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NORWAY 2022 
Summer Tour to Norway
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DATES & COST 

June 6 - 14, 2022
9 Days / 8 Nights

This tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen

$4,680 double occupancy
$1,740 optional single supplement
$380 additional night, including a private airport transfer, single or double room
Includes all fees and taxes

TOUR DIRECTOR 

This tour may be combined with: the Cool Switzerland 1 tour (June 15 - 25, 2022
or
the Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands 1 tour to United Kingdom (June 16 - 26, 2022)


This tour starts at 4:00PM on Monday, June 6, 2022 in Oslo, Norway.
Your flight should arrive in Oslo no later than 2:00PM.

Day 1: Oslo: Arrivals, Introductory City Walk, Welcome Dinner 

After arriving at the Oslo International Airport (airport code: OSL), you will be met by a Sights and Soul Travels' representative who will arrange for your private transfer to our centrally located modern hotel in Oslo. After some time to rest after your flight, we'll meet in the afternoon for a leisurely walk through the Oslo city center. Accompanied by an excellent local guide, we'll become acquainted with our surroundings, including the Barcode Project, the Akershus Fortress, the monumental City Hall and its fountains, the Royal Palace, and ending with a stroll along the pedestrian Karl Johan High Street leading to our welcome dinner restaurant. During dinner, we'll get a chance to get to know other travelers and share in our excitement for our upcoming Nordic adventure.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodations: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Day 2: Oslo 

On our first full day in Norway, we’ll explore Oslo's smorgasbord of historic and cultural sights, brought to life by our knowledgeable Oslo guide. We'll start with a short drive to Bygdoy Peninsula, the capital city's museum district, where we'll tour the Fram Museum and learn about Norway's long history of sea voyages and Arctic exploration, then we'll explore Norwegian culture and folk traditions, encompassing different regions and several eras at the Norwegian Folk Museum. We'll have time to relax over a farm inspired lunch at the Folk Museum's atmospheric cafe. Afterwards, we'll continue to Frogner Park to lose ourselves among the hundreds of Gustav Vigeland's sculptures celebrating human existence in all stages of life. We'll end the day at Oslo's famous harborside promenade, the Aker Brygge, where we'll be able to take in the ambience of the lively Norwegian capital, shop and maybe stay for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Day 3: Trondheim 

This morning, we'll take a short flight from Oslo to Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city, where we'll spend the day exploring Norwegian history in this most quintessential of all Norwegian cities and admiring its classic Nordic beauty. On arrival, we’ll join our guide for a private tour of this 1,000-year old city which was founded by the Viking king, Olav Tryggvason in 997. During the tour, we will see the Stiffsgarden royal residence, the medieval Market Square and the Old Town Bridge spanning the Nidelva River, where traditional wooded houses stand reflected in the water. The highlight of our tour will be the visit to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, where three queens and seven kings have been crowned. Built over the burial place of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, this enormous Gothic building, with its intricate details and decorations, dates back to 1070. For an exclusive experience, we’ll see the interior of the cathedral with one of its vergers. We'll return to Oslo in the evening, and the evening will be free to relax after an exciting day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Day 4: Oslo: Opera House and Nobel Peace Center 

After a hearty Norwegian breakfast, we'll set out to continue our immersion in Norwegian culture, as exemplified by Oslo's amazing sights and structures. We'll start with a private tour of the Oslo Opera House, home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Sitting at the head of Oslofjord, the building seems to rise from the water, as it offers unparalleled views of the city and the sea from its marble roof. During our docent-led tour, we'll learn about what happens behind the scenes before the curtain rises, as well as about the building's amazing architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet. Afterwards, we'll continue to the Nobel Peace Center which celebrates the journeys and the lives of the Nobel Peace Prizes winners since its founding. After touring this insightful memorial to Alfred Nobel and to Peace itself, the rest of the afternoon will be free to allow for individual exploration of the city according to your interests, before we meet for dinner at an elegant Oslo restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Thon Opera Hotel, Oslo

Day 5: Oslofjord, flight to Bergen 

We'll spend our last morning in Oslo admiring the city from an entirely new angle, as we take a cruise to admire the city's skyline and sail through narrow sounds and a maze of picturesque islands, and past idyllic bays lined with colorful summer houses of the tranquil Oslofjord. In the afternoon, we'll transfer to the Oslo airport for our short flight to the Hanseatic League town of Bergen, on Norway's western coast, where we'll continue our exploration of Norway, its history and traditions, and its stunning natural wonders. On arrival in Bergen, we'll check in to our historic hotel, right on the famous Bryggen waterfront, lined with brightly colored wooden houses from the Hanseatic era, and in the evening, we'll relax over a stylish dinner on the famous Bryggen.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen

Day 6: Bergen 

Today, we'll enjoy a private tour of Bergen. Founded more than 900 years ago, the city has its roots in the Viking Age. As one of the principal ports of the Hanseatic League, for several hundred years Bergen was the center of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen, its Hanseatic Wharf, with its colorful wooden houses is the most obvious remnant from that time, and today this is where many of the city’s restaurants, craft shops and museums are located. During the city tour, we'll visit Bergen's salty Fish Market, stroll the Bryggen Wharf, see the Bergenhus Fortress, and then for a great view of this sailors' town we'll take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. Afterwards, we'll continue to Troldhaugenof, or Troll Hill, the summer house of Edvard Grieg, the world renown composer whose music still defines Norway and its spirit. We'll have lunch at the villa, then join a docent-led tour of the composer's villa to gain an insight into his life and sources of inspiration, before attending a piano recital of his music.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen

Day 7: Norway in a Nutshell 

This morning, we'll take a full day "Norway in a Nutshell" excursion, taking us through some of the most magnificent scenery in Norway. In the morning, we'll board the Bergen Railway, a high altitude rail route through the wild and wonderful mountain scenery. Then, we'll change to a bus traversing a landscape of majestic fjords, including the famous Aurlandsfjord to arrive in Gudvangen, from where we'll take a two hour cruise through the narrow Nærøyfjord to the charming village of Flåm, surrounded by steep mountainsides and cascading waterfalls. We'll enjoy a refined lunch at a mountain resort, then set out to admire the stunning views of the Sognefjord from the Stegastein Viewpoint. Our journey will continue, as we take the heart-stopping Flåm Railway, one of the steepest railways in the world and a masterpiece of modern engineering. The 12 mile ride through the towering mountains offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most breathtaking mountain scenery, including the famous Kjosfossen Waterfall.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Clarion Collection Admiral Hotel, Bergen

Day 8: Bergen: Rosendal 

After breakfast, we'll set out from Bergen to explore the Barony of Rosendal, the smallest castle in Norway, situated on the Hardangerfjord and by the Folgefonna glacier. Our adventure will start with a leisurely cruise through the fjord, while enjoying the spectacular scenery of western Norway, before we arrive at the Rosendal Manor House, built between a glacier, a forest, a fjord, and a mountain. At almost 400 years old, the Manor House shows the influence from different time periods, and we'll be able to follow the lives of its many owners through time, as we explore the beautifully maintained rooms and gardens, including the Renaissance garden and the rose garden, surrounding the estate. After some free time to explore the wonders of Rosendal, we'll cruise back to Bergen to celebrate our adventures in Norway with our farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen

Day 9: Departures 

Depending on your flight departure time, you may have some time this morning to enjoy another stroll along Bergen's Bryggen Wharf, before your private airport transfer in accordance with your flight departure time.
Meals: Breakfast

This tour ends after breakfast on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Bergen, Norway.
You can schedule your return flight at any time today, and we will arrange your airport transfer according to your departure time.

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