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Breathe in the pristine beauty of Norway on this walking tour of its fjord and mountain landscapes.

Welcome to Norway—and an enlightening and idyllic fjords walking tour. Your journey takes you from the breathtaking fjords of the country’s spectacular west coast to the mountaintops and valleys of its equally scenic interior. When not walking, you’ll travel by coach, RIB boat, ferry, gondola, and train—including the celebrated Flam Railway. Along the way, you’ll visit a stately manor and its gardens, perambulate a pristine lake, view the untamed beauty of Voss’s Mount Hanguren, see historic wooden villages and a well-preserved stave church, and explore Bergen’s historic Bryggen district. You’ll also touch modern culture with tastings of goat cheese and cider, as well as the opportunities to mingle with locals that a walking tour allows. Let us show you the essence of Norway, then and now.

Highlights

  • Walk the historic and breathtaking Vindhella section of the King’s Road hiking trail, a curvaceous path that winds toward the beautifully preserved Borgund Stave Church.
  • Travel by coach, ferry, train, RIB boat, and gondola on scenic rides that include the renowned Flam railway, the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and the Voss Gondola.
  • Learn about cider production on the Hardanger Fruit Trail and enjoy a tasting, followed by a delicious lunch overlooking a fjord.
  • Ferry to the historic Rosendal Barony to admire its famous rose garden and view a landscape of fjords, glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls.
  • Spend two nights at a cozy boutique hotel in Lærdalsøyri, named a national “heritage village” for its cluster of 18th-century wooden houses.

Positive Impact

Country Walkers is proud to support Wine to Water with a donation on behalf of each guest on this tour. Wine to Water is an international organization providing access to clean drinking water and emergency supplies in water-challenged regions. We believe in giving back to the places that have enriched the lives of our guests. We’re committed to identifying and supporting sustainable initiatives in a variety of areas including education, world health, economic equality, safe drinking water, the environment, and the preservation of cultural traditions.

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Itinerary

Sat, Jun 15 to Mon, Jun 24 - 2024

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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Bergen right by having a Country Walkers representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Rosendal Baroniet; 2–3 miles, easy with moderate sections. Bondhusvatnet, 3 miles, easy

A Country Walkers representative meets your group at 8:15 a.m. in the hotel lobby. Your Norwegian discoveries begin with a two-hour ferry ride to the village of Rosendal, where you visit the historic Baroniet Rosendal (Rosendal Barony). Originally a farm given as a wedding present to a wealthy Norwegian heir and her Danish husband, it was developed into an elegant manor house completed in 1665. Set amid a landscape of fjords, glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls, this magnificent structure reflects 250 years of history, with influences from every epoch. You stroll here from the ferry port and take a walk around the property, perhaps admiring its famous rose garden. Afterward, savor an included lunch in the greenhouse. Please note that guests on the September 23 and September 30 departures will instead eat at a café in town as the barony will be closed for the season.

From here, you drive to Lake Bondhus, set in a valley formed by retreating glaciers. The massive Bondhusbreen Glacier, which can still be seen from the outlet to the lake, has been popular with travelers since the 19th century. As you hike around the lake, view the turquoise waters of the lake ringed by craggy mountains and hear the rush of cascades tumbling down their steep slopes.

Shuttle to the hotel, where you can get better acquainted with your travel mates over a three-course dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hovden; 4 miles, moderate with difficult sections, 1,500-ft. elevation gain/loss OR Elvadalen Valley; easy to moderate, 600-ft. gain., 500-ft. loss

This morning’s hike begins on a section of the Hardanger Fruit Trail, which leads through the largest fruit garden in Norway. More than half a million trees crowd the orchards here. As you amble past local farms and an abundance of fruit trees, signposts will offer insights into local fruit production and history.

