About This Trip

A scenic and historic journey encompassing Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim, Voss, Bergen, the Atlantic Ocean Road and Norway’s awesome fjords.

Tour highlights: City sightseeing in Oslo, Røros, Trondheim and Bergen, 1994 Winter Olympic sites, Glass Cathedral, farm lunch, Nidaros Cathedral, Stiklestad, the Atlantic Ocean Road, Ergan Kystfort, Trollstigen, Briksdal Glacier, Aurlandfjord cruise, Flåm Railway

Dates & Prices

  • Jul 18 2022 to Jul 31 2022
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: TBD 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: TBD Services begin in Oslo and end in Bergen
  • Single Room Supplement: TBD

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul (For departures from other cities, please contact Brekke Tours)
  • 12 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 2 lunches [L] and 8 dinners
  • 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, Granby Gård, Stiklestad, Nidaros Cathedral, Ergan Kystfort, and Troldhaugen
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 – 14

Disclaimer

This tour is not yet confirmed. Pricing and itinerary will be confirmed later in 2021. To reserve your space on this tour, please complete the early registration form and submit your fully refundable $400 deposit (payable by check). Once airfare is confirmed and pricing is finalized, you will receive a confirmed, priced itinerary, the applicable terms and conditions and information pertaining to travel insurance. To reconfirm your participation, you will also be asked to complete our Tour Registration Form. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you will receive a full refund of your trip deposit..

Please note: upon acceptance of the confirmed itinerary and price, your deposit of $400 per person becomes non-refundable.

Tour Map

Norway: Scenic & Historic Map

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: MONDAY, JULY 18 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 19 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.

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DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 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 for shopping and independent explorations. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 21 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 Kvitfjell for dinner and overnight at Gudbrandsgard Hotel. View the sites of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Overnight at Scandic Lillehammer Hotel.

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DAY 5: FRIDAY, JULY 22 Lillehammer―Røros

View the sites of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. 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.

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DAY 6: SATURDAY, JULY 23 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. Visit Granby Gård. Learn about emigration from Norway to America. Dinner and overnight at the Selbusjøen Hotel & Gjestegård.

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DAY 7: SUNDAY, JULY 24 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. Learn about life of the Vikings in this region during that time period. Drive to Trondheim for dinner and overnight at the Scandic Nidelven Hotel.

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DAY 8: MONDAY, JULY 25 Trondheim

Morning sightseeing tour of Trondheim includes a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral, one of the most splendid cathedrals in Scandinavia. Afternoon free to enjoy the St. Olav Festival, Trondheim’s largest festival commemorating the death of Olaf II Haraldsson, King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 9: TUESDAY, JULY 26 Trondheim―Molde

Depart for Møre & Romsdal. 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. Salmon lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Molde, the “City of Roses.” Dinner and overnight at Scandic Seilet Hotel.

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DAY 10: WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 Molde―Geiranger―Loen

Drive to Åndalsnes. Travel the “Golden Route” climbing the breathtaking 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.

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DAY 11: THURSDAY, JULY 28 Loen―Flåm

Morning excursion to the sparkling Briksdal Glacier. Opportunity to purchase quality crafts and woven products at Audhild Viken’s Weaving Workshop in Skei. Ferry across the Sognefjord from Mannheller to Fodnes. Drive through the world’s 2nd longest tunnel (15.22 miles) from Lærdal to Aurland. Continue to Flåm for dinner and overnight at Fretheim Hotel.

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DAY 12: FRIDAY, JULY 29 Flåm―Bergen

Board the Flåm Railway. Enjoy breathtaking views and the thundering sound of waterfalls 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.

[B]
DAY 13: SATURDAY, JULY 30 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 and overnight at hotel.

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DAY 14: SUNDAY, JULY 31 Bergen―Depart

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

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