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11 Day Independent Summer Tour of Norway

Norway Luxe Summer — 11-Day Luxury Norway Tour

Embark on a beautiful, private journey to experience the highlights and hidden gems of Central Norway.

Luxury Trip to Norway Overview

  • Enjoy dinner while cruising silently past the stunning skyline of Oslo with its modern and historic landmarks.
  • Visit the idyllic town of Drøbak full of 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses followed by lunch on a local farm.
  • Witness breathtaking scenery from the Flam Railway.
  • Experience fjord landscapes and Bøyabreen Glacier in the same day.
  • Find inspiration in Art Nouveau Ålesund, where the Norwegian coastal landscape blends with traditions from European architecture.
  • Explore the archipelago region around Ålesund, home to Viking settlements and incredible nature.

Experience Nordic Summer on This Luxury Norway Tour

Prepare for an unforgettable summer in Scandinavia as you journey through Central Norway. Experience hidden gems and famous highlights as you immerse yourself in this incredible country’s culture and history.

Our carefully crafted itinerary begins in the hip, vibrant capital of Oslo. Here, you can discover the best this chic, elegant city has to offer in the company of a local guide. Then, it’s on to nearby Drøbak, with its charming wooden houses, cafes, and galleries.

As the tour unfolds, you can ride the breathtaking Flåm Railway, marvel at the scenery of Sognefjord country, visit beautiful Bergen, and travel  to the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.

This barely scratches the surface of what you can expect on this luxury trip to Norway. Read the full itinerary below to learn more about this one-of-a-kind vacation package.

Do you have any pre-booking questions for our US-based team? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for the answers you need.

Our full range of luxury Norway tours also includes the Norway Luxe Winter tour which is perfect for anyone looking for the winter wonderland experience! Do you want to visit more than one Nordic country on your vacation? We think you’ll love our luxury multi-country Scandinavia tour packages.

What is Included in This Luxury Norway Tour?

10 nights at centrally-located, high-end hotels

10 delicious breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners

Flight from Bergen to Ålesund

7 guided tours led by local experts

Private airport transfers in Oslo, Bergen and Ålesund, and city transfers as needed

Luggage handling between Oslo and Bergen

Train and boat tickets on the Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour

All of our services to plan and implement your trip, and support while traveling

Luxury Trip to Norway Itinerary

Your arrival in the vibrant Norwegian capital is the start of your tour of Norway. Enjoy your locally sourced dinner while cruising silently past the stunning skyline of Oslo with its modern and historic landmarks such as the Opera house, Akershus fortress and the Munch museum. On your first full day in the country, join a local guide on a tour of Oslo and see the most fascinating corners of this elegant, clean and chic capital, including the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park. The next day you will embark on a day trip to Drøbak, a true gem of a town located a short drive from Oslo. Meet a local farmer for a homemade lunch of local ingredients, and see how local raspberry wine is produced before returning to the city.

A tour of Norway would be incomplete without exposure to the Norwegian fjords! The Sognefjord in a Nutshell® tour (which is another flavor of the more well-known Norway in a Nutshell® tour) takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Leave Oslo toward Myrdal, where you will switch trains and enjoy the breathtaking Flåm Railway (Flamsbana). Upon your arrival in Flåm, a delightful and serene ferry ride will take you to picturesque Balestrand, in the heart of fjord country (and not nearly as crowded as Flåm), where you will spend two nights. There you will taste local ciders, cruise the fjord and take in the peace and tranquility of your scenic surroundings.

You will continue the Sognefjord in a Nutshell® tour, on your way to Bergen, where you will spend two nights. Explore this magnificent town, affectionately known as “the Gateway to the Fjords,” which is beautiful however you look at it. There you can eat lunch at the Fish Market, admire the entire city atop Mount Fløyen and soak in the local art at the KODE museums. Our program also includes a walking tour of Bergen.

Depart from Bergen on a short flight to Ålesund and enjoy some free time to explore this charming Art Noveau city. The following day takes you on an unforgettable day trip to the Ålesund archipelago. Then cruise the waters of the famous Geirangerfjord, with its characteristic “S” shape, high waterfalls and abandoned mountain farms, the fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. On your last morning in Ålesund, enjoy breakfast and a private transfer to the airport.

Click on the blue bars above to read about all you will experience in this journey.

2024 PRICING

Prices are in USD, per person, for an independent journey based on the number of travelers in your party

# of Travelers in Your Party LUXE Tour (USD per person)
2 people from $9,850
3 people from $9,050
4 to 6 people from $7,694
7+ people from $7,428

Luxury Norway Tour Timeline

Day 1

Arrive in Norway & Dinner Cruise

Welcome to hip, modern and vibrant Oslo, Norway’s capital. Enjoy dinner while cruising past the stunning skyline with its modern and historic landmarks. Cheers to the start of your Norwegian adventure!

