See the splendor of the fjords with fewer crowds on this off-season escorted tour of Norway. You?ll arrive in Oslo to begin a 7-day adventure into some of the world?s most beautiful and mysterious landscapes. Start with a guided sightseeing tour of Oslo that features the National Theater-home of Ibsen?s plays, the unique Storting building, which houses the Parliament, as well as the Royal Palace. Stroll through the famed Frogner Park with the remarkable Norwegian sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Visit the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall. From Oslo, you?ll drive northwest through Hallingdal-a large valley, rich in the traditions of iron production, cattle trade, folk art, music, and dance. You?ll pass through the world?s longest road tunnel to Aurland on your way to the beautiful village of Fl?m, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord.
Your stay in Fl?m includes a boat ride on the spectacular Naeroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Bergen, the “City of Seven Mountains,” where you?ll take a drive to see Bergen us Fortress, Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Bergen?s harbor, and the famous fish market. Take a step back in time through the cobblestone streets lined by colorful wooden houses that are quintessentially Norwegian. Celebrate the stunning natural beauty of Norway, its art and cultural history with a delicious dinner. Travel back via train to Oslo through the countryside of Norway. The stunning natural beauty of Norway, and its art and cultural history, will stay with you for years to come!Included Features:OSLO Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit the City HallFL?M [LF] N?r?yfjord cruiseBERGEN Orientation drive and guided walking tour of Bryggen; farewell dinnerBERGEN?OSLO By train
Norwegian Fjord Trekking
The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, and looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why. Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjordlands are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities. This trip will put you on intimate terms with the great green hills, monstrous peaks, enormous glaciers, and flat-out gorgeous scenery of this isolated chunk of Scandinavia. Lace up your hiking boots and set forth in search of your own personal Valhalla.
Admire stunning views across the Hardangerfjord from the overhanging rock of Trolltunga, walk on the blue ice of the Buer Glacier, hike through the stunning scenery of the Buerdalen valley
Hotel (1nt), simple hotel with shared bathrooms (5 nts).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide for glacier hike
Group Size Notes
Max 10, Avg 8
Orientation walk in Bergen. Hiking to Trolltunga. Guided glacier hike with crampons and ice axes. Hike in the Buerdalen valley. Hike around the Hardangerfjord. Free time to explore Odda.