Oslo | Flåm | Gudvangen | Voss | Bergen | Ålesund
Geirangerfjord | Åndalsnes | Dombås | Oslo
Daily Departures All Year
Including cruise to Geirangerfjord June 01 - August 31 sailings*
Including cruise to Hjorundfjord September 01 - October 31 sailings*
All the benefits of our Norwegian Gems highlights tour, and more: enjoy a Norway in a Nutshell tour through the Sognefjord, a Hurtigruten cruise to the Geirangerfjord, and then a full two nights in Ålesund—a magnificent city full of Art Nouveau architecture—before traveling back to Oslo! Want more? Extend your stay in Oslo and embark on a culinary Food Tour of the city.
Day 01: Arrive Oslo
Arrival into Oslo the Norwegian Viking capital. Transfer on own to your four star hotel located by 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 an 8am or 10.30am 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 2600ft. 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 the Stalheim Canyon and several impressive waterfalls from May through September. Rest of 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 or similar
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.
Day 05: Hurtigruten Cruise - Geirangerfjord/Hjorundfjord Cruise* - Ålesund
Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard ship. After short morning call in Ålesund, you stay on the Hurtigruten Cruise ship and sail for a full day into the Geirangerfjord (6/01-8/31 departures from Bergen) or the Hjorundfjord (9/01-10/31 departures from Bergen). Cruise ends back in Ålesund. Disembark and spend the next 2 nights in Ålesund at a local three star hotel.
Thon Hotel Ålesund or similar
Day 06: Ålesund
Breakfast buffet at hotel. Full day to explore Ålesund on your own and take optional tours.
Thon Hotel Ålesund or similar
Day 07: Ålesund to Oslo
Breakfast at hotel before morning or midday departure by scheduled coach for a 2-hour ride along beautiful fjords 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 or similar
Day 08: Oslo Departure
After your final Scandinavian buffet breakfast, check out and transfer on own to Oslo train station or airport.
- Six nights in city center hotels listed including 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner in Flåm, vat tax & service charges
- Norway in a Nutshell Tour Oslo to Bergen including required seat reservations
- Hurtigruten Cruise Bergen to Ålesund in outside category “L” cabin or similar including breakfast
- Full day Geirangerfjord sailing on Hurtigruten ship in season (June 01 - August 31 from Bergen) or Hjorundfjord (September 01 - October 31 from Bergen)
- Scheduled coach from Ålesund to Åndalsnes
- Standard class rail from Åndalsnes to Oslo via Dombås including seat reservations
NOTE: Price does not include dinner and lunch on Hurtigruten ship (can only be purchased onboard); optional Hurtigruten land tours; transfers to and from hotel, piers and rail/bus stations; optional rail from Oslo to Bergen; optional rail upgrade to Komfort Class including PC jack, coffee/tea and a Norwegian paper (add $19 per person per train).
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 Lillehammer 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.
Shoulder season/third person in extra bed/special child discounts available! Rates are lower during the fall/winter/spring seasons, please call for more information. Third person/child (age 4-15) in extra bed: on request.
OSLO TO OSLO
OSLO TO OSLO + GEIRANGERFJORD
OSLO TO OSLO + HJORUNDFJORD