Norway is a true celebration of the great outdoors. With a population of just five million inhabiting this staggering landscape of fjords and mountains, a holiday to Norway is the ideal choice to find an uninterrupted slice of wilderness.Visit Norway's two largest cities, Oslo and Bergen while also taking time to be fully immersed in the spectacular nature of the Sognefjord - the largest of the Norwegian fjords.Travel along Norway's scenic railway system, including a ride on the famous Flåm Railway, cruise through the Nærøyfjord, the narrowest and most breathtaking arm of the Sognefjord and spend time in the small village of Flåm.
Fly from the UK to Oslo - Norway's largest city and the country's cultural heart. Upon arrival, take a private transfer into the city centre and check in for 2 nights.
Enjoy a day at leisure. Take a stroll along the city's harbour front and past the iconic Opera House or explore one of the city's many museums or art galleries. Vigeland Park, filled with over 200 sculptures, is also well worth a visit on a sunny day. (B)
Today, experience the best that nature has to offer between Oslo and Flåm. Start the day with a ride on the scenic Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal, a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the most magnificent landscapes of Norway. Upon arrival change to the famous Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world. Upon arrival into Flåm the remainder of the day is at leisure. You will be transferred to Aurland 292 hotel by private transfer. (B)
Morning is at leisure. Enjoy a bowl of hot soup. local organic bread,fresh juice and home made dessert in the converted smokehouse.After which you head off on a waterfall hike to Turlidfossen. Here, enjoy a cup of warm tea or coffee and a cinnamon roll, while you take in the spectacular views.On returning to the hotel, relax in the calm serenity of the garden before dinner. ( B,L,D )
The day starts with a breakfast of champions, giving you a taste of the magic that is local, organic ingredients. After breakfast, visit Stegastein lookout point, before a visit to the hand crafters in Aurland and hike up to a summer pasture farm for lunch.This region has a long and proud tradition with cheese.After the farm visit the wood fired hot tub beckons. Sit back, relax and enjoy the surroundings with a glass of local drink before sitting down for dinner. (B,L,D)
Before your departure, enjoy a last breakfast and remember to take in the fresh air. Today, will be spent soaking up the breath-taking scenery of the fjords. First, cruise through the Nærøyfjord UNESCO landscapes to Gudvangen. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high, Nærøyfjord is the narrowest and best known of the many arms of the Sognefjord, and perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway. In the afternoon, travel to Bergen. Make your own way to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Today, explore Bergen independently or book an optional excursion. We recommend a stroll through Bryggen, Bergen's atmospheric Hanseatic old town located on the harbour front, where you can also find some of the freshest seafood around at the Torget Fish Market. There are plenty of museums on offer, or escape the city on the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for sweeping views of the fjord-side city and the seven mountains that famously surround it. (B)
Enjoy some leisure time in Bergen until it is time to take your private transfer and bid farewell to Norway and fly back to the UK. (B)