Norway Scenic & Historic

July 17 – 30, 2023

HIGHLIGHTS
City sightseeing in Oslo, Røros, Trondheim and Bergen • Glass Cathedral • Maihaugen • Farm lunch • Nidaros Cathedral • Stiklestad • Atlantic Ocean Road • Ergan Kystfort • Trollstigen • Briksdal Glacier • Aurlandfjord cruise • Flåm Railway

ITINERARY INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • 12 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 2 lunches [L] and 9 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Oslo, Røros, Trondheim and Bergen
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Eidsvoll Manor House, Hamar Glass Cathedral, Ringebu Church, Stiklestad, Nidaros Cathedral, Ergan Kystfort, and Troldhaugen
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 – 14

ITINERARY  14 DAYS

DAY 1     MONDAY, JULY 17
Mpls/St. Paul―Oslo: Depart on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

DAY 2     TUESDAY, JULY 18     [D]
Oslo: Arrive at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Transfer to hotel in city center. Balance of day free to adjust to time change. Welcome dinner and overnight at the classic Grand Hotel.

DAY 3     WEDNESDAY, JULY 19     [B]
Oslo: Sightseeing tour of Oslo includes a visit to Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture park in the world by a single artist, boasting over 200 pieces by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Afternoon and evening free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4     THURSDAY, JULY 20     [B,D]
Oslo―Eidsvoll―Hamar―Lillehammer: Drive to Eidsvold, site of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814. Proceed to Hamar. Tour the unique Glass Cathedral, an architectural and technological masterpiece created to protect cathedral ruins from the Middle Ages. Continue to Lillehammer. View the sites of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Victoria Hotel.

DAY 5     FRIDAY, JULY 21     [B,L,D]
Lillehammer―Røros: Morning drive through the Gudbrandsdal Valley. At Ringebu, visit the stave church built in the 13th century followed by lunch at a local farm. Proceed to Røros. Dinner and overnight at Røros Hotel.

DAY 6     SATURDAY, JULY 22     [B,D]
Røros―Selbu: Sightseeing tour of Røros, an old wooden mining town founded in 1644, listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for its well-preserved buildings. Dinner and overnight at the Selbusjøen Hotel & Gjestegård.

DAY 7     SUNDAY, JULY 23     [B,D]
Selbu―Stiklestad―Trondheim: Depart for Stiklestad, site of the famous battle of 1030 which led to the death of St. Olav and the acceptance of Christianity in Norway. Drive to Trondheim. Dinner and overnight at the Scandic Nidelven Hotel.

DAY 8     MONDAY, JULY 24     [B]
Trondheim: Sightseeing tour of Trondheim includes a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral, one of the most splendid cathedrals in Scandinavia. Afternoon free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 9     TUESDAY, JULY 25     [B,L,D]
Trondheim―Molde: Drive the Atlantic Ocean Road with the vast and boundless ocean on one side and majestic snow-clad mountain peaks on the other. Visit the fishing village of Bud and tour Ergan Kystfort, a defensive bunker built by the Germans during the occupation of Norway during World War II. Lunch. Continue to Molde, the “City of Roses.” Dinner and overnight at Scandic Seilet Hotel.

DAY 10     WEDNESDAY, JULY 26     [B,D]
Molde―Geiranger―Loen: Drive to Åndalsnes. Travel the “Golden Route” climbing the Troll’s Path with its steep and narrow hairpin bends and descending the Eagle Road to the famous village of Geiranger. Cross the Stryn Mountains en route to Loen. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Alexandra.

DAY 11     THURSDAY, JULY 27     [B,D]
Loen―Flåm: Excursion to Briksdal Glacier. Opportunity to purchase quality crafts and woven products at Audhild Viken’s Weaving Workshop in Skei. Ferry across the Sognefjord. Drive through the world’s 2nd longest tunnel en route to Flåm. Dinner and overnight at Fretheim Hotel.

DAY 12     FRIDAY, JULY 28     [B]
Flåm―Bergen: Board the Flåm Railway. Enjoy breathtaking views as you ascend 2800 feet within 13 miles to the mountaintop station of Myrdal. Change to the Oslo/ Bergen Line and continue by train to Voss. Proceed to Bergen. Overnight at the Opus XVI Hotel.

DAY 13     SATURDAY, JULY 29     [B,D]
Bergen: Sightseeing tour of Bergen includes a visit to Troldhaugen, home of Norway’s internationally-known composer, the late Edvard Grieg. Tour concludes with a guided walk through the historic Hanseatic Wharf. Balance of day free. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 14     SUNDAY, JULY 30     [B]
Bergen―Depart: Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Bergen Airport for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $250.

2023 Early Registration Form

Reserve your seat on any 2023 Brekke Escorted Tour with a $400 fully refundable deposit