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Triangle Tour of Southern Norway

Triangle Tour of Southern Norway | Scandinavian American World Tours

Oslo | Flåm | Balestrand | Bergen | Stavanger | Oslo

8 Days / 7 Nights - Daily Departures from Oslo
From $1663 Per Person Land Only
Departures May 01 - September 25

This independent tour of southern and fjord Norway allows you to explore the Viking capital of Oslo, the Sognefjord region, and Bergen – gateway to fjord country and home to the historic Bryggen Wharf. Begin the journey in Oslo with a 6-hour ride through the Norwegian countryside on the famous Trans-Norway train to Flåm, with a 1-hour journey on the famous Flåm Railway via Myrdal, and then catch the boat to Balestrand—the jewel of the Sognefjord. Cruise through the heart of the Sognefjord on your way to Bergen, and then head south to Stavanger—famous for its proximity to Pulpit Rock. Stay as many additional nights in each location as you like!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Oslo

Arrive today in Oslo, the Viking capital of Norway and a modern metropolis with beautifully-designed Scandinavian architecture. Transfer to your city-center hotel on your own, check in, and then enjoy the rest of the day—exploring the city and discovering some of Scandinavia’s incredible cuisine.

Also known as the Viking capital of Norway, Oslo is a diverse mixture of modern and ancient. There are so many options for exploration and discovery: the fascinating Viking Ship Museum—which houses Viking ship findings from Gokstad, Oseberg, and Tune—is located here, along with the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus Fortress, and the World War II Resistance Museum.

Overnight at your hotel, and prepare for the next day’s journey into fjord country.

Thon Hotel Opera or similar

Day 02: Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm (Flåm Railroad) - Balestrand

You’ll leave Oslo Station this morning early aboard the train, taking in the incredible mountainscapes around you as you journey to Myrdal and embark for a spell on the world-famous Flåm Railway. Descend 2,838 feet within the hour, gorgeous views of the surrounding Sognefjord and wildlife at every turn.

Arrive in the enchanting fjord town of Flåm, located at the tip of the Aurlandsfjord. Waterfalls cascade down the side of the mountains, colorful cottages dot the hillside, and snow lines the roof of the world above—even in summertime!

Walk the few feet from the train station to the docks and take the last express boat to Balestrand, cutting straight across the magnificent Sognefjord. A beautiful town right on the banks of the Sognefjord, there’s an amazing amount of history in Balestrand and a lot to explore. Transfer to your hotel, a historic gem overlooking one of the most magnificent bends of the Sognefjord, and enjoy a sprawling smorgasbord dinner—the traditional buffet dinner of Scandinavia.

Kviknes Hotel

Day 03: Balestrand - Fjord Cruise - Bergen

This morning after breakfast embark from the pier in Balestrand on an incredible adventure through the heart of the Sognefjord for the next 5 hours. Caribbean-blue waters, magnificent rushing waterfalls, and tranquil villages slide by the boat as you pass through the heart of fjord country, the cruise ending at spectacular Bergen—gateway to the fjords.

Arrive in Bergen in the early afternoon and check in to your hotel, located right on the same avenue as the UNESCO-rated Bryggen Harbor. Enjoy the rest of the day to settle in and relax, taking advantage of local optional outings such as exploring the Fløien Funicular and dining at the Fløien Folkerestaurant.

Overnight in your hotel, which offers a light complimentary evening meal.

4* Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Day 04: Bergen

This morning you’ll enjoy another delicious Scandinavian buffet breakfast. Today you can enjoy a full, free day in Bergen: take advantage of local optional outings, such as a Bergen city walking tour, or explore the city independently and shop for souvenirs.

Overnight at your hotel.

4* Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Day 05: Bergen - Stavanger

Today after another Scandinavian buffet breakfast, you’ll depart Bergen and travel to Stavanger—a beautiful fjord region home to the famous Pulpit Rock.

You’ll travel by scheduled coach along Norway’s stunning coast for 5.5 hours, admiring the interplay of sea to one side and the coastal mountain scenery on the other, and take two ferries to reach the Stavanger region. Hop out of your coach while you travel by ferry for an extra treat: a panoramic view of the stunning fjordscape and the salty smell of sea air!

You’ll arrive in Stavanger and settle into your hotel tonight, a brand-new and beautiful hotel in the heart of the city.

Thon Hotel Stavanger or similar

Day 06: Stavanger

Today after buffet breakfast at your hotel, you have a free day to spend in Stavanger. You can choose to explore the beautiful city and surrounding fjord landscape, or you can book an optional tour to the Pulpit Rock region on your own.

Enjoy another overnight at your hotel.

Thon Hotel Stavanger or similar

Day 07: Stavanger - Oslo

After a final buffet breakfast at your hotel in Stavanger, check out and transfer on your own to the train station. You’ll now embark on an 8-hour train ride along the scenic south coast of Norway all the way back to the capital of Oslo.

Arrive in Oslo and check into your hotel, enjoying your final night in Norway on your own.

Thon Hotel Opera or similar

Day 08: Depart Oslo

This morning, enjoy a final Norwegian buffet breakfast at your hotel before departing for the airport on your own.

 

Additional Information

Price includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodations in Oslo, Balestrand, Stavanger, and Bergen, including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast and 1 smorgasbord dinner (Kviknes Hotel), in centrally-located or first-class hotels (all rooms with private facilities)
  • Train ride between Oslo – Myrdal, standard class (includes required seat reservations)
  • Train ride on the world-famous Flåm Railway
  • Express boat Flåm – Balestrand
  • Fjord cruise Sognefjord: Balestrand – Bergen
  • Scheduled coastal coach Bergen – Stavanger (coach/luggage travels on ferry)
  • Detailed Sognefjord in a Nutshell® tour itinerary and tour brochure with trip information

NOTE: Tour nights and locations can be altered and/or additional nights are available for booking at any hotel—such as the historic Kviknes Hotel—on this itinerary. There is an upgrade available on the train between Oslo and Myrdal to Komfort Class. It includes a PC jack, coffee/tea, and a Norwegian newspaper for $19 p.p. per train. This does not apply to the Flåm train or the local Voss-Bergen trains.

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2017 PRICES | DAILY DEPARTURES ON REQUEST

P.P. double/twin May 01 – September 28: from $1663 per person
Single supplement: from $410

Tour Information

Tour Type:Independent Tour / Norway in a Nutshell® / Norway Highlights Tour
Price: from $1663
Duration:8 days
Cities Visited:Oslo - Flåm - Balestrand - Bergen - Stavanger - Oslo
Departures: May - June - July - August - September

Tour Map

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