Norwegian Fjords (6920)

11 Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo

2020 Tour Details

Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbor towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars.

You’ll follow the southern coast of the country by coach and ferry to fascinating Bergen where you will spend two nights with plenty time to discover the bustling harbor and taste salmon at the fish market.

The highlights of the tour will be the fascinating Flåm train journey through the world’s most breathtaking scenery, followed by a cruise across the legendary Sognefjord to Loen – home to some of Norway’s oldest farms.

Travel to Lillehammer, home to the 1994 Winter Olympics, and also known for its exciting arts scene.

Overnight in Hamar on the shores of Lake Mjøsa – one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Here, you’ll also visit a spectacular open-air museum and the remains of a 950-year-old cathedral.

Upon your return to Oslo, your guided sightseeing tour includes a medieval castle, royal palace, the Viking Ship Museum, and the outdoor exhibition of the sculptures of famed artist Gustav Vigeland.

You’ll fall in love with Norway’s beauty, culture, and history on your escorted Norwegian tour. Norway’s magic will stay with you long after your affordable travel adventure.
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Norwegian Fjords map

 Tour Highlights

"NORWEGIAN RIVIERA"
Scenic drive
ARENDAL
Visit the idyllic harbor town
KRISTIANSAND
Visit Fiskebrygga (fish market)
LISTA REGION
Scenic drive; Varbak viewing point
HARDANGERFJORD
Ferry crossing
BERGEN
Visit
FLÅM TRAIN
Ride
SOGNEFJORD
Cruise
LOM
Picture stop at the wooden stave church
LILLEHAMMER
Visit the Olympics host city
HAMAR
Visit the Open-Air Ethnological Museum
OSLO
Guided city tour and Viking Ship Museum

Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry crossings; Flåm train Myrdal-Flåm; Bergen Railway Voss to Myrdal; Sognefjord cruise

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Oslo, bustling capital of this land of fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 OSLO–ARENDAL–KRISTIANSAND

Today, travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”—the Sørlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)—and visit the idyllic harbor town of Arendal. A port since the 14th century, it is known for its timber exports and its old Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country. Overnight in Kristiansand, founded in 1641 and today an important industrial center. Here, you will enjoy time at the lively FISKEBRYGGA (fish market), the perfect place to watch the entertaining fishmongers or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafés.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 KRISTIANSAND–STAVANGER

More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, popular holiday area for the Norwegians and hot spot for surfers. Stop to visit some of the pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber and lighthouses such as Flekkejord and Farsund. Overnight in Stavanger, where you can stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings.
Today’s Distance: 146 mi/ 235 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 STAVANGER–HARDANGERFJORD FERRY CROSSING–BERGEN

Travel via Haugesund to board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in pretty Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains".
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 BERGEN

Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You can spend time at Bryggen with its collection of colorful 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbor protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 BERGEN–FLÅM TRAIN–SOGNEFJORD AREA

A special treat today! Ride on the Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal and then on the renowned FLÅM TRAIN from Myrdal to Flåm. See some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery—graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, CRUISE across Norway’s legendary SOGNEFJORD.
Today’s Distance: 181 mi/ 292 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 SOGNEFJORD AREA–LOEN

Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, gateway to some of Norway’s glaciers and home to some of the country’s oldest farms.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 LOEN

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Loen and take advantage of some of the many available outdoor activities. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion including an unforgettable cruise on the Geiranger Fjord.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 LOEN–LOM–LILLEHAMMER

Stop in Lom to see its iconic wooden stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics and home today to a lively art scene.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LILLEHAMMER–HAMAR–OSLO

The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Visit the fascinating OPEN-AIR ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure. Later, return to Oslo for a guided tour. See the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbor, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and visit the VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, and FROGNER PARK with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 OSLO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Oslo
Kristiansand
Stavanger
Bergen
Sognefjord Area
Loen
Lillehammer

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Bergen
Geiranger

Bergen

From Troll Hill to the Top of Mount Fløyen

From Troll Hill to the Top of Mount Fløyen

Experience two very different aspects of Bergen: a visit of composer Edward Grieg's lovely Troldhaugen home and a ride to the top of Mount Fløyen for scenic views--an amazing day!

Price Range: $$

Discover Bergen

Discover Bergen

Experience one of Norway's most enchanting cities on this entertaining guided tour of Bergen!

Price Range: $$

Geiranger

Cruise on Magnificent Geirangerfjord

Cruise on Magnificent Geirangerfjord

Enjoy an enchanting 1.5h cruise across inspiring Geirangerfjord, one of Norway¿s most-visited and most scenic sites!

Price Range: $$

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