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Availability : Select Fridays, May-August

Nordic Wanderings

Highlights Include:

  • Cruising the Geiranger and Nærøy Fjords
  • A visit to Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway
  • Seeing the Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Village
  • Option to extend to Copenhagen and Stockholm

Photo: Borton Overseas

Tour Details

From: $5,202 per person | Single supplement from $680

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

9 days
Nordic Wanderings – Norway: 
from $5202 per person

11 days
Nordic Wanderings – Norway & Copenhagen: 
from $7266 per person

2022 Departures:  select Fridays
May 20
June 3, 17
July 1, 15, 29
August 12, 26

Roam the fjords and landscapes of Norway on this escorted tour. Explore Viking history, charming cities, and diverse – but always beautiful – scenery. Option to add on Denmark – cruise to “Wonderful Copenhagen” from Oslo.  The countries of the North will welcome you with their special and friendly hospitality!

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This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Oslo, Norway

Arrive in Oslo and transfer on own into the city center. Explore Oslo at your leisure today. Oslo is a nature centric city, with greenery and wooded areas never far away. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along the pedestrian shopping street Karl Johan’s Gate or enjoy a drink in the trendy Aker Brygge area. Meet your Tour host for a short briefing this evening. Overnight: Oslo hotel

Day 3Lillehammer - Lom - Geiranger | Meals: B D

Departing Oslo, you will stop in Lillehammer to see the site of the main activities in the 1994 Olympics. From there you have a bit of a drive north, traveling through the mountains and forests of central Norway. A visit in Lom to see the 12th century stavkirke there will be made along the way. Continue through the Otta Valley into Geiranger. Dinner and Overnight: Geiranger hotel

Day 4Geiranger - Balestrand | Meals: B D

Embark on a one-hour cruise along the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Along the way you will see the impressive Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil waterfalls. You will disembark in Hellesylt and continue south in your coach, via the Nord fjord. Stops en route to delight in a Norwegian waffle break and to enjoy a sensational viewpoint. Your next stop is Balestrand along the shores of the “King of the Fjords” Sognefjord. Arrive this afternoon, then partake in a tasting of the locally made cider. Relish dinner at your hotel looking out on the idyllic fjord. Dinner and Overnight: Balestrand hotel

Day 5Balestrand - Flåm Railway - Bergen | Meals: B

One of the most famous routes in Norway is the route between Gudvangen and Myrdal where you travel via boat and then train to see some of the most stunning views the country offers. To begin, your escort will take you via local ferries to Gudvangen where you will board a 1.5-2 hour cruise along the famous Nærøyfjord. The cruise ends in Flåm where you will have some time to relax before boarding the historic train for the excellent Flåmsbana train journey. This hour-long ride takes you through mountains as you ascend from the fjord valley, slowing down and even stopping at the most scenic spots. In Myrdal, board the high-speed train bound for Voss where you will meet up with your bus again for the rest of the journey to Bergen. Overnight in Bergen

Day 6Touring Bergen | Meals: B

Enjoy a guided walk through Bergen’s historic city center while hearing about and seeing the impact of the local fishing industry, Bergen’s involvement in WWII, and the trade group the Hanseatic League. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city independently with the option to join a scenic bus tour along the coast. Overnight in Bergen

Day 7Bergen - Hardangerfjord - Geilo | Meals: B D

Start the day by taking the funicular up Mount Fløyen for amazing views. Your journey then continues east, heading into the Hardangerfjord area, with its romantic fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Stop at Vøringsfoss waterfall, with a vertical drop of 180 meters. Continue along the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau to the ski resort town of Geilo. Dinner and Overnight: Geilo hotel

Day 8Oslo | Meals: B D

Today you will return to Norway’s capital city of Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival, you will have a city tour, including a visit to Vigeland Sculpture Garden, the Royal Palace, the glacial Opera House, City Hall and concludes with a visit to the Fram Museum. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight: Oslo hotel

Day 9Oslo departure | Meals: B

Transfer on own to Oslo Gardermoen airport for check-in for return flight to the US.

COPENHAGEN extension:

Day 9Oslo - at sea | B D

Your morning is free to continue exploring Oslo, visiting museums or shopping for souvenirs. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy the sunset view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or while enjoying the delicious buffet on board. Overnight: on board cabin

Day 10Copenhagen | B

Morning arrival in Copenhagen. After a city tour with your tour escort, transfer to your accommodation. Head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums. Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour.. Overnight: Copenhagen hotel

Day 11Copenhagen departure | B

Transfer on own top Copenhagen Kastrup airport for check-in for return flight to the US – or, extend your stay in Scandinavia.

Included

NORDIC WANDERINGS, 9 days:

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York area including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Seven nights’ accommodation, 4* hotels
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner), including one snack of Norwegian waffles and one cider tasting
  • English speaking tour escort 
  • All touring by private coach with Wi-Fi on board
  • City tours of Bergen, Oslo, and Copenhagen
  • Geirangerfjord Cruise
  • Sognefjord Cruise
  • Flåmsbana Train, Flåm-Myrdal
  • Train Myrdal-Voss
  • Bergen Funicular Train Ticket

NORDIC WANDERINGS, 11 days:

  • All of the above 
  • One night accommodation in seaview cabin on overnight ferry cruise, Oslo-Copenhagen
  • One additional night accommodation, 4* hotel
  • Copenhagen City Tour
  • Meals as indicated
Not Included
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At additional cost, subject to availability
  • Scenic Coastal Tour (from Bergen) – Travel along the coast of Norway in a Panoramic Coach for stunning views
  • Private airport transfer in Oslo
  • Private airport transfer in Copenhagen
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8 Days
Departures: Select Saturdays, May-September