Scenic Norway (ZQ)

9 Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo

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Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls...this is Norway, and on this Scenic Norway tour, you’ll experience Norway's exciting cities and spectacular scenery.

Visit Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by majestic mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, and lush, green vegetation. Here, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you. You’ll travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout. While here, you’ll taste aquavit, Norway’s most traditional Christmas schnapps. Another tour highlight is a 1-hour cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord.

You'll also visit Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a 2-hour cruise on both fjords and a stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest glacier. But that's not all…you'll also spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you'll stop at thundering Låtefoss waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau, one of Europe's largest and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made—a special experience offered by Globus.

In addition to the spectacular scenery, you'll also experience Norway's cities. In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In Bergen, you'll hear about the city's 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches.

These are just some of the many highlights on this Norway tour. It’s an amazing vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

OSLO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
LILLEHAMMER
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, followed by lunch
GEIRANGERFJORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste aquavit schnapps at the Dalsnibba lookout before your boat cruise
JOSTEDAL GLACIER
FJAERLAND
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a five-screen film
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Boat cruise
BERGEN
Orientation
HARDANGERFJORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy apple cider at a local farm; ferry crossing
LÅTEFOSS WATERFALL
TELEMARK
Guided visits of Vemork and the Heddal stave church
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Certain mountain roads normally used for this vacation might be blocked by snow early and late in the season. If so, your Tour Director and driver will select a different route.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Vemork
  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords (Geirangerfjord)
  • West-Norwegian Fjords (Nærøyfjord)

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruises; ferry crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine in Lillehammer; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Oslo

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 Oslo–Eidsvoll–Lillehammer

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a picture stop at Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814. Then, proceed along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, followed by a light lunch.

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Day 3 Lillehammer–Lom–Dalsnibba–Loen

Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt. Take pictures of the lonely stave church of Lom, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view from the Dalsnibba lookout above Geirangerfjord, and taste aquavit, the most traditional Christmas schnapps in Norway. A leisurely one-hour CRUISE past the famous “Seven Sisters” cascade is next. Dock at Hellesylt and head south via Lake Hornindal to peaceful Loen.

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Day 4 Loen–Fjaerland–Stalheim

Follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord, then cross the mountains to the serene Våtedalen Valley and pristine Lake Jølster. The mountain scenery gets more rugged as you approach the tunnel underneath Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest glacier. Stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2-hour CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and continue to Stalheim, high above the majestic Nærøydal Valley.

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Day 5 Stalheim–Voss–Bergen

This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flam train ride. Then, leave Stalheim and see the popular lakeside resort of Voss on your way to pretty Bergen. During your orientation tour, hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Stroll through the colorful fish market and the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.

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Day 6 Bergen–Låtefoss–Telemark

Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø farm for eight generations. While you taste their Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite APPLE CIDER, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Then, cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY and drive through the orchards along Sørfjorden, whose tranquil splendor inspired Grieg’s Morning Mood. More scenic delights: thundering Låtefoss and the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions. Next is rustic, unspoiled Telemark.

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Day 7 Telemark–Vemork–Heddal–Oslo

Focus on VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and also gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Leave the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Before returning to Oslo in the afternoon, admire the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches.

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Day 8 Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s 200-plus extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures and visit the modern CITY HALL. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past is available. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel.

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Day 9 Oslo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

OIVIND FURE

Years of Experience: 27

I am a full-blooded Scandinavian who considers it a true pleasure to have you as my guest. I look forward to showing you my favorite places: the scenic roads and breathtaking beauty of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. Be ready for a fascinating journey from 1,000-year-old vibrant Viking cities, through ice-blue fjords surrounded by snowcapped mountains and thundering waterfalls, to colorful fjord villages and fruit farms. "Traverse the unique landscapes of Lapland in the ultimate north and experience the warm summer climate and a sun that does not set."

Tour Director - OIVIND FURE

 Accommodations

Oslo
Lillehammer
Loen
Stalheim
Bergen
Telemark

Oslo

Clarion Royal Christiania

Biskop Gunnerusgatan 3
Oslo, Norway

Free Wifi

This modern, sophisticated property is centrally located with excellent facilities including an indoor swimming pool, steam bath & sauna, an atrium restaurant and lobby bar. There is a tram stop directly outside the hotel, ideal for discovering the parks, museums and galleries of Scandinavia's oldest capital city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies

Lillehammer

Lillehammer Hotel

First-Class

Turisthotellveien 6
Lillehammer, Norway

Free Wifi

Traditional Holiday & Conference Hotel set in 8-acre private park, near ski & riding schools, chairlift & Maihaugen Museum.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail

Loen

Alexandra

First-Class


Loen, Norway

Free Wifi

Hotel Alexandra is a family-run hotel located in the inner reaches of Nordfjord. It is renowned for its distinctive, personal atmosphere. Centuries-old traditions have been combined with modern hotel operations and an eye for style and comfort.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer

Stalheim

Stalheim

First-Class

Stalheimsvegen 131
Stalheim, Norway

Free Wifi

Traditional Inn dating from 1885, located in scenic mountain area on E16 overlooking Naeroe Valley.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer

Bergen

First Hotel Marin

First-Class

Rosenkrantzgatan 8
Bergen, Norway

Free Wifi

First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated very centrally in Bergen. The hotel is located at the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCOs world-heritage list. Marin holds 152 well equipped rooms.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker

Telemark

Rauland Hogfjellshotell

First-Class


Rauland-Telemark, Norway

Free Wifi

The Rauland Hogfjellshotell recreational facilities include swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam sauna and a mountain SPA. The restaurant Falkeriset serves tempting dishes based on the European cuisine.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Bergen
Stalheim
Oslo

Bergen

DinnerinBergen

Dinner in Bergen

Discover Old Bergen and Bryggen with the Hansa Quarters as you criss-cross the charming narrow streets and the beautiful leaning wooden houses. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for the small shops, local artists studios, and Julehuset (Christmas House), Norway's famous Christmas and handicraft center. Enjoy a delightful traditional Bergen meal after your free time from shoppping.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Stalheim

FlamRailway

Flam Railway

An opportunity that should not be missed! See Norway's wildest and most magnificent mountain scenery. Ride rivers cutting through deep ravines, waterfalls, mountain farms on sheer slopes and other UNESCO World Heritage landscapes on the Flam Railway.

Approximate value: €76 EUR per person

Oslo

PanoramicOsloandDinner

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Take the serpentine road through Oslo`s most fashionable residential area up to mount Holmenkollen. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Oslo and the Oslofjord before you savor a delicious dinner in a fine restaurant.

Approximate value: €92 EUR per person

TreasuresofNorway

Treasures of Norway

Admire relics from Norway's great seafaring past: 1,000-year-old ornamented Viking ships; the Fram, a 100-year-old primitive ship used for Arctic expeditions; and Thor Heyerdahl's fantastic Ra and Kon-Tiki vessels.

Approximate value: €56 EUR per person

 Know Before You Go

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