Scenic Norway (ZQ)

9 days from Oslo to Oslo

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Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls...this is Norway, and on this Scenic Norway tour, you’ll experience Norway's exciting cities and spectacular scenery.

Visit Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by majestic mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, and lush, green vegetation. Here, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you. You’ll travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord.

You'll also visit Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a cruise on both fjords and a stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest glacier. But that's not all…you'll also spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you'll stop at thundering Låtefoss waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau, one of Europe's largest and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made—a special experience offered by Globus.

In addition to the spectacular scenery, you'll also experience Norway's cities. In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In Bergen, you'll hear about the city's 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches.

These are just some of the many highlights on this Norway tour. It’s an amazing vacation to Norway!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

OSLO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; [LF] farewell dinner at Engebret Café

LILLEHAMMER
[LF] Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum; picture stop at the Olympic ski jump

GEIRANGERFJORD
Panoramic view at the Dalsnibba lookout before your boat cruise

JOSTEDAL GLACIER

FJAERLAND
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a five-screen film

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Boat cruise

BERGEN
Orientation

HARDANGERFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local farm; ferry crossing

LÅTEFOSS WATERFALL

TELEMARK
Guided visits of Vemork and the Heddal stave church

Headsets throughout the tour

Notes:

NOTE:

  • Certain mountain roads normally used for this vacation might be blocked by snow early and late in the season. If so, your Tour Director and driver will select a different route.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruises; ferry crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Oslo

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Oslo, Norway. Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Oslo–Eidsvoll–Lillehammer. Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a picture stop at Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814. Then, proceed along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. [LF] Enjoy a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, and a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

Lillehammer–Lom–Dalsnibba–Loen. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt. Take pictures of the lonely stave church of Lom, then climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view from the Dalsnibba lookout above GEIRANGERFJORD. Next, arrive at the fjord and embark for a leisurely CRUISE past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Dock at Hellesylt and head south via Lake Hornindal to peaceful Loen.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

Loen–Fjaerland–Stalheim. Follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord, then cross the mountains to the serene Våtedalen Valley and pristine Lake Jølster. The mountain scenery gets more rugged as you approach the tunnel underneath Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest glacier. Stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. In the afternoon, enjoy a CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and continue to Stalheim, high above the majestic Nærøydal Valley.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Stalheim–Voss–Bergen. This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flåm train ride. Then, leave Stalheim and see the popular lakeside resort of Voss on your way to pretty Bergen. During your orientation tour, hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Stroll through the colorful fish market and the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Bergen–Låtefoss–Telemark. [LF] Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø farm for eight generations. While you taste their APPLE CIDER, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Then, cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY and drive through the orchards along Sørfjord, whose tranquil splendor inspired Grieg’s Morning Mood. More scenic delights: thundering Låtefoss and the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions. Next is rustic, unspoiled Telemark.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

Telemark–Vemork–Heddal–Oslo. Focus on VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and also gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Leave the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Before returning to Oslo in the afternoon, admire the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

Oslo. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s 200-plus extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures and visit the modern CITY HALL. In the afternoon, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past. Tonight, [LF] celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at the popular Engebret Café.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

Oslo. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

COLLEEN MAIN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"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!"

Tour Director -  COLLEEN MAIN

 Accommodations

BERGEN

SCANDIC ORNEN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LILLEHAMMER

SCANDIC LILLEHAMMER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LOEN

ALEXANDRA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

OSLO

RADISSON BLU SCANDINAVIA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

STALHEIM

STALHEIM

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

TELEMARK

RAULAND HOGFJELLSHOTELL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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