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Experience the true essence of Norway on this scenic journey through magical fjords, snow-capped mountains and historical towns. Start in the lively city of Bergen, and discover its small-town charm, nautical history and friendly atmosphere. From Bergen, set out on a spectacular ferry ride through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in the world. Arrive at the beautiful village of Flam for an overnight stay, then board the world-famous Flam Railway for an unforgettable ride through snow-capped mountains, dramatic waterfalls and lush valleys. Spend a final night in cosmopolitan Oslo, adding a dash of excitement and culture to complete this memorable journey through classic Norway.

Highlights

  • Relive the region's nautical history in colorful Bergen
  • Admire the mountain scenery on the journey to Flam onboard the world-famous Flam railway
  • Discover interesting museums and impressive architecture in cosmopolitan Oslo

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail, bus and boat travel in standard class
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bergen
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Flam
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Oslo
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BERGEN
On arrival in Bergen, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Set out to discover the distinctly nautical sights of Norway's second largest city, including the colorful buildings at the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site and now home to many of the city's best shops, restaurants and bars. Or take the Fløibanen funicular up to the top of Fløyen for scenic walks and spectacular views of the city. (Overnight in Bergen)

DAY 2 BERGEN TO FLAM
After breakfast this morning, begin your journey through the fjords with a quick train trip to the scenic district of Voss, followed by a picturesque bus ride passing the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls and down the dramatic winding bends of the Stalheimskleiva. Once you arrive at Gudvangen, on the banks of the Nærøyfjord, board the ferry for a breathtaking cruise across the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fjord, spectacularly beautiful with its high peaks framing the narrow, calm thread of water. On arrival in Flam, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and begin exploring this idyllic village at your leisure. Perhaps try some traditional Norwegian fare washed down with a regional beer at one of the local restaurants. (Overnight in Flam) B

DAY 3 FLAM TO OSLO
After breakfast this morning, catch the world-famous Flam Railway from Flam and ascend the Aurlandsfjord to the high mountain plateau of Myrdal. This incredible journey, which has been voted the most scenic rail journey in the world, will have you passing rugged mountains, deep valleys and thundering waterfalls, providing simply awe-inspiring views. The train climbs nearly 3,000 feet in the hour it takes to ascend, and stops at the amazing Kjosfoss Waterfall along the way. At Myrdal, you will transfer to the main train line to Oslo, and on arrival check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the cosmopolitan Norwegian capital. Head up to the Akershus Festning, a medieval castle which offers breathtaking views over the Oslofjord. Alternatively, visit one of Oslo's wide choice of museums. Take a boat out to the Bygdøy Peninsula for the highest concentration of these or stay in the center of town and see Edvard Munch's The Scream at the National Gallery. (Overnight in Oslo) B

DAY 4 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN OSLO
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you would like to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

First Hotel Marin Bergen

First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated in the city center of Bergen. The unique location of the hotel is on the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCOs world-heritage list. First Hotel Marin have well-equipped rooms, conference facilities as well as steambaths, sauna and a gym. Our rooms are charming and welcoming, some with wonderful views over Bryggen. Treat yourself to a little luxury and enjoy our spacious suites and come home to some extra comfort after a busy day. First Hotel Marin is a perfect match for both business and pleasure. Welcome to First Hotel Marin in Bergen.

Grand Hotel Terminus Bergen

Grand Hotel Terminus has been considered a classic ever since it opened in 1928. With its whiskybar, leather armchairs, and generous breakfast, it is a truly continental experience. Located in the heart of the city – 50 metres from the railway station, and within easy reach of attractions and adventures.

Thon Hotel Terminus Oslo

Our recently refurbished Thon Hotel Terminus is situated in the very heart of downtown Oslo, mere steps away from Oslo City shopping centre, Oslo Spektrum arena, and Oslo Central Train Station. The city’s largest public transport hub is just outside your door, and many of the best restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife that Oslo has to offer are all within an easy stroll.

Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama

Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama is centrally located in a peaceful and quiet part of central Oslo. Most rooms have a balcony, and from the upper floor you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the Oslofjord.

Flamsbrygga Hotel Flam

Flåmsbrygga is a cluster of buildings in the innermost part of the Sognefjord, quiet and secluded, and just a few steps from the Flåm Railway and the quay. The courtyard, comprising hotel, restaurant, café and Ægir BrewPub, is surrounded by gardens and parks, with magnificent mountains, a beach and boat life nearby, and boasts views over the fjord.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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