Formed millennia ago by retreating glaciers, Norway’s fjords are revered for their scenic vistas of pristine waters surrounded by rugged mountains that rise steeply from their banks. Continuing your hike along one of these famed landscapes and up to a scenic viewpoint will give you an up-close view of their splendor. For those looking for a less challenging route, embark on an easy walk through a valley ringed with craggy mountains and laced with waterfalls and streams. For today’s included lunch overlooking the Sørfjord, gain a taste of the local fruit as you enjoy a cider tasting, followed by a picnic lunch.

Upon return to the hotel, you have time at leisure to enjoy its many amenities. Perhaps you’ll swim the channel that links the heated indoor and outdoor pools. Indulge in the Jacuzzi or sauna. Explore the hotel’s private beach. Or relax in a lounge chair admiring views of the fjord and Folgefonna glacier. Dinner is on your own tonight. Perhaps you’ll sample traditional Norwegian cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant or bar. Or ask your guide for suggestions for a village café. Please take into consideration that available dining options and times this evening may be limited.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Mount Hanguren; 1–4 miles, easy with moderate options. Laerdal town walk; 1 mile, easy

Known as Norway’s extreme sports capital, the town of Voss awaits you this morning. After breakfast, board a motorcoach for an hour’s ride to this region of untamed beauty. On arrival to Voss Folk Museum, enjoy a guided tour of this well preserved collection of two farmsteads, protected since 1928. You’ll have time to visit both the outdoor farm museum as well as the indoor exhibits which detail life in this Norwegian town from the last 500 years. Next, take the Voss Gondol to the summit of Voss Ski Resort on Mount Hanguren, the largest ski resort in Western Norway. Billed as the largest and most modern mountain gondola in Northern Europe, the Voss gondola opened in 2019 and offers sweeping views of a chiaroscuro of snow-capped peaks in an immense canvas of sky. Drink in superb views of mountains, lakes, and the heart of the country’s fjord country on a choice of easy to moderate, winding trails, ranging from one to four miles.

Descend the mountain by gondola at your leisure. Lunch is on your own today. You might opt to stay at the top of the resort to eat at the Hangurstoppen Restaurant or scout out the many dining options in downtown Voss.

Continue by motorcoach (approximately 2.5 hours) to Lærdalsøyri, your home for the next two nights. Today, the main highway connecting Oslo and Bergen includes the Laerdal Tunnel between the cities of Laerdal and Aurlandsvagen, completed in 2000. At 15.2 miles, it is the world’s longest road tunnel. You experience it for yourself as you pass through the tunnel en route to Lærdalsøyri, named a national “heritage village” for its cluster of 18th-century wooden houses. Here, you check into your hotel and set off on a short optional walking tour of the town before enjoying dinner with your travel mates.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Galdane to Vihdhella; 6 miles, moderate, 1,100-ft. elevation gain

Built in 1790, the King’s Road was the first road linking Oslo (then Christiania) and Bergen. Stretching 62 miles over Filefjell, a mountainous region between Lærdal and Valdres in southern Norway, it has since been restored as a hiking trail rife with magnificent scenic overlooks and cultural heritage sites. In 2014, it was named “Norway’s most beautiful road” by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

This morning, a 20-minute shuttle takes you to this historic route. There, you meet a local guide for an easy hike on the Galdane path along the rushing River Lærdalselvi. With its east/west climate divide, this stretch is renowned for its scenic diversity. View unspoiled vistas of massive boulders, steep cliffs, and rare vegetation that line the riverbanks as you walk. Next, you stroll along the Øygardsvegen path, passing ancient bridges, farms, inns, and Iron Age burial sites along the way. You break to enjoy lunch at a family-run hotel that has been welcoming King’s Road travelers since 1835.

Your last stretch of the King’s Road is the Vindhellavegen, a stunningly beautiful, curvaceous path that winds toward the Borgund Stave Church. Built in 1190, this beautifully preserved, historic edifice is considered the most distinctive stave church in Norway. Spend time exploring the church on a guided tour and the Visitors’ Center across the street.

