Itinerary #1: Discover Norway's Cities & Fjords
A classic itinerary, this discovery tour explores Norway from a local's point of view by train and a small cruise ship, the Hurtigruten. From the cafés of Oslo in the south to the museums of Trondheim farther north, you'll cover the entire length of the country and visit the country's three most significant cities and most famous fjords.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Explore||Oslo|
|Day 2||Explore Oslo with a Local||Oslo|
|Day 3||Train to Aurland, Visit Stegastein Viewpoint||Aurland|
|Day 4||Hiking & Goat Farm Tour||Aurland|
|Day 5||Ferry to Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 6||Explore Bergen with a Local||Bergen|
|Day 7||Fjordcruise to Rosendal||Bergen|
|Day 8||Free Day in Bergen, Board Hurtigruten||Hurtigruten|
|Day 9||Hurtigruten to Ålesund||Ålesund|
|Day 10||Explore Ålesund, Hurtigruten to the Geirangerfjord||Hurtigruten|
|Day 11||Hurtigruten to Trondheim, Explore||Trondheim|
|Day 12||Free Day in Trondheim||Trondheim|
|Day 13||Viking Valley Hike||Trondheim|
|Day 14||Train to Oslo, Explore Vigeland Sculpture Park||Oslo|
|Day 15||Depart Oslo|
You'll arrive in the nation's capital, Oslo, with a couple of days to explore the city, including a custom tour. Check out the shops, museums, and restaurants of the Aker Brygge neighborhood. You'll board a train to the western fjords and Aurland, don't miss the dramatic landscapes along the way. Next up: a speedboat tour of Nærøyfjord, part of Norway's longest fjord, and a hike to a goat farm for some tasty local delicacies. You'll then have three days in Bergen, where you can climb Mt. Sandviken or visit a historic World War II cabin. Your first week ends with a cruise through stunning mountains and waterfalls to Rosendal.
After a free day in Bergen to check out the fish markets or a zip line adventure, you'll catch an overnight cruise along the coast in your private cabin on the Hurtigruten. En route to the charming village of Ålesund, you can wander the city and see the Art Nouveau architecture, parks, and museums. Hop back on the Hurtigruten for a three-course dinner and overnight trip to Trondheim, where you can rent a bicycle to discover the antique wooden houses or tour the museums. Suit up in Viking gear on Day 13 for a hike and experience overlooking the valley, then board a train to return to Oslo to bid farewell. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Southern Norway Highlights: Oslo, Bergen, Årdal & Stavanger
Viking history buffs will particularly enjoy this tour of Southern Norway. You'll take in the Oseberg Viking Ship and Sverd i fjell ("Swords in Rock") monument as you travel through the stunning fjords, mountains, and waterfalls of Oslo, Bergen, Ardal, and Stavanger.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Explore||Oslo|
|Day 2||Day Trip to Tønsberg||Oslo|
|Day 3||Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise, Visit the Oslo Botanical Garden||Oslo|
|Day 4||Norway in a Nutshell Tour||Bergen|
|Day 5||Arrive in Bergen, Explore||Bergen|
|Day 6||Hiking in Bergen, Boat Trip & Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant||Bergen|
|Day 7||Private Hardangerfjord Tour: Voss Gondol & Mt. Hanguren Panorama||Bergen|
|Day 8||Explore Folgefonna National Park||Bergen|
|Day 9||Arrive in Årdal, Half-Day Kayaking Trip||Årdal|
|Day 10||Guided Hike in Jotunheimen National Park||Årdal|
|Day 11||Arrive in Stavanger, Explore||Stavanger|
|Day 12||Cruise the Lysefjord & Climb the Flørli Stairs||Stavanger|
|Day 13||Stavanger Viking Tour||Stavanger|
|Day 14||Hike Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)||Stavanger|
|Day 15||Depart Norway|
Your trip begins in the walkable city of Oslo, where you can explore the main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate, or more out-of-the-way spots, like the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Board the train for Tønsberg, where you'll be immersed in Viking history. On Day 3, you'll have a sightseeing cruise on the Oslofjord and delight in the botanical garden. Next, head west for an unforgettable full-day Norway in a Nutshell tour, where you'll take the world's steepest railway tour and a fjord tour. In Bergen, check out the waterfront wooden houses and the Ulriken643—a cable car to the mountain peak.
