Admire Bergen’s nautical heritage and multi-colored houses from a funicular, see Copenhagen’s glittering palaces, and sample some real Danish pastry. Cruise along the tranquil majesty of Norway’s fjord and watch porpoises play amid thunderous waterfalls. Explore bucolic villages, scenic mountain roads, lush valleys, and farmlands. Ride the Flåm described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.
Day 1 - Arrive Bergen, Norway
Arrive in Bergen and transfer, on own, to your hotel.
Before meeting your group, discover some of Bergen’s many attractions and sights, many of them within walking distance. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbor Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).
Meet your Tour Director and then we had out for our group welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Bergen
Discover the sights of historic Bergen, including a ride on the funicular railway up Mt. Fløien to admire panoramic views of the centre from 1050 feet above sea level.
Bergen’s centre is very compact, with much to see and hear about within a very short walking distance. Stroll around Bryggen, a World Heritage Site, where you will hear of life in times gone by, dried cod fish, Hanseatic merchants, fires, Norwegian resistance fighters and present-day life at the wharf. Pass by the lively waterside Fish Market and explore the Bergen Fortress area, where you will find Håkons Hall from 1261 and the Rosenkranz Tower from 1560s, or wander down the old cobblestone alleyways in the heart of Bergen and see typical, quaint Bergen houses and chimney houses while hearing about life in Bergen past and present.
The afternoon and evening is free for your own exploration.
Bergen Recommended Restaurant | Cornelius Fish Restaurant
Cornelius is one of Scandinavias most prestigiously seafood restaurants. Inspired by the weather of the day and the raw beauty of the local fjords, Cornelius serves a Meteorological Menu, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood.
Day 3 - Bergen to Flåm
This morning, board an express boat from Bergen to Flåm. Take in the fresh air on Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord, during this 5-hour ferry-ride. Then take a trip on one of the world’s best rail journeys, the Flåm Railway up to Myrdal Station. On your return to Flåm, you will privately transfer to Aurland to your centrally located hotel by the fjord.
Day 4 - Norwegian Fjords
Depart Aurland for another scenic journey through the spectacular mountain and fjord country of Breheimen and Jostedalsheimen. Firstly, your drive will take you over the old road and remote mountain region of Aurlandsfjellet, enjoying a stop at Stegastein. Stop at the charming Urnes Stave Church (an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest church in Norway) before lunch at the Skjolden Hotel.
Then it is time to be amazed at the old, narrow mountain highway as you share the roads with wandering sheep, crossing the Breheimen and Jostedalsheimen counties. Stop at Nedre Oscarhaug, the cubist stone at Mefjellet and Sognefjellshytta (approx. 1 hr drive) for a coffee/tea break.
Lom is a small town encapsulating the very essence of the Norwegian countryside. Situated in the famous Jotunheimen National Park, Lom is surrounded by majestic nature. Check into your charming historic hotel and then browse design shops, local cafes and galleries. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 5 - Geiranger
This morning, we tour to Geiranger, which is 1.5 hours’ drive away from Lom. On arrival, join a fjord rib boat cruise and experience the Geirangerfjord UNESCO World Heritage site. The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking. Take a closer look at the “Seven Sisters”, “Bridal Veil” and “Suitor” waterfalls, the majestic fjord cliffs and abandoned mountain farms. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see porpoises playing in the fjord.
Traveling back from Geiranger, the mini-coach can stop at the famous Lom Stave Church, constructed in Norman-style in 1170. It still operates as the local church today.
Please note that the Geirangerfjord visit is subject to change due to weather and snow conditions. The mountain road from Lom to Geiranger normally opens from end of May. Alternatively, have a day to yourself in Lom. We suggest visiting Brimi Bue, a popular Lom hot-spot for fresh local produce and traditional Nordic flavors, owned by renowned chef Arne Brimi -the lunch time slot has good value options to try. Indulge yourselves in the historic atmosphere of Lom open-air museum and its houses dating from the early 1600s and experience the old farmer culture. The Norwegian Mountain Centre is also worth a visit.
Day 6 - Lom - Oslo
Sit back for the final 3-hour scenic drive to Lillehammer. This bus trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful highlands and lush valleys. Experience the valley of Gudbrandsdalen surrounded by the national parks, an abundance of locally produced food, old architecture, and good hiking.
Arrive into Lillehammer, the small town that rose to international fame when it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1994. Transfer to the train station and 1.5hr train journey to Oslo.
Oslo Recommended Restaurants
Lofoten Fish Restaurant
Nedre Foss Gård
De Fem Stuer
Day 7 - Oslo
Discover the must-sees of beautiful Oslo including the Royal Palace and Vigeland Park on a private walking tour of its most famous sights. Enjoy all the landmarks of Oslo’s city centre on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. Get a taste of the life in this vibrant capital through its famous sights, and enjoy its architectural and cultural diversity.
See the Royal Palace, the Norwegian Parliament, and the University of Oslo, and stroll the bustling Karl Johan pedestrian shopping area. Take the tram to the iconic Vigeland Park and explore the incredible and unique works of sculptor Gustav Vigeland.
Day 8 - Oslo - Copenhagen, Denmark
Free morning in Oslo before later this afternoon, boarding the overnight ferry to Copenhagen. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC. Enjoy the hot tub on the back deck, the entertainment and various dining establishments. Be sure to sit on the deck as you leave the Oslo fjord for beautiful views and locals enjoying the summer.
Copenhagen Recommended Restaurants
Day 9 - Copenhagen
Arrive into Copenhagen this morning and walk to your central hotel right by the pier. Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights - you will never run out of something to see or to do. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport.
Your local guide will meet you and you will head off for a stroll through the charming streets and squares of Old Town, and see the impressive Danish Parliament, colorful Nyhavn, and the elegant Royal Palace of Amalienborg. Discover the must-sees of beautiful Copenhagen including Nyhavn and the Royal Palace on a private walking tour of its most famous sights.
Discover the charming streets and squares of Old Town, and see the impressive Danish Parliament, colorful Nyhavn, and the elegant Royal Palace of Amalienborg.
Day 10 - Copenhagen
Today is a completely free day so you can sleep in, explore the cafes and restaurants or venture out of the city on a day tour.
Roskilde isn’t too far out of town if you want to visit the Viking Museum or art lovers can train to Louisiana. There is also a new adventure park with impressive towers and gardens to visit. Ask your local guide for some options. Enjoy this super cool city!
Optional DISTINCT Tour # 1 - Roskilde & the Viking Ship Museum
Optional DISTINCT Tour # 2 - Visit Malmö - “The Bridge”
Optional DISTINCT Tour # 3 - Louisana Museum of Modern Art
Day 11 - Depart Copenhagen
After breakfast, transfer to the airport, on own, anytime.