Your discoveries conclude with a ride back to your hotel, where the rest of the day and evening are free. Perhaps you’ll venture into town to visit the Sogn Art Center and the Norwegian Wild Salmon Center. There is also time to enjoy an optional guided kayak paddle on the fjord (at your own expense). The town has options for dinner on your own or you may dine at the hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Mt. Prest; 2–3 miles, moderate, 850-ft. elevation gain/loss. Otternes farmyard; 1 mile, easy. Afternoon hike; 1–2 miles, easy

Start your morning with a Norwegian hiking tradition of making a matpakke or packed lunch, from the breakfast buffet. Your hotel will have enticing options of cheese, meat, fish, and bread available so you can prepare a hearty sandwich for later in the day.

A barren yet beautiful landscape flanks the Aurlandsfjellet, one of the most scenic routes in this highly photogenic country. A series of 20 hairpin turns reveals diverse landscapes at every bend, from desolate plateaus to steep mountains where snow may be glimpsed for most of the year—giving this route its nickname: the “snow road.”

You ride along this famous thoroughfare this morning, enjoying views of a spectacular fjord landscape leading to rocky hills and sparsely vegetated plains. Disembark your motorcoach at Mt. Prest for a chance to stretch your legs. Your guide will choose a route based on the weather, trail conditions, and group fitness level. As you hike, marvel at breathtaking panoramic views of the Aurlandsfjord in its nest of lofty mountains. Continue hiking through a quiet pine forest and then descend to the Stegastein viewpoint, a 2,000-foot viewing platform perched overlooking the fjord. Enjoy your packed lunch while gazing out to the awe-inspiring Sognejord.

Time permitting, you stop in Aurlandsvagen, a small village known for its cultural heritage and exquisite setting. During the mid-20th century, it attracted hunters and fishers. Today, it is popular among those seeking a pristine natural environment. As you explore the town, perhaps you’ll visit the local glassblowing studio orthe Aurland shoe factory, home of the original penny loafer.

You then set off on a short walk to Otternes Farm, where a traditional way of life is preserved. Stretch your legs as you explore this complex of 27 buildings, each with its own function.

This afternoon, your guides offer another walk in the area—perhaps to a nearby waterfall or to a local farm, before you shuttle a short distance to Flam, where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. You might visit the Flam Railway Museum, dedicated to the spectacular rail line you experienced earlier in your journey. Here, you can learn about the history and challenges involved in its construction. You may also decide to indulge in a session at the nearby floating sauna or go for a beer tasting at the local brewery. There are also a number of easy, self-guided walks starting from town (maps are available at the visitor center).

This evening, have dinner at your convenience. Choose to dine at one of the restaurants in town including the Flam Marina, Fretheim Hotel, and Aegir Brewpub or perhaps book the evening bus to the nearby “Viking village” of Gudvagen and eat at one of their multiple restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Old Postal Road; 3 miles, easy. Undredal Village; 1 mile, easy

Your early start this morning will be rewarded with a thrilling ride aboard a RIB (rigid inflatable boat). Your voyage will provide unparalleled views of the Aurlandsfjord. Draw close to small villages along the shore; marvel at the Sagfossen, a dazzling waterfall; and view Nærøyfjord, one of only two Norwegian fjords designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its “exceptional natural beauty.”

After your boat ride, you take an easy walk along the Old Postal Route from Bleiklindi (named for an old linden tree) to Styvi. Until the advent of the steamship, this road was used to deliver mail when the fjord was unnavigable because of ice. Views of the Nærøyfjord accompany you all along this dramatic protected landscape. At the completion of your walk, enjoy another matpakke packed lunch in this stunning setting.

From Styvi, you board an electric ferry bound for Undredal, famous for its brown and white goat cheese. Learn about the history and production of this local delicacy as you savor a tasting. Burn off a few calories with a short, guided walk through the village this afternoon before a 25-minute shuttle ride back to the hotel. This evening, share reminiscences of your memorable journey over a festive farewell dinner in your hotel’s restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bryggen city tour; 1–2 miles, easy

This morning yields a ride on the famed Flam railway. Built between 1923 and 1940 to connect Bergen and Oslo, the railway is a marvel of 20th-century engineering. Today, it opens a window for travelers to the majesty of Norway’s unspoiled and splendid interior.

