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NORWAY 2022 
Winter Tour to Norway
Itinerary 
TOUR MAP 

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DATES & COST 

March 5 - 13, 2022
9 Days / 8 Nights

This tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen

$4,380 double occupancy
$1,340 optional single supplement
$340 additional night, including a private airport transfer, single or double room
Includes all fees and taxes

TOUR DIRECTOR 

This tour starts at 6:00PM on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Oslo.
Your flight should arrive in Oslo no later than 
4:00PM. Otherwise, arriving a day early is recommended.

Day 1: Oslo: Arrivals 

On your arrival at the Oslo International Airport, you will be met by our chauffeur for your private transfer to your upscale hotel in the center of Oslo. Today, you can rest after your flight or, depending on when you arrive, you may venture out to explore Olso's landmarks, close to the hotel: Karl Johan High Street leading to the Royal Palace, the Akershus Fortress with stunning views of the Oslofjord, the Ibsen Museum, the Nobel Peace Center, the Norwegian Resistance Museum, and the Barcode skyscraper neighborhood with its restaurants and bars. In the evening, we'll meet the rest of the group for a welcome dinner to celebrate our upcoming Nordic adventure.
Accommodations: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Oslo 

Today, we'll spend the day enjoying the smorgasbord of Oslo's higlights. We'll start with a panoramic tour of the city, leading to Bygdoy Peninsula. We'll continue with a guided visit of the Fram Museum devoted to polar exploration, followed by a fascinating visit to Gustav Vigeland's Sculpture Park, the largest collection of outdoor art in Europe. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a Norwegian lunch on the Aker Brygge waterfront, then we'll have some free time for individual exploration of central Oslo with the Oslo Cathedral and the Norway National Theater. In the afternoon, we'll continue our immersion in Norwegian culture, as we enjoy a private tour of one of the city's most amazing structures: the Oslo Opera House.
Accommodations: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Oslo to Tromso 

This morning, we'll start with a photogenic Oslo harbor cruise along the scenic shores of Oslofjord, even prettier during the spectacle of winter. After some free time for lunch, we'll transfer to the Oslo Airport for our afternoon flight to the Arctic city of Tromso, in Norwegian Lapland. Set against the background of the Lyngen Alps, with the sacred Tromsdalstind peak, Tromso is in the middle of the Northern Lights country. After checking into our elegant hotel in the city center and enjoying a relaxing dinner, we'll be in for a very special experience: a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral, a daring piece of architecture inspired by the arctic nature and featuring distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows. Attending a midnight concert is the most beautiful way to experience the Arctic Cathedral: as the candle lights flicker, this elegant church is filled with the sounds of the beautiful Norwegian folk songs and distinctive classical and sacred selections.
Accommodations: Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: The Arctic Adventure: the Sami, Reindeer and Huskies 

Today, we'll venture out into the Arctic Wilderness, where we'll get to experience some of the highlights of this trip. We'll start with a tour of the Ice Domes and its otherworldly Ice Bar, followed by a husky safari. Dog sledding is a traditional way of travel in the Arctic, and after some instruction, we'll be able to lead the dog sled across the snow covered Tamokdalen Valley. After all this excitement and a Nordic lunch, we'll meet with the Sámi, the indigenous people of Scandinavia and their reindeer, the true heroes of the Arctic, who have been living with the Sami for centuries. We'll join our Sami guides on a reindeer sledding safari, while we'll learn the Sámi secrets of surviving in the Arctic and see the traditional Sami culture artifacts and treasures, before enjoying a traditional Sami meal. Meanwhile, we'll keep our eyes on the sky, for the unearthly beauty of the aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, which frequently flicker silently across the Arctic sky, mesmerizing all who see them. Here, above the Arctic Circle, we'll have the best chance of experiencing this magic color show, as the night sky explodes into a light show of green, white, pink, blue and violet.
Accommodations: Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Tromso to Bergen 

This morning, we'll take a road trip in the Tromso region to further explore the Arctic wilderness, with its iconic winter landscapes and the indigenous wildlife. We'll see monumental mountains, idyllic valleys, dramatic fjords and inlets, sandy beaches and tiny Norwegian villages. Then, we'll enjoy a home-made winter picnic, accompanied by the famous hot chocolate and Norwegian cookies. In the afternoon, we'll transfer to Tromso airport and take a flight to Bergen. After checking into our beautiful hotel, right on the famous Bryggen, lined with brightly colored wooden houses from the Hanseatic era, we'll share our experiences from the Arctic over an elegant dinner at the hotel's restaurant.
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Bergen 

Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has its roots in the Viking Era. As one of the ports of the Hanseatic League, for several hundred years Bergen was the center of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen, or the Hanseatic Wharf, with its colorful wooden houses is the most obvious remnant from that time, and this is where many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums are located. Today, we'll enjoy a guided tour of the city, taking the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for great views of this sailors' town, visiting Bergen's salty Fish Market, strolling along the Bryggen Wharf, seeing the 16th century Bergenhus Fortress and touring the Troldhaugenof, the summer house of Edvard Grieg, the composer whose music still defines Norway.
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Norway in a Nutshell 

Today, we'll take a full day "Norway in a Nutshell" excursion, through some of the most magnificent scenery in Norway. In the morning, we'll board a train to Myrdal to ride the Bergen Railway, a high altitude rail route through the wild and wonderful mountain scenery. In Myrdal, we'll take the heart-stopping Flåm Railway, one of the steepest railways in the world and a masterpiece of engineering. The 12 mile ride through the towering mountains offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent Norwegian mountain scenery, including the famous Kjosfossen Waterfall. On arrival in Flåm, a charming village surrounded by steep mountainsides, cascading waterfalls and narrow valleys, we'll ascend the Stegastein Viewpoint, for 360° views of the fjords and snow-capped mountains, then enjoy a relaxing lunch with views over the Aurlandsfjord. Afterwards, we'll take a two hour cruise through the narrow Nærøyfjord and the famous Aurlandsfjord to Gudvangen, where our journey will continue, as we traverse a landscape of breathtaking fjords, mountains, waterfalls and past tiny settlements, coming back to Bergen in the evening.
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Trondheim 

Norway’s first capital, Trondheim was founded in 997 by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, and the city occupies a very special place in Norwegian culture and history. After breakfast today, we'll board a short flight to Trondheim to spend the day exploring this beautiful place. Today's tour of Trondheim will be a journey through Norway's 1,100-year history, taking in its foreboding monastery, impressive wooden buildings lining the Nidelva River, colorful wharves, a beautiful red-painted city bridge dating back to 1861, and it will culminate at the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, where three Norwegian queens and seven kings have been crowned. Built over the burial place of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, this enormous building, with its intricate details and decorations, dates back to 1070. After returning to Bergen in the afternoon, we'll celebrate our Nordic adventure and the new friends we made on this journey with a farewell dinner at an elegant Bergen restaurant.
Accommodations: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Departures 

Depending on your flight departure time, you may have some time this morning to enjoy a stroll through the scenic town of Bergen, before your private airport transfer in accordance with your flight departure time.
Meals: Breakfast

This tour ends after breakfast on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in Bergen.
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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