The Magic of Norway

Fast Hydrofoil from Sognefjord arriving in Bergen - © John Robson
Bergen
Bergen Funicular from Mount Floyen - © John Robson
Bodø
The Dorvefjell
Myrdal
Narvik
Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
Flam Railway - © Bob Cable
NSB The Bergen Railway, Rhune Fossum
Sognefjord near Flam - © John Robson
Trondheim

Holiday Highlights

  • Stunning mountain and fjord scenery
  • Sognefjord Cruise – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord
  • Leisure time in Bergen, Oslo and Narvik
  • Spectacular rail journey across the Arctic Circle
  • The Lofoten Islands
  • The Ofoten Railway to Kiruna
  • 12 Days from £2,536pp
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Tour Dates:
Wednesday 30 June to Sunday 11 July 2021

Steep sided fjords, mountains and wide open country are all part of the varied stunning scenery on offer as we travel through Norway by train, including crossing the Arctic Circle.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Fly to Bergen

Morning flight from London to Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Transfer to city centre hotel for a 3-night stay.

Day 2 – Flåm Railway

We start the day by taking a cruise along the Sognefjord from Bergen to Flåm, situated at the head of the fjord. After a break for lunch we take the Flåm Railway, climbing to a height of over 800m en route to Myrdal, before returning to Bergen on the main line.

Day 3 – Explore at Leisure

Bergen is delightful to explore with its waterfront area and fish and fruit markets. There is also the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen which affords views of the town and the shoreline.

Day 4 – Bergen to Oslo

Described as the “Roof of Norway” railway line, this route soon leaves behind the coast and takes us into the mountain scenery as it heads for the capital city of Oslo. Here we have a 2-night stay.

Day 5 – Free Time

Oslo has much to offer with its maritime history captured in the Kontiki and Viking Ship museums. For transport lovers there is a good tram and metro network to help you explore.

Day 6 – North to Trondheim

Another scenic rail journey today will take us through the Gudbrandsdal Valley, across the Dovrefjell mountain plateau and through the National Park to Trondheim. The train services are now more infrequent but our early start does mean that we have a free afternoon and evening to explore the city with its magnificent Nidaros Cathedral.

Day 7 – Across the Arctic Circle

Still travelling north we are treated to a wonderful vista of mountains and fjords all from the comfort of the train! We cross the Arctic Circle late afternoon (the summit of the line) before dropping down to the coast and the port of Bodø. Being so far north the daylight hours last well into the late evening and the views across the harbour are stunning.

Day 8 – Lofoten

Today we have a private coach transfer from Bodø via road and ferry to Svolvaer, the capital of the Lofoten Islands, for a 2-night stay. We have a guided tour of the city in the afternoon and dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 9 – Discover Lofoten and Henningsvaer

Today we take a full day excursion by coach to enjoy the beauty of the islands. Lunch is included at the Lofotr Viking Museum. The museum gives an insight into life during the Viking era using reconstructions and original objects. After lunch we continue to Henningsvaer, often referred to as the Venice of the North due to the many waterways within the town. We return to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 10 – To Narvik

This morning we have a private coach transfer via ferry and road back to the mainland and the port of Narvik and have a free afternoon to explore. Being the end of the Iron Ore rail route from Sweden, the port is a hive of activity processing this commodity. Alternatively there is a War Museum depicting the heroism of the Nordic people.

Day 11 – Train to Kiruna

Today we offer an excursion to travel the Ofoten Railway from Narvik to the mining town of Kiruna, a stupendous journey winding its way through vivid and scenic landscapes. There will be free time in Kiruna before returning to Narvik for our final night in this wonderful country.

Day 12 – Return to London

Coach transfer to the airport for a laste morning flight back to London. Arrival into London late afternoon.

Tour Route

Tour route map

Selected Hotels

Scandic Bergen City, Bergen

Scandic Byporten, Oslo

Scandic Nidelven, Trondheim

Scandic Hotel Bodo, Bodø

Scandic Hotel Svolvaer, Lofoten

Scandic Hotel, Narvik

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Flights in economy class by scheduled airline
  • Rail travel as specified
  • Transfers as required
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels on bed and breakfast basis
  • Other meals as specified
  • Excursion and admission charges as listed
  • Services of a tour leader from London for the duration of the holiday

Price per person

Escorted holiday: £2,536
Single room supplement: £530
Deposit for this holiday: £200

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