Settle into a vintage car for your scenic journey (approximately 50 minutes). As you ride through a narrow valley, an array of wonders unspools before you: rivers snaking through deep gorges, snowcapped peaks with waterfalls plummeting down their slopes, and stubbles of vegetation poking through rocky expanses. Your small group disembarks at Myrdal, where you’ll switch lines to continue onto Bergen (approximately three hours).

Once the capital of the Kingdom of Norway, charming Bergen is also one of the oldest port cities in northern Europe. During the Middle Ages, it was an important trading center for the Hanseatic League, and vestiges of that fascinating history remain in the district of Bryggen (the Quay), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of the colorful buildings that line the waterfront have been restored or rebuilt over time and today showcase the character and architecture of that distant era. On arrival, enjoy a short guided tour of Bryggen before walking through the city to your hotel. Your Norway: Bergen & the Fjords tour ends at the Clarion Hotel Admiral in the early afternoon (approximately 1:30 p.m.)

The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Perhaps you’ll delve further into the city’s history at the Hanseatic Museum, or experience the lifestyle of composer Edvard Grieg at his former home, now a museum. Ride the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen, where you’ll find spectacular city views and a network of hiking trails. Or take in the city center, perhaps browsing the popular outdoor fish market or simply relaxing at a café. Lunch and dinner are on your own today. You’ll have plenty of options in this member of UNESCO’s City of Gastronomy network.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Ha det bra! After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation is provided to Bergen Flesland Airport based on your departure time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Mon, Jun 17 to Sun, Jun 23 - 2024

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Rosendal Baroniet; 2–3 miles, easy with moderate sections. Bondhusvatnet, 3 miles, easy

A Country Walkers representative meets your group at the meeting hotel in Bergen at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby. Your Norwegian discoveries begin with a two-hour ferry ride to the village of Rosendal, where you visit the historic Baroniet Rosendal (Rosendal Barony). Originally a farm given as a wedding present to a wealthy Norwegian heir and her Danish husband, it was developed into an elegant manor house completed in 1665. Set amid a landscape of fjords, glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls, this magnificent structure reflects 250 years of history, with influences from every epoch. You stroll here from the ferry port and take a walk around the property, perhaps admiring its famous rose garden. Afterward, savor an included lunch in the greenhouse. Please note that guests on the September 23 and September 30 departures will instead eat at a café in town as the barony will be closed for the season.

From here, you drive to Lake Bondhus, set in a valley formed by retreating glaciers. The massive Bondhusbreen Glacier, which can still be seen from the outlet to the lake, has been popular with travelers since the 19th century. As you hike, view the turquoise waters of the lake ringed by craggy mountains and hear the rush of cascades tumbling down their steep slopes.

Shuttle to the hotel, where you can get better acquainted with your travel mates over a three-course dinner.

Important note: Because this tour requires the use of various local transport, guests will be required to carry their own luggage for short distances and on and off ferries and trains on days 1 and 3. Additionally, luggage space is limited on our private mini-buses and vans. We, therefore, ask guests to restrict their luggage to one bag each plus a day pack.

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Hovden; 4 miles, moderate with difficult sections, 1,500-ft. elevation gain/loss OR Elvadalen Valley; easy to moderate, 600-ft. gain., 500-ft. loss

This morning’s hike begins on a section of the Hardanger Fruit Trail, which leads through the largest fruit garden in Norway. More than half a million trees crowd the orchards here. As you amble past local farms and an abundance of fruit trees, signposts will offer insights into local fruit production and history.

