Discover the epic beauty of the Fjords and the vibrant cities of Oslo and Bergen

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Visit the Norwegian Fjords in the summer and you’ll be treated to beautiful skies, glowing green hills, lush forests and vibrant cities waiting to be explored. This action-packed trip will introduce you to the beauty of Norway‘s countryside and rich culture and history.

Begin with two nights in Bergen, spending your days discovering some of the city’s highlights like Edvard Grieg’s summer house and taking a trip on the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen. Spend some time in the breathtakingly beautiful Hardanger with its thundering waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. Then take a private walk along Folgefonna glacier. Then you’ll take a cruise along the fjord to Flåm where you will enjoy a cultural culinary farm experience.

The next part of your trip sees you heading for Solvorn where you will take a tour of the historic Urnes Stave Church and going on a walk in Jotunheimen National Park. Then it’s on to Hjorundfjord with a stop for photographs at the Bøyabreen glacier and a visit to a handicraft centre and the Nordfjord Folk Museum. Once you reach Hjorundfjord you will get to go out on a fishing tour.

From there, you will journey to the picturesque city of Ålesund, with its art nouveau buildings and quaint streets. Your guide will show you around the city and point out some of its most popular features, like the Jungend Museum and the aquarium. You can also go on a wildlife sea safari to see the bird cliffs at Runde, or take a guided hike or kayak tour.

Your final part of your adventure will take you to the bustling city of Oslo. Visit the fascinating Viking Ship Museum, wander through the Vigeland Sculpture Park and learn about Norway’s culture at the Bygdøy Folk Museum. There is so much to see and do, it’s the perfect way to bring your trip to a close.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3


Flights & transfers


Meet and greet


Private transfer to your hotel in Bergen

Accommodation in Bergen

Bergen city tour Bergen city tour

Today you will explore Bergen, Norway's UNESCO gateway city to the fjords. Filled with history and tradition, this big city enjoys a small-town charm and is easily explored on foot. Stroll around the fairy-tale-like old cobbled streets and small wooden houses and discover the well-known, old Hanseatic wharf with its unique architecture.

Bryggen, recognised as the old wharf of Bergen, defined by a line of colourful heritage buildings, the architectural character here saw this area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. A stop at the city's fish market for a little bit of local hustle and bustle in a picturesque setting will also be part of the tour, as will a trip up the funicular to Mount Floyen for remarkable views back across Bergen.

Mount Fløyen funicular Mount Fløyen funicular

Take the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen, one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen, to enjoy a wonderful view over the city.

Hardanger and Hardangerfjord Hardanger and Hardangerfjord

With thundering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains of fruit trees in bloom, the natural beauty of Hardanger has inspired national romantic artists. There are few places where you can experience summer by the fjord and winter on the blue ice of a glacier all in one day, or learn about folk music and traditional costumes, followed by a visit to contemporary art galleries and modern industry museums. Wide open spaces are great for contemplation, and then there's the delicious organic food produced in the region too.

Folgefonna Glacier hike Folgefonna Glacier hike

Today will be spent hiking on the spectacular Folgefonna Glacier. The day will be tailored to suit you, but whether you choose to climb or hike on the glacier, the sight of the incredible hulks of blue ice are sure to impress.

Situated on the southern shore of the beautiful Hardangerfjord in Hordaland County, Folgefonna National Park and the heart of the National Park is Folgefonna, a breathtaking glacier that has drawn tourists from all over the world since 1833. It is the third largest on mainland Norway, up to 400 meters thick and covering over 200 square kilometers. The national park includes an amazing variety of landscapes. It embraces many majestic valleys, extending from glacier tongues and dramatic icefalls all the way down to the fjord.

Folgefonna actually consists of three glaciers: Nordfonna, Midtfonna and Søfonna, as well as numerous tiny glaciers, altogether covering a total of 207 square kilometers. Measurements show that the glacier is almost 400 meters at its thickest, and at its highest point annual precipitation is 5500 mm.

Fjord cruise to Flåm Fjord cruise to Flåm

Discover the Nærøyfjord, a 17km long arm branch of the Sognefjord, as you cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm. This fjord is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and boasts some of the most extreme and spectacular fjord scenery in the world. There are 100 species of birds and animals in the area, and if you keep a lookout, you might spot golden eagles or harbour seals. Along the way, you will pass tiny villages, goat and sheep farms and the smallest post office in the world.

Cultural and culinary farm experience in Aurland Cultural and culinary farm experience in Aurland

On this tour, you will get to learn more about farming and food culture in Aurland. Take an easy walk to a summer farm where you will enjoy a traditional lunch featuring local food and drinks.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Solvorn

Days 3-5


Accommodation in Solvorn

Urnes Stave Church Urnes Stave Church

Today you will visit one of the oldest stave churches in the country and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Urnes Stave Church. Standing in the Sogn og Fjordane, it was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is a good example of traditional Scandinavia wooden architecture. As you explore, you'll discover traces of Celtic art, Viking traditions, and Romanesque architecture.

Jotunheimen National Park Jotunheimen National Park

This beautiful national park is part of a large mountain range between eastern and western Norway and it includes some of the highest mountains in Northern Europe, with more than 200 peaks standing over 2000m high. With numerous huts and marked trails, Jotunheimen National Park is one of the country's most popular hiking areas, and you will get to go on a guided walk to admire its natural beauty.

Private transfer to your hotel in Hjorundfjord Private transfer to your hotel in Hjorundfjord

You will be driven in a luxury vehicle to your hotel in Hjorundfjord, with a photo stop along the way at the Bøya Glacier. A branch of the Jostedal Glacier, Bøya is the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. You will also visit a handicraft centre in Skei, stop for lunch in Sandane and pop in at the Nordfjord Folk Museum, followed by an easy walk in Nordangsdal.

Days 5-6


Hjorundfjord fishing trip Hjorundfjord fishing trip

Go on a privately guided fishing trip, talk a walk, or kayak along the Hjorundfjord.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Alesund

Days 6-8


Sightseeing in Alesund Sightseeing in Alesund

Head out into the city with a private guide and visit popular sites like the Jugend Museum and the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium.

Wildlife sea safari at Runde Wildlife sea safari at Runde

Go on a private wildlife sea safari to the bird cliffs at Runde where you'll find the widest variety of seabirds in Scandinavia. Nesting season is from February to August and over this period 500,000 sea birds take over the island. Keep an eye out for the 100,000 pairs of nesting puffins. A guided hike or kayak tour can be arranged as an alternative if you'd prefer.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Alesund airport


Flight from Alesund to Oslo


Private transfer to your hotel in Oslo

Days 8-10


Accommodation in Oslo

Oslo waterfront, Norway
Oslo city tour Oslo city tour

This privately guided tour of Norway's capital will be structured with your interests in mind. Your local guide will introduce you to some of the city's most important and interesting sites. You could take a tour of the Viking Ship Museum and learn all about the Scandinavians who explored Europe by its seas and rivers. Stop in at the open-air Norwegian Folk Museum, the country's largest museum of cultural history, where there are a variety of exhibitions of folk art, costumes, toys and Sami culture. Or spend some time in the Vigeland Sculpture Park which boasts more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron, all crafted by Gustav Vigeland. You can also take a turn past Holmenkollen ski jump hill and the Ski Museum below it. The museum's exhibitions outline 4000 years of ski history.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Oslo airport

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