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
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|
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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!
Hotel Lysebu (5 Star)
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!
Guided Tour of Røros
Church of Røros
Røros Beer Tasting
Erzscheidergarden B& B
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.
Olav’s Mine Tour
The Rauma Railway
Hotel Brosundet (4 Star)
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.
Private Walking Tour of Ålesund
Ålesund Archipelago by Boat
Hotel Brosunde (4 Star)
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.
Excursion to Selje and the Selja Monastery
Hotel Alexandra (4 Star)
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.
Briksdal Glacier Adventure
Toast Atop Mount Hoven
Hotel Alexandra (4 Star)
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.
St. Olaf’s Church
The Sognefjord, “king” of Norway fjords
Kviknes Hotel (4 Star)
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.
Island of Kvamsøy
Solstrand Hotel-Spa (5 Star)
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!
Solstrand Hotel-Spa (5 Star)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing.
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.
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.
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.
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