Trondheim is northern Norway's premier city. The settlement there was founded in 997 as a trading post, and was the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. Today, instead of Viking raiders and Hanseatic traders, you'll find jazz musicians and an international student body savouring Trondheim city life. The city's cafes spill out onto cobblestone streets lined with colourful wooden buildings, while the twin towers and copper-clad spire of Europe's northernmost gothic cathedral frame the southern skyline.
Travel north by train from Oslo to Trondheim then return south by overnight ferry to Bergen.
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Day 1 OSLO
On arrival in Oslo make your own way to your hotel. Enjoy some of Oslo's fine museums including the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Expedition museum, the Kon Tiki Museum and Vigelund Sculpture Park. Also take a stroll through the old wharf area of Bryggen, now bustling with bars and cafes. Visit the Munch Museum, the Maritime Museum and Akershus Fortress. Overnight and breakfast at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.
Day 2 OSLO - TRONDHEIM
This morning depart from Oslo S Centralstation on the train to Trondheim. On arrrival in Trondheim make your own way to your hotel. The university town of Trondheim offes the glorious Nidaros Cathedral , the national sanctuary of Norway, and the Royal Residence, the largest wooden palace in Scandanavia, and much more. Overnight and breakfast at Thon Gildevangen Hotel or similar.
Day 3 TRONDHEIM
Spend the day exploring Trondheim. This city was in the Middle Ages one of the most visited holy destinations in the whole of Europe, together with Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostella, as pilgrims came to worship at the Niadros Cathedral This magnificent building was built starting in the year 1035, and completed around 1300. After being damaged by several fires in the 15th and 16th century, large parts of the Cathedral lay in ruins for several hundred years. In 1869 extensive restorations were begun, and a century later the Cathedral was fully restored to its original grandeur.The Cathedral also boasts the beautiful Steinmeyer organ, recently restored to it's former glory. Overnight and breakfast at Thon Gildevangen Hotel or similar.
Day 4 TRONDHEIM – BERGEN
This morning at 10:00hrs depart on the Hurtigruten vessel to Bergen. (Your vessel arrives in Trondheim at 06:30hrs and is ready for boarding shortly afterward). Enjoy the spectacular views of the many islands, islets, mountains and rocky shores as the vessel cruises along the coast. Overnight, buffet dinner and breakfast on board, with accommodation in an outside cabin.
Day 5 BERGEN
On arrival in Bergen make your own way to your hotel for the night. Bergen is a lively city beautifully situated on the fjord & surrounded by 7 mountains, with a long history as a Hanseatic trading port.Walk along Bryygen, the historic old wharf area with timbered houses, formerly the homes and warehouses of wealthy merchants, explore the fish and flowers markets and enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants of this lovely historic Hanseatic town. And make sure you take the funicular ride up to Mt Fløien for a panoramic view of Bergen and its surroundings. Overnight and breakfast at Hotel Augustin or similar.
Day 6 DEPARTURE
Arrangements end after breakfast.
Departures: daily all year around (except Christmas and New Year).
Extra nights can be added at any destination along the way - please enquire.
Includes: Overnight and breakfast at the above mentioned hotels or similar; overnight Hurtigruten vessel from Trondheim to Bergen in outside cabin including breakfast ; train with seat reservation 2nd class.
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