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    9 day - Independent tour with scenic train journeys and Hurtigruten port-to-port voyages

    Take the road less travelled, and experience the Norwegian mountains and fjords on a 9-day trip from Oslo the long way via Ålesund to Bergen. You will encounter some of the best fjord landscapes in Norway, stay at classic wooden hotels where hosting traditions have been kept alive for centuries. This self-guided itinerary has you travel by trains, local buses and ferries, making your way over mountains and across fjords.

    Easy journey with emphasis on city stays and fabulous fjord scenery, departs any day all year (Geirangerfjord only in the summer months).

    Day 1
    Arrive Oslo
    Day 2
    Explore compact and green Oslo
    Day 3
    One of the most beautiful train trips in Norway to Ålesund with spectacular views of Trollveggen.
    Day 4
    Hurtigruten Voyage to Geiranger and then travel to Molde.
    Day 5
    Day in Molde, and board South-bound Hurtigruten ship to Bergen.
    Days 6 - 7
    Bergen - historic harbour, fish markets and scenery.
    Day 8
    Norway in a Nutshell to Flåm
    Day 9
    To Oslo & depart
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Flåm, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    9 Days
    Group Size
    1 - 8
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    NOF001

    Details

    Transportation

    Local trains, buses, two local port-to-port voyages on Hurtigruten and ferries.

    Included
    • All hotel accommodation in shared double/twin room with private facilities
    • Daily breakfast
    • Luggage porter service during the Norway in a Nutshell tour
    • All train and boat/ferry tickets as per itinerary (Note that the bus ticket from Åndalsnes to Ålesund is NOT included. This needs to be purchased locally from the bus driver.)
    • Geirangerfjord with Trollstigen excursion (June to August only)
    • Seat reservations on trains where available
    • City passes/cards in Oslo (24hrs) and Bergen (24hrs)
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included
    • International flights
    • Bus ticket from Åndalsnes to Ålesund (this needs to be purchased locally from the bus driver)

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Oslo

    Arrive in Oslo any time and make your own way to our centrally located hotel. A walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, the Harbour area and the new Opera House is well worth it. Enjoy a fish banquet or icecream in Aker Brygge by the harbour.

    Accommodation
    Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz
    Restaurants
    Maaemo
    Solsiden Restaurant
    Optional Add Ons
    Fjord Sightseeing
    Summer night on Oslo fjord

    Day 2 - Explore compact and green Oslo

    The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have a full day to discover the city with the help of an Oslo Pass. See the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and artistic new Opera House.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz
    Restaurants
    Maaemo
    Solsiden Restaurant
    Optional Add Ons
    Fjord Sightseeing
    Summer night on Oslo fjord

    Day 3 - One of the most beautiful train trips in Norway to Ålesund with spectacular views of Trollveggen.

    Take the local train north to Dombås where you change to the Rauma railway – one of the most beautiful train journeys in Norway offering spectacular views of Trollveggen (the Troll wall). On arrival in Åndalsnes, take a local bus to Ålesund (bus ticket needs to be purchased locally from the bus driver).

    The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Hotel Brosundet - H
    Restaurants
    Ålesund Restaurant Suggestions

    Day 4 - Hurtigruten Voyage to Geiranger and then travel to Molde.

    This morning, head to the docks and board the 9.30am departure of the Hurtigruten coastal ship. You have all morning onboad travelling to Geiranger. You will be there at 1.25pm and then head to your Geirganger and Trollstigen Pass excursion. This excursion takes you to Molde and then rather than boarding the ship again, you head to your hotel and relax.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Optional Add Ons
    2B Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass

    Day 5 - Day in Molde, and board South-bound Hurtigruten ship to Bergen.

    You have the day to explore Molde. Famous for it's jazz festival, beaches and rose gardens, Molde has lots to offer. One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is located only a 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Molde town. The Romsdal Museum was established in 1912 and portrays buildings and interesting interiors from the whole region. The town street ”Bygata” with Mali’s Café shows typical Molde town houses from the pre-war period.

    Experience the Scandinavian long summer twilight until you board the Hurtigruten cruise to Bergen at 9.30pm. Spend one night onboard, admiring the fantastic views of the majestic fjords from sea.

    Late check out can be arranged if you desire or you can leave your luggage at the reception.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Norway

    Days 6 - 7 - Bergen - historic harbour, fish markets and scenery.

    Arrive in Bergen by mid afternoon. You have the evening and the next full day to explore sights like the Hanseatic wharf ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish and Flower market. Bergen City pass included for your stay.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts
    Accommodation
    Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret - DC
    Det Hanseatiske - H
    First Hotel Marin
    Clarion Hotel Admiral
    Restaurants
    Cornelius Fish Restaurant
    Optional Add Ons
    Fjord Tour with White Lady
    Fishing in Norway

    Day 8 - Norway in a Nutshell to Flåm

    Today takes you on a journey through some of the most beautiful scenery in Fjord Norway. You will make your way by train, bus and ferry, following the 'Norway in a Nutshell' tour to Flåm.

    By train, you leave Bergen travelling to Voss. Then taking a bus, you travel through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September) to Gudvangen. Then enjoy a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise to Flåm with magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Travel times for the complete 2 day Norway in a Nutshell journey:

    Train Bergen-Myrdal: approx. 2 hours
    Flåm Railway: approx. 1 hour
    Fjord Cruise Flåm-Gudvangen: approx. 2 hours
    Bus Gudvangen-Voss: approx. 1 hour
    Train Voss-Bergen: approx. 1 hour

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Flåmsbrygga
    Optional Add Ons
    Heritage Taste Fjord tour
    Hiking trip from Flåm

    Day 9 - To Oslo & depart

    After breakfast, take your time to finish your Norway in a Nutshell tour. Our services end upon your arrival to Oslo.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Please ask us for a customised quote. Upgrades available to Design or Historic hotels.

    Dates
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    Valid To
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    15 May 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    15 May 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    EUR 1,991
    On request
    Standard

    Important Information

    Please note that this tour includes two port-to-port voyages on Hurtigruten. In the busy summer months, securing these short voyages can be difficult. We can custom-make itineraries similiar to this depending on what is available.

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