Norwegian Splendor

Norwegian Splendor

As the Midnight Sun turns night into day, Scandinavia shines.  From the cosmopolitan capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo to Norway’s magnificent fjord country, your small group limited to 24 travelers encounters Scandinavia at its best, both on and off the beaten path.  The 16-day journey begins in charming Copenhagen, where highlights include Rosenborg Palace, housing the dazzling crown jewels; and Christiansborg Palace; and leisure time to further explore the city.  See Elsinore, infamous setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once home to author Isak Dinesen (Out of Africa).  Reaching Oslo by overnight ferry, stop at Maihaugen’s popular open-air folk museum and stay at a ski lodge hotel in Gaala.  The following journey to Geiranger crosses Norway’s “roof,” offering sensational views from Mount Dalsnibba of Geirangerfjord – Norway’s most dramatic fjord and a UNESCO site.  Continue through more astonishing scenery to picturesque Bergen, crossing spectacular Sognefjord.  In Bergen, visit Troldhaugen, composer Edvard Grieg’s home; the lively fish market; and the colorful 14th-century merchants’ quarter.  On the way to Lofthus, experience the breathtaking Western Fjord District, stopping at one of Norway’s largest orchards.  Ferry across stunning Nærøyfjord, then board the storied Flåm Railway for an unforgettable ascent of the Flåm Valley.  En route to Oslo, visit the Hardanger Nature Center and beautiful Vøringfossen Waterfall.  In the appealing Norwegian capital, tour the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum, and other highlights and enjoy time for independent exploration.  Prolong your Scandinavian sojourn with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension in delightful Stockholm.

Trip Itinerary:

May 16 Depart U.S. for Copenhagen/Copenhagen

May 17 Copenhagen

May 18 Copenhagen

May 19 Copenhagen

May 20 Overnight ferry/Gaala

May 21 Overnight ferry/Gaala

May 22 Geiranger

May 23 Geiranger

May 24 Bergen

May 25 Bergen

May 26 Lofthus

May 27 Lofthus

May 28 Oslo

May 29 Oslo

May 30 Oslo

May 31 Depart Oslo for U.S.

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