About This Trip

Opportunity to run in the MIDNIGHT SUN MARATHON with participation in the optional pre-tour to Tromsø

Join Frode Tilden, from Fargo, ND, on a unique journey to his homeland! Featuring Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, the Valdres Valley and the awesome Norwegian fjord country. Opportunity to run in the MIDNIGHT SUN MARATHON with participation in the optional pre-tour to Tromsø (June 18-29).

Dates & Prices

  • Jun 22 2019 to Jun 29 2019
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from $3895 Price based on minimum of 20 passengers. 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.
  • Single Room Supplement $545

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees and fuel surcharge
  • 6 nights accommodations, 1st class/superior tourist class, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast [B] and 3 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Oslo and Bergen with local guide
  • 3 hour rafting adventure in Voss
  • Visits to Viking Museum, Valdres Folk Museum and Borgund Stave Church and Valdres Folk Museum
  • Ferries and entrance fees to all sites & museums outlined in itinerary
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Guiding services of Frode Tilden
  • Tour information kit

Disclaimer

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

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, June 22 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, June 23 Oslo

Arrive at Gardermoen Airport. Transfer to hotel in downtown Oslo. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Victoria.

[D]
Day 3: Monday, June 24 Oslo

Three-hour morning sightseeing tour of Oslo with local guide includes Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Viking Ship Museum. Balance of day free. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 4: Tuesday, June 25 Oslo - Flåm

Depart by coach for Norway’s fjord country. Drive the lush and beautiful Valdres Valley, ancestral home of your tour guide. Visit Frode’s family farm. In Fagernes, tour the Valdres Folk Museum. Proceed to Borgund. Tour the Borgund Stave Church, one of the best preserved of Norway’s remaining stave churches. Continue to Lærdal and through the world’s 2nd longest tunnel to (approx. 15 miles) to Aurland. Overnight at the Flåmsbrygga Hotel.

[B]
Day 5: Wednesday, June 26 Flåm

Morning drive to Stegastein Viewpoint, offering magnificent views of the fjord country. Balance of day free for a variety of optional activities. Overnight at Flåmsbrygga Hotel. Dinner at Aegir, one of Norway’s best craft breweries, housed in a building inspired by Norse mythology, with the exterior reminiscent of a stave church.

Optional activities in Flåm: Price to be advised.
- Bike from Finse to Flåm through the high mountain pass
- Kayaking on the Aurlandfjord
- Hiking trip to Brekke Waterfall
- Hike the Flåm Valley
- Bike rental in Flåm
- Fjord Safari on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat)

[B][D]
Day 6: Thursday, June 27 Flåm - Voss - Bergen

Board the Flåm Railway, one of the top 20 train rides in Europe. Ascend the wild Flåm Valley to Myrdal. Change to the Oslo/Bergen Railway and continue to Voss for a 3-hour family rafting adventure on the Vosso River, which runs from Voss to Evanger. Start in flat water, then go with the flow for about 4 miles, passing sections of gentle rapids with waves and whirlpools, ending in the Evanger Lake where refreshments await. Overnight at Clarion Admiral Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 7: Friday, June 28 Flåm - Voss - Bergen

Breakfast at hotel. Two-hour morning walking tour of beautiful Bergen with local guide. Balance of day free for explorations. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
Day 8: Saturday, June 29 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

  • Escorted Tours

    Travels with Frode: Journey Under the Midnight Sun

    Once a year hundreds of runners from around the world flock to Tromso, Norway for a marathon experience unlike any other. The Midnight Sun Marathon starts at 9pm where for two months from May to July, the sun never sets in this part of the world.

Post-Tour Extensions

  • Independent Tours

    Bergen - Stavanger Extension

    Explore historic Bergen, before cruising south to the charming city of Stavanger. Enjoy a fjord cruise past the famous Pulpit Rock on this 3-day extension package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Stavanger to Bergen)

  • 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.