Charming Norway

This tour includes many highlights in Norway starting in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Then into the heart of the fjords to Flåm. And finally Bergen, the capital of the fjords. We offer you our idea of charming Norway and hope that you will be back for more.

At a Glanceview of the Flamsbana the Flam Railway on the way to Flam travelling through the snow covered mountains and mountain passes
Day 1   Arrive Oslo. Day free to explore the city
Day 2   Oslo city, visit various well known sights
Day 3   Oslo – Flåm on the famous Flåm Railway
Day 4   Active day – hike to Stegastein viewport
Day 5   Flåm – Bergen by boat and coach
Day 6   Free day in bergen to visit Bergen’s attractions
Day 7   Bergen-Oslo by train, one of the finest train journeys
Day 8   Breakfast at hotel and trasfer to Oslo airport


Oslo is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, with a population approaching 700,000. You will find new neighbourhoods with striking architecture materialising almost by the minute.

This is Norway’s  largest city. It is transforming into a cosmopolitan hub with world-class museums, restaurants and various arts, while still maintaining the “feeling” of a much smaller town.

The Oslofjord and hundreds of square kilometres of forested hills surround the city. The compact city centre is easy to explore on foot or by bike, and an efficient public transport system makes the whole of the city accessible without a car.

Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is home to the Norwegian government and the Royal Family. Oslo is also home to the country’s largest cultural institutions, which include the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, the National Theatre and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. All present first-rate art exhibitions and opera, ballet and theatre performances.

In short, Oslo is an easy-going city with a family and children friendly atmosphere in combination with a diverse nightlife, including a prospering gay scene. All this is flanked by a full range of other venues that are there to match your personal tastes and interests.


The small village of Flåm can be found on the  innermost bank of the Aurlandsfjord. Thundering waterfalls and narrow valleys are surrounded by steep mountains, and farms.

It is easy to reach by train, boat, bus or car and in the spring and summer months. You will see large cruise ships gliding in the Sognefjord with their course set for Flåm harbour. From there, it is just a short walk to the hotels, hostels and camping ground.

Flåm Railway

Lonely Plant named the Flåmsbana (the Flåm Railway)  as the world’s most incredible train journey in 2014. The journey takes you from Flåm by the fjord to the top of the mountains.

During the 20-kilometre train ride you will see rivers cutting through deep ravines. With waterfalls cascading down the sides of steep, snow-covered mountains. You will also see mountain farms clinging to steep hillsides.

From Flåm you can go on various hiking trips in the nearby mountains, or explore the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord.

The narrowest fjord in the world, Nærøyfjord is included in the  UNESCO World Heritage List. At one point it is only 250 metres wide, with mountains towering on each side.

The Stegastein Viewpoint, which gives you a panoramic view of the Aurlandsfjord, is an attraction in itself. The platform protrudes 30 metres out from the side of the mountain. It has amassed attention well beyond the borders of Norway.

It has gained a reputation for its breathtaking architecture.

Several restaurants serve local and traditional foods such as cured ham, game, lamb, salmon, goat cheese, fruit, and berries. The local brewery, Ægir is one of the most successful handcraft breweries in Norway.


On a Norwegian scale, Bergen is a large city, but one with a small-town charm and atmosphere. Its passionately patriotic inhabitants are proud of their city and its history and cultural traditions.

The inhabitatants are always happy to direct visitors to their favourite local attraction, coffee-shop or restaurant.

Around 10 percent of the population in Bergen are students. This adds a fresh and youthful mood to the city’s vibe.

Alongside its offerings of museums, art galleries, cultural events and dining opportunities, as well as the possibilities offered by its accessible sea and mountains, this contributes to making it a lively and vibrant city.

Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has its roots in the Viking Age and beyond. As one of the main offices of the Hanseatic League, Bergen was for several hundred years the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe.

Bryggen, (“The Hanseatic Wharf”) is the most obvious remnant from this time. Today it is home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums.


