Scenic Norway (ZQ)

10 Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo

2020 Tour Details

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

In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches. In Bergen, hear about the city's 11th-century origins during your orientation drive. In Loen, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you: Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project, the Loen Skylift, to the top of Mount Hoven.

Also, spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, and stop at thundering Låtefoss twin-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, visit a fruit farm and meet the family who has owned it for 8 generations. Hear their history and how cider is made. While tasting apple juice and cider, enjoy the lunch Globus has arranged for you.

But that's not all… enjoy a spectacular cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a stop to see one of the mighty branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest glacier. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, then, travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout at Dalsnibba.

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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at a local restaurant
TELEMARK
Visit the Heddal stave church; guided visit of Vemork
LǞTEFOSS WATERFALL HARDANGERFJORD
Ferry crossing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm
BERGEN
Orientation drive
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Cruise
FJAERLAND
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch the Panorama Movie
JOSTEDAL GLACIER LOEN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Experience the Skylift
GEIRANGERFJORD
Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout
LILLEHAMMER
Picture stop at the Olympic ski jump; guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruises.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 lunch at a local farm; 7 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Oslo

 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! 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 gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’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. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

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Day 3 OSLO–HEDDAL–VEMORK–TELEMARK

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow 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. Next is 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 gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi / 265 km

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Day 4 TELEMARK–LÅTEFOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN

A day of scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall. Drive through the orchards along the tranquil splendor of Sørfjord, which inspired composer Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Meet the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear all about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League. An orientation drive shows you the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbor; and the famous Fish Market.
Today’s Distance: 202 mi / 325 km

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Day 5 BERGEN–VOSS–STALHEIM

Time this morning to discover colorful Bergen and explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own. Later, travel toward the popular lakeside resort of Voss, where you can join an exciting optional Flåm train ride. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the beautiful Nærøydalen Valley.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi / 180 km

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Day 6 STALHEIM–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FJAERLAND–LOEN

Start today with a relaxing CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch the spectacular Panorama Movie – 22 meters long and 5.5 meters high. Then marvel at Bøyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath mainland Europe’s largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jølster and the Våtedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi / 180 km

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Day 7 LOEN

Prepare for Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project: the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOEN SKYLIFT, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skåla, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord. Discover one of the hiking trails at your own pace.

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Day 8 LOEN–GEIRANGERFJORD–DALSNIBBA–LOM–LILLEHAMMER

Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely CRUISE on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for panoramic views from the GEIRANGER SKYWALK, Mount Dalsnibba’s new platform above the fjord. Continue to Lom and take pictures of its lovely stave church. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt, and arrive in Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi / 340 km

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Day 9 LILLEHAMMER–EIDSVOLL–OSLO

Start your day with a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump, followed by a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of houses and farmyards. Enjoy a comfortable drive along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814, before returning to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi / 230 km

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Day 10 OSLO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

COLLEEN MAIN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Scandinavia, what does the word conjure up to you? Is it Copenhagen's enchanting Tivoli pleasure gardens, Stockholm's authentic Old Town or Norway's majestic mountains and fjords? For me, it's all of this... and so much more! Touring here has shown me the exciting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, cutting-edge design, the rich Nordic history and the comfortable, easy pace of the Scandinavian lifestyle. Whatever the season, I never tire of the ever-changing colors and magic of its landscape. Quite simply, I have fallen in love with Scandinavia and I am passionate about sharing this with you!

Tour Director - COLLEEN MAIN

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