About This Trip

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 as you travel from Oslo to Kristiansand, Stavanger and finally to Bergen.

Visit Oslo, Rjukan, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Lofthus, Flåm, Voss and Bergen

Tour highlights: Heddal Stave Church, 2 nights at the Ullensvang Hotel, 2 nights in fjord-view rooms at the Solstrand Hotel in Os, Norwegian Industrial Museum, visit a rosemaling artist, drive across the Hardanger Bridge, city sightseeing in Oslo, Stavanger & Bergen

Dates & Prices

  • Jul 8 2019 to Jul 18 2019
  • 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, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 1 lunch [L] and 8 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Viking Ship Museum, Heddal Stave Church, Norwegian Industrial Museum and Troldhaugen
  • 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

Majestic Southern Norway Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Monday, July 8 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: Tuesday, July 9 Oslo

Arrive at Gardermoen Airport Oslo. Transfer to hotel. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Welcome dinner and overnight at the classic Grand Hotel.

[D]
Day 3: Wednesday, July 10 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. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 4: Thursday, July 11 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: Friday, July 12 Rjukan―Kristiansand

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

[B][D]
Day 6: Saturday, July 13 Kristiansand―Stavanger

Drive 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. Proceed to Stavanger, the hub of North Sea oil exploration and development operations. Dinner and overnight at Clarion Hotel Stavanger.

[B][D]
Day 7: Sunday, July 14 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. 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 at Hotel Ullensvang along the Sørfjord.

[B][L][D]
Day 8: Monday, July 15 Lofthus

Day free to enjoy the many amenities of the Ullensvang Hotel. Relax along the fjord at the hotel's beach, play a game of tennis, take a paddle boat out into the fjord and more. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
Day 9: Tuesday, July 16 Lofthus―Norway in a Nutshell―Os/Bergen

Drive across the Hardanger Bridge, which is 328 feet longer than the Golden Gate Bridge en route 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: Wednesday, July 17 Bergen Excursion

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: Thursday, July 18 Os/Bergen―Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to 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.