Day 1 Arrive In Oslo, Norway
Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel
Day 2 Oslo –Eidsvoll - Lillehammer
Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a picture stop at Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814.Then,proceed along lovely Lake Mjosa to Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 WINTER Olympics. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN – AIR MUSEUM. Followed by a light lunch.
Day 3 Lillehammer-Lom-Dalsnibba-Loen
Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsens’s drama, peer Gynt. Take pictures of the lonely stave church of Lom, then climb above the tree lines to 5000 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view from the dalsnibba lookout above Geiranger fjord, and taste aquavit,the most traditional Christmas schnapps in Norway. A leisurely one –hour CRUISE past the famous seven sisters cascade is next. Dock at Hellesylt and head south via Lake Hornindal to peaceful Loen.
Day 4 Loen – Fjaerland – Stalheim
Follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of nordfjord, then cross the mountains to the serene Vatedelen Valley and pristine Lake joister. The mountain scenery gets more rugged as you approach the tunnel underneath jostedalsbreen,Europes largest glacier. Stop to see one of the mighty toungue that radiate from jostendal Glacier into the surroundings valleys.Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIEN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5 screen filimIn the afternoon,enjoy a 2.hour CRUISE on spectacular Songnifjord.Land at Gudvangen and continue to Stalheim,high above the majestic Naeroydal valley
Day 5 Stalheim – Voss – Bergen
This morning, You may wish to join an exciting optional Falm train ride.Then leave Stalheim and see the popular lakeside resort of Voss on your way to lovely Bergen. During your orientation tour, hear about its 11 th- century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Stroll through the colourful fish market and the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.
Day 6 Bergen- Latefoss - Telemark
Meet the family that has owned the Steinsto farm for eight generations.While you taste their APPLE CIDER,they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made .Then ,cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY and drive through the orchards along sorfjorden, whose tranquil splendor inspired Grieg’s Morning Mood. More scenic delights: thundering Latefoss and the wild Hardangervidda mountains Pleatue,where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions.Next is rustic, unspoiled Telemark.
Day 7 Telemark – Vemork – Heddal- Oslo.
Focus on VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in the Heroes of telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your local guide ,and also gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Leave the narrow Rjukhan Valley via lake Tinnsjo, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Before returning to Oslo in the afternoon ,admire the HEDDLE STAVE CHURCH. the largest of the country’s remining medieval wooden churches
Day 8 Oslo
Sightseeing with a local guide features the National Theatre, Parliament,and the Royal Palace .Stroll through magnificient FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland,s 200- plus exraordinery bronze and granite sculptures and visit the modern CITY HALL.In the afternoon , an optional excurtion to see relics of Norway,s glorious seafaring past is available.Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Day 9 Oslo.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.