A private tour of Hardangerfjord will leave you in awe of the mountains and waterfalls before discovering the glaciers of Folgefonna National Park on Day 7. You'll travel next to Årdal to kayak Årdalsvatnet lake and hike Jotunheimen National Park. Transfer to the colorful neighborhoods of Stavanger, then climb the world's longest wooden staircase in Lysefjord. On Day 13, you'll delight in a Viking tour featuring reconstructed farmsteads and monuments and spend your last full day on a stunning trail, Preikestolen, before your departure. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway's Arctic in Winter
This off-the-beaten-track itinerary is for the intrepid adventurer, with plenty of nighttime activities like reindeer sledding and horseback rides on this journey through Tromsø, Senja, and Svolvær, in Norway's north.
|Day 1||Arrive in Tromsø, Fjord & Wildlife Cruise||Tromsø|
|Day 2||Drive to Senja, Stay at Aurora Borealis Observatory||Senja|
|Day 3||Free Time in Senja & Winter Horseback Riding||Senja|
|Day 4||Drive to Svolvær, Relax in a Floating Sauna||Svolvær|
|Day 5||Explore the Lofoten Islands||Svolvær|
|Day 6||Trollfjord & Eagle Boat Tour, Chase the Northern Lights in Svolvær||Svolvær|
|Day 7||Winter Kayak Adventure||Svolvær|
|Day 8||Drive to Reine, Explore||Reine|
|Day 9||Drive to Svolvær, Board the Hurtigruten||Hurtigruten|
|Day 10||Arrive in Tromsø, Snowshoeing Tour||Tromsø|
|Day 11||Reindeer Sledding & Overnight in a Lavvu||Tromsø|
|Day 12||Snowmobile Safari in the Lyngen Alps||Tromsø|
|Day 13||Dog Sledding with Alaskan Huskies||Tromsø|
|Day 14||Whale Watching Safari||Tromsø|
|Day 15||Tromsø Cable Car, Depart Norway|
Set off on your adventure in snowcapped Tromsø and enjoy a cruise along the Tromsøfjord before a stay at the Aurora Borealis Observatory, considered one of the best places to see the incredible northern lights. The next day, you'll be whisked away on a dogsled expedition followed by an after-dark horseback ride. Then you're off to Svolvær to relax sore muscles at the floating Lofoten Sauna, ending the week in the Lofoten Islands, where you can take a winter kayak expedition to spot wildlife and a private tour after dark to spot the aurora borealis.
You're then bound for picturesque Reine with its fishing communities and beautiful hiking trails, spending some time at the Magic Ice Museum in Svolværboard before boarding a small cruise ship back to Tromsø. Here, you'll take a snowshoeing tour through the unspoiled Norwegian backcountry. Later, a reindeer sledding excursion takes you to a traditional Sami tent known as a lavvu, your accommodation for the evening. A snowmobile ride through the Lyngen Alps and a dogsledding tour through the snow-covered highlands of Kvaløya cap off your voyage. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Fjord Active Adventure: Bergen to Trondheim
The perfect itinerary for outdoor enthusiasts, you'll spend time in the fjords, mountains, rivers, and national parks of Bergen, Solvorn, Åndalsnes, and Trondheim.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 2||Explore Bergen with a Local||Bergen|
|Day 3||Hike Bergen's Mountains||Bergen|
|Day 4||Explore Flåm, Drive to Solvorn||Solvorn|
|Day 5||Hike in Molden||Solvorn|
|Day 6||Explore Jostedalsbreen National Park||Solvorn|
|Day 7||Hike in Jotunheimen National Park||Lom|
|Day 8||Explore Geiranger, Drive to Åndalsnes||Åndalsnes|
|Day 9||Hike the Romsdalseggen Ridge||Åndalsnes|
|Day 10||Drive to Øksendal||Øksendal|
|Day 11||Hike to the Renndølsetra Summer Farm||Innerdalen|
|Day 12||Hike to Innerdalstårnet, Drive to Oppdal||Oppdal|
|Day 13||River Rafting in Oppdal, Drive to Trondheim||Trondheim|
|Day 14||Free Day in Trondheim||Trondheim|
|Day 15||Depart Norway|
Your journey commences in Bergen. This scenic port city is home to Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest, one of the many sights you'll see on your private tour with a local. The next day get ready to hike! You'll be climbing three mountain peaks. Take a panoramic train ride to Flåm, then continue to Solvorn for a four-course dinner and overnight at a 370-year-old family-run hotel. Hike to Molden for spectacular views of the Lustrafjorden, then explore the largest glacier in mainland Europe in Jostedalsbreen National Park. Round out your first week with a trek through the rivers, valleys, lakes, and waterfalls of Jotunheimen National Park.
