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2023 Tour Details
You’ve been looking for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen in all the wrong places. Pack your binoculars for Norway’s natural wonders, including its scenic Hardangervidda mountain plateau, home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer. Of course, this gorgeous expanse of land and its antlered residents aren’t the only gifts Norway bestows upon its guests—extraordinary fjords, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are all part of the bow-topped package, and this breathtaking tour of Norway presents the most spectacular ways to see them. Cross the orchard-lined Hardangerfjord by ferry, witness the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord aboard a relaxing cruise, and revel in the spectacular Nordfjord views aboard the Loen Skylift, Norway’s newest aerial tramway. Beginning and ending in Oslo, this encompassing tour of Norway balances the country’s charming, timeless villages with the surprising architecture and energy of its capital city.
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OSLO Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner at a local restaurantTELEMARK Visit the Heddal stave church; guided visit of VemorkLǞTEFOSS WATERFALL HARDANGERFJORDFerry crossing; enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farmBERGEN Explore BryggenSOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORDCruiseFJAERLAND Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a 5-screen filmJOSTEDAL GLACIER LOEN Experience the SkyliftGEIRANGERFJORD Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout LILLEHAMMER Picture stop at the Olympic ski jump; guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruises. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 7 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
OSLO Outdoor Art in Oslo OSLO Guided sightseeing includes a walk through Frogner Park and a visit to City Hall.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Frogner Park contains over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze, and wrought iron, along with fountains and bridges comprising the life’s work of legendary sculptor Guztav Vigeland. Visit the stately Oslo City Hall, with its red-brick architecture, soaring towers, and 49 bells. Here, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place each year.
OSLO–HEDDAL–VEMORK–TELEMARK Historic Norwegian Heroes HEDDAL Visit the Stave Church. Scenic drive through Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø.VEMORK Take a guided visit of the museum.
Breakfast Dinner 193 mi / 310 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Explore the fascinating history of Vemork’s Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum to learn about the historic role the once largest power station in the world played in thwarting Hitler and the Nazi regime during World War II.
TELEMARK–LÅTEFOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN Sweet Fruits & Sea Fishing LÅTEFOSS Photo stop at the waterfalls.HARDANGERFJORD Ferry crossing followed by an apple juice and cider tasting, with lunch at Steinstø fruit farm.BERGEN Orientation drive includes Bryggen, the Hanseatic Wharf, the harbor, and the Fish Market.
Breakfast Lunch 202 mi / 325 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES The fruit doesn’t fall far from this family tree along Norway’s heavenly Hardangerfjord where Heidi and Ola Steinstø continue their family’s tradition of nine generations of fruit farming. Taste the home- made apple juice and cider and enjoy lunch amid the beautiful orchards of Steinstø Farm.
BERGEN–VOSS–STALHEIM Historic Harbors BERGEN Spend free time this morning in the harbor town.VOSS Enjoy leisure time.
Breakfast Dinner 87 mi / 140 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Beautiful Bergen paints the shoreline with different hues of its wooden houses along the old wharf on Norway’s southwestern coast. Often called the “Fjord Capital of Norway,” Bergen will charm you with its quaint charisma and the breathtaking natural wonder between the seven mountains.
STALHEIM–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FJAERLAND–LOEN King of the Fjords SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD Take a scenic cruise.FJAERLAND Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum.JOSTEDAL GLACIER Stop for photos.
Breakfast Dinner 146 mi / 235 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. Cruise onto the wild and wonderful waters of the Naeroyfjord, carved deep amid spectacular views of sheer, snow-topped mountains, waterfalls, and idyllic farms clinging to the mountainsides above one of the most dramatic fjords in Europe.
LOEN Skyway to Heaven LOEN Take the breathtaking Skylift ride. Free time atop Mount Hoven summit.
Breakfast DinnerLOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Soar 3,000 feet to the summit of Mount Hoven on the aerial tramway above the Nordfjord shores. Take in the heavenly panoramic view of Mt. Skåla and Lake Lovatnet to the east, Jostedalsbreen Glacier and Olden Village to the south, and the winding course of the stunning Nordfjord below. Heavenly!
LOEN–GEIRANGERFJORD–DALSNIBBA–LOM–LILLEHAMMER Feasts for the Eyes GEIRANGERFJORD Take a scenic cruise on the fjordDALSNIBBA Take in the panoramic view from Geiranger Skywalk, Mount Dalsnibba’s platform above the fjord.LOM Photo stop before continuing to Lillehammer.
Breakfast Dinner 211 mi / 340 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Experience Europe’s highest fjord view from the lofty heights of Geiranger Skywalk, 4500 feet above sea level. Ascend to the breathtaking viewpoint of Dalsnibba for an eagle-eye view of Norway’s spectacular mountain landscapes and sky.
LILLEHAMMER–EIDSVOLL–OSLO Norwegian Treasures LILLEHAMMER Photo stop at the Olympic ski jump where the winter games were hosted in 1994. Take a guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum. Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Oslo along Lake Mjøsa to Eidsvoll. Join a farewell dinner tonight at your hotel.
Breakfast Dinner 124 mi / 200 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION In the idyllic open-air museum of Maihaugen, more than 200 historic houses from as far back as the 13th century take you back to traditional life in Norway, including the Garmo stave church from the 1200s and the childhood home of Queen Sonja of Norway.
OSLO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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"Scandinavia, what does the word conjure up to you? Is it Copenhagen's enchanting Tivoli pleasure gardens, Stockholm's authentic Old Town or Norway's majestic mountains and fjords? For me, it's all of this... and so much more! Touring here has shown me the exciting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, cutting-edge design, the rich Nordic history and the comfortable, easy pace of the Scandinavian lifestyle. Whatever the season, I never tire of the ever-changing colors and magic of its landscape. Quite simply, I have fallen in love with Scandinavia and I am passionate about sharing this with you!"
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"I love to bring visitors to areas where I have lived and worked, i.e. Scandinavia, Russia and Central Europe, to give a piece of my culture to the guests, to make the clients feel at home by introducing them to all aspects of life in the area. To open our eyes and understand customs, habits and history, "what makes me tick the way I tick, and you tick differently" is my focus. How to make the best Swedish meatballs, how to sing children's songs or sharing a proverb we use a lot. When we come back home after a tour, we have a different set of 'glasses'. The knowledge of the world has changed us a bit and we are all part of it, plus we had a really great time together!"
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
"Join me in discovering the diversity and mysteries of Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics. For me, the region is more than a destination full of culinary delicacies, fairytales, troubled pasts and bright futures. For me, a native of the area, it is shrouded in tales of escape and survival, family and social progress. At Cosmos, travel is more than a destination, it is a life experience!"
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
"I have not always been a tour director, I worked in a variety of fields until I eventually started escorting weekend tours for fun, I found my true vocation. I love sharing my passion for European cities with my clients, giving them an insider's perspective that they would miss if they travelled on their own. I also love seeing happy smiles on my clients' faces during the whole tour. I enjoy escorting tours to Russia, my native country, especially to Moscow. Although all expect St. Petersburg to be beautiful (and they are not disappointed) most are blown away by Moscow. It is a vibrant city that simply overwhelms with a startling combination of historical monuments, modern sights and night-time illumination."