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See the best of Norway: Oslo, Bergen, Flam, Loen, Fjords, Borgund Stave Church, Flam Railway, Birksdal Glacier, Fjord Cruise, Waterfalls, Glaciers, Sognefjord, Midnight Sun, and More!
Van Galder Tour & Travel / Collette
Ja! Ja! Fjords, Midnight Sun, Vikings, and More!
May 19-27, 2023
May might just be the perfect time to visit Norway...the days are long, the temperatures are mild, the blossoms are in full color, and you will be a bit ahead of the major summer crowds! Join us for this fantastic and exciting tour. Come witness the best of Norway!
Begin your journey to a land of mountains, glacial fjords, legends, and charming people as you set off for Norway. Dive into the culture of the region, connecting with layers of Viking history, attention-grabbing nature, and a sense of refined traditions.
Oslo, Norway - Tour Begins
Arrive in Oslo, Norway's grand capital. An up-and-coming foodie destination, Oslo combines classic tastes with modern twists. Meet your fellow travelers for a hearty and delicious welcome dinner.
Join a local guide and begin your day at the Fram Museum, dedicated to telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration. Venture down Karl Johan Street, passing by iconic buildings such as the Royal Palace and city hall as you take in the charming heart of downtown Oslo. Make your way to Vigeland Park, home to a collection of statues and sculptures that the legendary artist Gustav Vigeland constructed during his life. This afternoon, enjoy free time to relax or continue discovering the hidden secrets of Oslo on your own.
Oslo - Flam
Heading north of Norway's capital, enter the majestic and unique landscapes of the fjord region. Visit the Borgund Stave Church, an awe-inspiring building dedicated in honor of the Apostle Andrew in 1180. Continue to the quaint village of Flam, gateway to the grandeur of Aurlandsfjord. Traverse the terrain on the renowned Flam Railway, one of the steepest train rides in the world, and climb 3,000 feet past rushing waterfalls, looming mountains, and picturesque valleys. Admire the scenery along the mountain plateau of Myrdal before descending into the fjord of Flam.
Flam - Loen
Immerse yourself in the striking nature of the Sognefjord, before traversing the Briksdal Glacier. Surrounded by thundering waterfalls and towering mountains, the glacier is considered to be one of the most awe-inspiring in all of Norway! Climb the glacier in a "troll" car (the park's open-air vehicle) and arrive for a relaxing stay in Loen, a welcoming village situated in the heart of Norway's fjord region.
Loen - Geiranger - Fjord Cruise - Loen
Find yourself immersed in the enchanting landscapes of Norway's fjord region. Soak up the mesmerizing landscape on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise in Geirangerfjord (UNESCO). Discover Norway's mightiest waterfalls - the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil, and the Suitor. Marvel at the homesteads built along the steep sides of the mountains, where farmland has endured for centuries.
Loen - Bergen
Norway's impressive landscapes continue to weave their spell on you as you travel to Bergen, the portal from the fjords. The Bergen of today - charming, old-world, and scenic - is much different from when it was founded by the legendary Viking warriors of the past. Enjoy a free evening to uncover the mysteries of this former Viking seaport, nestled against the imposing mountain range.
Stroll along the historic and iconic Bryggen harbor front (UNESCO) on a guided walking tour of Bergen. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before reuniting with your fellow travelers at an atmospheric farewell dinner in the historic Bryggen neighborhood, home to pleasant little houses stacked side-by-side against the harbor.
Bergen - Tour Ends
Say "ha det" to Norway and depart for home with incredible memories of your adventures.
DEPOSIT: $600 at time of reservation; final payment due March 13, 2023. Once payments have been received stringent cancellation penalities apply. Current rates guaranteed if booked prior to November 6, 2022.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Overnight flight (1 night); Hotel Bristol, Oslo (2 nights); Fretheim Hotel, Flam (1 night); Alexandra Hotel, Loen (2 nights); Scandic Neptun, Bergen (2 nights).
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Collette tour director, roundtrip motorcoach/airport/resort transfers, roundtrip air, accommodations, luggage handling at hotels, admissions/attractions, and 12 meals, including 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended. Available at booking only for $399 per person.
PASSPORT REQUIRED: Passport must be valid for 6 months upon departure from Bergen, Norway. You are stongly encouraged to visit www.travel.state.gov for the latest details on passport requirements.
ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with the group.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Airline luggage fees and fuel surcharges (if applicable) are additional and vary by airline.
Bergen, Norway - The Tastes of Bergen - $80 USD per person. Call for details.
5 Days 3-Night Stockholm Pre Tour Extension - $1,249 USD per person, double, land & air inclusive. Call for tour details.
4 Days 3-Night Iceland Post Tour Extension - $1,149 USD per person, double, land & air inclusive. Call for tour details.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Janesville, WI|| Van Galder Terminal |
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
|Madison, WI|| Dutch Mill Park & Ride |
4545 East Broadway, Madison WI
|Rockford, IL|| Van Galder Terminal |
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
|South Beloit, IL|| Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day) |
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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