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16 days - Escorted summer tour from Copenhagen to Trondheim

Navigate spectacular Scandinavian landscapes by land and sea on this scenic, small-group summer tour (max. 15 travellers). Fantastic fjords stretch out before you from Flåm to Loen as you travel to quiet route through the Norwegian Fjord region. Learn about Norway’s far-reaching maritime history in Oslo’s Kon-Tiki and Fram Museums, then traverse the waters of Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord. Sweep past verdant valleys and crashing waterfalls on a train journey through Aurland, then ride the Loen Skylift to panoramic views atop Mount Hoven. Led by an English-speaking travel escort, you'll follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen through Copenhagen’s colourful Nyhavn neighbourhood, then take your own fairytale journey as you explore awe-inspiring landscapes all the way to northern Hustadvika.

Your journey takes you to: Copenhagen – Oslo – Flåm – Bergen – Kalvåg – Loen – Ålesund – Åndalsnes – Hustadvika – Trondheim.

Highlights include

  • Take a ride on the steep Flåm Railway full of hairpin turns
  • Travel on a premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach through the Norwegian mountains and along the coast
  • Explore the harbours and museums of Copenhagen
  • Drive the Trollstigen and Atlantic Roads of Norway
  • Small group tour of 15 travellers plus experienced group leader
  • Cruise across the breathtaking waters of Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord
  • Visit Oslo, Copenhagen and Bergen with guided tours with locals
  • Roam the UNESCO Heritage site, Bryggen in the beautiful town of Bergen
Day 1
Arrive Copenhagen
Day 2
Explore Copenhagen with a local guide before overnight cruise to Oslo
Day 3
Arrive at Oslo harbour and transfer to your hotel
Day 4
Full morning guided tour of Oslo
Day 5
Early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal, over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau
Day 6
Spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen before train to Bergen
Day 7
Sightseeing in Bergen with guided tour
Day 8
Cruise the express route up the Norwegian coast with locals before staying in one of the best-preserved fishing villages of Norway
Day 9
Sagastad Viking Exhibition, Nordfjord Folk Museum and Loen
Day 10
Kjenndalen Glacier and Loen Sky Lift
Day 11
Travel from Loen via Hjørundfjord to Ålesund
Day 12
Explore Ålesund and its art nouveau architectural style
Day 13
Travel to Åndalsnes, with stops along the Trollstigen National Scenic Road before staying by the sea at Hustavika
Day 14
Seaside walks and exploring the sea before Restaurant Flo's three-course dinner
Day 15
Travel to Kristiansund via the Atlantic Road before express boat to Trondheim
Day 16
Depart Trondheim
Start Place
Copenhagen, Denmark
End Place
Trondheim, Norway
Destinations Visited
Denmark
Norway
Duration
16 Days
Group Size
6 - 15
Suitability
Moderate
Carbon Footprint
505Kg of CO₂e Average carbon footprint per person?
Code
50DN1255

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Transportation

All transportation (by buses, trains, ferries and boats) between destinations is included in the price. This includes travel between Kalvåg and Kristiansund by premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach, which will accommodate spontaneous photo stops, as well as food and rest stops.

Included
  • 14 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 1 night on overnight ferries between Copenhagen - Oslo, outside twin cabin with sea view and private facilities
  • Airport transfers days 1 and 16
  • 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Experienced tour escort
  • All transport between destinations by buses, ferries, trains and boats
  • Norway in a Nutshell tour (by train, boat & bus) from Oslo to Bergen
  • Luggage porter transfer during the Norway in a Nutshell tour
  • Guided tour of Bergen, Oslo and Copenhagen with local guide (each tour around 2-3 hours)
  • Loen Skylift
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included
  • International or domestic flights unless otherwise mentioned
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, and dinners unless otherwise noted
  • The room outside of normal check-in/check-out times
  • Porterage at airport and hotels unless otherwise noted
  • Optional excursions, activities, museums or pre and post-trips not mentioned
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included” – such as the optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Unforeseen admission to nature sites is not included in the price
  • Other items of personal nature
  • Other items not mentioned under Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen

Arrive in Copenhagen and transfer to your central hotel right by the pier. Right on the colourful Nyhavn, join the locals enjoying their lovely harbour.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
71 Nyhavn Hotel in Executive Double rooms
71 Nyhavn Hotel

Day 2 - Explore Copenhagen with a local guide before overnight cruise to Oslo

Your local guide will meet you and you will head off for a stroll through the charming streets and squares of Old Town, and see the impressive Danish Parliament, colourful Nyhavn, and the elegant Royal Palace of Amalienborg. Discover the must-sees of beautiful Copenhagen including Nyhavn and the Royal Palace on a private walking tour of its most famous sights.

