About This Trip

Explore Southern and Southwest Norway, Telemark, Sunnhordland, along with the fabulous fjord country

Explore Southern and Southwest Norway, Telemark, Sunnhordland, along with the fabulous fjord country on this 11-day tour. Relax at some of Norway’s most charming hotels and enjoy unique experiences such as dinner in a former cheese dairy as you travel from Oslo to Kristiansand, Stavanger and finally to Bergen.

Dates & Prices

  • Guaranteed Departure (On Request):
    Jul 7 2018 to Jul 17 2018
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: $4995 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: $4095 Services begin in Oslo and end in Bergen
  • Single Room Supplement: $895

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] and 8 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen
  • Train: Voss to Flåm, 2nd Class
  • Fjord cruise: Flåm to Gudvangen
  • Visits to Viking Ship Museum, Heddal Stave Church, Norwegian Industrial Museum, Hardangerfjord Nature Center and Troldhaugen
  • 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

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, July 7 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: Sunday, July 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 the classic Grand Hotel.

[D]
Day 3: Monday, July 9 Oslo

Morning sightseeing tour of Norway’s capital city includes a visit to Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Viking Ship Museum. Balance of day free to explore this vibrant city. Dinner on own.

[B]
Day 4: Tuesday, July 10 Oslo—Rjukan

Depart for Telemark, an area rich in cultural traditions and home to many famous writers and artists. Tour Heddal Stave Church, Norway’s largest stave church from the 12th century. Proceed to Rjukan. Visit the Industrial Museum and Vemork Power Station, where the Nazis produced “Heavy Water” for their atomic bomb experiments during the war. Dinner and overnight at Gaustablikk Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 5: Wednesday, July 11 Rjukan—Kristiansand

Proceed to Kristiansand, “the capital of Southern Norway,” a small maritime city nestled along the Norwegian coastline. Dinner. Overnight at Thon Hotel Kristiansand.

[B][D]
Day 6: Thursday, July 12 Kristiansand—Stavanger

Proceed on the North Sea Scenic Highway, the link between Southern and Western Norway. En route to Stavanger, we pass through Jæren, one of Norway’s leading agricultural districts. At Byrkjedalstunet, enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner in what was formerly a cheese dairy. Proceed to Stavanger, the hub of North Sea oil exploration and development operations. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stavanger.

[B][D]
Day 7: Friday, July 13 Stavanger—Lofthus

Morning sightseeing tour of Stavanger. This modern Norwegian city is a charming mixture of old and new, retaining much of its 18th century charm. Drive the underwater tunnels from Randaberg to Rennesøy. Ferry from Mortavika to Arsvågen. Proceed to Ølen. Visit a local rosemaling artist. Light lunch before continuing to Lofthus, located in the heart of Norway’s cherry, apple and pear orchards. Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at Hotel Ullensvang along the Sørfjord.

[B][L][D]
Day 8: Saturday, July 14 Excursion in area

Excursion to Eidfjord for a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Center, reflecting the Norwegians love and respect for nature. Drive to a shopping stop with opportunity to purchase Norwegian pewter. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

[B][D]
Day 9: Sunday, July 15 Lofthus—Norway in a Nutshell—Os/Bergen

Drive across the Hardanger Bridge, which is 328 feet longer than the Golden Gate Bridge, and proceed to Voss. Continue by train to Myrdal and change to the Flåm Line. Descend the Flåm Valley, dropping 2800 feet within 13 miles to the idyllic fjord community of Flåm. Cruise the dramatic Aurlandfjord and Nærøyfjord from Flåm to Gudvangen. Proceed to Os, south of Bergen. Dinner and overnight at the lovely Solstrand Hotel & Bad along the beautiful Bjørnefjord.

[B][D]
Day 10: Monday, July 16 Bergen Excursion

Morning sightseeing tour of Bergen includes a visit to Troldhaugen, home of Norway’s renowned musician, the late Edvard Grieg. Tour concludes with a guided walk through the historic Hanseatic Wharf. Balance of afternoon free. Return to Os for farewell dinner and overnight.

[B][D]
Day 11: Tuesday, July 17 Os/Bergen—Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Flesland Airport 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

    Bergen - Trondheim Extension

    Explore historic Bergen, the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, the Jazz Festival town of Molde and the spectacular Geirangerfjord. End your journey with an optional tour of Trondheim including the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Faroe Islands Extension

    The Faroes are an experience in themselves. The islands are home to unique natural environments, a rich history, and unparalleled scenery. It is an unspoiled bucket list destination for food, photography, hiking, adventure, and culture.

  • 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.