Norwegian Fjords Escape with Northern Lights (KTNX)

10 Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo

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See the splendor of the fjords with fewer crowds on this off-season escorted tour of Norway. Your adventure begins in Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the National Theater (home of Henrik Ibsen’s plays), Parliament and the Royal Palace, as well as the magnificent display of Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures in Frogner Park.

From Oslo, you’ll drive northwest through Hallingdal—a large valley, rich in the traditions of iron production, cattle trade, folk art, music, and dance. You’ll pass through the world’s longest road tunnel to Aurland on your way to the beautiful village of Flåm, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord. Your stay in Flåm includes a boat ride on the spectacular Naerøyfjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Bergen, the “City of Seven Mountains,” where you’ll take a drive to see Bergenhus Fortress, the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Bergen’s harbor, and the famous fish market. Take a step back in time through the cobblestone streets lined by colorful wooden houses that are quintessentially Norwegian. Travel back via train to Oslo through the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.

Fly from Oslo to the lively and colorful town of Tromsø, where you enjoy an orientation walk and visit to the Arctic Cathedral. This two-night stay gives you the opportunity to join an optional excursion to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Join us to experience Norway’s exquisite natural beauty that will stay with you for years to come—a guided vacation in Norway you’ll treasure forever.

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Single supplement waived for 2020/2021 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
Norwegian Fjords Escape with Northern Lights map
Escapes by Globus

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords- Nærøyfjord

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners


Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Services of the Host end on day 7. Tromsø portion includes services of a local expert.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY

Welcome to Oslo, ancient capital of Norway! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 OSLO

Today offers a proper introduction to Oslo, Norway’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterward, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 OSLO–GOL–FLÅM

Depart the city and drive northwest through Hallingdal, a large valley with rich traditions in iron production, cattle trade, and traditional folk art, music, and dance. Stop in Gol, before traveling through the world’s longest road tunnel (15 miles) to Aurland. Arrive in the picturesque village of Flåm, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

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Day 4 FLÅM

Highlight today is a breathtaking Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BOAT ride on the famous Nærøyfjord, the best-known branch of the Sognefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also rated by the National Geographic Society as the world’s number one natural heritage site. Balance of the day is at leisure. Join an optional excursion to make the most out of your stay.

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Day 5 FLAM–BERGEN

Board your coach and travel to Bergen, “City of Seven Mountains.” An orientation drive features the main sights: the Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower; the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbor; and the famous Fish Market. Afterward, follow your Local Guide through Bryggen and step back in time as you walk along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. See the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 BERGEN–OSLO

This morning, board the Bergen Railway for one of the world’s most scenic train rides across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau
to Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km

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Day 7 OSLO–TROMSØ

Say goodbye to your Tour Director before boarding your flight to Tromsø—the world’s most northern university city, and starting point for many great polar expeditions. During an orientation walk with your local expert, explore the old wooden buildings in the historic center. Then, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL, the city’s landmark, with its peaked roof and stained-glass windows. Later, why not join an optional excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting)?

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Day 8 TROMSØ

Day at leisure to take pictures of the beautiful fjord sceneries and high mountain skylines that are plentiful here. Optional excursions are on offer to make the most out of your stay.

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Day 9 TROMSØ–OSLO

Board the flight to return to Oslo.

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Day 10 OSLO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Motorcoach, boat cruise, train Bergen-Oslo, flight Oslo-Tromsø.

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Oslo
Flam
Bergen

Oslo

Treasures of Norway

Treasures of Norway

Admire relics from Norway's great seafaring past.

Price Range: $$

Flam

Flåm Railway

Flåm Railway

Journey past deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and more on one of the world's steepest standard-gauge railway lines - Norway's world-famous Flåm.

Price Range: $$$

Bergen

Dinner in Bergen

Dinner in Bergen

Savor the specialties of Norway as you dig into a wonderful dinner at a typical Bergen restaurant!

Price Range: $$$



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