Formed millennia ago by retreating glaciers, Norway’s fjords are revered for their scenic vistas of pristine waters surrounded by rugged mountains that rise steeply from their banks. Continuing your hike along one of these famed landscapes and up to a scenic viewpoint will give you an up-close view of their splendor. For those looking for a less challenging route, embark on an easy walk through a valley ringed with craggy mountains and laced with waterfalls and streams. For today’s included lunch overlooking the Sørfjord, gain a taste of the local fruit as you enjoy a cider tasting, followed by a picnic lunch.

Upon return to the hotel, you have time at leisure to enjoy its many amenities. Perhaps you’ll swim the channel that links the heated indoor and outdoor pools. Indulge in the Jacuzzi or sauna. Explore the hotel’s private beach. Or relax in a lounge chair admiring views of the fjord and Folgefonna glacier. Dinner is on your own tonight. Perhaps you’ll sample traditional Norwegian cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant or bar. Or ask your guide for suggestions for a village café. Please take into consideration that available dining options and times this evening may be limited.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Mount Hanguren; 1–4 miles, easy with moderate options. Laerdal town walk; 1 mile, easy

Known as Norway’s extreme sports capital, the town of Voss awaits you this morning. After breakfast, board a motorcoach for an hour’s ride to this region of untamed beauty. On arrival to Voss Folk Museum, enjoy a guided tour of this well preserved collection of two farmsteads, protected since 1928. You’ll have time to visit both the outdoor farm museum as well as the indoor exhibits which detail life in this Norwegian town from the last 500 years. Next, take the Voss Gondol to the summit of Voss Ski Resort on Mount Hanguren, the largest ski resort in Western Norway. Billed as the largest and most modern mountain gondola in Northern Europe, the Voss gondola opened in 2019 and offers sweeping views of a chiaroscuro of snow-capped peaks in an immense canvas of sky. Drink in superb views of mountains, lakes, and the heart of the country’s fjord country on a choice of easy to moderate, winding trails, ranging from one to four miles.

Descend the mountain by gondola at your leisure. Lunch is on your own today. You might opt to stay at the top of the resort to eat at the Hangurstoppen Restaurant or scout out the many dining options in downtown Voss.

Continue by motorcoach (approximately 2.5 hours) to Lærdalsøyri, your home for the next two nights. Today, the main highway connecting Oslo and Bergen includes the Laerdal Tunnel between the cities of Laerdal and Aurlandsvagen, completed in 2000. At 15.2 miles, it is the world’s longest road tunnel. You experience it for yourself as you pass through the tunnel en route to Lærdalsøyri, named a national “heritage village” for its cluster of 18th-century wooden houses. Here, you check into your hotel and set off on a short optional walking tour of the town before enjoying dinner with your travel mates.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Galdane to Vihdhella; 6 miles, moderate, 1,100-ft. elevation gain

Built in 1790, the King’s Road was the first road linking Oslo (then Christiania) and Bergen. Stretching 62 miles over Filefjell, a mountainous region between Lærdal and Valdres in southern Norway, it has since been restored as a hiking trail rife with magnificent scenic overlooks and cultural heritage sites. In 2014, it was named “Norway’s most beautiful road” by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

This morning, a 20-minute shuttle takes you to this historic route. There, you meet a local guide for an easy hike on the Galdane path along the rushing River Lærdalselvi. With its east/west climate divide, this stretch is renowned for its scenic diversity. View unspoiled vistas of massive boulders, steep cliffs, and rare vegetation that line the riverbanks as you walk. Next, you stroll along the Øygardsvegen path, passing ancient bridges, farms, inns, and Iron Age burial sites along the way. You break to enjoy lunch at a family-run hotel that has been welcoming King’s Road travelers since 1835.

Your last stretch of the King’s Road is the Vindhellavegen, a stunningly beautiful, curvaceous path that winds toward the Borgund Stave Church. Built in 1190, this beautifully preserved, historic edifice is considered the most distinctive stave church in Norway. Spend time exploring the church on a guided tour and the Visitors’ Center across the street.

