What comes to your mind when you think about Norway?
Is it the phenomenal fjord? Is it the steep mountainsides, lakes and magical skylines?
Well, there is more to offer in this beautiful Scandinavian Country – Northern Lights in Winter, Midnight Sun in Summer, Sami Culture, Vikings, Ski-fanatics and irresistible seafood. Above all, unmatched greeneries and natural beauties will captivate you, and you may like to stay a little more in this country.
Follow Susmita’s itinerary and indulge yourself in a beautiful Nordic Vacation.
Day 1: Arrival at Oslo
Pick-up from the Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Explore the city of Oslo
After a long flight, enjoy your first day in the capital, relaxing as you desire.
Day 3: Grand Tour of Oslo
The Oslo Grand Tour is a 7-8 hour tour by coach and boat, including all major attractions in Oslo. The bus takes you through the city centre of Oslo to the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. You will then visit the Viking Ship Museum on the peninsula of Bygdøy. After that, you will see the unique polar ship Fram in the Fram Museum before boarding a boat for a 2-hour fjord sightseeing tour. The tour will allow you great views of the harbour, the green hills surrounding the city, the Akershus Fortress and Oslo’s new Opera House. You will also pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bays, and a maze of islands with tiny summer houses. You will be able to buy refreshments on board.
Day 4: Oslo to Myrdal Vatnahalsen
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. The 5-hour train journey from Oslo to Myrdal is part of the Bergen Railway, one of the world’s finest train journeys. This railway connects Oslo and Bergen, the two largest cities in Norway, and shows the diversity of the Norwegian landscape. You will change to the Flåm Railway at Myrdal station and continue down one stop to Vatnahalsen.
The Vatnahalsen is a beautiful place in Norway, and worth spending a night here. One night of a most peaceful stay amid beautiful nature and mountains. You can take a jungle walk to explore nature, or there is a wild deep zipline you can try for adventure and fun, or you can go cycling.
Day 5: Vatnahalsen - Flåm
Today, you will continue down with the Flåm Railway, which passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountainsides from 866 metres down to the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway running on regular tracks that is so steep over a long distance.
Arrival at Flåm by afternoon.
Day 6: A day in Flåm
Flåm is a fjord village and the only fjord village in Norway with a train connection. Steep mountainsides surround the village, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys – the perfect place to enjoy nature. Modern transportation makes today’s Flåm a junction that is easily accessible whether you are travelling by car, boat, train or by bus. Large cruise ships in the harbour are a daily site throughout the spring and summer months. The Flåm Valley is a typical western Norwegian fjord slicing into the depths of the ancient mountains. Through many ice ages and millions of years, meltwater, stone and gravel from glaciers formed Flåm and Aurland Fjord into today’s beautiful landscape. The area offers excellent hiking possibilities; maps and recommended hiking routes of all levels are provided in the hotel reception. The Flåm Railway Museum, located at the harbour, has free entrance. Here you will also find a souvenir shop. Highly recommended is a bus tour to Stegasteinen viewpoint. Accommodation in Flåm.
Day 7: Flåm to Bergen
After breakfast, you will checkout from the hotel. Today, you will have a whole day of an exciting and scenic trip.
From Flåm – Boat trip Flåm – Gudvangen. Gudvangen In Flåm, you will embark on a boat. The 2-hour fjord cruise will bring you along the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen, located at the head of the Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe and has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
From Gudvangen – Bus Gudvangen – Voss. Travel by bus from Gudvangen quay to Voss train station. On the way to Voss, you will experience Stalheimskleiva road with its 13 steep hairpin bends. Please note that Stalheimskleiva is only open during the summer (May-September). The bus will take you directly to Voss.
Voss, NSB, Train Voss – Bergen – The last leg of today’s trip will end with a scenic train journey from Voss to Bergen.
Overnight stay in Bergen.
Day 8: Bergen
The Hanseatic city of Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city. Still, with its wooden buildings, it has a distinct small-town flavour. The town is surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords, making it the perfect starting point for excursions to the Norwegian fjord region. Bergen is often referred to as the Gateway to the Fjords. In the late Middle ages, the Hanseatic League established an office in Bergen (Bryggen Wharf), which became a thriving international trade centre. The distinct parallel rows of buildings, with their seaward-facing gables, represent a building tradition dating back almost 900 years. The old wooden buildings along the harbourfront in Bergen were placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1980.
