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  • Oslo to Bergen

8 days - Independent visit to the mountains, fjords and valleys of Norway.

Wander through the Vigeland Sculpture Park and explore the hidden gems of Norway’s capital, Oslo. Discover the Akershus Fortress and the many harbour side restaurants along Aker Brygge. Transferring on a 50 Degrees North mini-coach, cross the mountains to visit the traditional Stave Church of Lom and the magnificent Luster and Sognefjord. Experience the valley of Gudbrandsdalen, surrounded by national parks, an abundance of locally produced food, old architecture, and good hiking trails.

Visit the stunning Geiranger fjord and enjoy the mountain landscape of Sognefjellet which makes its way up to the summit at 1,434 metres. Our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach will take you along the stretch of breathtaking mountain roads between Lærdal and Aurland before reaching the Aurlandsfjord, one of the most picturesque fjords in the world, where you will stay fjordside! Read about visiting Northern Europe's highest and arguably the most striking mountain pass, along the road over Sognefjellet here.

The trip runs weekly from May to September with fixed departures from Oslo every Saturday. The trip can also run in reverse starting from Bergen every Monday during the same period.

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
  • Visit the stunning Geiranger fjord
  • Visit Northern Europe's highest and arguably the most striking mountain pass, Sognefjellet
  • Discover Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf in Bergen, and take the funicular to the top of Mt Fløien.

Beautiful Norway Map

Day 1
Arrive in Oslo and self-transfer to your centrally located hotel
Day 2
Train to Lillehammer - visit the impressive Garmo Stave Church, open-air museums and the Olympic museum.
Day 3
Join our 50 Degrees North mini-coach to travel to Lom, a small town encapsulating the very essence of the Norwegian countryside.
Day 4
Day trip to Geiranger and join a fjord rib boat tour
Day 5
Continue your mini-coach trip to the heart of the Norwegian fjords
Day 6
Spend your day relaxing, hiking and taking in the views in the peaceful little town of Aurland. Enjoy the harbour area with unspoilt views of the fjord and gardens.
Day 7
Transfer from Aurland to Flåm, and step aboard the world famous Flåm Railway to Myrdal Station with several stunning lookout points along the way, then express boat to Bergen.
Day 8
Depart Bergen
Start Place
Oslo, Norway
End Place
Bergen, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
8 Days
Start Date
Scheduled
Group Size
12
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Easy
Carbon Footprint
183Kg of CO₂e Average carbon footprint per person?
Code
50DN0125

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

Details

Transportation

All transportation (by buses, trains, and boats) between destinations is included in the price. This includes travel between Lillehammer and Aurland by premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach.

Included
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • All transport between destinations by buses, trains and boats
  • Premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach (or similar) which travels weekly between Lom and Aurland. This mini-coach works like a transfer and may have only yourselves onboard or up to 10-12 people in addition to the driver.
  • Geiranger day tour with fjord rib boat cruise. (Available from late May, subject to change due to weather/snow conditions on the mountain).
  • Flåm Railway excursion
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flights, lunches and dinners that have not been detailed in the program, and items of personal nature. A small tip for the bus driver will be appreciated.

Please note there is no guide for this set journey. Your coach driver will offer help and answer questions when possible. Your driver doesn't provide commentary.

Luggage handling is not included - you will be responsible for carrying all your luggage.

Twin rooms (as in two singles in one room) are not guaranteed and subject also to availability.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Oslo and self-transfer to your centrally located hotel

Arrive in Oslo, the beautiful Norwegian capital by the Oslofjord. Make your own way to your centrally located hotel in the heart of Oslo, an easy direct express train ride away from the airport. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the observant traveller. We can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, and the Harbour area.

Discover the new area of Bjorvika with the new Opera House and Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cosy 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.

Accommodation
Clarion Hotel, Oslo
Restaurants
Maaemo
Restaurant options in Oslo
Optional Add Ons
Summer night on Oslo fjord

Day 2 - Train to Lillehammer - visit the impressive Garmo Stave Church, open-air museums and the Olympic museum.

Board your train at the Oslo Central Station and head towards Lillehammer, the small town that rose to international fame when it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1994. Check into your central hotel.

Spend the day at your leisure: Sunday is a quiet day in Lillehammer, however the main attractions are open. We recommend a visit to the open-air museum Maihaugen, the Norwegian Olympic Museum, and do not miss the impressive Garmo Stave Church.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Clarion Collection Hotel Hammer or similar

Day 3 - Join our 50 Degrees North mini-coach to travel to Lom, a small town encapsulating the very essence of the Norwegian countryside.

Join the 50 Degrees North mini-coach to Lom, a 3-hour scenic drive from Lillehammer. This bus trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful highlands and lush valleys. Experience the valley of Gudbrandsdalen surrounded by the national parks, an abundance of locally produced food, old architecture, and good hiking.

Lom is a small town encapsulating the very essence of the Norwegian countryside. Situated in the famous Jotunheimen National Park, Lom is surrounded by majestic nature. Check into your charming historic hotel and then browse design shops, local cafes and galleries. Be sure to cross the river and wander around the famous Lom Stave Church, constructed in Norman-style in 1170. It still operates as the local church today so opening hours vary.

Dinner is included this evening.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Fossheim Hotel or similar

Day 4 - Day trip to Geiranger and join a fjord rib boat tour

Day trip to Geiranger, which is 1.5 hours’ drive away from Lom. On arrival, join a fjord rib boat cruise and experience the Geirangerfjord UNESCO World Heritage site. The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking. Take a closer look at the “Seven Sisters”, “Bridal Veil” and “Suitor” waterfalls, the majestic fjord cliffs and abandoned mountain farms. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see porpoises playing in the fjord.

