Glorious Norway

Independent
Independent travel through Oslo, Lillehammer, Ålesund, Geirangerfjord and Bergen
9 Days
Jun - Aug
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This tour combines a cruise on Geirangerfjord with a journey along the Troll’s Road. Time is also spent in Art Deco Ålesund and Hanseatic Bergen, as well as the capital city of Oslo and Olympic Lillehammer.

Day 1:            Oslo Arrival
On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Enjoy some of the city’s fine museums including the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Expedition Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum, or take a stroll through the old wharf area of Bryggen, now bustling with bars and cafes. Visit the Munch Museum, Maritime Museum and Akershus Fortress, and much more. Overnight in Oslo.

Day 2:            Oslo – Lillehammer
Make your own way to Oslo Central Rail Station for your train to Lillehammer. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Learn about Norway's cultural history at Maihaugen and Bjerkebæk, an open-air museum within walking distance of the town which provides an insight into what it has been like to live and work in Norway over the past 500 years. Visit Lillehammer Art Museum to see the numerous works by famous Norwegian artists such as Fritz Thaulow and Edvard Munch, explore the arenas built for the 1994 Winter Olympics and see the Norwegian Olympic Museum. Overnight in Lillehammer.

Day 3:            Lillehammer – Dombås - Åndalsnes – Ålesund
Make your own way to Lillehammer Central Rail Station and take the train north through Romsdalen Valley to Dombås, then continue on the spectacular Rauma Railway along Rauma River to Åndalsnes. The Rauma railway is 114km long and offers amazing views of the passing scenery, with a highlight being the old stone Kylling Bridge. From Åndalsnes, continue your journey by coach to Ålesund. 2 overnights.

Day 4:            Ålesund
Day at leisure. Beautifully surrounded by mountains and fjords, Ålesund is Norway’s 'Art Nouveau' city and is full of charming buildings. Take a stroll in the magnificent central district and marvel at the beautiful houses with their elaborate towers, spires and ornaments, stroll the banks of the scenic Brosundet canal that runs through the town, visit one of the nearby islands, or the city aquarium.

Day 5:            Ålesund - Åndalsnes – Trollstigen – Geiranger
Depart Ålesund by bus and travel onwards to Åndalsnes. On arrival, change buses for a dramatic and exciting trip along the Troll Road’s* 11 twisting turns, up to the highest point at 858m above sea level. Back at the water’s edge, a short ferry crossing takes you to Geiranger for your overnight stay.

Day 6:            Geirangerfjord cruise – Sogndal
Spend time on beautiful Geirangerfjord, watching the scenery pass by as your cruise travels past waterfalls, as well as rustic farms situated high on green mountainsides. The area’s unique natural surroundings have been created by glaciers carving out deep fjords and creating such high mountains. This entire area is often said to be one of the world’s most spectacular. This afternoon, your coach journey sees you depart Geiranger for Sogndal, where you will spend the night.

Day 7:            Sogndal - Sognefjord cruise – Bergen arrival
Today is all about experiencing more Norwegian fjords as you journey along scenic waterways, surrounded by sky-high mountains, with green landscapes and tiny farms dotting the way. Cruise from Sogndalfjord into glorious Sognefjord – the largest and deepest of Norway’s fjords. Then it is onwards to the Hanseatic city of Bergen, often called the Gateway to the Fjords. Disembark and make your own way to your hotel. 2 nights in Bergen.

Day 8:            Day at leisure in Bergen
Sitting at the fjord’s end, Bergen is surrounded by 7 mountains, with Mt Ulriken being the highest (624m). Once one of Europe’s major Hanseatic trading cities, it still has strong ties to its maritime heritage and the historic town centre, Bryggen, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. You could take Fløibanen Funicular, just 50m from the Fish and Flower Market, to the top of Fløyen Mountain (320m). At just 5-6mins, the ride is spectacular and views of Bergen only improve as you reach the top. Once there, enjoy Bergen and the fjord below from the viewing platform, take various walking tracks and enjoy the café.

Day 9:            Bergen departure
Following breakfast and check-out, your tour concludes.

Includes: 8 hotel nights with breakfast daily - standard rooms in centrally located 3 star hotels, with private facilities; train, ferry and coach transport as mentioned.

Departures: Daily mid-June to early August*

* The Troll Road may close due to weather. If so, an alternative route will be taken on Day 5.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2514.00
Single AUD$ 3420.00

Includes: 8 hotel nights with breakfast daily - Standard rooms in centrally located 3 star hotels, with private facilities; train, ferry and coach transport as mentioned.

Departures: Daily mid June to early August*

* The Troll Road may close due to weather. If so, an alternative route will be taken.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.