Welcome to Oslo!
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Outdoor Art in Oslo
OSLO: Guided sightseeing includes a walk through Frogner Park and a visit to City Hall. (B)
TOUR HIGHLIGHT - ART & ARCHITECTURE: Frogner Park contains over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze, and wrought iron, along with fountains and bridges comprising the life's work of legendary sculptor Guztav Vigeland. Visit the stately Oslo City Hall, with its red-brick architecture, soaring towers, and 49 bells. Here, the Nobel Peace Prise ceremony takes place each year.
Historic Norwegian Heroes
HEDDAL: Visit the Stave Church. Scenic drive through Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjo.
VEMORK: Take a guided visit of the museum. (B/D) 193 mi / 310 km
TOUR HIGHLIGHT - HISTORIC SPOT: Explore the fascinating history of Vemork's Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum to learn about the historic role the once largest power station in the world played in thwarting Hitler and the Nazi regime during World War II.
Sweet Fruits & Sea Fishing
LATEFOSS: Photo stop at the waterfalls.
HARDANGERFJORD: Ferry crossing followed by an apple juice and cider tasting, with lunch at a local fruit farm.
BERGEN: Orientation drive includes Bryggen, the Hanseatic Wharf, the harbour, and the Fish Market. (B/L) 202 mi / 325 km
LOCAL FAVOURITE - LOCAL TASTES: In Norway's heavenly Hardangerfjord generations of fruit farmers continue their family's tradition, producing the sweetest fruits someone could ever flavour. Taste home-made apple juice and cider and enjoy lunch amid breath-taking views.
BERGEN: Spend free time this morning in the harbour town.
VOSS: Enjoy leisure time. (B/D) 87 mi / 140 km
TOUR HIGHLIGHT - PICTURE PERFECT: Beautiful Bergen paints the shoreline with different hues of its wooden houses along the old wharf on Norway's southwestern coast. Often called the "Fjord Capital of Norway," Bergen will charm you with its quaint charisma and the breathtaking natural wonder between the seven mountains.
King of the Fjords
SOGNEFJORD & NAEROYFJORD: Take a scenic cruise.
FJAERLAND: Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum.
JOSTEDAL GLACIER: Stop for photos. (B/D) 146 mi / 235 km
TOUR HIGHLIGHT - NATURAL WONDERS: The Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. Cruise onto the wild and wonderful waters of the Naeroyfjord, carved deep amid spectacular views of sheer, snow-topped mountains, waterfalls, and idyllic farms clinging to the mountainsides above one of the most dramatic fjords in Europe.
Skyway to Heaven
LOEN: Take the breathtaking Skylift ride. Free time atop Mount Hoven summit. (B/D)
LOCAL FAVOURITE - EPIC RIDE: Soar 3,000 feet to the summit of Mount Hoven on the aerial tramway above the Nordfjord shores. Take in the heavenly panoramic view of Mt. Skala and Lake Lovatnet to the east, Jostedalsbreen Glacier and Olden Village to the south, and the winding course of the stunning Nordfjord below. Heavenly!
Feasts for the Eyes
GEIRANGERFJORD: Take a scenic cruise on the fjord
DALSNIBBA: Take in the panoramic view from Geiranger Skywalk, Mount Dalsnibba's platform above the fjord.
LOM: Photo stop before continuing to Lillehammer. (B/D) 211 mi / 340 km
TOUR HIGHLIGHT - PICTURE PERFECT: Experience Europe's highest fjord view from the lofty heights of Geiranger Skywalk, 4500 feet above sea level. Ascend to the breathtaking viewpoint of Dalsnibba for an eagle-eye view of Norway's spectacular mountain landscapes and sky.
LILLEHAMMER: Photo stop at the Olympic ski jump where the winter games were hosted in 1994. Take a guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum. Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Oslo along Lake Mjosa to Eidsvoll. Join a farewell dinner tonight at your hotel. (B/D) 124 mi / 200 km
TOUR HIGHLIGHT - CULTURE & TRADITION: In the idyllic open-air museum of Maihaugen, more than 200 historic houses from as far back as the 13th century take you back to traditional life in Norway, including the Garmo stave church from the 1200s and the childhood home of Queen Sonja of Norway.
Safe travels until we meet again!
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)