Discover the charming streets and squares of Old Town, and see the impressive Danish Parliament, colourful Nyhavn, and the elegant Royal Palace of Amalienborg.

Later this afternoon, transfer to the pier where you will embark on a comfortable overnight ferry to Oslo. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the sea as you leave Denmark behind and sail towards Norway.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
DFDS Seaways in Commodore cabin

Day 3 - Arrive at Oslo harbour and transfer to your hotel

Arrive at Oslo harbour and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we recommend a walk through the city centre to view the Parliament, the Castle and the Harbour area. The new Oslo Opera just nearby the hotel is a must-see, and you may even book tickets for a concert if this is on.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Amerikalinjen Hotel in Superior rooms

Day 4 - Full morning guided tour of Oslo

This morning, you have a full morning guided tour of Oslo. Visit some of the Oslo highlights, including the Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Ekerbergeparken and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum.

In your free time, discover the new area of Bjørvika with the new Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cozy cafés and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka. After going shopping at numerous design boutiques, vintage shops and flea markets, head to the Mathallen food hall for local specialties. Lastly, visit the new National Museum of Norway down by the harbour before finding a spot in one of the local fish restaurants for dinner.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Amerikalinjen Hotel in Superior rooms
Restaurants
Restaurant options in Oslo

Day 5 - Early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal, over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau

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 cozy fjord-side hotel in Flåm.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Flåmsbrygga Hotel or similar

Day 6 - Spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen before train 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 Stalheimskleiva hairpin road. In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Bergen Børs Hotel in Superior rooms

Day 7 - Sightseeing in Bergen with guided tour

Enjoy a morning sightseeing around Bergen surrounded by mountains, which is one of the things that make this city so unique. Several of the mountains, such as Mount Fløyen and Mount Ulriken, surround the city centre. To get to the top of Mount Fløyen, you can take the 100-year-old Fløibanen Funicular, which winds its way straight up the mountainside.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Bergen Børs Hotel in Superior rooms

Day 8 - Cruise the express route up the Norwegian coast with locals before staying in one of the best-preserved fishing villages of Norway

You have a leisurely morning in Bergen before you head to the port for the express boat to Kalvåg. With a small cafe on board, you can relax while you take in the stunning Norwegian coastline. The express boat stops along the way to drop off and pick up locals before arriving at Kalvåg. You will get a short transfer up to the hotel and check-in.

Kalvåg has one of the best-preserved fishing village milieus in Vestlandet. The little houses stand closely together around the small bay to create a charming setting. When you are in Kalvåg, take time to wander around the houses and meet the locals.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Knutholmen Hotel in Standard rooms

Day 9 - Sagastad Viking Exhibition, Nordfjord Folk Museum and Loen

This morning, meet your minivan and driver around 10 am and follow along the magnificent Nordfjord today. Along the way to Loen, you will first stop at the Sagastad Viking Exhibition (optional entry), followed by a stop at the Nordfjord Folk Museum with an entrance and a guide included. Explore the old historic buildings of Nordfjordeid with a collection of 44 old houses of historical interest. Many of the houses are furnished and show different periods of time, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Arrive at Loen in the middle of the afternoon and check in at Hotel Alexandra. Loen has a lovely little wooden church to visit late in the afternoon, or you can relax by the pool and day spa. This evening, dinner at the hotel is included.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hotel Alexandra in Standard rooms

Day 10 - Kjenndalen Glacier and Loen Sky Lift

After breakfast, meet your driver and head out to walk up the Kjenndalen valley to the Kjenndalen Glacier, Jostedal Glacier's lowest glacier arm. Afterwards, at the end of Lovatn Lake, you'll find Kjenndalsstova, a cafe which is open from May to September, and you can stop for lunch here.

Next is a visit to the Loen Sky Lift, a cable car that climbs 1,011 metres to the top of Mount Hoven, above the Nordfjord. There is a cafe at the top with a spectacular viewing platform on the roof. You can have a walk around the top and marvel at the view.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hotel Alexandra in Standard rooms

Day 11 - Travel from Loen via Hjørundfjord to Ålesund

Today you will travel from Loen via Hjørundfjord to Ålesund - your final leg of the journey by mini-coach. First stop today is the small town of Stryn. The driver stops along the way on request as you spend the day travelling through this beautiful section of the road. Highlights include Horndøla Bru (Bridge), built between 1810 and 1813 and Norangsdalen, one of the narrowest valleys in Norway. This route follows the 'Queens' Route', rich in both spectacular sceneries as well as cultural memories.

