Bergen | Geiranger | Ålesund | Åndalsnes | Dombås | Oslo
Daily Departures May 31 - August 28
Norwegian Pearls is our independent tour that provides easy access to the famous Geirangerfjord! We utilize the famous Hurtigruten Cruise ships to and from Geiranger, and include two nights at the delightful family-run Union Hotel & Spa. This gives you plenty of time to fully enjoy all the offerings of the Geirangerfjord area. The tour starts in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, and ends in Oslo, the Viking capital city!
This itinerary is perfect for experiencing the pearls of western Norway, including the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund. Explore the exciting designs, artwork, and unique buildings in the town, soaking up the majestic mountains and fjords in the surrounding region. As you journey back to Oslo on the Rauma Railway you pass the Rauma River, with its blue-green water fed by the glaciers, dozens of bridges and waterfalls, and the Troll Wall, Europe’s highest vertical rock wall!
Want more? Extend your stay in Oslo and embark on a culinary Food Tour of the city.
Day 01: Arrive Bergen
Arrive into Bergen, the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’. Transfer on own to your four star hotel located in the heart of Bergen close to the harbor. Remainder of day free to visit landmarks and attractions or take a city tour.
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz or similar
Day 02: Bergen - Hurtigruten Cruise
Scandinavian buffet breakfast at hotel. The day is free to explore Bergen city and harbor including the fish market, Bergen Aquarium and Old Bergen Museum. Evening transfer on own to the Hurtigruten Cruise ship for a one night cruise to Geiranger. Overnight onboard in a standard outside cabin with private bath.
Day 03: Hurtigruten Cruise - Geirangerfjord Cruise - Geiranger
Breakfast buffet is included onboard. After short morning call in Ålesund, spend the day cruising into the spectacular Geirangerfjord on the Hurtigruten Cruise ship. Disembark in Geiranger, the town at the end of the Geirangerfjord. 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. Hotel transfers are included. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 04: Geiranger
Scandinavian buffet breakfast at hotel. The day is free to explore charming fjord village of Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord, and to take a hike or visit nearby glaciers. Dinner is at the hotel tonight.
Day 05: Hurtigruten Cruise - Geirangerfjord Cruise - Ålesund
Breakfast buffet at hotel. Morning is free until time to board the Hurtigruten Cruise ship for an afternoon of sailing to Ålesund. Disembark and spend the next 2 nights in Ålesund at a centrally located 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 schedule this option.
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 3 & 4* city center hotels including 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners in Geiranger, local vat tax & service charges
- Hurtigruten Cruise Bergen to Geiranger in outside category “L” cabin or similar including breakfast buffet & port charges
- Day-sailing on Hurtigruten Cruise ship from Geiranger to Ålesund
- Scheduled coach from Ålesund to Åndalsnes
- Standard class train 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 $22 per person per train).
2018 STARTING 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, 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: $22 per person.
Third person in extra bed/special child discounts available! Third person/child (age 4-15) in extra bed: on request.
BERGEN TO OSLO