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A spectacular break exploring Norway's Fjord region in depth by rail, boat and cruise

» 10 day tailor-made journey

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £2,215 pp incl. flights

Pair a scenic Havila cruise with a series of rail and boat trips which will perfectly showcase Norway's famous fjords and the charming cities of Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. After a night in colourful Bergen, you'll set off on a three-day coastal voyage aboard Havila's stunning new purpose built ship. With highlights around every corner, you'll sail Norway's southwestern coast, stopping at the likes of World Heritage Geirangerfjord, the artistic city of Ålesund as well as the old Viking city of Trondheim, with plenty of opportunities for optional excursions along the way. But that's not all, as you'll also set off on a scenic rail journey south to the capital Oslo before heading into the world-famous fjords on a curated programme of rail and boat journeys, including a trip on the iconic Flåm Railway.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » Fly to Bergen

    Fly to Bergen from the UK, where, on arrival, you'll transfer and check in to your centrally located hotel. Depending on your arrival time, either spend the rest of the day at your leisure or opt to head out and explore the town. Make sure to pay a visit to Bryggen by the harbour, featuring a series of charming Hanseatic heritage buildings.

    Stay: Clarion Collection Havnekontoret, Bergen , Thon Orion, Bergen , Opus XVI, Bergen

  • Day 2 » Board Havila & overnight on board

    After breakfast, your morning and afternoon is at leisure, giving you further time to explore this beautiful town before you begin your voyage later this evening. We recommend going for a stroll to Bergen's famous fish market, a fantastic opportunity to try delicious local seafood and other delicacies Norway has to offer. For stunning panoramic views of the town, head out early to one of either the Ulriken cable car or Floyen funicular. Then, in the evening you'll head to the port to board Havila, one of the most eco-friendly ships on the Norwegian coast. Havila's dedication to the environment is impressive, from a four-hour sailing capacity with zero emissions to its Jacuzzi warmed by surplus heat. After settling into your stylish contemporary cabin, you'll enjoy an included dinner in the main restaurant - offering an extensive range of culinary delights - as you begin your voyage north.

    Stay: Havila

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 » On board Havila

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast accompanied by impressive views of the rugged cliffs and narrow fjords, as you sail towards the heart of Geirangerfjord. Today, you'll have the full day to explore the ship and the numerous pretty fishing villages of the region. Highlights include stops at Ålesund, Molde and of course the deep blue waters of UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. With cascading waterfalls, lush green vegetation and striking mountain peaks, it is no wonder that it is considered the jewel on Norway's crown. You'll have the chance to explore via a series of optional excursions. Perhaps stop for a spot of e-biking in Norangsdalen, or learn more about local life with a guided cultural walk in the fjords. If you're feeling adventurous, we recommend trying out kayaking in Ålesund, before hopping back on board and sailing towards Trondheim.

    Stay: Havila

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Days 4-5 » Trondheim

    After an early breakfast, you'll dock in the historic city of Trondheim, founded over a thousand years ago. Nidaros Cathedral is the landmark of the city; as Norway's national shrine, it is one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. But, as Norway's third largest city - and former Viking capital - Trondheim has many other highlights. After making your way to your chosen hotel, conveniently located in the heat of town, why not spend the next couple of days strolling along its many cobbled streets with small shops and cafes, paddling along the Nidelven river or tucking into the fantastic local food in one of the city’s many top restaurants. If time allows, the Trondheim Art Museum is also worth a visit.

    Stay: Thon Hotel Nidaros , Scandic Nidelven, Norway , Britannia Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Days 6-7 » Trondheim to Oslo by rail

    Following breakfast, it's time for the next leg of this epic journey. Make your way to Trondheim rail station in time for your train to Oslo. During this 485 kilometre-long trip, you'll pass through scenic valleys, beautiful mountain plateaus and stunning national parks. This spectacular rail journey will take you places otherwise inaccessible by car. Early on in your journey, you will travel through Dovrefjell national park, home to some unique wildlife including round 300 wild musk ox. If you're lucky, you may even spot one from your seat. Arrive in Oslo this evening, checking in to your chosen hotel in the centre of the city. Spend the following day exploring the city's many highlights, including the fantastic new National Museum and Munch Museum. A further highlight is the iconic Opera House. For trendy shops, restaurants and bars make sure to visit Aker Brygge. if you're travelling in summer, we recommend making a trip to the Oslo Fjord small beach for some urban swimming.

    Stay: Thon Hotel Opera , Clarion Hotel Hub , Amerikalinjen, Oslo

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8 » Norway in a Nutshell to Flam

    Following an early breakfast, make your way to Oslo's central station ready for one of the highlights of Norwegian rail travel. Start by taking a train to Myrdal where, after a quick change of platform you'll board the world famous Flam Railway - one of the most scenic in Scandinavia. Meandering through the heart of the country, Flamsbana will take you on a scenic ride, passing spectacular mountainsides, charming villages and gushing waterfalls, taking you through an impressive 20 mountain tunnels. Neatly equipped with comfortable seating and large windows, you'll have plenty of opportunity to take photos. You'll eventually arrive at the small Fjord-side village of Flam. Nestled between tall, steep mountains in innermost Aurlandsfjord, it is one of Norway's most picturesque villages, perfect for outdoor adventures and activities such as hiking and boat trips. Make sure you spare enough time for an optional trip to Stegastein Viewpoint, situated 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord, it is simply an unmissable trip for any visit to Flam. This evening, we recommend dining the Viking-inspired Aegir Brewpub - situated beside Hotel Flamsbyrgga - offering delicious local food and home-brewed beer.

    Stay: Hotel Flamsbrygga , Fretheim Hotel, Flåm

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9 » Flam to Bergen

    Enjoy breakfast and your final views of Flam before sailing along the Naeroyfjord - a UNESCO world heritage site - towards Gudvangen, an old Viking village. After a brief stop, you'll continue by bus towards Voss, stopping for views of Stalheimskleiva along the way - a twisting winding hairpin road surrounded by amazing views. Once at Voss, you'll board a train for your last leg towards Bergen. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel with the afternoon and evening at leisure in town.

    Stay: Clarion Collection Havnekontoret, Bergen , Thon Orion, Bergen , Opus XVI, Bergen

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 10 » Return to the UK

    Enjoy a late breakfast this morning before making your way back to the airport for your onwards flight back to the UK.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2234

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At a glance…

A spectacular break exploring Norway's Fjord region in depth by rail, boat and cruise

» 10 day tailor-made journey

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £2,215 pp incl. flights

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