Today's Experiences

Oslo Dinner Cruise, Panoramic view of the city skyline

Meals Included

Dinner

Accommodation

The Thief Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing Tour of Oslo

Explore Oslo with an expert guide who will share with you the city’s rich history, culture and local way of life. Navigate seamlessly on foot, and by using public transportation, uncovering the city’s most significant highlights.

Today's Experiences

Oslo Opera House, City Hall, Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace, Vigeland Sculpture Park

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

The Thief Hotel

Day 3

Picturesque Drøbak

Today’s guided day trip, a favorite among locals, will lead you to Drøbak, a town full of 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses. Explore the idyllic town with a farm visit and culinary experiences.

Today's Experiences

Guided day trip to Drøbak, Visit local farms for lunch and wine tasting

Meals Included

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

The Thief Hotel

Day 4

Sognefjord in a Nutshell ®

The Sognefjord in a Nutshell® trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Enjoy the breathtaking Flåm Railway.

Today's Experiences

Flåm Railway, Ferry ride to Balestrand

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Kviknes Hotel Balestrand

Day 5

Guided Fjord & Glacier Tour from Balestrand

Embark on a scenic journey through the narrow Fjærlandsfjord to the edge of the majestic Jostedalen Glacier. Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and continue to Bøyabreen Glacier before returning to Balestrand.

Today's Experiences

Cruise Fjærlandsfjord, Bøyabreen Glacier, Bøyaøyri Nature Reserve, Norwegian Glacier Museum

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

Kviknes Hotel Balestrand

Day 6

From Balestrand to Bergen

Enjoy a delicious lunch and taste several local ciders in Balestrand. Then, your Sognefjord in a Nutshell® trip continues with a ferry ride, on the fjords, to take you to Bergen.

Today's Experiences

Balestrand Cider House

Meals Included

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

Hotel Opus XVI

Day 7

Discover the “Gateway to the Fjords”

A walking tour of Bergen will expose you to colorful wooden buildings by the water and offer you a view of the city atop Mount Floyen.

Today's Experiences

Bryggen (wharf), Mount Floyen funicular, Stunning views of Bergen

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Opus XVI

Day 8

Travel to Ålesund

Enjoy some open time in Bergen to discover the city at your own pace, then board a flight to Art Nouveau Ålesund.

Today's Experiences

Flight between Bergen and Ålesund

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Boutique Hotel Brosundet

Day 9

Around the Ålesund Archipelago

Discover Ålesund, possibly Norway’s most beautiful town. Visit several Viking sites, see other islands in the archipelago and climb atop an impressive lighthouse.

Today's Experiences

Islands of Giske and Godoy, Village of Alnes, Sunnmore Museum, Mount Aksla

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Boutique Hotel Brosundet

Day 10

Majestic Geirangerfjord

Today, you will be able to admire the beauty of the famous UNESCO Geirangerfjord. During this roundtrip cruise, you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery across three fjords and pass by the spectacular Seven Sisters and Suitor waterfalls.

Today's Experiences

Geirangerfjord and panoramic viewpoints

Meals Included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Boutique Hotel Brosundet

Day 11

Journey Conclusion

Conclude your journey with breakfast and a private transfer to Ålesund airport.

Meals Included

Breakfast

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Scandinavia Tour FAQs

After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to your hotel in Reykjavík. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, connect with your Tour Director before a visit to the Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kickoff dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes. Your group tour of Iceland has officially started!

After breakfast, join a driving tour of Iceland’s capital. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, you will have free time to experience the city on your own. End your day with a delectable dinner and a drive to view the Northern Lights, if the skies are clear that night. If they are not, don’t worry. We will have many other opportunities!

Day 3 is dedicated to Iceland’s Golden Circle, which is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Fridheimar, you will enjoy a beautiful show with Icelanic horses and some organic, tomato-based delicacies as well. Following your guided tour of the Golden Circle, we will drive to Landeyjahöfn harbor and board a ferry to the Westman Islands. The short 45-minute boat ride will give you a new perspective of Iceland’s south coast. When the ferry docks on the main island, Heimaey, you might even spot a brave sheep grazing on the rocky cliffs surrounding you! Enjoy a delectable dinner at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, your cozy accommodation for the evening.

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
info@DiscoverScandinaviaTours.com

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 (info@DiscoverScandinaviaTours.com) or call us (800-936-2814) and we will start your dream Scandinavian vacation with a free consultation.

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