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PricesFrom: R 37,500.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From1st of May 2018 (Tuesday)
Valid To31st of August 2018 (Friday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are yours to discover on this Scenic Norway escorted tour.
You’ll experience Norway's exciting cities and spectacular scenery you’ve only imagined until now.
In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches. In Bergen, you'll hear about the city's 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. In Loen, enjoy a very special experience on the Loen Skylift.
Spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you'll stop at thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau – one of Europe's largest plateaus and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made.
Enjoy a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway's longest fjord, Nærøyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and stop to see one of the mighty branches that radiates from Jostedal Glacier – Europe's largest glacier. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, and travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout.
These are just a few of the many highlights on this guided Norway tour. It’s an amazing holiday!
About the Holiday
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY.
Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2: OSLO.
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! (B)
DAY 3: OSLO-HEDDAL-VEMORK-TELEMARK.
Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country's remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnso?, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Next is VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway's economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B,D)
DAY 4: TELEMARK-LATEFOSS-BERGEN.
Enjoy scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Latefoss twin-waterfall. Then, drive through the orchards along Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendour inspired Grieg's Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY. Meet the family that has owned the STEINSTO FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear all about their history, while you taste home-made apple juice and cider. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League. (B)
DAY 5: BERGEN-VOSS-STALHEIM.
Time this morning to explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own and discover the colourful Bergen fish market. Later, travel via the popular lakeside resort of Voss to Stalheim. Why not join an exciting optional Flam train ride? (B,D)
DAY 6: STALHEIM-SOGNEFJORD-FJAERLAND-LOEN.
This morning, enjoy a CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland's excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. Then see Boyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath Europe's mainland largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jolster and the Vatedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen. (B,D)
DAY 7: LOEN.
Prepare for Norway's latest spectacular tourism project: the LOEN SKYLIFT, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet 1005 metres high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skala, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord, or follow one of the hiking trails on your own. Balance of the day at leisure. (B,D)
DAY 8: LOEN-GEIRANGERFJORD-DALSNIBBA-LOM-LILLEHAMMER.
Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely CRUISE on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet (1524 metres) for panoramic views from the
Includes & Excludes
- 9 night hotel accomodation at 4 and 5 star hotels
- Full Scandinavian breakfast (B) daily, 7 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Oslo
- Transportation includes (Motorcoach, ferry crossing, boat cruises)
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- FREE WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner.
Guided visits of Vemork and the Heddal stave church.
- LATEFOSS WATERFALL.
Enjoy apple juice and cider at a local farm; ferry crossing.
- SOGNEFJORD & NAEROYFJORD.
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a fivescreen film.
- JOSTEDAL GLACIER.
Experience the Skylift.
Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout.
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum; picture stop at the Olympic ski jump.
Package is based on set departures between May-August 2018
- International flights
- Travel and medical insurance
- Meals not mentioned
- Items of personal nature
OsloOslo is the capital and largest city of Norway. It is also a municipality, and a county of its own.
According to the Norse sagas, Oslo was founded around 1049 by King Harald Hardrĺde. Recent archaeological research has uncovered Christian burials from before 1000, evidence of a preceding urban settlement. This called for the celebration of Oslo's millennium in 2000.
Oslo has a humid continental climate. Summers are mild or even warm, with daily high temperatures averaging between 20.1 °C and 21.5 °C during the summer months (June-August). The winter is cold/chilly and wet. Temperatures can drop down to -20 °C or more when there is a high pressure and blue skies. Almost every winter, ice develops in the inner parts of the fjord, making icefishing, ice-skating and even cross-country skiing possible on sea-ice.
A publication called What’s on in Oslo has the most comprehensive venue listings and is free from hotel foyers and tourist offices, but a good first port of call is Rosenkrantz gate, a street teeming with bars, music pubs and other nightspots. Many nightclubs are located on and around Karl Johans gate. Oslo nightlife is generally relaxed, with neat smart-casual clothing good for everywhere but the most expensive restaurants.