You can take a Sailboat Cruise Tour today to experience and see Bergen from Sea. These day tours are excellent for sharing the local culture as well. It gives you the option to experience the Scandinavian natural beauties.
Take a day tour, come back by late afternoon, and then you have enough time to enjoy your time in a local club with local food and drinks with locals.
Day 9: Bergen
Spend a relaxing day at Bergen. Let the day pass slowly and leisurely, and enjoy every bit. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city but has small-town charm and atmosphere. Enjoy your last day in Norway. Bergen is a lovely and surprising city to explore! While strolling around old streets and alleyways, you will see tiny wooden houses, cobbled streets with stone steps in the steepest parts and flowers everywhere.
You can book The hop-on/ hop-off sightseeing bus ticket, which will take you to Bryggen Wharf, on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. The picturesque and lively Fish and Flower Market is one of Norway’s most visited markets, where you will find fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Bergen Fish Market is one of the world-famous local markets worth spending time on.
Bergen Aquarium, where you can discover typical Norwegian coastline creatures, seals, penguins, tropical fish and animals. The Grieg Hall hosts cultural events, trade exhibitions, conferences, receptions and even banquets; – The Fløibanen funicular runs up to the top of the mountain of Fløyen in 5-6 minutes and takes you 320 meters above sea level. The ride is spectacular, and you will get a perfect view of the city and its surroundings from the top of the hill. The open-air museum Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed town with approximately 50 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. You will discover private homes, objects, shops and workshops that bring the city’s history over the generations to life.
While you can plan your city exploration on a Hop-on/Hop-off bus, don’t forget to have a sumptuous lunch at the local fish market and soak yourself in the vibrant coastal environment of Bergen with the local Norwegian.
Day 10: Departure from Bergen
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Airport transfer to Bergen Airport, Flesland. Departure to the next destination or return to your home country.
Summer Trip to Breath-taking Nordic Fjord and the Landscape
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- Pick-up and drop at Airport.
- Food: 9 Breakfast
- Train Tickets (This trip needs to book at least four months before the journey starts for early bookings of train tickets. This route in Norway is trendy and attracts tourists from across the world. Hence it is essential to book tickets before they sell out.)
- Flight Tickets.
- Required VISA.
- Travel Insurance.
- Your toiletries and medicines.
- Personal beverages. (Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic)
- Personal entertainment equipment. (music system, etc.)
- Personal guide fees if you are hiring during the trip for any activities.
- Trip costs do not ensure the supply of local SIM cards and paying bills for your usage.
- The cost does not include any recreational activities or tours before and after the scheduled trip as per the itinerary.
- Entrance fees for national parks, museums, historic places, and other places that require entrance fees or additional ticket fees.
- The cost does not include international airport departure taxes, transportation or ticket costs (airfare or train fare) before and after the scheduled trip as per the itinerary.
- Trip cost is non-inclusive of any extracurricular activities mentioned or not mentioned in the itinerary.
Service on request: (extra cost applicable)
- Air-tickets Purchase. (for Indian Citizens)
- Travel Insurance. (for Indian Citizens)
- VISA application. (for Indian Citizens)
- A Moderate fitness level is required.
What to wear and bring for this trip
- Travel Insurance Copy.
- Medicines, Painkillers, Insect Repellent.
- Raincoat for unpredictable weather changes.
- Scarf, Sunhat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion for hot sunny days.
- Woolen Caps, Balaclava, Woolen Socks. Gloves or Mittens - for winter days.
- Cool cotton clothes, a light jacket, soft trousers, leggings, and cotton socks for cities and towns for summertime travelling.
- Inner thermals, fleece jackets, woollen hoodies, or down jackets for cold nights and wintertime travel.
- Comfortable walking shoes, flip-flops for rooms and beach sandals for the beach areas.
- Water bottle, Universal adapter, Camera and Extra Batteries for your camera.
Code of Ethics
- Be a Responsible Traveller.
- Walking off roads in protected areas is prohibited.
- Be respectful to the locals and their cultures and religious belief.
- Collecting, handling, or keeping specimens/any wildlife matter is strictly prohibited.
- Tourists must obey all rules and regulations the Norway government and related authorities enforce.
Sustainable Tourism Initiative
- Animal Welfare.
- Supporting Locals.
- Zero-tolerance on plastic pollution.
- Encouraging Environmental Protection.