Small Group Norway Tour

STORIES OF NORWAY

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 days 

Season: May – September

Cities Featured: Bergen, Balestrand, Loen, Ålesund, Molde, Røros, Trondheim

2023 Prices: from $7,999 USD Per Person*

Capacity: Max 12 People per group

Vacation Type: Fully Escorted Vacation Package

Program Overview

Our “Stories” tour series™ presents each Scandinavian destination like a book of endless, fascinating stories. In these books, unlike all other books, the stories are written and rewritten, endlessly. The writer – you – merges their own journey with the country’s traditions and way of life, line by line, experience by experience. Each region is a chapter and each chapter is full of discovery and enrichment. Marvel at the scenery, savor the local cuisine, meet the locals and hear their stories.

In Stories of Norway™, summer edition, you will be immersed in 12 days of fjords, mountains, waterfalls, culture, food and beauty that defines Norway. You will travel in the company of a local Tour Director and as part of a group of no more than 12 travelers, as you discover Central Norway – from Bergen to Trondheim – in the most worry-free way possible. New friendships will be formed and wonderful memories will be created.
Are you ready to write your own Norwegian story?

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May 20 - May 31, 2023 $7,999 Book Now! 7
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Included in the Premium Package

11 nights at unique & 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

22 meals (10 authentic dinner experiences, 1 lunch & 11 breakfasts)

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!

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Timeline

Day 1

Arrival In Bergen & Kick-Off Dinner

We start our Norwegian adventure in Bergen, Gateway to the Fjords.

Meals Included: 
Multi-course dinner

Accommodation: 
Hotel Opus XVI

Day 1

Day 2

Bergen, Gateway To The Fjords

Today you’ll tour the harbor, wharf, parks and monuments of the second-largest city in the Norway: Bergen.

Main Attractions: 
Guided tour of Bergen,
Guided tour Grieg’s home

Main Attractions: 
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation: 
Hotel Opus XVI

Day 2

Day 3

Balestrand, A Sognefjord Gem

Enjoy the secrets and sceneries of this wonderful gem in the heart of Sognefjord region: Balestrand

Main Attractions: 
Balestrand Historical Walk
Cider Tasting,
The Sognefjord, “king” of Norway fjords

Meals Included:
Full breakfast, lunch & multi-course dinner

Accommodation: 
Kviknes Hotel

Day 3

Day 4

Loen, Glaciers & Fjords

In Loen you’ll bear witness to the Briksdal Glacier, a dramatic beauty rising 1,200 meters and dropping directly into the Briksdalen Valley

Main Attractions: 
RIB boat tour of the Sognefjord;
Briksdal Glacier Adventure

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Hotel Alexandra

Day 4

Day 5

From Fjord To Sky In 5 Minutes

Today you 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

Main Attractions: 
Loen Skylift

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Hotel Alexandra

Day 5

Day 6

Art Nouveau Alesund

One of the more striking features of Ålesund is its colorful Art Nouveau buildings, making it a highlight in your Norway tour.

Main Attractions: 
Complete tour of Alesund

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Hotel Brosundet

Day 6

Day 7

Geirangerfjord, The King Of The Fjords

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.

Main Attractions:
Sail the Geirangerfjord and marvel at the many wonders along the way

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Hotel Brosundet

Day 7

Day 8

Island Hopping Our Way To Molde

Our new destination is the gorgeous fjord town of Molde. To get there we will cross the super-famous Atlantic Road, another highlight in our program.

Main Attractions:
Romsdal Museum
Tour of Molde

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Molde Fjordhotell

Day 8

Day 9

Trondheim, A City Of Culture And Beauty

Trondheim, Norway’s “Capital of Culture,” presents the eye with a feast of beauty, a fantastic blend of gothic architecture and colorful wooden buildings by the water.

Main Attractions:
Guided tour of Trondheim

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Hotel Britannia

Day 9

Day 10

Free Time In Trondheim

No schedules! It is a day for relaxation and discovery at your own pace. Dinner on your own.

Meals Included:
Full breakfast

Accommodation:
Hotel Britannia

Day 10

Day 11

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.

Main Attractions:
Guided tour of Roros
Roros Beer Tasting
Olav’s Mine Tour

Meals Included:
Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

Accommodation:
Hotel Britannia

Day 11

Day 12

Return Home

We have arrived at the end of our Norwegian adventure, full of memories, pictures and new friends, after breakfast.

Meals Included:
Full breakfast

Day 12

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.

On Day 2 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.

Start Day 4 with a thrilling RIB tour of the Sognefjord. Zip along on this adventurous tour and discover the Kvinnefossen waterfall before stopping at a 13th-Century church on the island of Kvamsøy. Then, we drive through the heart of Norway, heading north, to arrive in Loen. There you’ll bear witness to the Briksdal Glacier, a dramatic beauty rising 1,200 meters and dropping directly into the Briksdalen Valley. This tour includes an easy hike through stunning scenery as well as a ride on a traditional “troll car.”

Time to pause and take in our surroundings. On Day 5 you 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. Then get ready for one more feast at the outstanding Hotel Alexandra.

On Day 6 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. Well, Day 7 is your day to experience it! 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.

Always moving north, we leave Alesund to savor more of the beauty of the Norwegian coast. Our new destination is the gorgeous fjord town of Molde. To get there we will cross the super-famous Atlantic Road, another highlight in our program. In Molde we will encounter impressive architecture immersed in a sweet blend of Norwegian culture and a relaxed, maritime atmosphere. After another fantastic meal (especially for seafood lovers!) we will spend the night at the picturesque Molde Fjordhotell.

We dedicate today 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.

On Day 10 the 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 Day 11, 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.

We have arrived at the end of our Norwegian adventure, full of memories, pictures and new friends, after breakfast.

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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.
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