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Norwegian Fjords 2020

Norwegian Fjords 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbor towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars. You’ll follow the southern coast of the country by coach and ferry to fascinating Bergen where you will spend two nights with plenty time to discover the bustling harbor and taste salmon at the fish market. The highlights of the tour will be the fascinating Flåm train journey through the world’s most breathtaking scenery, followed by a cruise across the legendary Sognefjord to Loen – home to some of Norway’s oldest farms. Travel to Lillehammer, home to the 1994 Winter Olympics, and also known for its exciting arts scene. Overnight in Hamar on the shores of Lake Mjøsa – one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Here, you’ll also visit a spectacular open-air museum and the remains of a 950-year-old cathedral. Upon your return to Oslo, your guided sightseeing tour includes a medieval castle, royal palace, the Viking Ship Museum, and the outdoor exhibition of the sculptures of famed artist Gustav Vigeland. You’ll fall in love with Norway’s beauty, culture, and history on your escorted Norwegian tour. Norway’s magic will stay with you long after your affordable travel adventure.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Oslo, bustling capital of this land of fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: OSLO–ARENDAL–KRISTIANSAND.
Today, travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”—the Sørlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)—and visit the idyllic harbor town of Arendal. A port since the 14th century, it is known for its timber exports and its old Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country. Overnight in Kristiansand, founded in 1641 and today an important industrial center. Here, you will enjoy time at the lively FISKEBRYGGA (fish market), the perfect place to watch the entertaining fishmongers or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafés.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km (B,D)

Day 3: KRISTIANSAND–STAVANGER.
More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, popular holiday area for the Norwegians and hot spot for surfers. Stop to visit some of the pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber and lighthouses such as Flekkejord and Farsund. Overnight in Stavanger, where you can stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings.
Today’s Distance: 146 mi/ 235 km (B)

Day 4: STAVANGER–HARDANGERFJORD FERRY CROSSING–BERGEN.
Travel via Haugesund to board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in pretty Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains".
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km (B)

Day 5: BERGEN.
Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You can spend time at Bryggen with its collection of colorful 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbor protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city. (B)

Day 6: BERGEN–FLÅM TRAIN–SOGNEFJORD AREA.
A special treat today! Ride on the Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal and then on the renowned FLÅM TRAIN from Myrdal to Flåm. See some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery—graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, CRUISE across Norway’s legendary SOGNEFJORD.
Today’s Distance: 181 mi/ 292 km (B,D)

Day 7: SOGNEFJORD AREA–LOEN.
Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, gateway to some of Norway’s glaciers and home to some of the country’s oldest farms.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km (B,D)

Day 8: LOEN.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Loen and take advantage of some of the many available outdoor activities. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion including an unforgettable cruise on the Geiranger Fjord. (B,D)

Day 9: LOEN–LOM–LILLEHAMMER.
Stop in Lom to see its iconic wooden stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics and home today to a lively art scene.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B)

Day 10: LILLEHAMMER–HAMAR–OSLO.
The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Visit the fascinating OPEN-AIR ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure. Later, return to Oslo for a guided tour. See the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbor, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and visit the VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, and FROGNER PARK with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km (B)

Day 11: OSLO.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

"NORWEGIAN RIVIERA"
Scenic drive

ARENDAL
Visit the idyllic harbor town

KRISTIANSAND
Visit Fiskebrygga (fish market)

LISTA REGION
Scenic drive; Varbak viewing point

HARDANGERFJORD
Ferry crossing

BERGEN
Visit

FLÅM TRAIN
Ride

SOGNEFJORD
Cruise

LOM
Picture stop at the wooden stave church

LILLEHAMMER
Visit the Olympics host city

HAMAR
Visit the Open-Air Ethnological Museum

OSLO
Guided city tour and Viking Ship MuseumTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry crossings; Flåm train Myrdal-Flåm; Bergen Railway Voss to Myrdal; Sognefjord cruise

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$580

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Oslo: First Hotel Millennium
Kristiansand: Scandic Sorlandet
Stavanger: Scandic Forum
Bergen: Thon Bristol
Bergen: Augustin Hotel
Sognefjord Area: Lindstroem Hotel
Loen: Loenfjord
Lillehammer: Scandic Victoria Lillehamme

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Questions & Answers

Question: Is hotel accommodation included in the tour?

Yes hotel accommodations are included. So are all activities in ALL CAPS, breakfast every day and 4 dinners.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

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