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Norwegian Gems

Norwegian Gems | Norway Highlights Tour | Scandinavian American World Tours

Oslo | Flåm | Gudvangen | Voss | Bergen | Ålesund
Geiranger | Åndalsnes | Dombås | Oslo

Daily Departures June 21 - August 15

 

Our fjord Norway experience to the world-famous Geirangerfjord! The tour starts with one night in Oslo, then continues on the famous Norway in a Nutshell Tour between Oslo and Bergen with one night en route in Flåm. Onward to scenic Bergen with one night allowing for time explore prior to embarking one of the Hurtigruten Cruise ships for an overnight cruise to the spectacular Geirangerfjord. In Geiranger you will disembark and spend the night at the charming Hotel Union & Spa, overlooking Geirangerfjord.

The next morning, depart by scheduled coach on one of the world’s most scenic drives between Geiranger and Åndalsnes via the “Eagle’s Road” and along Norway’s most popular tourist road the “Trollstigen”, from which you will see some of the highest mountain peaks in Norway. Once you arrive in Åndalsnes you will be boarding the Rauma rail line. This train offers a beautiful ride to Dombås where you connect to the scheduled train to Oslo via Lillehammer.

Want more? Extend your stay in Oslo and embark on a culinary Food Tour of the city.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Oslo

Arrival into Oslo the Norwegian Viking capital. Transfer on own to your four star hotel located close to the Central Station.

Remainder of day free to visit landmarks and attractions such as the City Hall, the Viking Ship Museum, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.

Hotel Opera or similar

Day 02: Oslo - Norway in a Nutshell to Flåm

After an early breakfast, transfer on your own to the Central Station. You are now embarking on an expanded version of the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour starting with a 5-hour train ride towards Bergen via the beautiful Hallingdal Valley to Myrdal. In Myrdal you will change trains to the spectacular Flåm Mountain Railroad, descending for 13 miles, from a height of 2600 ft. to sea level, via 20 tunnels, scenic views and waterfalls before reaching the Flåm Village.

You will spend the night at one of two charming hotels, both located next to the rail station. Evening is at leisure before dinner at the hotel.

Fretheim Hotel or similar

Day 03: Flåm - Norway in a Nutshell to Bergen

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you look out over the scenic Aurlandsfjord. Flåm is a small fjord village but offers many options for activities including hiking and kayaking. You can either depart in the morning or mid-afternoon, on a 2-hour fjord cruise along the Aurland Fjord and Nærøy Fjord to Gudvangen.

In Gudvangen you will connect to the scheduled bus to Voss. The bus travels for about 1.5 hours via Stalheim Canyon and several impressive waterfalls from May through September. The rest of the year the bus goes via a tunnel. Upon arrival in Voss you will connect to the Bergen train for a 1+ hour ride to the Bergen Station. In Bergen transfer on your own to your three star hotel close to the harbor.

Hotel Augustin

Day 04: Bergen - Hurtigruten Cruise

Breakfast at your hotel. Full day to explore Bergen or take an optional city tour. Early evening short transfer on own to the Hurtigruten Cruise ship for a northbound overnight sailing along the west coast to Ålesund. Overnight is on ship in a standard outside cabin with a private bath.

Onboard

Day 05: Hurtigruten Cruise - Geirangerfjord Cruise - Disembark in Geiranger

Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard ship. After short morning call in Ålesund, you stay on the Hurtigruten Cruise ship and sail into the Geirangerfjord, disembarking in Geiranger. You'll be met by a representative at the pier and transported to a stunning local four star hotel to enjoy an overnight, dinner, and breakfast.

Union Hotel

Day 06: Geiranger - Rauma Rail Line - Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Late morning departure by scheduled coach for a spectacular ride to Åndalsnes. Upon arrival board the spectacular Rauma Rail Line for a 90 minute journey to Dombås. Here you will connect to the express train bound for Oslo with early/late evening arrival. This 4-hour train trip will take you through the scenic Gulbrandsdals Valley and Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, to Oslo.

Enjoy a night at a four star hotel located in the city center. Option for this last night can also be booked at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, as train stops at airport station en route. Let us know when booking if you would like to select this option.

Hotel Opera

Day 07: Oslo Departure

Breakfast at your Oslo hotel before the end of your Norwegian Gems tour.

 

Additional Information

Price includes:

  • Four nights in a 3 or 4* hotels including 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner in Flam, vat tax and service charges.
  • Norway in a Nutshell Tour Oslo to Bergen including required seat reservations.
  • Hurtigruten Cruise from Bergen to Geiranger in outside category “L”-cabin or similar including breakfast
  • 1 night with dinner & breakfast buffet and taxes at Hotel Union & Spa plus arrival transfer from pier
  • Scheduled bus from Geiranger to Åndalsnes
  • Standard class rail from Åndalsnes to Oslo via Dombås including seat reservations
  • 1 night in Oslo (or Oslo Gardermoen Airport) as per itinerary including breakfast & tax

NOTE: Price does not include dinner and lunch on Hurtigruten ship (can only be purchased onboard); transfers to and from hotel, piers and rail/bus stations; optional additional nights at Hotel Union (contact us for a quote); optional rail upgrade to Komfort Class incl. PC jack, coffee/tea and Norwegian paper ($19 per person per train).

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2017 PRICES | DEPARTURES ON REQUEST

Departure Dates and Information
All departures are in USD. Departure is a land-only tour and does not include dinner/lunch on Hurtigruten Cruise ship (can only be purchased on board). Optional Hurtigruten land tours, transfers to/from hotel, piers, and rail/bus stations, extra bed on Hurtigruten ship, and additional nights in Oslo, Flåm, Bergen, Ålesund, and Geiranger (Hotel Union) can be booked through us (call/email for a quote). 1 extra bed max is possible on Hurtigruten ship. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Train upgrade available! Upgrade to Komfort Class on the train, which includes PC jack, coffee/tea, and a Norwegian newspaper: $19 per person.

Third person in extra bed/special child discounts available! Third person/child (age 4-15) in extra bed: on request.

Land Only
Price

Single
Supplement

OSLO TO OSLO
Daily Departures June 21 - August 15

$2129 p.p. double

$733

Tour Information

Tour Type:Norway Highlights Tour / Hurtigruten Cruise / Independent Tour / Norway in a Nutshell®
Price: from $2129
Duration:7 days
Cities Visited:Oslo - Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen - Ålesund - Geiranger - Åndalsnes - Dombås - Oslo
Departures: June - July - August

Tour Map

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