You will then have some free time for lunch. Travelling back from Geiranger, the mini-coach will stop at Dalsnibba look out, if there is time available.

Please note that the Geirangerfjord visit is subject to change due to weather and snow conditions. The mountain road from Lom to Geiranger normally opens from end of May. Alternatively, have a day to yourself in Lom. We suggest visiting Brimi Bue, a popular Lom hot-spot for fresh local produce and traditional Nordic flavours, owned by renowned chef Arne Brimi -the lunch time slot has good value options to try. Indulge yourselves in the historic atmosphere of Lom open-air museum and its houses dating from the early 1600s and experience the old farmer culture. The Norwegian Mountain Centre is also worth a visit.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Fossheim Hotel

Day 5 - Continue your mini-coach trip to the heart of the Norwegian fjords

Depart Lom for another scenic journey through the spectacular mountain and fjord country of Breheimen and Jostedalsheimen. Stops along the way can change depending on the times and weather conditions. Sognefjellshytta (approx. 1 hr drive) can be one of the coffee/tea breaks, and the cubist stone art work at Mefjellet. A final stop before descending down the mountain can be Nedre Oscarshaug – another fantastic spot for photos and great views.

After a sit-down lunch along the way, continue to the charming Urnes Stave Church (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest church in Norway). Catch a ferry to Solvorn and continue over Aurlandsfjellet. Lastly, enjoy a stop at Stegastein before arriving to the peaceful village of Aurland.

Read about today's drive along Northern Europe's highest and arguably the most striking mountain pass, the road over Sognefjellet.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
Accommodation
Vangsgården Gjestegiveri or similar

Day 6 - Spend your day relaxing, hiking and taking in the views in the peaceful little town of Aurland. Enjoy the harbour area with unspoilt views of the fjord and gardens.

Spend your day relaxing, hiking and taking in the views in the peaceful little town of Aurland. Enjoy the harbour area with unspoilt views of the fjord and surrounding gardens. If the weather is warm, you can swim in the fjord.

We can book optional visits to local mountain farms, guided hikes, kayaking or a fjord safari. These can be pre-booked at an additional cost.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Vangsgården Gjestegiveri or similar

Day 7 - Transfer from Aurland to Flåm, and step aboard the world famous Flåm Railway to Myrdal Station with several stunning lookout points along the way, then express boat to Bergen.

Transfer from Aurland to Flåm, and step aboard the world famous Flåm Railway to Myrdal Station with several stunning lookout points along the way. Thanks to its steep incline (from sea level to almost 900 meters above sea level in a short hour), the train-ride is rated as one of Europe’s best rail journeys and has become a real highlight for visitors in Norway.

Return to Flåm to board the express ferry to Bergen. Take in the fresh air on Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord, during this 5-hour ferry-ride towards Bergen. Check into your centrally located hotel at the end of the day - arriving approximately 8pm.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 8 - Depart Bergen

This trip concludes after breakfast. If possible, we recommend spending the day in Bergen exploring the sights or extending with another night.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person. All 2024 listed departures are guaranteed. It is not possible to upgrade room categories.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
From Price
Status
Accommodation
25 May 2024
1 Jun 2024
25 May 2024
1 Jun 2024
USD 2,670
Fully booked
Standard
25 May 2024
1 Jun 2024
25 May 2024
1 Jun 2024
USD 763
Fully booked
Extra for Single
8 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024
8 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024
USD 2,670
Fully booked
Standard
8 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024
8 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024
USD 763
Fully booked
Extra for Single
29 Jun 2024
6 Jul 2024
29 Jun 2024
6 Jul 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
29 Jun 2024
6 Jul 2024
29 Jun 2024
6 Jul 2024
USD 763
Available
Extra for Single
6 Jul 2024
13 Jul 2024
6 Jul 2024
13 Jul 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
6 Jul 2024
13 Jul 2024
6 Jul 2024
13 Jul 2024
USD 763
Available
Extra for Single
20 Jul 2024
27 Jul 2024
20 Jul 2024
27 Jul 2024
USD 2,670
Limited availability
Standard
20 Jul 2024
27 Jul 2024
20 Jul 2024
27 Jul 2024
USD 763
Limited availability
Extra for Single
27 Jul 2024
3 Aug 2024
27 Jul 2024
3 Aug 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
27 Jul 2024
3 Aug 2024
27 Jul 2024
3 Aug 2024
USD 763
Guaranteed
Extra for Single
17 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
17 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
USD 763
Available
Extra for Single
24 Aug 2024
31 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
31 Aug 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
24 Aug 2024
31 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
31 Aug 2024
USD 763
Available
Extra for Single
7 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
7 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
7 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
7 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
USD 763
Available
Extra for Single
14 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024
USD 2,670
Guaranteed
Standard
14 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024
USD 763
Guaranteed
Extra for Single

Important Information

Short of time? It is possible to join this trip in Lillehammer on the evening of Day 2. There are direct trains from Gardemoen airport (1.5hrs).

The side trip to Geiranger travels over mountains and is available late May, subject to change due to weather/snow conditions on the mountain.

Minimum age for this tour is 12 years old.

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.

Our premium mini-coach trip is one way in which we are looking at how we can reduce carbon emissions over all styles of travel that we offer, not just on our group tours which by their nature have shared transport, but also on our private options. This tour is a independent tour however the transport 'mini-coach' between destinations is shared (with more of our clients doing the same tour, max 12 pax), therefore reducing the overall carbon footprint for each traveller.

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'

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