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!

Visit Oslo, Lillehammer, Geiranger, Loen, Flåm, Voss, Bergen, Avaldnes and Stavanger

Tour highlights: City sightseeing in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger, lunch at a family farm, excursion to Briksdal Glacier by Troll Cart, the Flåm Railway, Aurlandfjord and Nærøyfjord cruise, Nordvegen History Centre in Avaldnes (home to the first kings of Norway)

Dates & Prices

  • Tour A:
    Jun 27 2019 to Jul 7 2019
  • Tour B:
    Jul 15 2019 to Jul 25 2019
  • Tour C:
    Jul 31 2019 to Aug 10 2019
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: $4595 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: $3695 Services begin in Oslo and end in Stavanger
  • Single Room Supplement: $695

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • 9 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 1 lunch [L] and 6 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Folk Museum, Fossheim Steinsenter, Troldhaugen and Nordvegen History Centre
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 – 11

Disclaimer

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

Tour Map

Best of Norway

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: June 27 / July 15 / July 31 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 28 / July 16 / August 1 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 the Grand Hotel.

[D]
Day 3: June 29 / July 17 / August 2 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. Balance of day free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 4: June 30 / July 18 / August 3 Oslo―Lillehammer

Depart Oslo for 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. View the sites of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Lillehammer Hotel.

[B][L][D]
Day 5: July 1 / July 19 / August 4 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 2 / July 20 / August 5 Loen―Flåm

Morning excursion to the sparkling Briksdal Glacier. Travel 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 Fretheim Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 7: July 3 / July 21 / August 6 Flåm―Norway in a Nutshell Excursion―Bergen

Morning cruise on the dramatic Aurlandfjord and Nærøyfjord (placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005) from Flåm to Gudvangen. Return to Flåm by bus. Board the Flåm Railway, deemed by some as the most fantastic train ride in Europe. Ascend the Flåm Valley, climbing 2800 feet within 13 miles to Myrdal. Switch to the Oslo/Bergen Railway and continue to Voss. Meet the motorcoach and drive to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. Dinner. Overnight at the Clarion Admiral Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 8: July 4 / July 22 / August 7 Bergen

Morning sightseeing tour of Bergen includes 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 5 / July 23 / August 8 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 6 / July 24 / August 9 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 7 / July 25 / August 10 Stavanger―Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Sola Airport Stavanger for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $150.

[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.