Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Treasures of the Norwegian Coast (10 days)

50 Degrees North

Oslo, Norway To Oslo, Norway

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Oslo, Norway
Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret None

Arrive in Oslo

Arrive to Oslo and make your own way to your central hotel in the heart of Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the discerning traveller. If you arrive early, we can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle & the Harbour area.

Day 2
Oslo, Norway
Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret Breakfast

Day 2: Explore compact and green Oslo

The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have a full day to discover the city with the help of an Oslo Pass. See the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and artistic new Opera House.

Day 3
Flåm, Norway
Hotel Brosundet Breakfast

Day 3: Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains. In the afternoon, you check into the cosy mountain hotel in Flåm. Overnight in Fretheim Hotel.

Pack an overnight bag for your night in Flåm.

Day 4
Bergen, Norway
Director's Choice Hotel TBA Breakfast

Day 4: Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen

The day starts with a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss, taking you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September). In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen. Overnight Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar with breakfast.

Day 5
Bergen, Norway
Hurtigruten Breakfast

Day 5: Explore Bergen - head to the hills above Bergen, museums or fine dine by the water

Bergen offers many attractions and sights - many within walking distance. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).

Included is a Bergen card valid for 24 hours, which gives you free entrance to the cities museums, free public transportation, free parking and so much more.

Day 6
Bergen, Norway
Clarion Hotel Admiral Breakfast

Day 6: A free morning in Bergen and then board your Hurtigruten ship

A free morning in Bergen and then board your Hurtigruten ship.

Day 7
Molde, Norway
Clarion Hotel Admiral Breakfast

Day 7: Ålesund and Geirangerfjord

Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde.

Your ship navigates the skerries and islands further north before reaching Ålesund. Marvel at the inspiring architecture in the Apotekergate and Kongensgate pedestrian precinct, perfect examples of the Art Nouveau style. Don’t miss out on the view from Mount Aksla but beware, there are 418 steps to the top! In the summer months, the next destination will be the spectacular UNE SCO-listed Geirangerfjord. En route to the end of this beautiful fjord you pass sheer, 800m cliffs and impressive waterfalls.

In Autumn, you will explore the Hjørundfjord, amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. Its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape are what give this fjord its special character.

Included is the Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass ( June - August).

Other Optional Excursions depending on the season: Art Nouveau Tour, Hiking in Hjørundfjord, Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla and the A Taste of Norway which visits the historic Hotel Union.

Day 8
Trondheim, Norway
Director's choise Breakfast

Day 8: Arrive in Trondheim

Arrive into Trondheim after breakfast and transfer to your hotel. Discover the sights of this medieval city, including Norway's only catherdral Nidarosdomen and Bakklandet, an idyllic neighbourhood full of charm, history and culture.

Your hotel, the Grand Olav is centrally located in the city centre of Trondheim, walking distance from OlavsHallen concert hall and a ten minute walk from the Hurtigruten terminal.

Day 9
Trondheim, Norway
None Breakfast

Day 9: Explore Trondheim

Take to time to unwind in this small Norwegian city. Hire a bike & follow one of the excellent cycling paths in and around the city centre.Be sure to take the world's first bike lift, located in the idyllic old town Bakklandet. You can ride out to the outdoor recreation area Bymarka, which is wonderful for hiking & biking.

Annual food festivals, the farmer's market, local breweries and excellent restaurants are all to be discovered.

Day 10
Oslo, Norway
Director's choise Breakfast

Day 10 : Board the Dovrebanen train, which passes over the Dovre mountain plateau through historic towns and nature preservations, finish in Oslo.

Board the 8.23 am train and sit back as you travel on the second highest line after the Bergen Railway. The Dovre Railway includes great variations in terrain and altitude along with 8 kilometres of tunnels, including the steep, curvy ascent from the Trondheim lowlands up to the Plateau. The train journey is 6 hours in total, reaching Oslo in the mid afternoon. Services finish on completion of this journey.

Ask us about stopping off along the way, either for an additional overnight in Lillehammer or Røros.

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Description

Our new range, Norwegian Coast, comes from the heart. With pride, we offer independent itineraries exploring secret coastal gems. These tours utilise the coastal ferries, regional trains and express boats to get around.

On this tour, you will encounter some of the best fjord landscapes in Norway, stay at classic wooden hotels where hosting traditions have been kept alive for centuries. This self-guided itinerary has you travel by trains, local buses and ferries, making your way over mountains and across fjords.

Easy journey with emphasis on city stays and fabulous fjord scenery, departs any day all year (Geirangerfjord only in the summer months). Norway is breathtakingly beautiful and this is the perfect trip to enjoy it.

Day 1: Arrive in Oslo

Day 2: Explore the compact green capital, Oslo

Day 3: Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

Day 4: Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen

Day 5: Explore Bergen - head to the hills above Bergen, museums or fine dine by the water

Day 6: A free morning in Bergen and then board your Hurtigruten ship

Day 7: Ålesund and Geirangerfjord

Day 8: Arrive in Trondheim

Day 9: Explore Trondheim

Day 10 : Board the Dovrebanen train, which passes over the Dovre mountain plateau through historic towns and nature preservations, finish in Oslo.

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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Trip to Finland

By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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