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The Best of Norway

Price per person
from £1,755

Price based on
London Gatwick
16th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • Europe

  • Comfortable pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Deep-blue fjords, breathtaking mountains, glimmering glaciers, and flowing waterfalls… these are natural wonders you expect to see in Norway, and on this Norway tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

A highlight of this Norway tour is a breathtaking ride on the Flåm railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet (864 m.). This out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus lets you witness hypnotic waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snowcapped mountains, rivers winding through deep gorges; farms on the side of steep slopes, and views of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord. Another unique experience is your stay at the historic Ullensvang Hotel, which offers views over Hardangerfjord, the world’s fourth-largest fjord. Travel on the Hardanger National Tourist Road, carefully developed to take you through some of Norway’s most stunning scenery, and stop at Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading falls without getting wet.

In addition to breathtaking scenery, Norway also offers you a country steeped in history. In the Middle Ages, Norwegians built churches out of wood. Only 28 of these stave churches now remain in Norway, and in Borgund, you’ll admire one of Norway’s best-preserved stave churches dating back to 1180. Stay two nights in Bergen, founded in 1070, where you’ll enjoy an orientation drive and a guided walking tour of Bryggen. In Bergen, Globus has also included another special experience –the Fløibanen funicular, where magnificent views of Bergen and the fjords await.

From the magnificent scenery to the vibrant cities—including Oslo—this guided tour through Norway is sure to delight all of your senses. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture memories of this incredible vacation!

At a glance

Oslo Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall

Borgund Visit the stave church

Flåm Ride the spectacular Flåm train

Myrdal - Voss By train

Hardangerfjord Overnight stay at the Ullensvang Hotel

Utne Ferry crossing

Steinsdalsfossen Marvel at the spectacular waterfall

Bergen Orientation drive; guided walking tour of Bryggen; ride the Fløybanen funicular; farewell dinner

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 2 days: Oslo extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

Deep-blue fjords, breathtaking mountains, glimmering glaciers, and flowing waterfalls… these are natural wonders you expect to see in Norway, and on this Norway tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

A highlight of this Norway tour is a breathtaking ride on the Flåm railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet (864 m.). This out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus lets you witness hypnotic waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snowcapped mountains, rivers winding through deep gorges; farms on the side of steep slopes, and views of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord. Another unique experience is your stay at the historic Ullensvang Hotel, which offers views over Hardangerfjord, the world’s fourth-largest fjord. Travel on the Hardanger National Tourist Road, carefully developed to take you through some of Norway’s most stunning scenery, and stop at Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading falls without getting wet.

In addition to breathtaking scenery, Norway also offers you a country steeped in history. In the Middle Ages, Norwegians built churches out of wood. Only 28 of these stave churches now remain in Norway, and in Borgund, you’ll admire one of Norway’s best-preserved stave churches dating back to 1180. Stay two nights in Bergen, founded in 1070, where you’ll enjoy an orientation drive and a guided walking tour of Bryggen. In Bergen, Globus has also included another special experience –the Fløibanen funicular, where magnificent views of Bergen and the fjords await.

From the magnificent scenery to the vibrant cities—including Oslo—this guided tour through Norway is sure to delight all of your senses. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture memories of this incredible vacation!

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Oslo, Norway

Day
1

On arrival in Oslo you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Oslo, ancient capital of Norway! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Oslo

Day
2

Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo – Borgund – Flåm

Day
3

Depart the city and drive northwest through Hallingdal, a large valley with rich traditions in iron production, cattle trade, and typical folk art, music, and dance. Visit the BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, dating back to 1180. Then, travel through the world’s longest road tunnel (15 miles) to Aurland, and arrive in the picturesque village of Flåm, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord. You may wish to join an exciting optional cruise on the famous Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Flåm – Myrdal – Voss – Hardangerfjord

Day
4

This morning, experience a breathtaking ride on the FLÅM RAILWAY, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet. Along the way, stop for pictures at Kjosfossen waterfall. At Myrdal mountain station, change trains and continue on the scenic Bergen Railway to Voss. Here, board your coach and head south, crossing Hardanger Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Continue along the shore and arrive at the historic Ullensvang Hotel in its idyllic setting between the mountains and the Hardangerfjord. It was here that composer Edvard Grieg wrote his most famous pieces— and his cabin still stands in the hotel gardens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hardangerfjord – Utne – Steinsdalsfossen – Bergen

Day
5

Nature’s splendour is on full display today, as you travel south around Sørfjord and then north to the peaceful village of Utne. Cross the fjord by FERRY, and continue your journey on the Hardanger National Tourist Road to Norheimsund. Stop at the majestic Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, where a trail leads you behind the cascading falls without getting wet. Later, arrive in lovely Bergen, the “City of Seven Mountains,” founded in 1070. An orientation drive shows you Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower; the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbour; and the famous Fish Market. Tonight, why not sample regional dishes at a traditional restaurant?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen

Day
6

Step back in time and explore Bryggen on a guided walking tour along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. For a bird’s-eye view of Bergen and its magnificent surroundings, ride the FLØIBANEN FUNICULAR up to Mount Fløyen. Tonight, celebrate your unforgettable trip with a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bergen - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to Zurich Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Bergen - Oslo

Board the Bergen Railway and travel across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau back to Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Oslo - Clarion Hotel The Hub

Boasting an unbeatable location in the heart of Oslo, just a few minutes away from Oslo Central Station. This stunning 810 room modern property is part of a listed building which now offers innovative technology solutions throughout the entire hotel including Free Wi-Fi access. Three exciting restaurant-concepts, including a fantastic restaurant on the 13th floor with stunning views of the Fjord and Opera House. A well equipped gym with modern exercise machines and equipment as well as a relaxation area. This hotel prides itself on having energy efficient solutions with a high focus on sustainability.

  • Location

    Biskop Gunnerus' gate 3, Oslo, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room

Flam - Fretheim

Four-story Hotel located at scenic Aurlandfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord) with a mountain backdrop.

  • Location

    Postboks 63 Flam, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Hardangerfjord - Ullensvang

A 148-room family owned, resort style hotel with breathtaking views and a unique location directly on the magnificent Hardangerfjord. A buffet restaurant serves rich breakfast and dinner spreads with a focus on home-made traditional Norweigian dishes, there is also a wine cellar and stylish lobby bar that serves light meals and drinks. Leisure facilities include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor tennis courts, fitness room, wellness area and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.

  • Location

    Eastern shore Lofthus, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts

Bergen - Norge by Scandic

Centrally located, this 415-room iconic property offers unique gastronomic experiences with a choice of bars and restaurants combining the best ingredients from Norway and the western part of the country with international flavours, created by Orjan Johannesen, gold winner of the Bocuse d'Or. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.

  • Location

    Nedre Ole Bulls Plass 4, Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway.

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room