Additional/optional costs may include: optional single room supplement, additional accommodations in Oslo or in Bergen, early hotel check-in, medical travel insurance (required for Norway), optional Tour Director's gratuities, meals not included in the itinerary, telephone charges, laundry, minibar, and personal expenses.
The tour cost does not include airfare to and from the tour’s location.
Norway is a land of intense natural beauty which is hard to overstate, especially in winter, its signature season. Mountains of dizzying heights, deep fjords carved out by ice age glaciers, waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Spectacular architecture, quaint, affluent cities and exciting local cuisine enhance the experience further. Norway’s natural wonders, dramatic and diverse, range from serene forest-covered hills in the southeast, spectacular fjords and glaciers in the west, and the Arctic wilderness in the north. The seals and eagles reign, the whales and fish patrol the deep fjords, and small villages sleep along the sides of each fjord.
The Norway in Winter adventure will awake the explorer in you. We'll journey from the sophisticated capital city of Oslo to the Nordic town 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, among the world's most beautiful islands and fjords, in the extreme Arctic wilderness. We'll spend three days here, playing in the snow, riding the reindeer and the huskies, and chasing the Northern Lights, before we end the adventure in the historic, Hanseatic League town of Bergen. With its stirring and varied landscapes, Norway is one of the most exciting and varied winter adventure destinations in the world, and we will explore this rugged countryside, coming face-to-face with natural wonders of epic proportions and enjoying the local culture and the everyday life of people who live here.
At the beginning of the tour, we'll spend 3 days in Oslo, staying at an upscale hotel in the heart of Norway's sophisticated capital, and visiting its cultural highlights: the modern Opera House, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Fram Museum, and we'll enjoy a winter cruise in Oslofjord. Then, we'll fly to Tromso, where we'll spend two nights at a Nordic design city hotel, as we pass our 3 days here dog sledding and reindeer sledding, experiencing the Sami culture and chasing the Northern Lights. We'll conclude the tour in the Old World town of Bergen, staying for another 4 days. From here, we will explore this photogenic city with its colorful architecture and foreboding forts bringing to life its Hanseatic glory. We'll also spend a day experiencing Norway in a Nutshell, the iconic train and boat journey that traverses the hauntingly beautiful Norwegian landscapes of the magnificent fjords, and idyllic rural vistas, taking the spectacular Flam Mountain Railway and cruising on the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord. We'll spend another day in the 1,110-year old town of Trondheim, seeing its monastery, its colorful wooden buildings lining the Nidelva River, its historic quays and wharves, a beautiful red city bridge and the impressive Nidaros Cathedral.
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