Your discoveries conclude with a ride back to your hotel, where the rest of the day and evening are free. Perhaps you’ll venture into town to visit the Sogn Art Center and the Norwegian Wild Salmon Center. There is also time to enjoy an optional guided kayak paddle on the fjord (at your own expense). The town has options for dinner on your own or you may dine at the hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Mt. Prest; 2–3 miles, moderate, 850-ft. elevation gain/loss. Otternes farmyard; 1 mile, easy. Afternoon hike; 1–2 miles, easy

Start your morning with a Norwegian hiking tradition of making a matpakke or packed lunch, from the breakfast buffet. Your hotel will have enticing options of cheese, meat, fish, and bread available so you can prepare a hearty sandwich for later in the day.

A barren yet beautiful landscape flanks the Aurlandsfjellet, one of the most scenic routes in this highly photogenic country. A series of 20 hairpin turns reveals diverse landscapes at every bend, from desolate plateaus to steep mountains where snow may be glimpsed for most of the year—giving this route its nickname: the “snow road.”

You ride along this famous thoroughfare this morning, enjoying views of a spectacular fjord landscape leading to rocky hills and sparsely vegetated plains. Disembark your motorcoach at Mt. Prest for a chance to stretch your legs. Your guide will choose a route based on the weather, trail conditions, and group fitness level. As you hike, marvel at breathtaking panoramic views of the Aurlandsfjord in its nest of lofty mountains. Continue hiking through a quiet pine forest and then descend to the Stegastein viewpoint, a 2,000-foot viewing platform perched overlooking the fjord. Enjoy your packed lunch while gazing out to the awe-inspiring Sognejord.

Time permitting, you stop in Aurlandsvagen, a small village known for its cultural heritage and exquisite setting. During the mid-20th century, it attracted hunters and fishers. Today, it is popular among those seeking a pristine natural environment. As you explore the town, perhaps you’ll visit the local glassblowing studio orthe Aurland shoe factory, home of the original penny loafer.

You then set off on a short walk to Otternes Farm, where a traditional way of life is preserved. Stretch your legs as you explore this complex of 27 buildings, each with its own function.

This afternoon, your guides offer another walk in the area—perhaps to a nearby waterfall or to a local farm, before you shuttle a short distance to Flam, where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. You might visit the Flam Railway Museum, dedicated to the spectacular rail line you experienced earlier in your journey. Here, you can learn about the history and challenges involved in its construction. You may also decide to indulge in a session at the nearby floating sauna or go for a beer tasting at the local brewery. There are also a number of easy, self-guided walks starting from town (maps are available at the visitor center).

This evening, have dinner at your convenience. Choose to dine at one of the restaurants in town including the Flam Marina, Fretheim Hotel, and Aegir Brewpub or perhaps book the evening bus to the nearby “Viking village” of Gudvagen and eat at one of their multiple restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Old Postal Road; 3 miles, easy. Undredal Village; 1 mile, easy

Your early start this morning will be rewarded with a thrilling ride aboard a RIB (rigid inflatable boat). Your voyage will provide unparalleled views of the Aurlandsfjord. Draw close to small villages along the shore; marvel at the Sagfossen, a dazzling waterfall; and view Nærøyfjord, one of only two Norwegian fjords designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its “exceptional natural beauty.”

After your boat ride, you take an easy walk along the Old Postal Route from Bleiklindi (named for an old linden tree) to Styvi. Until the advent of the steamship, this road was used to deliver mail when the fjord was unnavigable because of ice. Views of the Nærøyfjord accompany you all along this dramatic protected landscape. At the completion of your walk, enjoy another matpakke packed lunch in this stunning setting.

From Styvi, you board an electric ferry bound for Undredal, famous for its brown and white goat cheese. Learn about the history and production of this local delicacy as you savor a tasting. Burn off a few calories with a short, guided walk through the village this afternoon before a 25-minute shuttle ride back to the hotel. This evening, share reminiscences of your memorable journey over a festive farewell dinner in your hotel’s restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bryggen city tour; 1–2 miles, easy

This morning yields a ride on the famed Flam railway. Built between 1923 and 1940 to connect Bergen and Oslo, the railway is a marvel of 20th-century engineering. Today, it opens a window for travelers to the majesty of Norway’s unspoiled and splendid interior.

