Be A Norwegian for 10 Days!

CENTRAL NORWAY VACATION

Fully Escorted Norway Vacation Package

Duration: 9 Nights/ 10 days 

Season: June – September

Cities Featured: Oslo, Røros, Ålesund, Loen, Balestrand, Bergen, Os

2022 Price: from $7,929 USD Per Person*

Capacity: Max 12 People per group

Program Overview

If you’ve ever wanted a Norway vacation as seen through the eyes of its citizens, this is the Norway tour to take. Becoming a Norwegian, even for a short period, can give you a new perspective on both its history and current affairs. Experience the thrill of mining underground, view the country from the top of a mountain, and taste the dishes that have been made the same way for hundreds of years.

Our escorted vacation packages are designed with explorers in mind, not tourists. Every aspect of these tours focuses on travelers interested in understanding the essence of the country and enjoying the most authentic experiences that Norway has to offer. And if you are wondering: yes, Norway fjords are a definite par of this program

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Pricing & Booking 2022

Departing Price Per Person Enquire Spots Left
June 1 - June 10 $7,250 Book Now! 10
June 14 - June 24 $7,250 Book Now! 10
June 29 - July 8 $7,250 Book Now! 10
July 13 - July 22 $7,250 Book Now! 8
July 27 - August 5 $7,250 Book Now! 6
August 10 - August 19 $7,250 Book Now! 7
August 24 - September 2 $7,250 Book Now! 8
September 7 - September 16 $7,250 Book Now! 10

Included in the Premium Package

9 nights at historic hotels with daily Norwegian breakfast buffet for all guests

The company and guidance of an experienced Tour Director throughout the entire length of the program

19 meals (8 authentic dinner experiences, 9 breakfasts & 2 lunches)

All transportation required in you Norway vacation (private coach, train and ferry)

Several sightseeing tours and experiences showcasing the best gems of Central Norway, all led by experienced local guides

As with any of our programs, our signature customer care is always included!

Available Upgrades

Timeline

Day 1

Arrival In Oslo & Kick-Off Dinner

Your Norway tour officially starts with a kick-off dinner at the Lysebu hotel in the Vestre Aker district in Oslo. Sample the cuisine of the region. 

Welcome to your Norwegian adventure!

Accommodation: 
Hotel Lysebu (5 Star)

Day 1

Day 2

Discovering Røros, A UNESCO Treasure

Come along on a private tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site that ends with one of the largest churches in all of Norway. Partake in Røros Beer Tasting in our local brewery & Snack on reindeer meat and mash bread, but save room for the 6-course dinner at the magnificently-authentic Vertshuset restaurant tonight!

Main Attractions: 
Guided Tour of Røros
Church of Røros 
Røros Beer Tasting

Accommodation: 
Erzscheidergarden B& B

Day 2

Day 3

Copper Mines & Gorgeous Railways: Dombås & Andalsnes

Complete your exploration of Røros with Olav’s mine, a destination more than 350 years in the making. Walk the 500 meters of underground tunnels inside the Røros Mountain plateau and plunge 50 meters down into the cavernous Miner’s Hall. Get ready for a wild trek by train in Rauma Railway as we speed through the rugged countryside on your way to Åndalsnes. Experience the National Tourist Route Trollstigen as we drive to our last stop: Ålesund. A 7-course dinner awaits you at the restaurant Apotekergata 5, one of the trendiest in town.

Main Attractions: 
Olav’s Mine Tour
The Rauma Railway

Accommodation: 
Hotel Brosundet (4 Star)

Day 3

Day 4

Exploring the Ålesund Archipelago in Style

On your private walking tour, you’ll learn more about the photogenic architectural style and how it came to shape this port town. On the Ålesund Archipelago by boat, you’ll see the Borgundfjord before visiting the city of Devoldfabrikken. Enjoy an included lunch before doing a little shopping in one of the many designer outlets or local stores. Dinner is on your own, tonight.

