The vast playground that is Norway is an extraordinary blend of outstanding natural beauty, a Viking heritage of exploration and wartime courage, and sophisticated cities oozing Scandinavian style. A tour to Norway is a must and although most of us may be aware of Norway’s remarkably spectacular fjords, few appreciate that this oddly-shaped country at the edge of Europe offers so very much more. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan Oslo, is superbly located at the head of its own fjord and surrounded by water. From its amazing new Opera House, built to resemble a glacier at the water’s edge, to its Royal Palace, art galleries and Maritime museums, this is a city which will surely surprise and delight you.
On our tour of Norway, you will enjoy two of Europe’s most breathtaking rail journeys: the Oslo to Bergen, plus celebrated Flåm railway, the world’s steepest, operating without cogs or cables. You will visit the most majestic fjords and take boat trips on two of the finest. And finally, you will see typically Nordic Bergen, a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, crammed with charming cobbled streets and colourful buildings lining its delightful quayside.
Alternatively you could discover the beautiful scenery and unspoilt wilderness of Spitsbergen before and during your cruise on the MV Ocean Atlantic. The Arctic Circle is a fascinating sight waiting to be explored, and what better way than on our Voyage to the Arctic & Spitsbergen?