Journey beginning at Oslo, Scandinavia and ending at Bergen, Scandinavia
Limited availability: 2018-05-01 to 2018-09-29 starting from $3605 AUD
Available: 2019-05-01 to 2019-09-29 starting from $3851 AUD
The Norway in a Nutshell® Plus tour takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery that includes the breathtaking experiences on the Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord and the steep Stalheimskleiva road (May-September). In the comfort of your train and cruise boat, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.
With an extended stay in a riverside lodge near Flåm, take your time and enjoy the scenery by hiking, kayaking or biking. Half board and two active experiences are also included.
This tour can be modified and extended as you wish. We have lots of little extras that can be added to make it even more special. Simply ask us for details.
Day 1 – Arrive Oslo
Arrive to Oslo and make your own way to your central hotel in the heart of Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the discerning traveller. If you arrive early, we can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle & the Harbour area.
In the afternoon, meet your private guide for sightseeing by car. The program is flexible depending on what you would like to see as Oslo has a wide variety of museums to explore. Our guide can offer speciality architecture tours if desired.
Overnight in Comfort Hotel Grand Central Superior room or similar with breakfast.
Day 2 – Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains. On arrival, private transfer to your boutique riverside hotel in the Aurland valley.
Experience the heart of the Norwegian fjords in this terrific spot.
Enjoy a bowl of hot soup, local organic bread and fresh apple juice in our converted Smokehouse. To top it up and to get you ready for the hiking adventure, we serve a lovely home made dessert. After dessert, we head on to a lovely waterfall hike to Turlidfossen. Here we enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee or tea and a cinnamon roll while we take in the view. After our hike, relax in the calm and quiet garden before dinner is served in our converted Smokehouse.
Overnight at a boutique riverside lodge.
Porter service included to transfer your large luggage from Oslo to Bergen.
Day 3 – Enjoy an organic breakfast before heading down to the lake for rowing, then a easy hike to a traditional pasture farm for lunch before an outdoors hot tub & sauna back at your lodge
The day starts out with a breakfast of champions, giving you a taste of the magic that is local, organic ingredients. After breakfast it is time for a calming and mindful session at the lake, trying your skills in a traditional Norwegian rowboat. After testing your skills at rowing we leave the boats and go ashore for a small hike to one of Aurlands traditional pasture farms.
The region has a long and proud tradition with cheese, and up on the summer farms, Norwegians have been spending their summers producing cheese and taking care of livestock for generations. The tradition continues through hard working farmers and their love for natural and organic produce. On the summer farm you have a rich lunch in rustic surroundings, whilst enjoying the fantastic view. After the farm visit, the wood red hot tub and sauna awaits you. Sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings with a glass of local drink before sitting down in the converted Smokehouse for dinner.
Overnight at a boutique riverside lodge.
Day 4 – Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen
The day starts with a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss, taking you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September). In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen. Overnight Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar with breakfast.
Day 5 – Departure day
After breakfast, continue your journey onwards or home, or enjoy a relaxing stay in Bergen. Ask us for ideas if you want to extend your tour.
- All accommodation in superior double/twin rooms, single supplement available
- Meet & Greet at hotel in Oslo
- Private guide in Oslo (3 hours)
- Private return transfer to your riverside lodge
- Daily breakfast and two dinners at the boutique riverside lodge
- Norway in a Nutshell train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
- Half day waterfall guided hike and lunch on arrival at riverside lodge
- Full day activity in the fjords
- Luggage porter transfer between Oslo and Bergen
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!