Explore Beautiful Fjords on Tour of Norway
On the first full day of our tour of Norway, we drive to Fjord Norway. We travel by way of Drammen and Kongsberg to Flesberg where we stop to visit the Stave Church and then continue to Geilo. In the afternoon, our bus takes us up another route through the mountain landscape. Here on our tour of Norway we begin to see a panoramic street through the magnificent Hardangervidda-Plateau. At the historic hotel Fossli, we have the opportunity to stop at the impressive Vøringsfossen-Waterfall. Through the steep Mabø-Valley the street winds down to sea level to the Hardangerfjord. In the evening, we arrive in Kinsarvik. The next morning on this tour or Norway, we drive along Hardangerfjord to Brimnes, and then travel on along the other side of the fjord to Norheimsund. The region is known for its mild climate and picturesque landscape. Apple and cherry orchards stretch along the banks and the blossoms offer a great contrast to the lush green of the hayfields, the blue fjord and the rough rocks of the high mountains, which are usually still covered in ice and snow during springtime. After Norheimsund, we take a unique walk behind the waterfall “Steindalfossen” on our tour of Norway. In the afternoon, we arrive in Bergen to see the best sights of the city. We explore the fortress Bergenhus, the cathedral and the old city hall. We take a walk from the market to the harbor and see the famous cityscape of Bergen. The dockland area “Bryggen” has a famous fish market and its houses and courtyards date back to the 14th century.
Discover Picturesque Coastal Villages
After breakfast, we leave Bergen and continue on our tour of Norway by way of Voss to Flåm, where one of the most popular attractions awaits us. The Flåm railway is one of the steepest railway tracks in the world. On the 20 km railway tour of Norway to Myrdal, we experience the breathtaking nature of this country. Snow-covered mountain peaks, the river which winds through deep valleys, waterfalls that fall along steep mountainsides into the valley, and small farms nestled into the mountainsides. Then we take a boat ride to Gudvangen. On this unique excursion, we see things we could never experience from a bus. After a wonderful trip, we continue from Gudvangen to Balestrand. The following day is at leisure exploring Balestrand. You have time on your own to enjoy this wonderful destination at your own pace. No sightseeing is included on today’s tour of Norway, but your independent options are endless. The next morning, we continue north and have a nice stop near the Briksdal Glacier for lunch. We travel along the Innvikfjord to Stryn and continue to Hellsylt. Then we pass the famous Geirangerfjord and take a boat trip with a beautiful panoramic view of the area.
Visit the Fascinating Museums of Oslo
Our first stop the next day on our Norway tour is the Stave Church in Lom. The Lom Stave Church in the city centre is one of the most beautiful stave churches in all of Norway. It was built in 1170 and enlarged in the 17th century, so that today its outline forms a cross. We continue by way of Vinstra to Lillehammer, the region that hosted the Olympic Games in 1994., Lillehammer is situated at the northern tip of the Mjøsa, the largest lake in the country. Along Lake Mjösa, we return to Oslo in the evening. After breakfast the following morning, we board our bus to visit the city’s main attractions: the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the town hall, the royal castle, the Akershus Fortress, the Museums of Bygdøy and the panoramic views of the city and of the fjord from Holmenkollen – the famous ski jump area. We tour Fram Museum to see the first ship specially built here for polar research. She was used on three important expeditions in 1893, 1898, and 1910. The Fram is now housed and exhibited in the Fram Museum at Bygdøynes. Next we visit the Viking Ship Museum, situated on the peninsula Bygdøy. When the first ancient ship, Tuneskipet, was found in 1867, no one planned to display it. It was only in 1913, that the professor who led the excavations suggested building a museum for the valuable discoveries. Afterwards, we take a drive up to Holmenkollen and visit the Ski Museum where you can experience 400 years of ski history and enjoy the incredible view from tower! The afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure before ending our tour of Norway with a transfer to the airport for the return flight home.