Route: Oslo Arendal Kristiansand Stavanger Haugesund Hardangerfjord Bergen Vossevangen Sognefjord Area Loen Fjord Lom Lillehammer Hamar Oslo
Duration: 10 nights
Group Size: up to 50 people
Age Range: There is no age limit for this trip although the average age is between 40 and 70 and popular with couples or solo travellers.
Transport: You’ll travel by private luxury coach with air conditioning and free wifi, as well as ferries and the renowned Flåm train.
Accommodation: 10 nights in specially selected, top-rated hotels.
Activities: There’s plenty of included activies along the way, and lots more of optional activities to choose from should you opt for even more!
Meals: 10 breakfasts and 4 dinners.
Flexibility: Enquire to add extra nights of accommodation at the start and end of your trip.
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Discover the very best of beautiful Norway on this 11-day group tour, as you take in some of Europe’s best scenary, looping round Norway and sailing through dramatic and jaw-dropping Fjords.
Popular with more experienced travellers of 35 and above, this group tour is perfect for anyone wanting to travel with like-minded people, whilst maintaining luxurious elements and a true ‘holiday’ feel.
You’ll be guided by a true local in one of our tour directors; someone who has visited all of these places and likely to have lived in a few of them too. They’ll be with you every step of the way to guide you to your accommodation, transport and be on hand to provide you with the best tips to make the most out of each place you visit.
We take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!
This Grand Tour of Norway is the perfect way to discover the country’s natural beauty; glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers will leave you in awe. Starting in Oslo, explore idyllic landscapes and fascinating harbor towns. Discover Bergen’s bustling harbor and fish market, then embark on a train journey through the world’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
Later, cruise across the legendary Sognefjord to Loen, home of some of Norway’s oldest farms. Visit Lillehammer, known for its art scene and as the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Admire the deep waters of Lake Mjøsa and visit the remains of a 950-year-old cathedral in Hamar. Your return to Oslo includes a guided sightseeing tour of Vigeland Park’s famed sculptures. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and stunning landscapes of this magical country and make memories which will undoubtedly stay with you long after your travel adventure.
If you’re travelling from within Europe to the starting point of Oslo, why not make your journey more enjoyable – and sustainable, by travelling over-land instead of taking a flight? Euroventure can help you efficiently get to Oslo, stopping off in other great European destinations if you have the time. Drop us an email on email@example.com and we’ll work with you, to create your perfect pre-tour route!
Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and prepare to explore Oslo, Norway’s capital city that boasts natural beauty, including fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enjoy the rest of the day discovering the gems of this bustling citybefore later, meet the tour director and your travel companions. The next day, venture along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”—a.k.a. the Sørlandet and the Skagerrak, a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Explore the charming harbor town of Arendal, renowned for its timber exports and historic Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country.
Luxury Coach to Kristiansand
Kristiansand, established in 1641, is a vital industrial district today. A stop at the energetic fiskebrygga (fish market) will provide plenty of time to take in the lively fishmongers or relax at any of the sidewalk cafés. Moving forward, the Lista region features stunning coastal scenery, a perfect holiday locale for Norwegians, and a hot spot for surfers. You ought to visit the pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber and lighthouses, including Flekkefjord and Farsund, for a glimpse into the ruggedly beautiful coastal surroundings.
Luxury Coach to Stavanger
Spend overnight in Stavanger, the perfect starting point for exploring the fjords. Delight in a leisurely saunter through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and a captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings.
To reach Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains,” travel via Haugesund and board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas along the way.
Ferry to Bergen
Today is a day for exploring Bergen at your own leisurely pace. A visit to Bryggen is a must, with its assortment of vivid 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbor. This architectural marvel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so be sure to check it out. Additionally, you are welcome to join our optional guided tour to explore the rich history, traditions, and stunning vistas of this magnificent port city.
Ferry to Sognefjord
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey today! Embark on the Bergen railway to witness some of the world’s most astounding creations of nature, with picturesque waterfalls, towering mountains, and soft valleys. Venture on the renowned Flåm train, from Myrdal to Flåm, and take in breathtaking panoramas at every turn. Later, immerse yourself in Norway’s legends and beholder of beauty with a phenomenal cruise across the Sognefjord Nærøyfjord. You won’t want to miss this adventure!
Luxury Coach to Loen
Discover the Nordfjorden region today and pause at the captivating Loen Fjord, entryway to some of Norway’s most spectacular glaciers, and home to some of the country’s oldest farms. Unwind and enjoy a leisure day exploring Loen Fjord, and take advantage of the many outdoor activities available. If you’re seeking more adventure, consider signing up for an optional excursion, where you’ll enjoy an unforgettable cruise on the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord.
Luxury Coach to Lillehammer
Lom is a must-visit so you can marvel at its iconic wooden stave church which has stood proudly for over 800 years. Next, move on to Lillehammer – the charming town that famously hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics and now boasts a thriving art scene. Find something extra-special as we head to the vibrant city of Hamar, located on the eastern shore of Mjøsa – one of the largest and deepest lakes in Europe. Jump into the fascinating open-air Ethnological Museum and see the ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure.
Luxury Coach to Oslo
There’s still so much to see on your return to Oslo, from the medieval Akershus Castle, which guards the harbor, to the National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, and Broadcasting House. Frogner Park is another must-see attraction with over 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland.
Your Grand Tour of Norway will draw to a close over breakfast the following morning. Think about all the amazing memories with your new friends and where your next adventure might take you.