About This Trip

Visit Oslo, Lillehammer, Voss, Bergen and Stavanger and enjoy the mountains, the forests, the fjords, the villages of Geiranger and Flåm. Come and experience the Best of Norway!

Dates & Prices

  • Tour A (Guaranteed Departure):
    Jun 26 2017 to Jul 6 2017
  • Tour B (Guaranteed Departure):
    Jul 8 2017 to Jul 18 2017
  • Tour C (Guaranteed Departure):
    Aug 7 2017 to Aug 17 2017
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: $4295 Price includes airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
  • Land Only from: $3425 Services begin in Bergen and end in Stavanger
  • Single Room Supplement: $495

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • 9 nights accommodations, 1st class/superior tourist class, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast [B], 1 lunch [L] & 6 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Train: Voss to Flåm, 2nd Class
  • Fjord cruise: Flåm to Gudvangen
  • Visits to Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Folk Museum, Fossheim Steinsenter, Troldhaugen and Nordvegen History Centre
  • Ferries and entrance fees to all sites & museums outlined in itinerary
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2–11
  • Tour information kit

Disclaimer

Please read Brekke's Terms and Conditions for this tour carefully before registering.

Tour Map

Best of Norway Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: June 26 / July 8 / August 7 Depart Mpls / St. Paul – Oslo

Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

Day 2: June 27 / July 9 / August 8 Oslo

Arrive at Gardermoen Airport Oslo. Transfer to hotel in city center. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Welcome dinner and overnight at Grand Hotel / Thon Hotel Bristol / Grand Hotel.

[D]
Day 3: June 28 / July 10 / August 9 Oslo

Morning sightseeing tour of Oslo includes a visit to Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum featuring the Gol Stave Church. Afternoon and evening free for shopping and independent explorations. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 4: June 29 / July 11 / August 10 Oslo—Lillehammer

Depart Oslo for the Olympic city of Lillehammer via Jevnaker. Opportunity to purchase Norwegian glass/crystal at reduced prices at Hadeland Glassworks. Proceed to a local farm where we meet a Norwegian family and savor a traditional Norwegian “middag.” Continue to Lillehammer, nestled along the shores of Norway’s largest lake, Lake Mjøsa. View the sites of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Dinner and overnight at Lillehammer Hotel.

[B][L][D]
Day 5: June 30 / July 12 / August 11 Lillehammer—Geiranger — Loen

Travel through the Gudbrandsdal and Otta valleys to Lom. Visit the Fossheim Steinsenter in Lom for a chance to explore the Stone Museum and shop in the jewelry gallery. Continue across the Grotli Mountains to the fabulous fjord country. Weather permitting, drive to Dalsnibba Observation Point for a spectacular view of the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Continue to Loen for dinner and overnight at the Alexandra Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 6: July 1 / July 13 / August 12 Loen—Voss

Morning excursion to the sparkling Briksdal Glacier. Drive to Skei. Opportunity to purchase quality crafts and woven products at Audhild Viken’s Weaving Workshop. Drive to Sogndal and continue to Hella. Ferry across the mighty Sognefjord to Vangsnes. Proceed over the Vik Mountains. Dinner and overnight at the Fleischer’s Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 7: July 2 / July 14 / August 13 Norway in a Nutshell Excursion

Depart Voss by train on the Oslo/Bergen Railway. At Myrdal transfer to the Flåm Line, deemed by some as the most fantastic train ride in Europe. Descend the Flåm Valley, dropping 2800 feet within 13 miles. Cruise the dramatic Aurlandfjord and Nærøyfjord (placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005) from Flåm to Gudvangen. Descend the 13 hairpin bends of the thrilling Stalheim Road. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

[B][D]
Day 8: July 3 / July 15 / August 14 Voss—Bergen

Drive to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. Enjoy a city sightseeing tour including a visit to Troldhaugen, the home of Norway’s internationally-known composer, the late Edvard Grieg. Tour concludes with a guided walk through the historic Hanseatic Wharf. Balance of afternoon and evening free. Dinner on own. Overnight at the Clarion Admiral Hotel.

[B]
Day 9: July 4 / July 16 / August 15 Bergen—Stavanger

Travel the coastal route to Stavanger via Stord. Ferry from Halhjem to Sandvikvåg. Visit the Nordvegen History Centre in Avaldnes, home to the first kings of Norway and the legendary figures who appear so often in sagas and songs. Drive the underwater tunnels from Rennesøy to Randaberg. Continue to Stavanger. Dinner on own. Overnight at the Clarion Stavanger.

[B]
Day 10: July 5 / July 17 / August 16 Stavanger

Sightseeing tour of Stavanger. This modern Norwegian city, a hub of the North Sea oil exploration and development operations, is a charming mixture of old and new, retaining much of its 18th century charm. Afternoon free. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
Day 11: July 6 / July 18 / August 17 Stavanger—USA

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Sola Airport Stavanger for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $100.

[B]

Pre-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Copenhagen - Oslo Extension

    This 4-day package between Copenhagen and Oslo features an overnight cruise between the two Scandinavian capitals. Add this to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Oslo to Copenhagen).

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Helsinki - Stockholm - Oslo Extension

    Visit the Finnish capital of Helsinki and the Swedish capital of Stockholm before traveling to the Norwegian capital of Oslo on this exciting 5-day independent extension package!

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Reykjavik Extension (USA to Europe)

    Enjoy a 3-day independent extension in Iceland's vibrant capital city. Package includes a full-day Golden Circle Tour and a city tour of Reykjavik.

    Additional sightseeing tours on request.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Stockholm - Oslo Extension

    This 3-day package between Stockholm and Oslo is the perfect extension to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Oslo to Stockholm)

Post-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Pulpit Rock Extension

    Experience the majestic Pulpit Rock on this 2-day extension featuring a cruise on the Lysefjord!

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Reykjavik Extension (Europe to USA)

    Explore the Land of Fire & Ice on this 3-day extension to Iceland! Visit the main attractions in Reykjavik and spend the day in the Icelandic countryside on the famous "Golden Circle" tour.