There is no finer place to celebrate summer than the fjords of Norway. Whether you’re cruising the bright blue waters...walking on glaciers that carved the mind-boggling fjords...or exploring remote villages that cling to the shores, you will gain a wonderful sense of how climate and topography influence history, culture and daily life. Along the way, we feast on fish fresh from the North Sea with tart lingonberries for dessert. We wander lush wildflower meadows—and go for after-dinner strolls in the late-night sunlight. Of course, there are constant reminders of the Vikings, whose descendants are warm and supremely hospitable. Your visit includes stays in both Oslo and Bergen, cities that contain more forest than streetscape. From a 900-year-old rural church to the museum that houses the works of Edvard Munch, this week brings you in touch with an incredible array of Norwegian experiences.
Picture yourself...
  • Gliding through awesome fjords on a private boat
  • Joining a professional guide for a glacier walk
  • Settling into a small village hotel surrounded by mountains and water
Itinerary at a glance
We meet in Oslo, and start the week with a guided walk through the city center visiting City Hall and the Viking Ship Museum with 9th century vessels that were recovered from ancient burial grounds. The all-night summer sun is still bright for tonight’s dinner in one of Oslo’s finest restaurants overlooking the city.

Nature is never far away in Norway. This morning we leave Oslo by train and connect to the famous Flåm Railway, one of the most spectacular train rides in the world. Then we board a private boat to cruise through narrow Nærøyfjord and join a ferry crossing to spectacular Sognefjord, the largest in Norway. Our country hotel sits right on the banks of one arm of the fjord, and it’s an ideal home base for our explorations. One day, you’ll go kayaking with our outfitters on a placid glacier-fed lake and join trained professional guides to walk on Jostedal Glacier. We’ll also ride the local ferry from Solvorn to Urnes, a medieval village with a remarkable stave church that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A morning boat ride takes us to Bergen, where a fascinating walk takes us through the fish market, into the Hanseatic Quarter, and to the museum that houses the works of Edvard Munch, famous for “The Scream”. We’ll also take the scenic funicular ride to the top of Mt. Fløyen, where the walking trails deliver amazing panoramic views. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own or go shopping. Tonight, we ferry to an island for our farewell dinner in a restaurant situated right by the sea with spectacular views over the fjord. On our final day, we part company in Bergen.
Culture + Walking
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Oslo, Norway—10:00 am – Lobby of Hotel Bristol

Ending Point: Bergen, Norway—1:00 pm

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Culture + Walking
7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
June 24-30, 2018$4995.00$995.00
July 15-21, 2018$4995.00$995.00
August 12-18, 2018$4995.00$995.00
September 2-8, 2018$4995.00$995.00
  • Accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
Culture + Walking
7 Days / 6 Nights
Summer in Norway is temperate, but cool, with daytime highs in the low to mid-60s and nighttime temperatures in the low 50s. Summers are mild, featuring episodes of cloudy weather interrupted by sunny days. Rain falls throughout the year with the greatest amount of rain from late summer to early winter. From May through August, there may be sunlight for more than 17 hours in some areas of Norway.

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Hotel Bristol

In the heart of Oslo, this hotel has greeted guests since 1920. It’s an easy walk to favorite sites such as Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace and the waterfront area known as Aker Brygge. Public spaces recall the hotel’s gracious heritage.

Torvis Hotell

Nestled at a remote arm of the Sognefjord, the gleaming white Tørvis Hotel incorporates buildings that date back to 1689 and is a renowned gateway to the region’s glacier-studded mountains. The fjord and the mountains are the backdrop to every view.

Hotel Bergen Børs

Located on the upper floors of the old stock exchange, this exciting new hotel is in the heart of Bergen, near the harbor and the city’s fish market. The rooms are decorated in comfortable Scandinavian style. The restaurant is one of the best in the city.

Culture + Walking
7 Days / 6 Nights