Day 1

Oslo – Arrival:
* Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary.
* Enjoy spending some time in the capital of Norway – in fact, the fastest growing capital in the world.
* Use today to get used to the city and to find your way around. You will have the whole day tomorrow to explore in more detail.
* Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

Day 2

* Breakfast at the hotel.
* The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges.
* Oslo offers many well-known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Aker Brygge and many museums such as the Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum and the Kontiki Museum.
* These are especially good for the to do list when the weather is bad.
* Don’t be surprised when you see Norwegians eating a soft-ice cream outside… real Norwegians eat ice cream all year round – give it a try!
* Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

Day 3

Oslo – Flåm (train):
* Breakfast at the hotel.
* Today you will experience Norway’s most popular round trip; Norway in a Nutshell.
* The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway’s fjord region; you will travel by train across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau and down the Flåm Railway.
* The Flåm Railway will take you through wild and beautiful mountain scenery and down to the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that are so steep over a long distance.
* Upon arrival in Flåm you have time to walk around this quaint little village.
* In the evening you will go on a guided cultural walk with a dinner and beer tasting.
* Dinner includes smoked reindeer, shellfish, fish and shellfish soup, pork shank and dark chocolate ganache cake.
* You will be served 5 beers for your meal, one for each type of food.
* Overnight at Flamsbrygga Hotel or similar.

Day 4

* Breakfast at the hotel.
* Today you will be doing something active… something that will enable you to see the surrounding area of Flåm as well.
* You will hike the local mountains up to Stegastein viewpoint in Aurland.
* Enjoy the amazing view and experience how it is to hike in traditional snowshoes.
* You will be served hot beverages while your guide tells you all about the culture, history and way of life in this unique place.
* Enjoy and don’t forget to take the camera with to capture the natural beauty.
* Overnight at Flamsbrygga Hotel or similar.

Day 5

Flåm – Bergen:
* From Flåm you continue by boat on the Nærøyfjord, Europe’s narrowest fjord, to Gudvangen.
* From here you go by coach to Voss where you will board a train for the last stretch of the journey to Bergen.
* Arrival in Bergen – Norway’s second largest city.
* You will have a whole day tomorrow to explore Bergen but do take some time stroll the streets of this cute, little city.
* Overnight at Comfort Hotel Holberg or similar.

Day 6

* We recommend a visit to some of Bergen’s many attractions as for example the Hanseatic Bryggen Harbour, the Fløibanen Funicular, which takes you up to a height of 320 metres above sea level where you are presented with a great view over the city, Grieg’s home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower Market or the Bergen Aquarium.
* Use this day to get to know the city and all it has to offer.
* Overnight at Comfort Hotel Holberg or similar.

Day 7

Bergen – Oslo (train):
* Breakfast at the hotel.
* Morning departure from Bergen by train.
* The trip from Bergen to Oslo is classed one of the finest train journeys in the world.
* The railway connects Norway`s two largest cities and presents the variety of Norwegian scenery.
* Bergen is the only city in the world that is surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords.
* Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

Day 8

Oslo – Departure:
* Breakfast at the hotel.
* Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Oslo airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Norwegian experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
* 3 nights in Oslo
* 2 nights in Flåm
* 2 nights Bergen
* 7 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts
* Train from Oslo to Flåm and Bergen to Oslo
* Boat Flåm – Gudvangen
* Bus Gudvangen – Voss
* This tour is valid from 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018

* International flights
* Insurance: All types
* Norway entry visa
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* This tour is valid from 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018

* Rates are LAND ONLY, and Exclude International and domestic flights; departure & Fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* This tour is valid from 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018

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* This tour is valid from 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018

Norway view of the town of Bergen in the evening with colourful buildings reflecting on the water
Floibanen funicular railway
Bryggen hanseatic Harbour
Aerial view of the Vigelansparken
water feature at the Vigelansparken Sculpture park
Stegastein viewpoint
view of the Stegastein viewpoint
view of the old viking boat Ra II at the Kontiki museum
view of the Oslo town hall
view of the Opera House in Oslo
view of the harbour warf in Bergen at sunset with colourful buildings refelcting in the water
view of the new Munch museum
exterior view of the Kontiki museum
elevated view of the town of Flam
flam railway car at the station
view of the Flam railway going up the mountain
Exterior view of the Aker Brygge shopping mall
view of people sitting outside at the Aker Brygge in summer