Settle into a vintage car for your scenic journey (approximately 50 minutes). As you ride through a narrow valley, an array of wonders unspools before you: rivers snaking through deep gorges, snowcapped peaks with waterfalls plummeting down their slopes, and stubbles of vegetation poking through rocky expanses. Your small group disembarks at Myrdal, where you’ll switch lines to continue onto Bergen (approximately three hours).

Once the capital of the Kingdom of Norway, charming Bergen is also one of the oldest port cities in northern Europe. During the Middle Ages, it was an important trading center for the Hanseatic League, and vestiges of that fascinating history remain in the district of Bryggen (the Quay), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of the colorful buildings that line the waterfront have been restored or rebuilt over time and today showcase the character and architecture of that distant era. On arrival, enjoy a short guided tour of Bryggen before walking through the city to your hotel. Your Norway: Bergen & the Fjords tour ends at the Clarion Hotel Admiral in the early afternoon (approximately 1:30 p.m.) Bid farewell to your travel companions and depart at your leisure for onward travels.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

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Pre-Trip
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2024

2024 Pre-Trip Extension - Oslo

  • 2 nights at the Karl Johan Hotel
  • Airport car service from Oslo hotel to Oslo airport
  • Airport car service upon arrival at Bergen airport to Bergen hotel
  • Flight from Oslo to Bergen
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

2 Nights From $445
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $295

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Oslo right by traveling independently to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue to explore on your own. Late morning, be ready to depart the hotel for your ride to the airport, where a short midday flight takes you to Bergen on the country’s west coast.

Upon your arrival at Bergen Flesland Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage claim area. Complimentary transportation is provided to your hotel in the heart of Bergen. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure—perhaps explore the city, rest up in the hotel, or select a local restaurant for dinner. We provide detailed city information to help you plan your day.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Karl Johan Hotel

Blending an elegant setting with an informal air, the Karl John Hotel is ideally located in the theater district of Karl Johans Gate, Oslo’s main boulevard. The Royal Palace is just steps away. Enjoy the historic ambiance of this 19th-century structure, updated to include WiFi, air conditioning, and other modern amenities. Rooms, while somewhat compact, are tastefully furnished and boast a view of Karl Johans Gate. Savor a delicious breakfast buffet in the skylit restaurant, and enjoy a wealth of nearby activities, from nature walks and beaches to cultural events, the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, and the National Museum.
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Post-Trip
Airplane Air Package Only
2024

2024 Post-Trip Extension - Bergen

  • 1 night at the Clarion Hotel Admiral
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

1 Night From $245
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $195

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Ha det bra! After your included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation is provided to Bergen Flesland Airport based on your departure time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Clarion Hotel Admiral

Known for its stunning views, attentive staff, and convenient location, the Clarion Hotel Admiral will not disappoint. The recently renovated property features spacious rooms with classic designs, complimentary wireless Internet, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen televisions. This charming hotel also boasts a trendy restaurant, Kitchen & Table, featuring Swedish master chef Marcus Samuelsson who prepares traditional Scandinavian dishes with a unique twist.
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Perfectly planned out, great pace, great adventure and wonderful camaraderie between everyone.

Cheri and Kevin, Phoenix AZ

Norway: Bergen & the Fjords

This was a delightful tour! Norway is a beautiful country! Lovely, knowledgeable guides. On my wish list, guides use the microphone or have a portable one on the buses to talk to the whole group about the sites & culture of Norway rather than just those sitting close by. I find that to be a good time to gather that information. I loved the rigid inflatable boat ride in the fjord! Coming from the flat Midwest, we underestimated the steepness of the terrain, but we did just fine. Life is short! Book the trip!

Sadie123, Midwest

Norway: Bergen & the Fjords

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