8 Day Classic Norway

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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Arrival transfer is only included with arrival into Gardermoen Airport (OSL).


Accommodation Details
Jul 4 departure will be accommodated at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Please be aware that Scandinavia is an expensive destination. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Oslo, Bergen-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Oslo
    • 1 night Lillehammer
    • 1 night Sogndal
    • 2 nights Bergen
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 10 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, designed by Gustav Vigeland. The park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures
  • Lom Stave Church, one of the largest and best preserved stave churches in Norway built in 12th century
  • Cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest of all the Norwegian Fjords
  • Board the famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Please be aware that Scandinavia is an expensive destination. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.


DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Norway
Depart for Norway

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Oslo
Arrive in Oslo, the capital of Norway; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting, followed by a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Oslo no later than 4:00 PM on day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Oslo City Tour
Begin your day with a city tour of Oslo. Pass the National Theater, the 19th Century Royal Palace and visit the main square to view the Cathedral. Next, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland; the park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The park's most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high with 121 human figure reliefs. It is carved from a single block of granite and took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Continue to the modern City Hall to conclude the city tour.* The balance of the morning and early afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional Treasures of Oslo tour. Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships which are the best preserved in existence
*In the event that the Oslo City Hall is closed due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to the Oslo Cathedral.
Optional: Treasures of Oslo (PM)
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Travel to Lillehammer
This morning, travel to Lillehammer. Situated at the northern end of Lake Mjøsa, the town is perhaps most famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Take an orientation tour, which includes a view of the ski jump. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Lillehammer
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Lom Stave Church, Travel to Sogndal
This morning drive to the village of Lom where you will visit one of the largest and best preserved stave churches in Norway.* Built around 1150, the church's unique facade appears to have been plucked from a medieval fairytale. Next, drive via Sognefjellet (weather permitting), the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe known as the "roof of Norway", through the dramatic Norwegian countryside. Pass glaciers, pine forests and perhaps reindeer, as well as Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain in the Jotunheimen National Park. Overnight is in the heart of the Fjords
*Entry to Lom Stave Church interior is only available when church services are not in session.
Overnight: Sogndal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Sognefjord Cruise, Flam Railway, Travel to Bergen
Today, take a leisurely cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest of all the Norwegian Fjords. Then, enjoy a real highlight as you board the world-famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions. View pastures, waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled beautifully into the surrounding mountainside. Ascend to 3,000 feet within 12 miles for one of the most scenic views of Norway. Continue to your hotel in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city. A major distributor of the wealthy trading guilds of the Hanseatic League, many residents of this 11th-century city still earn their livelihood from the sea
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Bergen
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Bergen independently. An important cultural hub located in the middle of the region known as De syv fjell, or the Seven Mountains, Bergen is the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes referred to as the Atlantic coast capital. Perhaps in the morning, join the optional Highlights of Bergen tour. The city served as an old trading port and has maintained a bustling harbor since the 11th century as part of the Hanseatic League. Visit Troldhaugen, the home of famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. Grieg's home stands majestically overlooking the fjords and was a great inspiration for his music. During your walking tour, stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen, and visit the 750-year-old Haakon's Hall, scene of the medieval Royal court's ceremonies. In the afternoon you may choose to visit the Bergen Museum, the famous fish market, or take a stroll along the harbor to admire traditional Norwegian architecture. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at your hotel
Optional: Highlights of Bergen Tour (AM)
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Treasures of Oslo

Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to two of Oslo’s most intriguing museums, the Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. On your first stop, you will see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships, which are the best preserved in existence. These incredible artifacts were uncovered from historic burial mounds together with contemporary 9th-century artifacts. The museum is most famous for its wholly complete Oseberg ship and the unique insight into life during the Viking era it offers. Continue to the Kon-Tiki Museum where you will see the fantastic vessels the Ra and Kon-Tiki. Thor Heyerdahl gained worldwide fame when in 1947 when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft, the Kon-Tiki. This expedition, along with subsequent voyages on the reed boats the Ra and Tigris showed how early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2020 $65.00
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Highlights of Bergen Tour

Begin your morning tour of Bergen, Norway's most beautiful city. This old trading port has maintained a bustling harbor since the 11th century as part of the Hanseatic League and its history will unfold as you tour the sights. Visit Troldhaugen, the home of famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. Grieg's home stands majestically overlooking the fjords and was a great inspiration for his music. During your tour stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen, visit the 750 year old Haakon's Hall, scene of the medieval Royal court’s solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts and still used for State banquets*.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Please note in the event that Haakon’s Hall closes due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to The Norwegian Fisheries Museum.

Day #7 01 Nov 2018 - 09 Jun 2019 $60.00
10 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $60.00
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10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit, March 2019
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It was a great trip! We saw a lot of snow, and best of all, saw the fantastical northern lights, with all of their colors, flights and shape. Our guide Matt was great. He displaced a nice personality with a sense of humor. Could not have had a better trip!

Siu M. San Francisco, CA
10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit, January 2019
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Awesome! It was definitely one of the best trips ever! The scenery was spectacular & our tour guide, Matt, was great! We loved the cruise & really enjoyed being on a small ship, just lovely!

Brenda K. Raleigh, NC
12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise, August 2018
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My tour to Norway was wonderful! I especially liked Stephanie Johannssen, who was our tour group leader. She was excellent! Caring, giving personal service, knowledgeable about Norway, telling us wonderful stories, and very friendly and efficient. The bus tours were very good, and the Hurtigruten cruise was very good.

