Norway is a country of over 20 thousand square kilometers of incredible fjords and bays, and what comes with it – a country of numerous hikes in the lap of nature. But not only that! Every year, this country enchants tourists with its rich tradition and history, as well as unique architecture. We invite you to an unforgettable journey to the land of islands, forests, and parks, where dynamic city life intertwines with one-of-a-kind nature.
Culture and history
Flight to Oslo
We start our journey with passport and baggage check-in to head to Oslo. Norway and its capital perfectly combine urban lifestyle with close contact with nature. Both modern, glass buildings and historic palaces, as well as old townhouses, harmonize wonderfully with picturesque fjords and numerous islets covered with green forests.
After arriving in Oslo, we will head to the hotel, and after a short rest, take an evening stroll through the city. The capital of Norway delights with its beautiful location along the fjord and magnificent architecture. The history of the city dates back to the 11th century, making it one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia.
After breakfast, we will continue our exploration of the city. We will take a stroll along the prestigious street of Oslo – Karl Johans Gate, which begins right under the Royal Palace. The Castle itself is surrounded by a public park. It’s worth getting closer to see the changing of the guard in traditional Norwegian uniforms.
Heading towards the fjord and the port, we will reach the modern Opera House, visit the Aker Brygge district, and the Thief Island. Our visit to Oslo wouldn’t be complete without exploring the unique Vigeland Park. At the end of the day, we will go up the hill overlooking the city, where the Holmenkollen ski jump is located, offering a beautiful panorama of the city. Free time in the evening and a group dinner. Overnight stay in Oslo.
After breakfast, we will drive along the Skagerrak Strait from Oslo to Stavanger. We will make stops at scenic viewpoints along the way. Upon arrival, we will take an evening stroll through the oldest district of the city, featuring historic wooden buildings from the late 18th to the 19th century. Overnight stay in Stavanger.
Only an hour away from Stavanger is the trail leading to one of the most iconic locations in Norway – Preikestolen, also known as the ‘Pulpit Rock.’ It is a vertical rock formation offering breathtaking views of Lysefjord. After a 4-5 hour ‘hike,’ we will return to Stavanger. Rest and free time. Overnight stay in Stavanger.
Norway is renowned for its many cities. After breakfast, we will travel to Bergen – its second-largest city. Known as the gateway to the fjords, Bergen is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. We will explore the city, famous for its wooden old town consisting of 62 buildings that form a narrow labyrinth of streets. There will also be free time to buy souvenirs or taste local delicacies at the nearby fish market. Overnight stay in Bergen.
After breakfast, we will set off for the town of Flam, where we will embark on an extraordinary train journey. The 20.2 km route takes us through the Flamsdalen valley, ascending to an altitude of 866 meters. Midway, the train stops near the Kojs waterfall. Here, we will witness a unique performance with music and dance by nymphs, once again experiencing the beauty of Norway. After returning to Flam, we will have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Flam.
Travel through the longest tunnel in the world
After breakfast, we will travel from Flam to Geiranger. We will pass through the world’s longest tunnel, measuring 24,510 meters – the Fyllingsdalstunnelen. The highlight of the journey will be the extraordinary view of the place where the King of Fjords begins – Geiranger. Our destination is the picturesque town of the same name located beautifully at its end. After checking into the hotel, we will take a stroll through the town. Overnight stay in Geiranger.
Trollstigen, Atlantic Ocean Road
The day will start with a cruise on the Geiranger Fjord. We will also experience two of the most spectacular roads in Norway: the famous Trollstigen with its extraordinary series of steep, narrow switchbacks and the Atlantic Ocean Road known from one of the James Bond movies. We will also visit Alesund – a port city located on the western coast of Norway. If the weather permits, we will view it from an observation point on one of the nearby hills. Transfer to the nearby port town for an overnight stay.
Norway is also a country of sports. After breakfast, we will head towards Oslo in southern Norway. On the way, we will stop in the famous city of Lillehammer. It was here that the Winter Olympic Games took place in 1994. We will visit the ski jump and then take a stroll through the city center. Transfer to Oslo for an overnight stay.
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