Best of Norway in 2022 with Trafalgar

9 days from only
R41 400
per person sharing
ID # 3462
Valid: 09 Sep 22 to 17 Sep 22
Duration: 9 Days

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 8 nights accommodation in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted, includign Stays with Stories in 3 locations
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • Included Highlights that will delight you: 
    -Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s.
    ​-In Lom you'll have an opportunity to visit Lomskyrkja, one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, dating back to the 12th century.
    and much more!
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Excludes flights. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

Travel vaccination policy:
Effective immediately, all guest booked to travel with Trafalgar are required to be fully vaccinated to travel.The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests travelling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid. Children under 16 must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Oslo

Prepare for a spellbinding encounter with nature - an untamed landscape of fjords, lakes and dense forests that begins in the understated capital of Oslo, set within beautiful natural surrounds. On arrival, transfer to your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Clarion Collection Bastion, a boutique hotel with a unique personality. Hotel founder Morten Mørch visited over 100 hotels around the globe as inspiration in his quest to create one of the world's best hotels. Spend the day exploring the city's interesting architecture and exquisite open spaces, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.
 Hotel - Clarion Collection Bastion
 Included Meals - Welcome Reception

DAY 2: ​Journey to Scenic Geilo and Hardangerfjord

We journey along the shores of the Tyrifjord to the ski resort of Geilo with its scenic location at the foot of Hallingskarvet, before continuing across the Hardanger Plateau to Voringfoss, a cascade of water that plunges impressively into the Måbødalen Canyon below. We continue to Hardangerfjord - its title as the 'Queen of the Fjords' is well deserved and you'll have an opportunity to admire its deep blue waters as you travel along part of its shoreline to your hotel in Norheimsund where you will dine tonight.
 Hotel - Thon Sandven
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: Onwards to Beautiful Bergen

A scenic drive along lakes and fjords will bring us to the 'Capital of Fjords', Bergen. We'll learn about the city's Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon's Hall and bustling fish market. Enjoy some free time to explore this colourful city. This evening, Connect With Locals as the Øvre-Eide family welcome us on their farm for dinner and a very special Be My Guest experience.
 Hotel - Thon Orion
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest

DAY 4: ​Off to Voss and Stunning Sognefjord

Delving straight back into Norway's inspiring natural landscapes, we continue to the 'King of Fjords', travelling via Voss, the country's adventure capital. There's some free time to embark on an Optional Experience on the Flåm Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Tonight, we overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - Sognefjord Hotel located on a peninsula stretching out into the Sognefjord. Step straight from your hotel into the breath-taking fjord and mountain surroundings.
 Hotel - Sognefjord
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: ​Continue to Geirangerfjord

Journey from Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, to Geirangerfjord. See the impressive Bøyabreen glacier, part of Jostedalsbreen, continental Europe's largest glacier. Your road trip is filled with pinch-me moments as you skirt past three different fjords. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at one of Trafalgar's Stay With Stories - Hotel Havila Geiranger.
 Hotel - Havila
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: ​A Day at the Breathtaking Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord takes centre stage today, you'll get to explore it your way today. You could choose to take a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Perhaps take the short drive to Flydalsjuvet viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjord below. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon soaking up your epic surrounds, or consider joining an Optional Experience to drive Norway's most famous road, the Trollstigen, with its eleven hairpin bends.
 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 7: ​Venture to Historic Lom and Lillehammer

We enjoy a scenic drive to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here, we will Dive Into Culture and visit a 12th-century Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrandsdal Valley before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.
 Hotel - Scandic Victoria
 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 8: ​Return to Oslo

We return to Oslo where we spend the day exploring several of the city's highlights with a Local Specialist, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, overlooking Oslo's beautiful harbour, the Opera and the 19th-century Royal Palace. We finish our tour with a visit to the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life's work of Gustav Vigeland. After a magnificent encounter with Norway's epic natural landscapes, we enjoy our last evening together at a Farewell Dinner, toasting to a memorable trip.
 Hotel - Scandic Solli
 Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

DAY 9: ​Farewell Norway

Our journey through the fjords, falls and forests of Norway has come to an end. We bid our newfound friends a fond farewell and prepare to return home.
 Included Meals - Breakfast