Laraine Y. Honolulu, HI
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, May 2018
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The trip was very enjoyable and from our perspective everything went to plan. Christina Romano was an excellent tour guide plus a delightful person. Her communication was concise and as a result the group functioned extremely well and adhered to the schedule. The local guides were equally good. I expect to book with Gate 1 again in the near future as I have seen several trips recently advertised which interest me.

Lois H. Victoria, AU
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, May 2018
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We really enjoyed our trip, Scandinavia is so beautiful and our tour guide Mattias is very helpful,we hope to go back in the near future

Luzviminda E. Penticton, BC, CA
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2017
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We had a great time in Norway! It was an excellent tour...from the transfers, to the itinerary, to the hotels, to the free times, to the coach, to our driver, Jan, and most especially to our tour guide, Stephanie... everything is excellent! Norway is truly magical, with intense natural beauty, and indeed a once-in-a-lifetime destination. Thank you Gate 1 for showing us the world for less! More bookings coming...

Rosemarie E. Bronx, NY
8 Day Classic Norway, June 2017
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We had a wonderful time with Gate1 in Norway. Our tour guide Stephanie was very informative. I felt like I learned so much about the country. The fjords were beautiful as were the mountains. Can't wait to book our next trip!

Christin G. Madison, WI
8 Day Classic Norway, August 2016
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Gate 1 has been the best travel decision that I've ever Made. Our Tour Manager Brigitte was amazing! We traveled through Norway with Driver Jon without a hitch. The bus was very comfortable, the Fram and the ferry were wonderful ways to see Norway. Our tour guides were full of knowledge and happy to share experiences. Again Brigette was amazing and I am ready to book With Gate 1 with tour Manager Brigette again to Russia or the Netherlands.

Karen K. S Plainfield, NJ
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2016
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We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide and driver were great and the itinerary gave us a very good overview of Norway. Gate 1 does an excellent job.

James B. Austin, TX
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2016
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It was great. Thank you for all of your help. Mom was able to find her grandmothers village with the assistance of our wonderful bus driver, Eric. What a gorgeous country!

Marlys R. Cabin John, MD
8 Day Classic Norway, July 2016
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We had an excellent trip with fantastic views in both Norway and Iceland. Would contact you in the future for the next trip. Excellent service!

Kelvin T. Sunnyvale, CA
9 Day Classic Iceland, July 2015
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The trip was absolutely amazing! Everything was perfect :) Iceland is breathtaking with its landscapes and I just love the culture and overall environment. The tour guide was really great - I loved having a local with strong Icelandic roots showing us around. He was hilarious! He and the others in the group just made the trip so enjoyable and memorable. Even though I traveled alone I never felt isolated and had such a fun time. I miss everyone already!

As for other details, the hotels and food were great as well. I really have nothing bad to say except I wish I could have stayed longer!

Thank you for your help with arranging the trip. Everything went smoothly and I was well taken care of. I will be back!

Erica L. Fullerton, CA
8 Day Classic Norway, May 2015
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Please know how much my husband Bill and I appreciated the extremely efficient and top notch assistance of our Tour Manager Birgitte.  We've traveled several times with Gate 1 and have been pleased with the guide service offered before but never have we enjoyed such perfection--in every instance--of a Tour Manager as we received from Ms. Birgitte. 

She was the most hardworking, conscientious, engaging, informative, always pleasant Manager we've ever had!!  Please extend our gratitude to her for making our trip to Norway unforgettable.  She clearly loves her work and seeing others enjoy a super traveling experience.  I also would like to compliment our excellent driver, who was always gracious, careful, courteous and helpful. 

Now we look forward to our next Gate 1 adventure.  Thank you!!

William S. Houston, TX
8 Day Classic Norway, May 2015
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I can't begin to tell you how amazing our trip was.  This trip exceeded all of my expectations and Brigitte was amazing.  I felt like we had enough alone time to explore and with the planned trips/excursions/itinerary we saw everything that we wanted to.  I can not say thank you enough for the exceptional trip and Ms. Brigitte was the cherry on top.  I have recommended your company to everyone I talk to and can not wait to book the next one.

Natalie P. Kenosha, WI
8 Day Classic Norway, May 2015
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We had a fabulous trip - great food, nice hotels, wonderful weather, and best of all: one of the finest guides we've experienced.  We have always enjoyed the guides on our Gate 1 trips, but Birgette was so knowledgeable, helpful, and a genuinely nice person!  She kept our group on schedule in a very good manner.  I only wish we had taken the extension.  Our group got along really well and it would have been fun to stay a little longer - our fault for not doing it.  We love Gate 1!

Virginia D. WDM, IA
11 Day Classic Scandinavia, June 2014
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We had a wonderful time on our vacation. This was our 5th trip with Gate 1 and we were very happy as always. Brigette was our tour guide and she was great. She took care of everything for us in a very professional way. Jan was our driver and we always felt safe.

We will continue to use Gate 1 and will tell our friends and family about it.

Ron S. E Brunswick, NJ
8 Day Classic Norway, June 2014
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Trip was wonderful, we enjoyed it very much. Our Gate 1 tour manager Marie was fantastic. Weather was sunny, bright and cool every day. We enjoy the smaller tour size (27-28 people) as it is easier to get to know fellow travelers. We would be happy to use Gate 1 Travel again sometime.

William Z. Rochester, MN
8 Day Classic Norway, September 2012
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I had a wonderful, fantastic, beautiful travel experience!!! I don't know any way it could have been better! Your tour guide was very informative and knew the area well. She helped me get my money changed, this was my first time traveling by myself, and she smoothed over any rough spots I encountered. Your travel agents were courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. I would not hesitate to book another tour through your company.

Betty D. Alto, TX

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