8 Day Classic Norway

$1789
Land Only
$2309*
Air & Land
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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Arrival transfer is only included with arrival into Gardermoen Airport (OSL).


Accommodation Details
Jul 4 departure will be accommodated at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Please be aware that Scandinavia is an expensive destination. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Norway
Depart for Norway

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Oslo
Arrive in Oslo, the capital of Norway; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting, followed by a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Oslo no later than 4:00 PM on day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Oslo City Tour
Begin your day with a city tour of Oslo. Pass the National Theater, the 19th Century Royal Palace and visit the main square to view the Cathedral. Next, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland; the park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The park's most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high with 121 human figure reliefs. It is carved from a single block of granite and took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Continue to the modern City Hall to conclude the city tour.* The balance of the morning and early afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional Treasures of Oslo tour. Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships which are the best preserved in existence
*In the event that the Oslo City Hall is closed due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to the Oslo Cathedral.
Optional: Treasures of Oslo (PM)
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Travel to Lillehammer
This morning, travel to Lillehammer. Situated at the northern end of Lake Mjøsa, the town is perhaps most famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Take an orientation tour, which includes a view of the ski jump. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Lillehammer
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Lom Stave Church, Travel to Sogndal
This morning drive to the village of Lom where you will visit one of the largest and best preserved stave churches in Norway.* Built around 1150, the church's unique facade appears to have been plucked from a medieval fairytale. Next, drive via Sognefjellet (weather permitting), the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe known as the "roof of Norway", through the dramatic Norwegian countryside. Pass glaciers, pine forests and perhaps reindeer, as well as Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain in the Jotunheimen National Park. Overnight is in the heart of the Fjords
*Entry to Lom Stave Church interior is only available when church services are not in session.
Overnight: Sogndal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Sognefjord Cruise, Flam Railway, Travel to Bergen
Today, take a leisurely cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest of all the Norwegian Fjords. Then, enjoy a real highlight as you board the world-famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions. View pastures, waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled beautifully into the surrounding mountainside. Ascend to 3,000 feet within 12 miles for one of the most scenic views of Norway. Continue to your hotel in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city. A major distributor of the wealthy trading guilds of the Hanseatic League, many residents of this 11th-century city still earn their livelihood from the sea
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Bergen
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Bergen independently. An important cultural hub located in the middle of the region known as De syv fjell, or the Seven Mountains, Bergen is the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes referred to as the Atlantic coast capital. Perhaps in the morning, join the optional Highlights of Bergen tour. The city served as an old trading port and has maintained a bustling harbor since the 11th century as part of the Hanseatic League. Visit Troldhaugen, the home of famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. Grieg's home stands majestically overlooking the fjords and was a great inspiration for his music. During your walking tour, stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen, and visit the 750-year-old Haakon's Hall, scene of the medieval Royal court's ceremonies. In the afternoon you may choose to visit the Bergen Museum, the famous fish market, or take a stroll along the harbor to admire traditional Norwegian architecture. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at your hotel
Optional: Highlights of Bergen Tour (AM)
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to two of Oslo’s most intriguing museums, the Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. On your first stop, you will see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships, which are the best preserved in existence. These incredible artifacts were uncovered from historic burial mounds together with contemporary 9th-century artifacts. The museum is most famous for its wholly complete Oseberg ship and the unique insight into life during the Viking era it offers. Continue to the Kon-Tiki Museum where you will see the fantastic vessels the Ra and Kon-Tiki. Thor Heyerdahl gained worldwide fame when in 1947 when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft, the Kon-Tiki. This expedition, along with subsequent voyages on the reed boats the Ra and Tigris showed how early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Nov 2018 - 05 Apr 2020 $65.00
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Begin your morning tour of Bergen, Norway's most beautiful city. This old trading port has maintained a bustling harbor since the 11th century as part of the Hanseatic League and its history will unfold as you tour the sights. Visit Troldhaugen, the home of famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. Grieg's home stands majestically overlooking the fjords and was a great inspiration for his music. During your tour stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen, visit the 750 year old Haakon's Hall, scene of the medieval Royal court’s solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts and still used for State banquets*.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Please note in the event that Haakon’s Hall closes due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to The Norwegian Fisheries Museum.

Day #7 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019 $60.00
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