Pass by Hellesyltfossen, one of the most well-known waterfalls of the Sunnfjord region, an area which encompasses dozens upon dozens of waterfalls. This lake was formed when an avalanche dammed up the river more than 100 years ago. Drive along the Hjørundfjord and catch the ferry across from Leknes to Sæbø before enjoying a 2-course lunch at Sagafjord Hotel.

Then it is time to make your way to Ålesund, a drive past lakes, Norwegian farms and ocean view.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hotel Brosundet in Standard rooms

Day 12 - Explore Ålesund and its art nouveau architectural style

At your leisure, you have the day to explore Ålesund. Ålesund is known for its art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904. Explore on your own or add an adventure to your day. Options include kayaking trips around the historic waterfront buildings, wildlife sea safari, climbing Mt. Aksla for lunch (418 steps), 6 hours hike up the most famous summits in Norway Mt Saksa or perhaps a guided walking tour around the city centre.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Hotel Brosundet in Standard rooms

Day 13 - Travel to Åndalsnes, with stops along the Trollstigen National Scenic Road before staying by the sea at Hustavika

Travel to Åndalsnes, with stops along the Trollstigen National Scenic Road. Trollstigen is Norway’s most visited tourist road, and this masterpiece in engineering in the midst of majestic natural landscapes is a true joy ride. We spend some time in Åndalsnes this afternoon. You will get the feel of the wilderness among the waterfalls, high mountains and boulders in the forest. For those more adventurous, you can walk to Rampestreken - the breathtaking lookout over the valley.

In the late afternoon, we travel to our hotel located by the sea at Hustavika.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hustadvika Havhotell in Standard rooms with seaview

Day 14 - Seaside walks and exploring the sea before Restaurant Flo's three-course dinner

Today we have the day at leisure out by the open sea at Hustavika. Join your tour escort for local seashore walks in the area, or up to the viewpoint at Stemhesten. Relax around the fire this evening, with an included three-course meal.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hustadvika Havhotell in Standard rooms with seaview

Day 15 - Travel to Kristiansund via the Atlantic Road before express boat to Trondheim

Continue travelling to Kristiansund via the Atlantic Road. Stop to visit the Romsdal Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway (optional entry) before heading out to the Atlantic Road. The Atlantic Road takes you from lush coastal landscapes and heaths to bare rocks along the exposed Hustadvika, where you can see the sun sink into the horizon. This National Tourist Route has been called the world’s most beautiful drive and has been voted the “Norwegian construction of the century”.

On arrival into Kristiansund, catch the late afternoon express boat (3 hours) to Trondheim.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hotel Britannia in Superior rooms

Day 16 - Depart Trondheim

Depart Trondheim after breakfast. Transfer to airport

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, sharing a room with your travelling partner.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
9 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
9 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
NZD 17,021
Available
Standard
9 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
9 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
NZD 3,741
Available
Extra for Single
7 Jul 2024
22 Jul 2024
7 Jul 2024
22 Jul 2024
NZD 17,021
Available
Standard
7 Jul 2024
22 Jul 2024
7 Jul 2024
22 Jul 2024
NZD 3,741
Available
Extra for Single
4 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
4 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
NZD 17,021
Available
Standard
4 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
4 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
NZD 3,741
Available
Extra for Single
25 Aug 2024
9 Sep 2024
25 Aug 2024
9 Sep 2024
NZD 17,021
Available
Standard
25 Aug 2024
9 Sep 2024
25 Aug 2024
9 Sep 2024
NZD 3,741
Available
Extra for Single

Important Information

MEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION:

All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy group travel. Please consider carefully how much luggage you bring as you will be responsible for carrying all the luggage. There is limited portage service in Scandinavia and your tour escorts cannot help you, beyond reason.

Scandinavia is a fairly accessible destination for people with restricted mobility and other disabilities and is actively working to be more accessible every day. However, please note that our group tours are often not suitable for persons with limited accessibility due to inclusions and pace. 50 Degrees North is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability and we can tailor-make independent itineraries for travellers when needed. Please contact us for further details.

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL:

As a Nordic specialist we are keen to show travellers the hidden gems of the countries we visit, and as an anti-dote to over-tourism to reduce the environmental pressures on the traditional and busy routes that most travel companies will take. This itinerary has been designed to do just that.

Throughout your stay we have hand-selected accommodations which are locally owned, have deep roots in their communities, and pride themselves on supporting local facilities and producers. This is done through shopping locally, and buying sustainably sourced options, so in the words of one of the chefs in the accommodation you will be staying in 'you should taste what’s here in the surroundings, from lakes, mountains and farms'.

Minimum age for this tour is 18+ yrs.

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