Classic Norway Tour

Day 1:  Arrival in Oslo

Arrive at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and take the airport express train to Oslo Central Station. Oslo is the biggest city in Norway, and its capital. Oslo has been Norway’s capital for over 700 years. The history of Oslo dates back to the middle ages, and the first settlement dates back to the year 1000. Oslo is located at the end of the Oslo fjords, and the city is surrounded by forest.  In 2007, Oslo was classified by ‘readers digest’ as the worlds’ second best city for appreciation of nature and respect of the environment.
Accommodation at Rica Oslo Hotel.

Day 2:  Oslo – Lillehammer (train)

Breakfast at the hotel and depart Oslo for Lillehammer by train. Lillehammer was the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. In Lillehammer we recommend a visit to the Maihaugen Open Air Museum, which tells the story of people in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley in the last 300 years, of life between the wars in achat cialis livraison rapide the inland town of Lillehammer, and of homes and domestic environments in the 20th century. Also recommended is a visit to the Olympic Museum and the Olympic Arena (Lysgårdsbakken).
Accommodation at Rica Victoria Hotel.

Day 3: Lillehammer – Åndalsnes –   Geiranger (train/bus)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Lillehammer by train. The journey heads north through the Romsdalen Valley and continues from Dombås on the spectacular Raumabanen Railway along the Rauma River, all the way to Åndalsnes. The railway is 114 km long and offers amazing view of the passing scenery. One of the highlights of the tour is the Kylling Bridge, the most famous and photographed stone railway bridge in Norway.  Departure from Åndalsnes by local bus. The journey goes up the Troll Road, one of Norway’s best known tourist attractions. The road has 11 turns and the highest point is 858 meters above sea level. Dramatic, exciting and the ultimate nature experience – this is the best way to describe it. A short ferry crossing will take you to the Eagle Road and to Geiranger.
Accommodation at Hotel Geiranger.

Day 4: Geiranger– Geiranger Fjord – Ålesund (Hurtigruten)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Geiranger, where you will embark on the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer on a 4 hour cruise to Ålesund. The cruise follows the well known Geirangerfjord, with its waterfalls and mountain farms situated high up on the mountainsides, in places you wouldn’t believe people and livestock could survive. Arrival in Ålesund in the evening.
Accommodation at Radisson BLU Alesund Hotel.

Day 5: Ålesund

Breakfast at the hotel. They day is at your own disposal. Ålesund was completely destroyed by a devastating town fire in 1904, and rebuilt again in the Art Nouveau style, making it a truly unique town in Europe. The town centre reveals a lively urban scene with pleasant restaurants and cafés, and the picturesque Brosundet canal with its fishing boats. Sights of interest are the Atlantic Sea-Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe, and the Sunnmøre Museum, an open air museum with an impressive boat collection and more than 50 old houses in beautiful surroundings (entrances not included). The beauty of the town can be appreciated from Mount Aksla, with a breathtaking view of the town and its mountains, islands and fjords.
Accommodation at Radisson BLU Alesund Hotel.

Day 6*: Ålesund – Hareid – Måløy – Florø (boat/bus/boat)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will experience the West Norwegian coastal landscape as the journey continues in a southern direction from Ålesund to Florø. Departure from Ålesund around noon by express boat. The 30 minute cruise will take you to Hareid where the journey continues by local bus to Måløy. The last part of today’s trip will be a scenic 1 ½ hour cruise between islands to Florø, Norway’s most western city.
Accommodation at Quality Hotel Florø.

Day 7: Florø – Bergen (Hurtigruten)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Florø by Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer. The 6 ½ hour journey takes you along the west coast to Bergen.
Accommodation at Augustin Hotel.

Day 8: Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel and use your morning to independently explore Bergen, the capital of the fjords. Bergen offers many attractions and sights – Sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, and the Fish and Flower market.
Accommodation at Augustin Hotel.

Day 9: Departure from Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Take the airport express bus to Bergen airport for your return flight.

*Important to notes:
Day 6 can not commence on a Saturday  & Sunday as there is no bus service between Hareid and Måløy.
The first and last week of the season, is on request as the ‘Troll road’ may not be open.  The road is open/closed subject to weather conditions.