The rich landscapes of southern Norway—including Sognefjorden, the country’s longest and deepest fjord—are the ideal addition to your adventures. Thundering waterfalls and snowy peaks offer wonderful photo ops.
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DAY 1 - U.S./Bergen, Norway
Fly from Newark to Bergen (via Copenhagen) on an overnight flight.
DAY 2 - Bergen
Arrive in the Hansa city of Bergen; the powerful Hanseatic League once ruled the seas of northern Europe. Check in and enjoy dinner at the hotel. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, or similar (D)
DAY 3 - Bergen
Today, visit the town center with its colorful fish and flower market and the Hanseatic Museum, which details the history of the Germanic merchants. Venture into St. Mary's Church and the rebuilt Fantoft Stave Church, as well as composer Edvard Grieg's home. After lunch, ride the funicular to the city's apex for an extraordinary view. Dinner is on your own this evening. (B,L)
DAY 4 - Flåm Railway/Sognefjord/Lofthus
A must-do on any exploration of the fjords is a thrilling ride on the Flåm Railway, which ascends 2,800 feet in just an hour through spectacular scenery. Start the day with a drive to Voss, followed by a journey by train to Myrdal, where we will change over to the Flåm Railway. After lunch in Flåm, sail from Gudvangen through the fjords of Nthro and into the Sognefjorden. Then drive through the Nærøy Valley and enjoy breathtaking views before taking a ferry from Bruravik to Brimnes. Arrive in Lofthus in the late evening and check in to our hotel. Hotel Ullensvang (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Hotel Ullensvang
Set on the shores of Srørfjorden, our hotel offers a host of activities. Go kayaking or canoeing in the fjord, head out on various hikes, or spend the day relaxing and enjoying the idyllic setting of the hotel with a view of the fjords. We also have the chance to visit the nearby Hardanger Folk Museum and the Ullensvang Church. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Ullensvang/Oslo
On our way to Oslo, take in views of the Tvindefossen waterfall, Lake Oppheim, and Vøringsfoss Waterfall. Continue to Torpo Stave Church and enjoy lunch in Gol. Arrive in Oslo in the late afternoon and check in to our hotel, enjoying dinner on your own this evening. Hotel Bristol or similar (B,L)
DAY 7 - Oslo
Spend the morning exploring Oslo on your own. This afternoon, join the main expedition for an afternoon tour of Oslo.