Head to the deep blue fjords of Geiranger before a breathtaking drive down the Trollstien road ("Trolls Ladder"), zigzagging down the side of a mountain to Åndalsnes. You'll take a daylong hike considered the most beautiful in Norway on the Romsdalseggen Ridge. The village of Øksendal is your next stop, where you'll hike the cathedral-like valley of Innerdalen and overnight at a traditional (cozy) Norwegian farmstead. Drive to Oppdal for some white-water rafting, then on to the cobbled streets of Trondheim to visit the museums and relax with a craft beer before your departure the next day. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Western Norway Fjords & Lofoten Islands
This unique and far-flung 15-Day journey is best for summer travelers. It takes you past the Arctic Circle to places most visitors to Norway won't see: Flåm, Balestrand, Ålesund, Reine, and Svolvær.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 2||Drive to Flåm, Flåm Railway||Flåm|
|Day 3||Kayak Aurlandsfjord||Flåm|
|Day 4||Drive to Balestrand||Balestrand|
|Day 5||Finnabotn Fjord Safari||Balestrand|
|Day 6||Drive to Solvorn||Solvorn|
|Day 7||Drive to Loen, Ride the Loen Skylift||Loen|
|Day 8||Drive to Geiranger||Geiranger|
|Day 9||Drive the Trollstigen, Explore Ålesund||Ålesund|
|Day 10||Fly to Bodø, Ferry to Lofoten Islands||Reine|
|Day 11||Go Hiking in Reine||Reine|
|Day 12||Wildlife Spotting on Værøya Island||Reine|
|Day 13||Scenic Drive to Svolvær||Svolvær|
|Day 14||Visit Henningsvær, Evening Sea Kayaking||Svolvær|
|Day 15||Fly to Oslo, Depart|
Beginning at the waterfront wooden houses of Bergen, your first day includes a trip up Mount Fløyen on a funicular railway. You'll drive to historic Flåm for a train adventure, then off to a kayaking expedition on the Aurlandsfjord. Take in the mountain views in fjord-side Balestrand, visit the historic church, and hike the trails. Amp up the pace with a boat ride on the Finnafjord, where you'll be treated to the hidden gem of Finnabotn. A car and boat trip deliver you to Urnes, where you can visit the 12th-century church, Norway's oldest place of worship. A skylift ride in Loen ascends to stunning vistas.
Your second week begins with a walk to Storfossen waterfall. You'll drive to Ålesund along the zigzagging Trollstigen, where you can check out the museums and sea park and hike up to Sukkertoppen ("Sugar Top") hill. Your next stop takes you north of the Arctic Circle to the secluded beaches and rugged mountain landscapes of the Lofoten Islands. In the remote archipelago, you'll hike Reinebringen in the historic fishing village of Reine. Then embark on a wildlife spotting boat tour in Værøya to see whales, puffins, and seals. Finally, go sea kayaking in Svolvær before flying to Oslo to depart. Learn more
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