Norway's Fjords and Railways
Discover The Beauty of Scandinavia
Journey from elegant Oslo to the breathtaking fjords and mountains of Norway’s west coast. Travelling along the Bergen Railway, the beauty and majesty of this spellbinding country’s natural wonders and charming cities roll by your window.
7 Nights from £1,499pp
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- Enjoy city tours of Oslo and Bergen with local guides, including a traditional lunch in Bergen.
- Travel on the iconic Flåm Railway, taking in scenery of soaring mountains and tumultuous waterfalls.
- Journey on the Bergen Railway, Europe’s highest rail route.
- Cruise across Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, immersing yourself in the beauty of Norway’s wild and rugged landscapes.
All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
6 nights’ hotel accommodation
FOOD & DRINKS
6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
ENTERTAINMENT AND EXCURSIONS
Expertise of a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
FLIGHTS AND AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Regional departures available
Flight from London Heathrow to Oslo and from Bergen to London Heathrow via Oslo
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour
Fly from London Heathrow, or your local airport, to Oslo, Norway’s fascinating capital. On arrival, transfer into the city centre by rail and continue to your hotel.
Head out on a guided walking tour to see the main sights. Begin at the new state Opera House, an award-winning example of modern architecture, before heading to Norway’s magnificent 19th-century Royal Palace. Your afternoon is free to get to know the city under your own steam, and there’s a wide choice of museums to visit, including the Viking Ship and Maritime Museum, the Folk Museum and the Edvard Munch Museum, where you can admire the famous expressionist painting, ‘The Scream’.
With another day to keep sightseeing, why not take a walk along Karl Johans Gate? Lined with popular bars, restaurants and shops, it eventually leads to the city’s Royal Palace where you can see the time-honoured changing of the guard ceremony. Otherwise, you could take a cruise on Oslofjord, admiring the city’s skyline from a unique perspective.
- Breakfast, Dinner
Travel on Northern Europe’s highest railway, the Bergen Railway for phenomenal views as you pass through some untamed scenery. Setting off in southern Norway, the train starts its ascent into the mountains, travelling alongside deep fjords and passing through numerous tunnels to reach the stations at Arna and Dale. After the Trollkona tunnel – the longest on the line – you reach Bergen, situated on the edge of Norway’s fjord country.
Discover beautiful Bergen on a guided sightseeing tour. The city is nicknamed ‘the heart of the fjords’ due to its picturesque location nestled between seven fjords and boasts narrow cobblestone lanes and chocolate-box buildings. Head to the pretty Bryggen Waterfront, the location of the old Hanseatic trading wharf whose centuries-old wooden buildings feature on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Enjoy a delicious lunch before a free afternoon to look around at your own pace. You could pay a visit to the Bergen Museum, where you’ll find one of Norway’s largest collections of cultural and historical exhibits.
- Breakfast, Lunch
Embark on a full-day excursion that starts with a journey on the iconic Flåm Railway, travelling along one of the steepest lines in existence. A branch line of the Bergen Railway, this scenic route takes you on a wonderful 12.5-mile journey past snow-capped mountains and remote, mountain-side farms. Following free time to discover Flåm and grab lunch, take to the waters for a cruise along two of Norway’s tranquil fjords, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, the perfect way to experience both UNESCO-listed fjords, each surrounded by Alpine meadows, charming villages and cascading waterfalls. After this exciting excursion, a coach transfers you back to your hotel. This evening, you enjoy a final dinner with your group in Bergen.
After breakfast, you transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, via Oslo. On arrival at London Heathrow or your local airport, your holiday comes to an end.