Main Attractions: 
Private Walking Tour of Ålesund
Ålesund Archipelago by Boat

Accommodation:
Hotel Brosunde (4 Star)

Day 4

Day 5

Viking History at the Selja Monastery & Arrival in Loen

From Ålesund, we make our way to Selja, a special community and a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years. From the Viking Age to the Middle Ages, Norwegians would travel to this small island on a sacred journey. Visit the ruins of the Selja Monastery, first built in the early 1100s by Benedictine monks. From Selja, travel to Loen and end with dinner at the Hotel Alexandra.

Main Attractions: 
Excursion to Selje and the Selja Monastery

Accommodation:
Hotel Alexandra (4 Star)

Day 5

Day 6

Loen Skylift & Briksdal Glacier

This tour includes an easy hike through stunning scenery as well as a ride on a traditional “troll car.” You’ll also have a chance to experience the Loen Skylift, a cable car that will allow you to soar over the Nordfjord, one of the most admired of the Norway fjords. Travel up 1,011 meters to see the fjord landscape from Mount Hoven, and toast to a truly incredible day.

Main Attractions: 
Briksdal Glacier Adventure
Loen Skylift
Toast Atop Mount Hoven

Accommodation:
Hotel Alexandra (4 Star)

Day 6

Day 7

Balestrand, A Sognefjord Gem

Travel along the scenic roads of Central Norway to Balestrand, a town that specializes in the art of cider-making. Visit the Cider House and its organic orchard, and learn the unique secrets that give the Norwegian ciders its distinctive flavors. Sample all five kinds to get a feel for each variety. This tour also includes St. Olaf’s Church, dragon-style villas, and a little lecture on King Bele along the way. Your hotel tonight is the famous Hotel Kviknes, and trust us when we say its facilities and cuisine do not disappoint.

Main Attractions:
St. Olaf’s Church
Dragon-style Villas
King Bele
Cider Tasting
The Sognefjord, “king” of Norway fjords

Accommodation:
Kviknes Hotel (4 Star)

Day 7

Day 8

Fjord Cruise & Bergen

The first part of your day continues your exploration of Balestrand, this time by RIB boat. Zip along on this adventurous tour and discover the Kvinnefossen waterfall before stopping at a 13th-Century church on the island of Kvamsøy. You’ll leave Balestand for Bergen where you’ll tour the harbor, wharf, parks, and museums of the second-largest city in the country. Dubbed the ‘gateway to Norway fjords’, this city is one of the most charming places in the world. Get ready for a night of rest and relaxation at the Solstrand Hotel & Spa, starting with a satisfying 3-course dinner.

Main Attractions:
Kvinnefossen Waterfall
Island of Kvamsøy
Mount Floyen
Bryggen
Bergen Fortress

Accommodation:
Solstrand Hotel-Spa (5 Star)

Day 8

Day 9

Extreme R&R at the Solstrand Spa Hotel

Explore the day on your own time, at your own pace. Whether you want to travel a short 35 minutes to Bergen, take a dip in the Norway fjord called Bjornafjorden, or just relax in the many pools of the spa, there’s something for everyone. Take a quick boat trip to one of the many other local destinations, but be back in time for the group dinner at the hotel!

Accommodation:
Solstrand Hotel-Spa (5 Star)

Day 9

Day 10

Tour Conclusion

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing. 

Day 10

Itinerary

Your tour of Norway officially starts with a kick-off dinner at the prestigious Opus XVI hotel, in the heart of Bergen. Connect with your Tour Director and fellow travelers while sampling the cuisine of the region. This relaxed meal is the beginning of your adventure, and the perfect antidote to a long flight. Welcome to your Norwegian adventure!

The next day you’ll tour the harbor, wharf, parks and monuments of the second-largest city in the Norway: Bergen. We will also take you to the top of Mt. Floyen, via funicular, where you will enjoy splendid views of the city. Today’s program is completed with a visit to the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and a visit to the interesting Fantoft Stave Church. Dubbed the ‘gateway to Norway fjords’, this city is one of the most charming places in the world.

