Norway Highlights: Fjords, Oslo, and Bergen

  A couple visited Norway in May 2017

“We are travelling on Business in Sweden and have this time free to explore a little of Norway, we would like to do a cruise for a few days and see some of the Fjords and think that we need to see highlights in Oslo and Bergen. Also maybe take in the train that is the steepest climb in the world.”

Linda Veråsdal, a local specialist from Norway, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary.

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Oslo | Explore Local Sognefjord | Bergen

Day 1: Arrival Oslo
Day 2: Explore local Oslo (B)
Day 3: Oslo - Flåm - Aurland (B, L, D)
Day 4: Aurland in-depth Local Experience (B, L, D)
Day 5: Explore Aurland and cruise on the Sognefjord (B, L)
Day 6: Explore Bergen (B)
Day 7: Departure Bergen (B)

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Linda Veråsdal
Hi, I am Linda, and local expert in Norway, my home country.

The trip I am thinking for you is following outline;

Day 1 - 2: Stay in Oslo to experience the capital.
Here we do a nice trip with one of our local guides who will show you the hidden gems only locals know as well as the "must see" sights.

Day 3: Take the train to Flåm via the famous Flaam Railway (as you mentioned). Overnight at hotel or guesthouse by the fjord.
Day 4: spend the day by the fjord to explore local culture, food, farming, slow travel, the fjords....
Overnight by the fjord

Day 5: Take a fjordcruise to Bergen, on Sognefjord
Arrive in the afternoon, in time to explore the town.
Overnight in Bergen

Day 6: Spend the day in Bergen - local sights
Overnight in Bergen

Day 7: Flight from Bergen to Stockholm.

What do you think about this outline? We will fill it in with exciting stuff, of course.

This trip will be tailored based on local transportation (train, fjordcruise). But we can organize private pickup and drop off at the airport. Would you also need assistant to take you to / from your hotel for the train station and pier? Both Oslo and Bergen are quite small cities and easy t navigate. We can organize hotels nearby the station and pier. I also would like to know the standard of accommodation your would like med to use.

I am looking forward to hear from you again, and to continue working on your Norway experience!


Hi Linda,

The outline of the trip sounds great, we are really looking for a personal experience that lets us feel like we are traveling with family.

We would like comfortable accommodation with independent facilities.

Happy for you to organize transport to and from hotels etc. We are both in our 60's both fit and well and looking forward to our adventure. We have not experienced Norway before but have done many other European experiences previously.

We are traveling from a week in Italy beforehand and then on to Sweden for a further 4 days and then home to Australia

Linda Veråsdal
That sounds great - three nice countries! I will work on your request and get back to you as soon as I got all details in place.
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Traveler Review

The Norway Trip that we just experienced was with out doubt one of the best experiences that gave us a taste of everything on a short agenda.

Linda followed me up on every detail and I couldn't be happier with her service.