique Viking woodcraft - just some of the highlights of this must-see museum. Continue your drive through Oslo, passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, with its two imposing lion statues at the main entrance, the National Theater and the magnificent Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Your tour will take you outside of the city through charming suburban areas where beautiful homes are set within manicured gardens. A guided walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture park in the world created by one single artist, is invigorating and inspiring. The park covers eighty acres and was designed by renowned Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland who created the over 200 iron and bronze statues. The sculptures artistically depict a complete human life cycle from birth to death and are displayed in five different areas throughout the park. The gardens are vast and Vigeland also designed the impressive lawns and straight avenues flanked by maple trees perfect for strolling. End of the sightseeing at your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 3
Oslo - Flåm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today, you will travel with an overnight bag as your luggage will be picked up at hotel’s reception in Oslo latest at 6:30 AM and delivered to Bergen and will be at your hotel’s reception upon arrival in Bergen.

In the morning, make your own way to the railway station, located right next to your hotel, to board your train ride bound for Myrdal, a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the most magnificent landscapes of Norway. Upon arrival to the mountain station of Myrdal, you change trains and travel by the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world. Arrival to Flåm and make your own way to your hotel which is located within a couple minutes’ walk from the railway station.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Flåm - Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. From Flåm, you go by boat through the UNESCO landscapes of Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high, Nærøyfjord is the narrowest and best known of the many arms of the Sognefjord. With its steep mountain sides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, snowfields, waterfalls and small hamlets, this fjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway.

Following your boat journey, take a short coach ride to Voss and then continue by train to Bergen. Upon arrival to Bergen, make your own way to your hotel which is located approximately 200 meters from the railway station.

Breakfast
Day 5
Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Meet your local guide at the hotel’s lobby and enjoy a 3-hour private walking tour in the beautiful Hanseatic town on the west coast of Norway including the fish market, the old Hanseatic warehouses, the cathedral (exterior only) and many charming wooden houses.

Enjoy a ride by the funicular to mount Fløyen for a last panoramic view of Norway (return tickets included). Afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 6
Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Private transfer with English-speaking driver to Bergen airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese
Currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
5 nights
from AUD2,949
per person, twin share
Oslo (Daily)
01 January - 31 December 2020

This offer is subject to availability. Prices depend on confirmation from local service providers. Reservations and final cost will be advised upon confirmation of reservations request. The package price is a from price and should be used as a guide only. Our suppliers reserve the right to change the program without notice, due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, out of our supplier’s control.

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