From Bergen, sail the Sognefjord to arrive in Balestrand, a town that specializes in the art of cider-making. Visit the Cider House and its organic orchard, and learn the unique secrets that give the Norwegian ciders its distinctive flavors. Enjoy lunch there and sample all five kinds to get a feel for each variety. This tour also includes St. Olaf’s Church, dragon-style villas, and a little lecture on King Bele along the way. Your hotel tonight is the famous Hotel Kviknes, and trust us when we say its facilities and cuisine do not disappoint.

Time to pause and take in our surroundings. Today will have a chance to experience the Loen Skylift, a cable car that will allow you to soar over the Nordfjord, one of the most admired of the Norway fjords. Travel up 1,011 meters to see the fjord landscape from Mount Hoven, and toast to a truly incredible day. Get ready for one more feast at the outstanding Hotel Alexandra before departure.

The following day we depart from Loen and make our way to Ålesund. One of the more striking features of Ålesund is its colorful Art Nouveau buildings, making it a highlight in your Norway tour. During your tour of Alesund tour you’ll learn more about the photogenic architectural style and how it came to shape this port town.

If you have heard of one fjord, it is the impressive Geirangerfjord. You get to experience it the following day! A full daytrip to Geiranger is full of gorgeous waterfalls (including the Seven Sisters Waterfall) and mesmerizing viewpoints, such as the Ornesvingen and the breathtaking Dalsnibba. You will not believe your eyes. After all that sightseeing we will return to Alesund for another wonderful meal and a great night at the historic Hotel Brosundet.

 

We dedicate the next day to the discovery of Norway’s first capital (for 200 years): Trondheim. There you will see that food, culture and cycling are taken very seriously. The city presents the eye with a feast of beauty, a fantastic blend of gothic architecture and colorful wooden buildings by the water. In Trondheim, affectionately known as Norway’s capital of knowledge, you will also detect much of the innovation that propels Norway into the future. And in the spirit of reserving the best for last, you will be staying for 3 nights at the magnificent and newly renovated Hotel Britannia, possibly the most luxurious one in the country.

The following day is entirely yours to explore the city of Trondheim however you want. No schedules! It is a day for relaxation and discovery at your own pace. Dinner on your own.

Just a short(ish) drive away from Trondheim, Røros is rooted in the mining industry, but its history is far more complex than that. Come along on a private tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site that ends with one of the largest churches in all of Norway. If you’re feeling a little parched after all that walking, the Røros Beer Tasting in our local brewery may be able to help. We wrap up the daytrip with a visit to Olav’s mine, a destination more than 350 years in the making. Back in Trondheim we conclude our unforgettable adventure with a magnificent closing dinner.

FAQs

Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.

Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.

Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.

Simple: just call us at 800-936-2814 and talk to one of our Scandinavia specialists. Alternatively, you can email us at
[email protected]

If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.

With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.

Yes, we do. For details regarding commissions, please visit our TRAVEL AGENT portal.

You will find our cancellation policy, along with all our terms and conditions, RIGHT HERE.

In short, you can typically view the Northern Lights between September and March. But if you really want a memorable Northern Lights vacation, we created an entire blog post dedicated to this question, which you can read RIGHT HERE.

You most certainly can! Just email us ([email protected]) or call us (800-936-2814) and we will start your dream Scandinavian vacation with a free consultation.

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Be a Norwegian for 10 Days

I am fascinated by Norway.Marcelo owner

To me, traveling in that country is somewhat similar to listening to songs by my favorite band, The Beatles: no matter how many times I experience it, there is always something new and fresh to be enjoyed. Something new to admire.

The scenery is jaw-dropping gorgeous, the culture is rich, the food is exquisite and the people are warm and exceptionally friendly. It was during one of my visits, just a couple of years ago, that it occurred to me that I had to create a way for my clients to enjoy Norway beyond the highlights.

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