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Explore amidst the fjords and mountains of beautiful Norway

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7 days From £1,499 per person

2023 Tour code: 23FNS

About the tour

Journey from elegant Oslo to the breathtaking fjords and mountains of Norway's west coast, travelling along the Bergen Railway, as you marvel at the beauty and majesty of this spellbinding country's natural wonders and charming cities.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - To Oslo

Fly from London Heathrow, or your local airport, to Oslo, Norway's fascinating and cosmopolitan capital. On arrival, transfer into the city centre by rail and continue to your hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Oslo

Head out on a guided walking tour to see the main sights. Begin at the new state Opera House, an award-winning example of modern architecture, before heading to Norway's magnificent 19th-century Royal Palace. Your afternoon is free to get to know the city under your own steam, and there's a wide choice of museums to visit, including the Viking Ship and Maritime Museum, the Folk Museum and the Edvard Munch Museum, where you can admire the famous expressionist painting, 'The Scream'.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Oslo

With another day to keep sightseeing, why not take a walk along Karl Johans Gate? Lined with popular bars, restaurants and shops, it eventually leads to the city's Royal Palace where you can see the time-honoured changing of the guard ceremony. Otherwise, you could take a cruise on Oslofjord, admiring the city's unique skyline from a unique perspective.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - The Bergen Railway

Travel on Northern Europe's highest railway, the Bergen Railway for phenomenal views as you pass through some untamed scenery. Setting off in southern Norway, the train starts its ascent into the mountains, travelling alongside deep fjords and passing through numerous tunnels to reach the stations at Arna and Dale. After the Trollkona tunnel - the longest on the line - you reach Bergen, situated on the edge of Norway's fjord country.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Bergen

Discover beautiful Bergen on a guided sightseeing tour. The city is nicknamed 'the heart of the fjords' due to its picturesque location nestled between seven fjords and boasts narrow cobblestone lanes and chocolate-box buildings. Head to the pretty Bryggen Waterfront, the location of the old Hanseatic trading wharf whose centuries-old wooden buildings feature on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Enjoy a delicious lunch before a free afternoon to look around at your own pace. You could pay a visit to the Bergen Museum, where you'll find one of Norway's largest collections of cultural and historical exhibits.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 - The Flåm Railway

Embark on a full-day excursion that starts with a journey on the iconic Flåm Railway, travelling along one of the steepest lines in existence. A branch line of the Bergen Railway, this scenic route takes you on a wonderful 12.5-mile journey past snow-capped mountains and remote, mountain-side farms. Following free time to discover Flåm and grab lunch, take to the waters for a cruise along two of Norway's tranquil fjords, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, the perfect way to experience both UNESCO-listed fjords, each surrounded by Alpine meadows, charming villages and cascading waterfalls.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Home

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, via Oslo. On arrival at London Heathrow, or your local airport, your holiday comes to an end.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Scandic Neptune Hotel, Bergen

Scandic Neptune Hotel, Bergen

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Scandic Byporten hotel, Oslo

Scandic Byporten hotel, Oslo

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Trains

Bergen Railway
The Flam Railway

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Reviews

4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 32 reviews

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Liz

5 stars

Submitted 23/Aug

Great holiday, well organised, lots of travelling of course, but plenty of free time too. Would highly recommend.

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M Cook

5 stars

Submitted 19/Aug

Great country to visit

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stephen parfitt

5 stars

Submitted 8/Jul

A very fine introduction to Norway,its people,transport systems,and remarkable scenery

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Carol Turnbull

5 stars

Submitted 7/Jul

An amazing holiday. Fallen in love with Norway.

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Michael

4 stars

Submitted 26/May

Great trip apart from the Hotel Scandic in Bergen, changed room 3 times, in great need of updating. How close can you fit a toilet to a bath?? Also the 8 hour bus journey home from Bergen. It was a rail holiday so no idea why we had to sit on a coach, belted in without being able to move about. Remove these two parts and I'd give 5 stars!

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Jane Penfold

5 stars

Submitted 26/May

Beautiful scenery and well organised apart from the start at LHR which was down to SAS. Good tour manager Katherine who took care of us. Very long coach journey on our last day between Oslo and Bergen. Would have been better to return from Bergen but then we wouldn’t have seen those parts of Norway that we saw from the coach. Hotels quite basic but satisfactory. Walkaing tours rather boring for our taste. Weather was great.

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